Honey Poached Pears with Amaretto Whipped Cream and Candied Almonds

Honey Poached Pears with Amaretto Whipped Cream and Candied Almonds #CleverlyPoached

A good, ripe pear is definitely one of my favorite fruits. Juicy, creamy, and such great flavor. It seems to me that when fall rolls around, everyone becomes obsessed with apples and pumpkin. But in my opinion, pears should be the star of the season!! Pears are perfect as a snack, in breakfasts, desserts, or even savory dishes like salads. Fresh pear season is underway and all 10 varieties of USA Pears are being harvested now! Determining if a pear is ripe is easy: apply gentle pressure to the narrow "neck" of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, it's ripe! While most people … [Read More...]


Harvest Fridays – Drink your veggies!

Happy Harvest Friday! Here’s what we picked this week… Last weekend we were doing a pizza night and Nick requested I make a sun-dried tomato pesto that I’d made a few times this summer for pizzas. I had just enough of my Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes left, so I got to harvesting some basil! I’m so… 

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Three Cheese Jalapeno Dip

Three Cheese Jalapeno Dip #RumianoCheese #Giveaway

Cheese. It’s probably one of my favorite foods. I love all kinds. Creamy ones, stinky ones, crumbly ones, melty ones. October in Non-GMO Month and I’m super excited to be able to celebrate with CHEESE! I think it’s really important to know what’s in (or not in) your food, so I try to buy organic,… 

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Pumpkin Beer Bread

Pumpkin Beer Bread

I did something a little crazy last week. I signed up for the Rock N Roll Las Vegas half marathon! I had been thinking about and planning it for the last few months, but I finally made it official last week. I paid my nearly $200 registration fee, booked a hotel, and now there is… 

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Rainbow Chard

Harvest Fridays – Fall is here!

Happy Friday! It’s finally cooling down a little bit, so this week has been grrrreat! We spent last weekend with a bunch of my family in the beautiful area of Point Reyes, California. It’s a little north of San Francisco and seriously gorgeous. Point Reyes National Seashore Lighthouse We were there for my cousin’s wedding… 

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Folgers Flavors lets you customize and #remixyourcoffee!

Customized Coffee!! {And White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles}

I customized my coffee using Folgers Flavors, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #remixyourcoffee. All opinions are my own. Today we are talking about the life-sustaining nectar we like to call coffee. Something which I could probably not live without. Or at least, could not live happily without. Nick has certainly learned to… 

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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

SRC: Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Happy Monday, friends! This month went by quickly with the radio silence over here on el bloggo. The time has rolled around for another edition of Secret Recipe Club!! Members of the Secret Recipe Club are assigned a blog each month. Who has who is a secret until reveal day (today!). The mission is to… 

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