Kale & Orzo Minestrone

We had a cold front come through last night – we went from 80 degrees to 64.  Ahhhh…this is what I’m talkin about!  Spending time outside and not sweating is a top priority for me and this weather makes it possible.  It also makes today a perfect soup cookin day.  Girls are sleeping, music is… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Pear & Brie Panini w/ Maple Syrup Cinnamon Dressing

We already have leaves falling from the trees around our house.  This makes me happy minus the part where we have to rake them all up and bag them.  It starts out as a fun fallish task and turns into, “is this ever going to end?”  We have many giant oak trees both in front… 

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Quinoa Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

My friend Kristin passed this recipe on to me when we first moved to town.   I remember going to a baby shower where she served it and hands down it is the BEST chicken salad I have ever had.  I tweaked it a little for the fall – threw in cranberries for sweetness and… 

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