Cashew Cream Ranch 

This ranch is sooo delicious!  It is a recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, the Misfit Baker. My family loves ranch, but I refuse to keep the traditional version in my fridge.  This is one of my go-tos for potlucks and picnics, and always gets rave reviews.  It’s very simple to make, I just…

Officially Official!

I’m officially finished with this program! Took me twice as long as I had planned, but feeling pretty accomplished that I was able to not only get through it, but to deliver high quality work. AFPA was great to work with and graciously provided me a 6 month extension following my accident/brain injury. Finishing has…

Podcast Love!

I admit it, I am a podcast junkie!!  I LOVE this format, how simple it is to search, listen, and LEARN about pretty much any topic!  With that said, I do have some favorites, and want to share some them with you!  This is what was playing in my headphones this week. 1.  The Todd…

Walking Through Winter

It’s crazy to think an entire season has passed since I last wrote a post.  The line between the literal winter and the personal winter season I’ve been walking through is pretty much a blur. November 18, 2017…and day I won’t soon forget. I ran to the store to grab one thing for lunch and…

Pad Thai “Zoodles”

Hard to believe that prior to last week, I have never owned a food processor.  When I almost burned up my Vitamix motor making some raw brownies, I decided it was time to change that.  I had started looking, not wanting to spend the money…I really struggle when it comes to buying things for myself….

Curried Butternut Squash Soup 

I couldn’t think of a better lunch on this COLD Halloween…brrr!!!  Apparently this will be the coldest one in 5 years, so I will be in the house cooking dinner for and playing cards with friends.   I prepped this soup a couple nights ago, actually over two nights…baking the squash one night, and throwing…

Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Before summer starts to wind down, my daughter starts asking for pumpkin pie…her birthday is August 23rd and there have been multiple years that pumpkin pie has been her requested treat. When I overhauled our diets, eliminating dairy and gluten, I had to get creative and began the search for a pumpkin pie recipe that…

Vegan Buffalo Dip

I recently made this for the Michigan State vs. University of Michigan football party we attended at our friends’ house.   Buffalo sauce is pretty much all you have to say and guys are in.  They were all about this Dip …comments like ”this is SO good!”  “What is it?” gave me an opportunity to…

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Let me start by saying that this is not my recipe, but it has become one of my signature dishes and absolute favorite recipes …these are requested often and eyes light up when I mention that these are what I made …I’ve probably made these over 20 times, and they never cease to amaze! I’ve…

Eggplant Chickpea Risotto 

It’s beginning to feel like fall around here, so I’ve been turning to my cast iron skillet and Dutch oven to cook up warm, comforting, veggies and grains. I’m also pretty much practice reverse meal prep.  I fall in love with beautiful veggies and buy them, then figure out later what to do with them….

Tastes of Fall Bowl 

The opportunities I have to spend time in my kitchen, home all alone are some of my most precious and creative moments. (I LOVE being in my kitchen, which is unfortunately why the rest of my house suffers. I’m a work in progress with house cleaning routines). I can cook whatever I want, and I’m not…

Hello!

I’m Sarah and I’m super excited to be jumping into the blogging community as it seems like the more I learn, the more I have to say.  I am married to the love of my life, and am the Mom of a 14 year old daughter, 3 bonus sons, 14, 15, and 16, and a…