How we designed our backyard vegetable, fruit, and cut flower garden with rows of raised beds

Our Backyard Garden

March 28, 2019

I’ve been waiting to write this post for over a year! Every spring break, instead of going on a fabulous vacation, we spend the time getting our backyard garden ready. First we trim and weed, pull out old, dead plants

Warm, buttery, and covered in sweet cinnamon and sugar, this delicious homemade monkey bread is the perfect treat for chilly weather.

The Best Monkey Bread

February 7, 2019
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My kids have been delighted to wake up to snow several mornings this week. Living in Western Oregon, snowfall—especially the kind that sticks—is a rare occurrence. We don’t usually get more than a few days of snow each winter, and

A classic brioche dough with raspberry swirled throughout, topped with a sticky sugar syrup and crushed, freeze-dried raspberries

Raspberry Swirl Brioche

January 31, 2019
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I’ve finally done it. I’ve started watching the Great British Baking Show, and I love it. My mom has been telling me for years how darling it is, and I’ve finally carved out a specific time to watch it (while

I'm sharing 5 of my favorite menu ideas to help you plan delicious, easy weeknight dinners for your family this week!

Menu Ideas 28

January 23, 2019
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I’m always horrified to see how long it’s been since I posted my last round-up of Menu Ideas. Because we eat dinner every single night, mostly at home, mostly made from scratch (ish), and I have a huge list of

red hot white chocolate cinnamon popcorn with printable gift tags

Red Hot White Chocolate Popcorn

January 15, 2019
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My latest post for Oriental Trading Co’s site, Fun365, is an easy and delicious treat—Red Hot White Chocolate Popcorn. It’s sweet and cinnamon-y without being too hot, and is the prettiest shade of pink. It makes a perfect Valentine’s Day

Get the recipe for these Sugared Gingersnaps from Scandinavian Gatherings!

A Scandinavian Gatherings Christmas

December 8, 2018
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**This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about them on our policies page.** Scandinavian Gatherings wasn’t written to be a Christmas book, but it is so good during the holidays for a couple of reasons: 1) It does have

I've got an easy recipe for the perfect gift basket every time: pair a cute treat with a delicious snack like Mulino Bianco cookies from the grocery store!

Easy Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

December 1, 2018
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This post has been sponsored by Barilla America, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The holidays are here! The gift-giving season is upon us! In our family, we are constantly on the look-out for fun gift ideas for