Three Things, Issue Fifteen (The Halloween Edition)

Halloween is coming, boys and girls. Be afraid, be very afraid! Here’s a little something about hobgoblins, spooky shadows and my love of trick-or-treating. THING ONE: HOBGOBLINS “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Mrs. Sullivan wrote this on the chalkboard of my ninth grade English class at Hudtloff […]

Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars With White Chocolate Ganache

CRUST 42 gingersnap cookies (about 9 ounces) 2 TBS. granulated sugar 5 TBS. butter, melted FILLING 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup brown sugar 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree (about 2 cups) 2 eggs 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk 3 TBS. pure maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. […]

Vegetable, Barley & Sausage Soup

4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 2 lbs. ground Italian sausage (I usually use chicken sausage or a combo of chicken and pork) 2 tsp. thyme, dried 1 tsp. basil, dried 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 2 cups celery, diced 2 cups carrot, diced 2 cups cabbage, chopped (I love the bagged, pre-shredded […]

Three Things, Issue Fourteen

Have you noticed that it seems as though we just took a nosedive into the dark, dank depths of autumn? It’s one of my favorite times of the year. An invitation to draw within. I know many of you are spry summer-loving fairies, but me, I prefer to lean into these dark days and find […]

Three Things, Issue Thirteen

When the world feels like it’s gone to hell in a hand basket, these three things make me happy: new music, the smell of roasting chicken in my house and pretty yoga pants. SOMETHING I’M LISTENING TO: BECK I still love that unmistakeable opening guitar riff of Beck’s debut song, “Loser”. When it came out, […]

Three Things, Issue Eleven

Today is my dad’s birthday. Or at least it would have been had he not died twenty years ago. But it’s still his birthday, right? I don’t remember the exact deathdates of the people I love who die, but I always, always remember their birthdates. One day, I’ll tell you about my dad. Happy birthday, […]