Creamy Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

This soup is an easy and delicious main course, or a warming precursor to a beautiful fall meal. Whether you make it via stovetop or Instant Pot, or with fresh or dried herbs, a bowl full of this stuff will leave you with a happy warm soup belly.

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Shop Small Saturday Short List

Tomorrow is Shop Small Saturday, and I have some very special shops and businesses that you can support this Saturday and every day. These businesses are privately owned labors of love, owned by amazing and talented people who love what they do. I’m sure they would love a little extra support this holiday season, and to sweeten the deal, many of them are offering discount codes and amazing deals right now!

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Believe Women

Believing women is not about ignoring evidence or being blind to the facts. Believing women means believing that sexual violence and harassment happens more often than we acknowledge. It means believing that women’s stories are worth listening to and looking into. It means believing our society has a problem and listening to those most affected. Believing women is our best hope to protect  the women and girls we love.  

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Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese

Recipe development takes a lot of time, patience, research, willing taste-testers, and a gym membership. My Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese is no exception to this, especially gym membership part – this stuff is cheesy and fattening and delicious. You’ll love it.

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My 5 Favorite Summer Sips

When I’m home on a hot summer day and looking to relax and cool down, I want something no-fuss or frills. I want refreshing. I want light. I want fruity and botanical. I want is quick, and I want it while sitting in front of the AC or on the patio. These drinks are far from new and inventive. They are my go-to summer sips because they’re classics, but with my fresh take on them. They’re botanical, fruity, and bright, and I hope you enjoy!

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Blueberry Breakfast Empanadas

Blueberries are delicious little flavor bombs that, until this summer, I severely underestimated. These hot little pockets of goodness are filled with simmered berries and sweetened cream cheese and wrapped in a slightly sweeter variation of the buttermilk cornmeal crust I use for my Peach Blueberry Galette.

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Tiny Bathroom Update

Living with a tiny bathroom is a challenge. It has to be both functional and cute, and with a budget, that’s a little tricky.

Luckily, I was able to update and organize my bathroom for about $65! It’s still just as small, but a few well-chosen updates have given it a fresh feeling, and the color scheme and absence of the unnecessary items I’ve tossed out make it feel a little bigger and brighter.

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