recipes

Recipes || Butternut Squash Soup with Pesto

Last night we were greeted with a much needed rainstorm. The thunder rolled, the lightning struck and I woke up this morning with an undeniable soup craving. Without a doubt, the next two months will present countless opportunities for cozy meals and all of the fall vibes. Whether you’re hunkering down at home in your favorite leisure attire or gathering with friends around the table, cozy soups and stews are so satisfying this time of year.  I love recipes like this butternut squash soup that feel totally indulgent and comforting, …

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Go ahead and skip the Starbucks drive thru– these pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls are the only pumpkin-flavored treat you need in your life this weekend. They’re spicy, nutty, sweet and oh so cozy. Pair with your favorite cup of coffee! Every year somehow I cannot believe how quickly September arrives. The slower mornings and longer days of summer slowly conform to meet the needs of lunches that need to be packed and car pools that need to leave at 7:14a sharp! The brisk pace of the week is juxtaposed by the great big exhale that is our …

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Bed-Rest Peach Pecan Muffins

What better way to celebrate having made it to 37 weeks than with the Peach Pecan Muffin recipe I made while sitting on a bar stool just a couple days after going into labor at 34 weeks.  I’ve experienced a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout both my pregnancies and they’ve never worried me.  They’re inconsistent, uncomfortable but not painful, and seem to just come and go.  Especially since Parker had to be forced to evacuate the womb after 40 weeks and still took nearly two full days to come out, …

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How to Make a Classic Negroni

Negronis are a great at-home cocktail! They require just three ingredients, are easy to make and can be slowly sipped and enjoyed at your leisure. The first time I ordered a Negroni, it was at an Italian restaurant here in Austin with friends. (Shout out to Il Brutto!) We happened to be dining during Negroni week so we had many variations on the classic Negroni from which to choose. There was the white Negroni, the mezcal Negroni and so many more. By the end of the night, I was sold on this cocktail. Negronis are simple to make at home, but …

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