Browse Tag by Recipes
What I See

Favorite Things Friday

Happy Friday! We’ve arrived!

Even though I’m no longer at the office on Fridays counting down the hours until the weekend, Fridays will always hold a special place in my heart. Here’s what’s up with me + a few things I’m loving lately:

A T T E N D I N G  birthing prep classes. What is life that Alex and I are at this stage? I’m full of emotions lately as I think about labor and all of the “unknowns.” But when I fix my eyes on God it is all so much less scary. I believe there are some sweet times ahead.

R E D I S C O V E R I N G  tried and true Crock Pot meals like this and this. I recommend both 100 percent. This girl’s back and tummy start feeling it lately when I stand over a stove too long. Thankfully there is no shortage of Crock Pot meals in the world with little prep and lots of deliciousness!

T H A N K I N G  God more regularly for His gracious gifts during this month of Thanksgiving by writing down at least one thing I'[m grateful for each day. Just takes a minute, yet it changes my whole perspective.

P R A Y I N G for a deeper love for God’s Word and for spending time in it. BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is a huge blessing in my life right now and is teaching me to dig deeper as we study Romans. Having access to the living Word of God is awe-inspiring!!

C O N S I D E R I N G two DIY projects: this wreath and this banner.

A D O R I N G  our baby girl’s name after months of tossing it around with Alex and waiting to see if it’s “the one.” Turns out it is! And check out this amazing sign my sweet, thoughtful friend Emilee made for Juniper! It’s surreal to think that in just a couple of months, this sign will be on the hospital door with all of the details filled out.

Your turn. What’s something you’re loving lately?
Happy weekending, friends!


What I Make

10 Pumpkin Recipes You’ve Gotta Try

I’m convinced that the pumpkin craze sweeping Pinterest and grocery stores each fall is a good thing. No matter the weather, once October hits, I feel justified in tossing a can of pumpkin into my grocery cart during any given week. I have never once regretted having pumpkin in my pantry when that pumpkin craving hits.

There are soooo many good pumpkin recipes out there. Here are 10 no-fail recipes I love featuring this beloved fall ingredient, plus 3 I have my eye on to try out in the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Click on a photo to view that recipe.

1. Maple Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze Well Plated 


2. {Healthy + Flourless} Pumpkin Pancakes Chelsea’s Messy Apron


3. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Fox and Briar


4. Favorite Pumpkin Granola Pinch of Yum


5. Pumpkin Spice Biscuits the view from great island


6. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Damn Delicious


7. Easy Pumpkin Chili Paleo Running Mama


8. Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites Simple As That 



9. Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip BarsAverie Cooks


10. Homemade Pumpkin Butter Oh She Glows

I promise you can’t go wrong with any of these recipes! And here are three I haven’t tried yet but want to make soon:

Let me know what you think if you try any of these out. I’d love to hear!


What I Make

7 Days of {Easy + Scrumptious} Dinners

There are so many awesome food blogs out there containing tons of free recipes. Really we never have to buy cookbooks ever again, but perhaps we will to support Baptist churches or chefs we love or because we love real books with pages to dog ear and splash a bit of lemon juice on. I have a shelf full of cookbooks I love, but when it comes to planning dinner lately, I keep coming back to a few easy dinner recipes I stumbled upon online.

Here are seven of my favorite tried and true online dinners. For recipes, click the photo above each description. Put these on your fall rotation and enjoy!


Photo from

Dinner 1: The Best Tomato Soup + The Best Grilled Cheese – Everyday Occasions

Alex and I have been on a tomato soup + grilled cheese kick for months now. It’s just the best combo. The soup is the best with fresh basil, though I have made it sans basil and with dried basil. And really any grilled cheese will do, but this one has THREE different kinds of cheese. I dare say you could serve this to guests.


Photo from

Dinner 2: Healthy Taco Salad – Wholesome Yum

This salad is easy and so satisfying. It hits the spot if you’re craving Mexican food without being too heavy. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely a time for tacos and rice.


Photo from

3. Eggs Simmered in Tomato Sauce – Southern Living

This dish is basically crushed tomatoes with seasonings, and then you poach eggs right in the sauce and top with cheese and herbs – delicious, simple and budget friendly! Serve with pita or naan.


Photo from

4. Healthy Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes – Well Plated

First things first. Have you every made potatoes in a Crock Pot? GENIUS. This recipe doesn’t call for that, but what I do is place the sweet potatoes right on top of the meat in the Crock Pot. I made this dinner often in Houston on Tuesday nights last winter and spring when Alex and I ran with our track group. We’d come home late and so hungry to to this no-fuss, tangy, filling meal.



Photo from

5. Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup – Cafe Delites

I usually shop at Aldi, which consistently carries (very inexpensive!) tortellini. It’s SO good in this soup. I usually use two cans of evaporated milk instead of three and it’s still plenty soup-y. You’ll love this.


Photo from

6. Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon in Foil – The Recipe Critic

Don’t you need more salmon in your life? This recipe has loads of flavor and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Roast an assortment of veggies – like cherry tomatoes, carrots, and asparagus tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper – on another pan while the salmon cooks. It’s so good!


Photo from

7. Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Gimme Some Oven

I don’t think this list can have too many soups. I’m convinced Ali of Gimme Some Oven is the smartest person alive. EVERYTHING I make from her blog is incredibly delicious, healthy, and totally doable. When you click on the recipe above, you’ll also find a recipe for Coconut Oil Biscuits. They are perfect with this soup. Her Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas and Baked Chicken Breasts are also favorite recipes of mine.