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Apple-Cinnamon Doughnuts

Our family (starting with Tim’s parents and maybe even before) holds hands and sings a prayer before dinner. (So consider yourself warned if you ever join us for dinner.) Perhaps the most beloved song is the one we call “Johnny Appleseed”. The tradition is that the youngest member of the …

Cheese Bread

When I picked up my youngest from preschool the other day, she was clearly troubled. You see, for lunch she had brought some homemade cheese bread and proudly showed it to her friends. However, X (our own He-Who-Must-Not- Be-Named) insisted that it wasn’t cheese bread. It couldn’t be cheese bread. His …

Pack & Cheese

I’m not big on jewelry. Good thing considering that early on in our relationship Tim gave me these:

Chocolate Butter Cookies

“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Scatter joy this Christmas!

Yeasted Cranberry-Pecan Pumpkin Loaves

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…” -M.F.K. Fisher in The Art of Eating But what about the sound of good bread making? Yes, the sound, at least when it comes to these yeasted cranberry-pecan …

Eggplant Potato Pizza

Tim has a series on our blog categorized “Why I Did That to You“. These posts are written for our daughters when they become older, wiser, and question the sanity of our family. Hopefully by reading his letters, our girls will gain some insight into our parenting philosophy (or lack …

Goat Cheese and Crackers with Blueberries, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers

Something was amiss at our farmers’ market recently. Justyne of Noble Springs Dairy, whom we’ve affectionately nicknamed Goatgirl in the same vein as Supergirl, was nowhere to be found. Her place had been taken by her fiance Dustin, aka Goatboy. On a typical Saturday morning he’s at the West Nashville …