Friends, it’s time for some bitter truth about Thanksgiving. Hang on to your tri-corner hats.
Thanksgiving is next week. It’s next week! How did that happen? My feelings about Thanksgiving have changed pretty significantly since I was a kid.
I shared a few years ago that I sometimes struggle with gratefulness. I sometimes choose to look at what I don’t have or can’t do, rather than at the hundred other blessings that are right in front of me. It’s definitely not a new idea that gratefulness takes practice, and that noticing good things in […]
How in the world did my son turn 5? It’s not like the days or years have felt short; I honestly can’t even remember (because it seems so long ago) what my life was before this kid made me a mom. It’s just that I remember so clearly thinking he would be small forever. That […]
Several months ago, I watched the movie Mr. Holmes. I admit, although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books have so far aggravated me, I love film representations of the infamous Sherlock. A rather nondescript moment in this movie introduced a tradition into our family, an activity which we love and which helps us pass the time […]
If you are ever thinking to yourself that you need to get more veggies into your diet, I have one excellent suggestion: buy a colorful vegan cookbook. (What, Melissa? This is a strange way to begin a post that is mentions salmon in the title…which is most definitely not vegan.)
I am pleased to announce that Smells Like Brownies is moving to a new home! (In fact, it has already moved!) Welcome to Savored Grace. When I concluded that the name Smells Like Brownies had run its course, I almost simultaneously gulped with fear. Do you know how hard it is to name a blog? […]
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written about food. But during that long break, this is one of the meals I have made over and over again. I make it for guests, I make it just for me. I made it once with Sarah of Well Dined. This burger is piled high with delicious […]
My mom had so many pearls of wisdom for me when I was a kid. Most of the time, I probably rolled my eyes at her when she would repeat one of her classic phrases, but as an adult, some things resonate more clearly. Like this: Garbage in, garbage out. Luke even affirms this for […]
I dearly wish I had taken pictures of the fancy cakes I baked last summer when they were in the car. Then I could have shown you that they did actually survive being in my car. Alas. I must have been too panicked about delivering them in pristine condition despite the scorching heat. You will just have […]