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Building a Blanket Ladder

Building a Blanket Ladder

If you’re like me, you can never have too many cozy blankets or lovely quilts lying around. Whether it’s time to snuggle up as a family and watch a movie, curl up with a book, or there are house guests coming, you need extra blankets […]

3 Steps to a Better Morning

3 Steps to a Better Morning

You are busy. You are, right? I know I am, and mornings tend to be the busiest time of the day. You are getting dogs fed, spouses or children prepped and squared away for the day, not to mention getting yourself pulled together and into […]

Superfood Kale Recipe

Superfood Kale Recipe

Kale is an awesome superfood with nutrient benefits such as vitamins A, K & C as well as significant amounts of iron and fiber. It may even help lower cholesterol. But, it can be a little difficult to swallow (and chew), especially if you are new to this green. We sometimes chop it up and combine it with thinly sliced Brussel sprouts to make salads, but it is very good cooked as well. Check out this recipe for a tasty kale alternative.

Creamed Kale

Ingredients

  • 4 good sized stalks of kale
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • salt pepper
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream

Instructions

  1. Trim stems and ribs from kale stalks and chop kale into 1 in. pieces
  2. Melt 1/2 tbsp. butter in a pan over medium heat
  3. Add kale pieces to pan with a splash of water and cook 5-6 min until kale is soft
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the 2 tbsp. sour cream
  6. Serve immediately

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s nearing the end of winter and we’ve all been stuck indoors for weeks on end. Things can start to get a little stuffy, but there’s a few easy things you can do to make the air indoors more pleasant while you wait out the […]

At Home Sunday Latte

At Home Sunday Latte

Sunday mornings are my favorite time of the week. I enjoy getting to relax at home with my fiancé and our dogs, and that means the last thing I want to do is run out for a great cup of coffee, especially when it’s starting […]

S’more Cookies

S’more Cookies

These cookies are amazing! No joke. If you love s’mores they will be your new favorite treat. This time of year, they are also an easy to bake indulgence to share at your holiday parties and family gatherings, and what says winter time gatherings more than s’mores? Warning: These cookies are addictive so bake with caution!

S’more Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup cookie butter (see notes for more detail)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (plus a couple more tablespoons for rolling)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Large marshmallows, cut in half
  • Chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside while you prepare other ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, cookie butter, and both sugars until light and creamy (about 2-3 minutes). Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla. Gradually add in flour mixture.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour or until firm to make forming the cookies easier.
  4. When dough is firm, preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line 2-4 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray lightly with baking spray to prevent sticking.
  5. Pour some sugar into a small bowl. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, roll them in the sugar, then place them on the trays.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Immediately press one marshmallow half cut-side down onto each cookie, gently pressing down. Wait a few minutes then place the cookies onto a cooling rack. Repeat until all of the cookies are baked.
  8. Turn the oven to broil. Place the cookies back onto the cookie sheets and broil until marshmallow is toasted. Toasting goes quickly once it starts so keep an eye on the cookies during this process.
  9. Once toasted, press a chocolate kiss into each one. Let cool completely.

Notes

Cookie butter is my new favorite ingredient. It is a graham cracker-like flavored butter, similar to a peanut butter in texture. It can be found by the peanut butter in your grocery store, or I've even found it at Target at a lower price. I've purchased the Biscoff brand repeatedly for this recipe, but there are others available too. You kind fine it in both creamy and crunchy styles just like peanut butter, but I recommend creamy for baking.


Recipe of the Week

Superfood Kale Recipe

Superfood Kale Recipe

Kale is an awesome superfood with nutrient benefits such as vitamins A, K & C as well as significant amounts of iron and fiber. It may even help lower cholesterol. But, it can be a little difficult to swallow (and chew), especially if you are new to this green. We sometimes chop it up and combine it with thinly sliced Brussel sprouts to make salads, but it is very good cooked as well. Check out this recipe for a tasty kale alternative.

Creamed Kale

Ingredients

  • 4 good sized stalks of kale
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • salt pepper
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp. sour cream

Instructions

  1. Trim stems and ribs from kale stalks and chop kale into 1 in. pieces
  2. Melt 1/2 tbsp. butter in a pan over medium heat
  3. Add kale pieces to pan with a splash of water and cook 5-6 min until kale is soft
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the 2 tbsp. sour cream
  6. Serve immediately


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Building a Blanket Ladder

Building a Blanket Ladder

If you’re like me, you can never have too many cozy blankets or lovely quilts lying around. Whether it’s time to snuggle up as a family and watch a movie, curl up with a book, or there are house guests coming, you need extra blankets […]

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s nearing the end of winter and we’ve all been stuck indoors for weeks on end. Things can start to get a little stuffy, but there’s a few easy things you can do to make the air indoors more pleasant while you wait out the […]

Now That It’s November

Now That It’s November

I can’t tell you all how excited I am that is is finally November! I absolutely love this time of year. From the beauty of the changing colors of the leaves, to the crispness in the air, to the start of the holiday season, there […]

“W” is for Wine

“W” is for Wine

“W” is for Wine, well not entirely. It’s actually also the first letter of my future last name once I get married next year, but when it’s an accessory for the wine & coffee bar it works either way. For this quick weekend afternoon project […]

Wine Bottle Scones

Wine Bottle Scones

I have struggled since we moved in to our house to commit to decor pieces that go on the walls, but when  saw a version of this project on Pinterest I was excited to give it a try. It was the perfect tie in for […]