Autumn, Dinner, Snacks and Treats, Soup, Spice Abuse

Excess Pumpkin Recipes | Lentil Pumpkin Soup and Cream Sherry Pumpkin Bread

We have a LOT of pumpkin leftover from the autumn season – and after roasting one as a side dish, and not loving it, I decided it was time to make some bulk items we can enjoy for a while. This soup recipe makes a TON – so you can make it for dinner and… Read More Excess Pumpkin Recipes | Lentil Pumpkin Soup and Cream Sherry Pumpkin Bread

Dinner, Spice Abuse

Crockpot Pulled Pork

I used to think of the crockpot as a cold-weather friend, there with warm stews and casseroles when I need it, but I’m realizing it’s best quality is the ability to put together a meal – without heating up my kitchen. This is critical in the heat of the summer.  Yesterday, I served this pulled… Read More Crockpot Pulled Pork

Dinner, Spice Abuse

Spice Abuse

We have a couple running jokes in our family that center on one common story. A story of potatoes and meat. Of hearty and homegrown. Of farms, and long hours, and small paychecks. Of food flavored with love and a bit of brow sweat. Of a sparse spice cabinet. We treasure our Scandinavian heritage and… Read More Spice Abuse