the best carrot cake ever

There’s a plethora (such a great word, am I right?) of reasons why I love this carrot cake. It’s sweet but not too sweet, moist and tender, and full of carrots and spice. Everyone likes their carrot cake a little different, but this one was such a hit when I made it for Kenzie’s grad party that I…

life lately – 04.10.16

Hello there, friends! It has been a while since I (and probably you!) have visited this space. Honestly, I would like to claim that life just got in the way, and while that is part of it, it’s not the whole truth. These past few months, I have been off doing many, many things, and…

harvest squash soup + a visit to the farm

As you may know, we are members of Common Harvest Farm. It’s an organic CSA farm near Osceola. We visited for a fall harvest celebration, and I brought along my camera. Dan has a wood fire pizza oven, which he uses with masterful skills. Each pizza comes out blistered and bubbly, in around 3 minutes! For…

salted almond chocolate chip cookies

I am apart from my peers in the fact that I am not a huge music fan. Most high schoolers follow artists and bands, go to concerts, and can rap entire sections of songs. While I am happy to listen to whatever is on the radio during car rides, I usually don’t care enough to actively…

kale pesto and fresh corn pizza

First of all, lets get things squared away: I did not eat this recipe and am not encouraging you to eat it for the sole purpose of increasing kale consumption for nutritive purposes. That may have been a factor, but the main reason I’m posting this is because IT’S GOOD! I think that kale has a bad…

dense, moist chocolate loaf cake

Hey there, friends! It’s been a while since I dropped by this little space. Too long, really . . . but sometimes, life gets in the way. Enter: Leopold! Leo, as we call him, is my new French brother! (not really, but kind of). Leo is a French student we are hosting for 3 weeks….