Cranberry & Vanilla Bean “Cheesecake” Parfaits, and the Glistening Jewels That Shimmer

Cranberry and Vanilla Bean “Cheesecake” Parfaits |

The other night, I drifted off to sleep thinking about an amazingly sweet exchange between my husband and teenage son that I had overheard just moments before, without them even knowing. I had gone to bed a little while before they had, and as I laid there in quiet prayer with my Creator, reminiscing with Him about my day and expressing gratitude for the multitude of tiny little gifts that I had found in it, I heard my precious boys pass each other in the hallway ... {more please!}

Warm Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, and Remembering all the Things to be Thankful For

Warm Roasted Sweet Potato Salad |

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, my soul begins to sense a wonderful opportunity to reflect and become filled with gratitude over all of those precious and amazing gifts that I have in my life. When we're in the midst of challenges, or when we're simply running on what seems like fumes as we navigate through all of the must-do's in our daily lives, it can be all too easy to place focus on what is uncomfortable, or what makes us stressed or overwhelmed. There never ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Sweet & Savory Harvest Salad, A Tangy Taste Of Green In A Sea Of Richness

Sweet & Savory Autumn Harvest Salad

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away now, I'm already beginning to feel my mouth starting to water at the thought of all of the delicious and rich food that will be shared among family members. And since there are a lot of members to my husband's side of the family, which we share this special holiday of gratitude with, an email list gets sent out way in advance of the actual day so that each of us can “sign up” for what food item ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Spiked Cranberry Compote with Bartlett Pear, and Milk ‘n Honey Biscuits

Cranberry Compote

Cranberries are no doubt that wonderful splash of red, the gorgeous little shimmering rubies of the fall and early winter season. Sharply tart and sweet, cranberries bring an amazingly colorful and bright presence to any well-spread holiday table—mine, being no exception. But perhaps I’m a bit unique in my adoration of cranberries; I genuinely love the little gems. And I don’t use the word “love” lightly here. From the time they first come available in late October, all the way through the time they take their ... {more please!}

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