Last summer our neighbors gave us their daughters old playhouse that she had outgrown. Luna was pumped and I was like…eh? We had just started our backyard renovation but no where in the plans did we have a space for a playhouse. Continue Reading…
I have talked about making homemade playdough for Luna since before she was born. She will be three next month so I figured it was time to follow through. I found this recipe and looked at a few others and realized they are all generally the same I just made some minor adjustments. It was super easy and actually pretty fun. Continue Reading…
This is literally the best stuffing you will ever eat in your life! Not kidding, everyone RAVES about this stuffing every time I make it. So much so, that every year for our annual ‘Friendsgiving’ I am always the dedicated ‘stuffing maker.’ People just can’t get enough of this stuff so no one else is allowed to make it haha. This year we had a few vegetarians in the mix (my husband included) so I made two versions. The traditional meat version using sage sausage and a vegetarian version, where I replaced the sage sausage with crimini mushrooms and sage. And damn, the veggie version was GOOD. So check out the recipe below if you are looking to up your stuffing game this Thanksgiving!
- 1 box Herb Seasoned Stuffing
- 2 cups chicken broth (If making vegetarian, use vegetable broth)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
- 2 cups sweet onions, chopped
- 1 lb. Sage flavored pork sausage (substitute 1lb crimini mushrooms for a vegetarian version)
- 1 1/2 cups green apples, peeled and chopped (I use granny smith)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 pint sour cream
- 1/4 cup red wine
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, add the herb seasoned stuffing cubes and chicken broth, and let soak.
Meanwhile, in a large pot brown the sausage until cooked through. Once cooked, remove the sausage and set aside on a paper towel covered dish to drain the excess fat.
Melt the butter in the same pot used for the sausage and add the onion, celery, apple and garlic. Cook over medium heat until very soft (10-15 mins).
While the veggies are cooking, mix together sour cream, eggs, wine, and parsley.
Stir the vegetables and sausage into the soaked stuffing and stir in the sour cream, egg, wine, parsley mixture. Add the thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
Place in a 9×13 pan. Cook in a 350 degree oven, covered with foil for 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook for another 20-30 minutes until a golden crispy top forms.
Serve and Enjoy!
We finally got started on our backyard makeover! If you want to see the whole plan for the yard you can read my previous post here. The first big task we took on was building out the planter boxes. These planters will line a large portion of the the fence line Continue Reading…
Spring is right around the corner and that means we are officially kicking off our first big project on our new home: the backyard. It is a complete blank slate. Literally, there is one plant (a gorgeous peony bush!!) and the rest is all grass with a concrete patio area. Continue Reading…
This project was long overdue but we finally got to it and it’s exactly what we wanted! We were in desperate need of somewhere to hang our coats before putting them away in the hall closet. We live in Portland, so with that comes some rainy weather = wet coats. Continue Reading…
Growing up there were a few things I remember loving about the holidays, and my mom’s chocolate fudge is one of them! Every year around Christmas time she makes this fudge that everyone loves and the best thing about it is it is SO simple and easy to make. Continue Reading…
This is our very first Christmas in our new home. One of the first things I thought about when we looked at this house was were I was going to put the Christmas tree. And now the time is here and I am so excited! Decorating this season was more fun tha I could of imagined. Continue Reading…
Last weekend we headed out to a local Christmas Tree farm and chopped down our tree! We have always got a real tree and living in the PNW it almost seems silly not to. After wandering through the field of trees for about half hour we found the perfect tree for us 🙂 Continue Reading…
With Thanksgiving just around the corner (less than a week!!) food, specifically leftovers, have been on my mind! I am a huge fan, like huge huge huge fan, of Shepherd’s Pie. Everything about it screams comfort, it is so just so damn delicious. Another awesome thing about it? Continue Reading…