I bought a butternut squash several weeks ago and still had not done anything with it. It kept on sitting on the shelf looking at me and I just couldn’t figure out what to do with it. Finally I got inspired to make some butternut squash muffins, actually wanted to do sweet curry butternut squash cupcakes but we all are getting over colds so felt like doing something more healthy. Soup it was. Continue reading
The rain has set in here in Portland and yesterday seemed to be especially blustery, there was even a tornado about an hour away in Longview, WA! I love the fall where I get to start wearing boots and scarfs, get cozy with a hot cup of tea and read a good book (if I didn’t have 3 little ones running around all over this might actually happen more often).
I was watching some cook off show on Netflix with the hubby earlier this week and one of the things they had to make was meatloaf, one of my favorite comfort foods! I use this great recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, Third Edition, which we purchased at Costco a couple of years ago. I follow the recipe pretty close but sometimes I improvise where needed. Continue reading
Last night we had some friends over in the late afternoon which led to the evening and time to make dinner. We had some chicken that we were going to make for dinner but there wasn’t really enough for additional people, but luckily I had picked up mushrooms for Hungarian mushroom soup. I started making this soup several years ago, I found a recipe online and have changed it for what we prefer. You can make this completely vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and sometimes I find that I don’t have cream cheese or fresh parsley so just use an alternative, it still turns out delicious! Continue reading
I’m Sarah, I thought that I would introduce myself for people that don’t already know me. I live in Portland Oregon and have my whole life. I have been married to my best friend Mike since 2007, we started dating when we were 18/19 and have been together ever since. We have three great kids, Lilly who is energetic and so sweet is four and a half. Mia, who currently is mid her terrible twos and shows it but is also very fun is two and a half. Lastly we have my amazing baby Carver! he is 9 months old and is the best babe ever!
My house is a bit wild, with kids every where, stuff everywhere, a big dog, a fluffy cat and usually some sort of project or craft that I am attempting to do taking over part of the kitchen. I love to cook, garden, read, crochet, sew, make jewelry, I’m newly taking a ceramics class and am pretty much interested in any sort of craft. I love traveling around Portland and have my favorite places to go but am also trying to expand my repertoire (said in fancy accent) and try some new stuff.
I’ve been interested in starting a blog for a while but have been busy having babies, now that they are a bit older I’m thinking I might be able to get it together. Plus I have a lot of fun doing what we do and would love to inspire others to get creative too!
That’s it for now but I’m sure there’s more!