November 2012

Berrylicious Mini Trifles

November 30, 2012
Berrylicious Mini Trifles from Van's Natural Foods and

When I hear the word “trifle”, I immediately think of one specific moment in one of my favorite TV shows.  Can you guess what that is?  If so, we could definitely be friends. Click on the photo to see if you’re right and to get the rest of the scoop on these delicious trifles I made […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 47 – A guest post

November 29, 2012
Thankful Thursday from

Since starting Project 365 Thanks at the beginning of this year, only one person has been consistently posting their thanks at the end of each day, and it isn’t me.  Although this project has cultivated a more thankful heart in me, I haven’t been faithful in writing all of those thanks down as I had […]

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French Breakfast Radish and Avocado on Toast

November 28, 2012
French Breakfast Radishes with Avocado on Toast from

One of the first things we planted in our community garden was a variety of radishes.  Not something I buy from the store very often, but surprisingly exciting to pull out of the ground and nibble on.  Our first few radishes were small, pulled up by tiny hands, beautifully pink and purple.  Joe and Leila […]

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Gifts that Give Back

November 27, 2012

Happy Generous Tuesday!  In the spirit of being generous, I thought I would share a list of companies who give back with every purchase.  These brands either donate a portion of each sale to a charity, provide fair trade gifts, or employ people who are making their way out of poverty.  If you still have […]

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Generous Tuesday

November 25, 2012
Generous Tuesday

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Is this what the holidays are all about? Ok, so I have a Christmas wish list on Pinterest, and I did do a little shopping this weekend… BUT, I am so excited to introduce you all to this new movement that is bringing back the true spirit of the holiday season: […]

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Thanksgiving and Fun on the Farm

November 24, 2012
Thanksgiving and Fun on the Farm from

How was your Thanksgiving?  Did you eat too much turkey?  I definitely ate too many brussels sprouts, but I just couldn’t help myself.  Our family had a nice quiet day with my parents.  My dad cooked a ginormous turkey that we are still eating.  He also made pumpkin risotto (oh my goodness) and cranberry ice. […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 46 – Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving from

Thankful for a year where Thanksgiving is turning into “thanks-living”.  Have a wonderful day, friends.

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Thai Chicken Soup and “gag-me-with-a-spoon” Family Favorites

November 20, 2012

When I found out this month’s theme for Recipe ReDux centered around vintage dishes, I immediately turned to my favorite vintage item in my kitchen, the 1985 family cookbook. Lovingly typed and bound by my aunt 27 years ago, this cookbook is one of my most cherished possessions. I can barely remember the family reunion, […]

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Candid Moments

November 20, 2012
Candid moments
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3 Great Recipes for Brussels Sprouts

November 19, 2012
3 great recipes for brussels sprouts from

The very first time I posted about brussels sprouts, they were still considered a “hated” vegetable.  Every time I mentioned them, noses would turn up in a wrinkle and for good reason.  The “haters” had only ever had their brussels sprouts over-cooked and steamed to death.  I didn’t blame them for turning up their noses. […]

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