tacos & other between-holiday meals

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food40 Comments

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.  All words and opinions are, as always, honest and my own. I do enjoy cooking, but I have a threshold.  If I am spending the better part of the day baking pies and prepping food to get ready for a holiday dinner, I don’t want to have to think about tonight’s dinner.  And … Read More

gingerbread house recipe & templates

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Food, Holiday45 Comments

A few years ago, I got it in my head that I had admired gingerbread houses long enough and I was going to make them myself.  Not just the graham cracker/milk carton/kit variety, but ones that I made from scratch and decorated with traditional white royal icing.  Kriste and I played hooky from working in the studio and we spent … Read More

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Marian ParsonsFood22 Comments

I don’t often think about cooking with pumpkin, but there is a lot of goodness pumpkins can bring to the culinary table!  I was in the mood for something chocolatey and cookies are always a winner at my house, so I made a variation of a Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I found on Taste of Home.  I made a … Read More

Old World Kitchen Dreamware Giveaway

Marian ParsonsFavorite Finds, Food1083 Comments

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may have picked up that I have a thing for kitchenware.  I was a Food Network junkie when I left the corporate world, so I could support Jeff in full-time youth ministry and be a homemaker.  I thoroughly relished the time and spent much of it cooking and baking from scratch and, … Read More

the coexistence of projects & dinner

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food38 Comments

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.  As always, all words and opinions shared here are honest and my own. Would you believe that I made a dinner like this… …when this kind of thing was going on in my house? Well, I did! I had an ambitious to-do wish list while my parents and brother were here to … Read More

marinated skirt steak & an All-Clad giveaway

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food886 Comments

The pot rack in my kitchen might be the one thing in my house that we installed a week after we moved in 10 years ago and hasn’t moved an inch.  It’s never even been under threat of being moved.  I love, love, love my pot rack.  That’s an odd thing for me, because it’s not an antique, but it … Read More

baked potato soup recipe

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Food12 Comments

I shared a couple of weeks ago that I made a full-fat, no-skimping-on-the-good-stuff baked potato soup as a treat.  I love creamy soups and casseroles, but I don’t make them very often anymore, because they are just so calorie-laden. But it was a dreary day and both Jeff and I were in the mood for soup. And a baked potato soup … Read More

farmhouse holiday series | red wine risotto

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Decorating, Food, Holiday9 Comments

This year, I was invited to be a part of a farmhouse holiday decor series with an amazing line-up of bloggers, so how could I say no to that?!  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sprinkling in some seasonal farmhouse-style blog posts to (hopefully) inspire our readers. This week’s theme is “farmhouse kitchen and fall recipe”. I’ve shared this … Read More