Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Warm Bacon Dressing

I used to make a spinach salad all the time that had crumbled gorgonzola in it, where you poured a warm bacon dressing over the top. It’s really beyond fantastic, but it also presents 2 problems, the first of which is that so many people don’t like blue cheese of any kind.

Grain Free Cranberry Orange Muffins

I’m back today with another instalment of seasonal muffins! This time around I went with cranberry and orange because it’s one of my favorite combos throughout the holidays and winter months. And I mean I’m pretty crazy for cranberry orange anything from granola to sauce for turkey day.

Huckleberry Lookout in Glacier National Park

Maybe it’s because Tyler and I hadn’t been out hiking together in over 10 months, or maybe it was the golden larches. But in whatever it was this day was magical! We choose to hike Huckleberry Lookout specifically because it’s located in the midst of larch country.

Caramelized Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

I’m having what they call ‘a minute’ with brussels sprouts right now! Although to be more specific that ‘minute’ has been going on for about a year now. Last fall when they started arriving at the supermarket, I started getting pounds and pounds of them to take home and roast.

DIY Linen Spray

I have never bought linen spray, the price tag has always been a little high. Not too long ago a good friend bought a bottle for me, (extravagant spoiling presents are great). But now I’m hooked on the stuff, it just smells so good. So, I set out to make my own. Instead of costing somewhere around $18 it only costs only $2.58 to make your own (prices based off of a 4oz bottle of lavender essential oil).