Healing Spiced Tea

Winter in the Midwest can be both beautiful and fierce. This winter, we’ve had a particularly intense season that’s brought one winter storm after another, as well as some drastically cold temps. Even though I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life, winters here still chill me to the bone. Add to that the amount of…

Roasted Eggplant + Red Pepper Dip

Give me any roasted veggies + I’m an insanely happy woman. Put them in dip form, and the entire house is happy. (Definitely me most of all.) This dip is a nod to the eggplant dip from Black Sheep Pizza in Minneapolis, which never disappoints. Its creamy, roasted flavors pair well with just about anything….

Gloria’s Gingerbread

Christmas is one of my favorite times for so many reasons – and as more Christmases pass by, the more intense my focus on creating vivid memories with family becomes. There is no other holiday that stirs up memories of my childhood as much as this one. There were always weekends spent together in my…

Mushroom + Black Bean Tacos

Tacos are most definitely a food group in our home. They’re a regular on the menu every week, and that’s because tacos are an already delicious main on their own – but everyone can customize their meal without leaving me feeling like a short order cook.¬† From the simplest two ingredient taco to one mounded…

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love sharing freshly baked cookies with people. Not only that, but the baking process is linked to a strong sense of nostalgia for me. It brings me back to being a little girl in my grandma’s kitchen, elbow deep in cookie dough with the aromas of freshly baked cookies and coffee filling my senses….

Local Crate via Linden Hills & Wedge Co-ops

In my mind, a local co-op should be a staple in your grocery shopping repertoire. Better yet, become an owner in a co-op! Not only will you get amazing deals by being an owner, but you’ll play an integral part in supporting local farmers and purveyors of locally sourced foods. It’s the next best thing…

Red Lentil Hummus

Our family is big on snacks in between meals, and I’m always encouraging my girls to choose healthy snack options as much as possible. My youngest and I can often be found snacking on carrots and hummus, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite go to options. The really beautiful thing about hummus is…

Black + White Cookies

FACT: I absolutely cannot watch horror/thriller movies. My overactive imagination prevents me from separating fiction from fact and runs wild. Then I get the craziest nightmares. Being we have two littles who are known to throw middle of the night raves, we don’t need help in the loss of sleep department. So when I chose¬†Get…

Cinnamon Spiced Latte

There’s something warm and deliciously comforting about this cup of Joe. It’s perfect for snuggling up with a loved one or gathering round the table and sharing a story or two while slowly sipping. I also love that there’s nothing artificial in it. It’s not overly complicated or sugary; just a warm dark and spiced…

Brownie Crisp Cookies

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m eager to get back into the kitchen to create recipes for this little space ‘girl meets kitchen.’ It’s a space I love to share with you and my goal for 2018 – both here and in life – is to be a source of love and encouragement. Joy. Laughter. Love….