First of all, the filling for French Silk Pie is gluten free, isn’t that wonderful news? But crust, that usually has gluten in it. I decided to alter this recipe to make it gluten free and let me tell you something…it’s not just gluten free, it’s AMAZING, delicious, full of flavor and a fine holder […]

gluten free, gold star recipes, sweets

April 19, 2019

Gluten Free French Silk Pie


My grandma used to color her eggs using onion skins and turmeric. It’s something I’ve already wanted to try but I always waited until the last minute and ended up going the new-fashioned route. Fortunately, my mom would still color her eggs this way, so she filled me in on how to do it but […]

holidays, my own recipes

April 18, 2019

Naturally Dyed Eggs


I once heard the quote “stop the glorification of busy.” I feel strongly about this quote, I believe it happens, I believe it’s toxic, I believe it becomes a competition. I hear it in the aisles of Target, I see it on social media. When we run into an old friend, we instantly go into […]

being a mama, home life, writing

April 17, 2019

house of belonging


My Dad’s favorite cake in the world is carrot cake. He doesn’t feel strongly about a lot of things but good carrot cake, he feels strongly about carrot cake. Last year, we attended the Madrigal Dinner at the high school. The whole environment, the entertainment and the food was spectacular. They served carrot cake. My […]

gold star recipes, sweets

April 16, 2019

Carrot Cake Roll


This is going to be an exciting week. Not just on the blog but in life. The week before holidays are always a little fun, aren’t they? Here’s our menu plan: Sunday – Cheese tortellini with a rustic cream sauce (recipe coming next week!) Monday – Leftovers – we have a very busy evening, so […]

dinner, meals, menu planning

April 15, 2019

on the table


I just love this recipe. It’s so incredibly easy, doesn’t take a ton of ingredients, it’s made in your instant pot and can be used for so many things like chicken tacoschicken enchiladaschicken nachoschicken burritoschicken tostadaschicken tortilla soupchicken quesadillas Could you tell I was channeling my inner Bubba there? If you could tell, we’re obviously […]

dinner, gold star recipes, meals, menu planning, my own recipes

April 14, 2019

Shredded Chicken Tacos


This recipe…THIS RECIPE…it delights me in so many ways… First, these muffins are scrumptious. No other word could describe them better. The kids? They adore them. They beg for them. They cry for them. They clean their rooms for them. Secondly, these are so easy to make. No mixer! Quick prep time. Easy clean up. […]

muffins, my own recipes, sweets

April 12, 2019

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins


Many, many years ago, I tried guacamole. I liked it pretty well, enough to learn how to make it but I didn’t loooooove it. Fortunately, I rarely give up on food (it’s my best/worst trait) eating it again and again until finally, I fall in love. Like, I love it so much, I made it […]

gold star recipes, my own recipes

April 10, 2019



Field sessions in June and September are my favorite sessions in the world. And this family? One of my favorites. In a favorite field. In one of my favorite months. Since this session, they’ve welcomed a new member to their family! (I’ll be sharing her newborn session soon.)

beth fletcher photography, client spotlight, indiana, session spotlight, valparaiso

April 10, 2019

session spotlight: fox family in the fall


  I’ve been talking about this recipe for so long, I love that I’m sharing it with you today. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you know that this recipe started with a big fat mistake and ended with the perfect biscuit. These gorgeous biscuits are soft and flaky, and not dry at all, the absolute […]

bread, gold star recipes, my own recipes

April 8, 2019

Buttermilk Biscuits