Happy Holidays from Glacier National Park 2015

Time has really flown since I wrote last year's Happy Holidays from Glacier. So much has changed but obviously one thing's the same, and we're still spending good quality time in the mountains during the holiday time off! If you'd like some more info about what's available during Glacier's off season, the link to the 2014 post below will give ... Read More

Mom’s Snickerdoodle Cookies

My favorite cookie are definitely these Molasses Ginger Cookies, but that doesn't mean I don't like a little variety, and where better than to start than with my mom's favorite cookie? Snickerdoodles are an awesome little cookie because you just can't go wrong with their buttery flavor paired with a hint of cinnamon. Growing up, my mom would bake like ... Read More

Winter Decor with Vases

I used to put away most of my vases after the summer season had ended, and they wouldn't come out again for another 8 months. But then I started thinking that I really should do something with them, (well that and I needed the closet space) so this is just one of the ways I've started using my vases year round! ... Read More

Easy Herb Roasted Chicken

This has been my family's go-to recipe for as long as I can remember. I'm not sure exactly who came up with the combination of herbs, garlic, and lemon, but I have a hunch we each had a little something to do with this full flavored roast chicken. Learning how to roast a chicken is an invaluable skill because it's ... Read More

Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Up until now I thought that making mashed sweet potatoes was kind of a pain, I mean first you have to roast them for what seems like for ever. Then, you're trying to manage a potato that's 425ºF whilst trying to scrape out the roasted insides into a mixing bowl which inevitably leaves me with a burn or two. Or ... Read More

Observation Point in Zion National Park

Observation Point is one of our top favorite picks from our time in Zion National Park. The views are incredibly stunning in every direction, and there's a few interesting attractions along the way to the top as well. This trail is also perfect for those who want similar views to the popular Angel's Landing hike without the threat of a ... Read More

Creamy Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Italian Sausage

Some food memories leave an indelible print on your mind, instead of fading with the passing of time the memory seems to grow stronger. I first had this Tuscan Pasta in a quaint little restaurant called Tuscany's located near my hometown. I think it was my first experience with any Italian food outside of the American version of spaghetti, and ... Read More

Grandpa’s Molasses Ginger Cookies

We have a lot of talented bakers in my family, but my particular weakness has always been my Grandpa's simple recipe for Molasses Ginger Cookies. These cookies have always been my favorite even beating out the classic Chocolate Chip. If you've never had them before, I just want to say that they're nothing like the gingerbread cookies they're often confused ... Read More

Burlap Holiday Centerpiece

I'm usually not super crafty in the home decor department, (probably because I rarely stop cooking long enough to do anything else). But ever since I stumbled upon the rolls of burlap garland at Joan's Fabrics, I've been wanting to do something with them. I'd seen a number of super cute wreath tutorials on Pinterest so I bought everything I ... Read More