Author Archives: Ali

{Where to Shop Wednesday} Trader Joe’s Cranberry-Pumpkin Pita Crisps

We’ve already discussed my love of all things pumpkin. I’m a sucker. Any pumpkin labeled item Trader Joe’s carries, I’m bound to buy and try at least once. Sometimes I’m thrilled with my decision, other times not so much (ahem, Halloween Joe-Joe’s). You guys, these are amazeballs! Sweet but not too sweet…taste like fall and sort of […]

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Butternut Squash Soup with Candied Pumpkin Seeds

We’ve had squash a plenty in our farmshare for the past several weeks. Now that it finally feels like fall, I’m excited to make some soups. Naturally the first place to go was to use some of the squash adorning my counter tops. I found Deb’s recipe for this yummy yet easy soup and couldn’t […]

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{Feelings Friday} Life Lately

So. Many. Feelings. That statement describes my life in general, because I’m just a feeler, but particularly the last 6 weeks or so. Since the end of September, I’ve celebrated 7 years of marriage with my wonderful husband, found out I was pregnant after a year of trying, miscarried (again) at 7 weeks, turned 31, then […]

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{Feelings Friday} On birthdays…and lists

Oh hey 31, its nice to meet you. This birthday sort of snuck up on me…unlike last year, when 30 felt like this looming number with so many expectations. For my early 20’s self, turning 30 meant I was supposed to have all of my shit together. And while on the outside it may look […]

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{Where to Shop Wednesday} Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew

It’s fall, which means its the season of pumpkin spice everything. That makes some people cringe and roll their eyes, but I, on the other hand, jump for joy. And I’m not apologizing for it. I’m a sucker for all of the fall marketing; I’m not ashamed. Give me all the pumpkin things! Naturally when […]

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Concord Grape Jam

I rarely wander into the realm of making homemade jams. Usually I feel like I can buy really yummy stuff (hello, Sarabeth’s) so why would I take all the time to make my own. Then I started getting a farmshare…and when they send concord grapes, you make jam. So for the past two years, I’ve […]

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Fluffy Squash & Sage Biscuits

You guys….its FALL! Fall is my favorite. I feel like summer extended so far into September and it was just making me cranky. But now, all is well with the world and the air is crisp and there are mums and pumpkins everywhere. Oh, and there are honeycrisp apples and squash abound! I have more […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Dulce De Leche Filling

Today I have some fun things to share with you! I was chosen to participate in OXO’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake a Difference campaign this year. They partnered with Dorie Greenspan as she prepares to release her new cookbook Dorie’s Cookies in October. So, lucky for me, I received a box of awesome baking […]

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Late Summer Gazpacho

I love me some ripe heirloom tomatoes. Just. so. good. I’m good with just slicing and eating them, but have been wanting to use them in other recipes, particularly in their raw form. Seems like a waste to cook a ripe heirloom! I’ve never been a huge fan of gazpacho, but when I saw this […]

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{Feelings Friday} Mama Self Care

Mamas. Let’s chat. This #momlife is crazy. Being a mother is amazing; I adore my kid and absolutely positively cannot imagine my life without him. But there are just so many things that fill up my days, weeks, months that sometimes I feel like I might go a little bonkers. Between working full time, grocery […]

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