Butternut Squash soup in a bowl

Butternut Squash Soup

Growing up I was never introduced to Butternut Squash so when I had it in soup for the first time I honestly couldn’t believe how delicious it was. I’ll never forget the first time I made the soup. I bought the Squash and when I got home I wasn’t quite sure how to cut it.

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Pumpkin Pie Crisp0

Pumpkin Pie Crisp

I love everything about pumpkin season, in fact I think it might be my favorite time of the year. Every fall I make a point to bake pumpkin drop cookies and share with friends and family. They are my most requested cookie. I found a pumpkin pie crisp recipe that looked easy and decided it

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Cooked Spanish Paella in pan

Spanish Paella made easy!

Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to learn how to make Paella. My college friend Beth, who lives south of Seattle, has perfected this recipe and offered to teach me via a video call. John and I have been in the NW for the past several months helping my Dad so we were able

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Away Cary-on bag

Away Carry-on Review

When it comes to travel I pretty much have it down to a science on how to pack. I do everything in my power to avoid checking a bag. Even a two week trip to Thailand I was able to pack everything I needed in a carry-on and a backpack. I have seen the Away

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Dusti drinking a vanilla latte

A Hometown Visit to the NW

John and I left for Portland, OR the middle of August and have been here for the past four weeks. We couldn’t anticipate the timing of the trip but knew was inevitable. My dad was admitted to the hospital earlier this summer and has been recovering at a skilled nursing facility ever since. A Flight

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Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Anything with bacon has my attention. So when I found this recipe years ago on the Damn Delicious site, I was excited to find a summer salad with my favorite protein. I’ve made this as a stand-alone meal for dinner however it’s also a great side salad for a potluck. The homemade dressing is the

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Anytime I make fried rice I consider it a win. Also when it’s easy to make that makes even better. I stumbled upon this recipe on the Damn Delicious site and we loved it. It can stand alone as a meal or would be a great side dish for an Asian meal. I made this

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Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff is one of my favorite summertime desserts. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, it’s a lighter dessert and since fruit is involved, I say it’s even a healthier dessert. I think the first time I was introduced to this was shortly after moving to Texas I ate at La Madeline. A

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