Treat of the Week: Harvest Spice Cake

harvest spice cake

These days, I continually find myself looking for ways to simplify my life. This week I let go of my old bike. It had 18 gears. I estimate that 16 of those had never been used. I replaced it with a single-speed bike which I have subsequently adorned with wire cargo baskets on the back […]

Treat of the Week: Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Mousse

pumpkin and dark chocolate mousse recipe

September has finally arrived! I’ve been seeing many autumn photos in my Instagram feed from people around the country, people clearly further north of the equator than I am. For many of you leaves are starting to turn and you are waking up to cooler temperatures. I am anxiously awaiting those days. In the meantime, […]

School Lunches: All Wrapped Up

lunch wrap recipes

As the quiet of September returns to your daytime and evenings begin to fill with activities and studies, you may be wondering how to keep your kiddos well fed. The challenge is to make it interesting enough for them to eat and not get bored while injecting some freshness and nutritional value. Wraps come to […]

Art You Can Do: Grackle Line

diy grackle art

Fall is all around (even here in Dallas). As the weather cools and sunset occurs earlier, the grackles seem to gather together even more than the rest of the year. I must admit that (unlike many I know) I am fascinated by them. I have been honked at many times for not moving at a green light because […]

Treat of the Week: Eggnog Spicecake Trifle

eggnog spice cake trifle recipe

The chilly weather is making me very happy these days. Fall cleaning and preparation for the upcoming holiday season are underway. It’s time to polish up all those heirloom serving pieces and get the linens pressed. The stores are starting to fill with holiday goodness. One of my perennial favorites is eggnog. We don’t really […]

Color Story: Gettin’ Figgy With It

fig color story

It’s been a while since we ran a color story post. I thought that Friday’s Treat of the Week, Fig and Honey Tapioca, was a perfect excuse to do so. The colors from this photo shoot were amazing. They are the perfect transition colors from summer to autumn.  Many of the colors could be used for […]

Treat of the Week: Fig and Honey Tapioca

fig and honey tapioca recipe

I have just one thing to say to get this post started… TGIF. It has been a long, very busy week and I am ready for just a few minutes to put my feet up. I might even get a chance to do that outdoors as it appears that fall could be on its way. Since today officially […]

Salvaged Sweatshirts: Hooded Scarf

hooded scarf diy

Now that fall has finally arrived, it is time to assess your scarf, hat, and glove situation. We keep lots of hats and scarves around during the winter months. It is always good to have them at hand when headed out for the day or just to walk the dog. Today we offer up our tutorial for […]

Fall Salad: Pomegranate Feta with Raspberry Vinaigrette

pomegranate feta salad recipe

Soup and salad make up a large part of our meals. Salad can get boring and we often look for new ways to perk it up. Today’s easy salad idea was actually a bit of an accidental bliss. What do we have in the fridge – some field greens and feta?  This does not an […]

Treat of the Week: Pumpkin Cookie with Salted Caramel Glaze

pumpkin cookie with salted caramel glaze recipe

Hello, Fall!  Good to see you again, old friend. This week we welcome fall with open arms. The weather has finally changed for good. It is still significantly warmer here in Dallas than where I grew up for this time of year, but cooler nonetheless. The signs are not quite as clear as in those […]