10 Delicious Soups to Keep You Warm and Well-fed This Winter

Winter is the perfect time to experiment with making soup. I love soup and could probably eat it for every meal. Just about every Sunday, you can find me in the kitchen whipping up a batch of soup. I pack it into containers and bring it for lunch every day.… Read the rest

A Taste of Vermont in Illinois – Vermont Cheddar Ale Soup {Find it, Make it}

Hi. I love to search out new recipes and try new things. As I find them in magazines, on blogs, and various other places, I will make them and let you know how they turn out. I will also give you any tips to make it easier or offer suggestions on how I changed the recipe to better suit me and my family.Read the rest

Hunter’s Carrots

Hunter’s Carrots is one of my favorite fall/winter side dishes and make a great accompaniment to the Beer Butt Chicken I posted about the other day.

Hunter's Carrots with Blue Moon Beer

Hunter’s Carrots

1/2 oz. dried shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup beer (use whats left from the Beer Butt Chicken recipe)
1 1/2 lbs.… Read the rest

The Trumpet of the Swan

As it turns out the Trumpet of the Swan is quite loud.  Especially when there are over 100 swans honking at you!  If you have never been to see the Trumpeter Swans on Magness Lake in Heber Springs, Arkansas you are missing out on something AMAZING!… Read the rest

Winter Storm v2.0

A second major storm of the year granted us a snow day on Friday. Beginning late on Thursday night with a wintery mix of rain and sleet it switched over to snow in the early morning and we were awoken by an automated call from the superintendent informing us that school would be cancelled. … Read the rest

Candy Coated

 I sometimes miss the frosty windows of my childhood with the little leaf-like, jagged cliff shaped designs on them.  Jack Frost never seemed to miss an evening of painting little pictures on to the cold glass.  Some mornings, after a particularly wet snow, the tree branches would bend and droop seemingly with the weight of the world on their shoulders. … Read the rest