These are a few of my favorite things…

By Courtney | August 7, 2017

WE ALL AGREE, WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE REE… Let’s be honest, it is possible that I have a tiny obsession with the Pioneer Woman. With her deft cooking skills, to her emblazoned kitchen wares, I love it all. No one can whip up a casserole or hand pie quite like her, all whilst…

Cherry Almond Jam…yes ma’am…

By Courtney | August 5, 2017

It’s that time of year, when we shake the cherry trees in Northeast Wisconsin. Door County, specifically, is known for its abundant crop of tart cherries. At one point, Door County was believed to produce more cherries than anywhere else in the world! These aren’t your ordinary cherries. They are bright red and will make…

Black Bean Brownies (shhhhh, no one will ever know).

By Courtney | July 26, 2017

Our family loves brownies! I mean, who doesn’t love brownies!? Their gooey deliciousness is reminiscent of every bake sale, church picnic and school function we’ve ever attended. Good alone, good frosted, good warm, good cold, good here and good there. Brownies are good everywhere. However, traditional brownie recipes are often bogged down by tons of…

Deeeeeelicious Banana Bread Mini Muffins-Kid Approved!

By Courtney | July 20, 2017

The best part about buying bananas?? THESE! These muffins are jam packed with the good stuff. We have THE pickiest eaters in our family, and these go over¬†Every.Single.Time. Each ingredient was carefully selected to create the perfect orchestra of flavors. Nothing processed. Zero refined sugars, and sweetened naturally with honey or maple syrup. I use…

Reflections…

By Courtney | July 13, 2017

Nostalgia : a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition; also: something that evokes nostalgia. (Credit: Merriam-Webster Dictionary) So many things evoke a sense of nostalgia to me. Vintage cookbooks. I often find them at thrift stores, estate sales or garage sales. The print is faded…

Strawberry Honey Jam

By Courtney | July 8, 2017

Strawberry season is almost over! If you’re like us, we go through tons and tons of strawberry jam. Traditional recipes are absolutely¬†laden with refined white sugar. In scouring Mr. Google, testing many low sugar recipes and using our children as taste testers, I landed on this gem of a recipe that I found online. It…

How it all began…

By Courtney | July 6, 2017

I grew up in Central Wisconsin in a middle class family. We lived in a suburban neighborhood with night games and bike races. I had both sets of grandparents close by and they were an important part of my life growing up. I have two siblings. A brother that is 2 years older than me…

The best biscuits you will ever eat!

By Courtney | April 27, 2017

Sunday! Sunday is a day for biscuits in our home. And these will blow your mind. Have you ever actually read the ingredients in processed biscuits? Enough said. These are super easy to make and I guarantee you already have the ingredients in your home.   I buy bulk whole grain, unbleached flour from Costco.…