Recipes

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is an absolute classic, and what could be better than an easy homemade version?? I grew up on the Campbell’s can, but I love that this version doesn’t have any chemicals – just basic ingredients and a set-it-and-forget-it process!

Life, Travel

Hiking Oklahoma: Charons Garden

One of the great advantages of moving west is a change of hiking scenery! My east coast self equates hikes with forests, rivers and mountain views. Here in Oklahoma it’s more cacti and rocks, but we’ve still managed to find some mountain views at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Charons Garden trail.

Recipes

Easy Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies are addictive. They’re soft with a touch of spice and rich cream cheese frosting. What more can you ask for? They taste like fall. Best of all, they’re easy to make and cool down quickly, so you don’t have to spend all afternoon on them!

Travel

My favorite Montreal restaurants

My series on visiting Montreal ends on a high note: Montreal restaurants! I’ll be honest: the thing I was most looking forward to about visiting Montreal – outside of my friends, of course! – was the food. Living in a small town has meant that I crave great restaurants even more when I travel.

Travel

Montreal Canal Life

Part three of my series on visiting Montreal might be my favorite! We spent the morning exploring the Montreal canal area. It’s close enough to downtown to walk, but far enough to lose most of the city feel.

Recipes

Whole30 Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is one of those things that sounded vaguely good, but I’d never tried it. When I did Whole30, I finally made the attempt and I LOVED it. It’s rich, hearty and something that feels both decadent and healthy. Who can resist that???