On the Menu: Cheese & Bacon Frittata

There are two breakfast/brunch options that I can count on my dad to prepare effortlessly - waffles (a childhood standby for me!) and this frittata.  My dad prepares this recipe often when my parents are hosting family and friends, and it is always a hit.  Enjoy!

Tuesday's Treasury: Teal + Linen

I generally wear very neutral colors during fall and winter months (and I always have a favorite grey sweater for the season!)  I do occasionally select a bit of color and usually am drawn to berry or teal hues.  I love how this treasury came together with the pairing of teal and linen. I am always amazed by the number of lovely items to be found on Etsy. 

On the Menu: Apple Pancakes

This week my son and I went apple picking with his grandma, aunt, and cousins.  We had a great time, and with my four year old apple picking pro we ended up with a nice batch of apples to make plenty of apple recipes.  This one comes from my dear aunt.  The pancakes are very light and fluffy.  Enjoy!

Thirty + One

{Source: oh my! handmade goodness - and it's a printable!}

Dear Reader,

Today promises to be a wonderful day - hopefully a day for two lovely people in my world to shine as they celebrate significant birthdays.

My dear friend Jill turns thirty today!  She will be in my thoughts often (as we will celebrate this milestone over breakfast in a few days), and I am filled with gratitude for the gift of our friendship.  As friends who began as college roommates more than a decade ago, I have had the pleasure watching her life unfold in wonderful ways in our twenties, and I admire the path that she has chosen for this past decade.  Jill, this year ahead (and beyond) promises to be a very sweet time with your family life (how exciting!), and I look forward to the continued evolution of Cora Anne Designs and the many creative endeavors you pursue along the way.  Happy Birthday, and know that you are treasured!

This day also marks my niece's first birthday!  I can hardly believe she is already a year old.  This little girl has such a precious way about her.  It is easy to witness the joy that she brings to her mom and dad (and the rest of the family also), and she does an amazing job of enjoying all the boy stuff that comes with having an older brother.  Happy Birthday to my now one year old niece!

Happy Tuesday to all of you!

On the Menu: Egg-Lemon Soup

This recipe comes from my mom and is a favorite of mine - so fresh and simple.  I think it pairs very nicely with a roasted chicken dinner.  Enjoy!

Tuesday's Treasury: Apple Harvest

I'm starting to see signs for apples at the roadside stands close to our home.  Now I look forward to the annual trip to the apple orchard with my son and his grandma (and sometimes aunt and cousins too!)  Picking apples definitely is a favorite feature of fall.

On the Menu: Wild Rice Soup

With a turn in the weather over Labor Day weekend to some cooler temps, I have started to think fall with my cooking.  And for me soups just seem to be in order!  This recipe comes from one of my dear aunts.  Enjoy!

Tuesday's Treasury: Goldenrod

I am spotting so much goldenrod in fields close to our neighborhoods these days.  I love the color of these flowering plants, and so I decided to gather this collection of lovely fall finds from Etsy.