Slice of Life

Slice of Life

I loved the heat wave we had last week, but now I’m back to freezing my cinnamon buns off. I had a friend laughing at me the other day because I think below 50 degrees is too cold to go running. Even if I’m warm from sweating and working hard, I don’t like it if my hands and legs are cold or if my nose is running off my face. I’m trying to get as much outdoor running in as I can before it gets too cold for me. When I’m feeling too lazy to run I’ll add an elevation climb to my route, usually in the woods. The other morning I climbed down this rock face, which looked significantly scarier than this picture lets on. As I was climbing down I had to jump from the final ledge which was about five feet. Don’t worry mom, I didn’t break a thing!

We had an unusually busy weekend. On Friday evening we stopped by the farmer’s market where I befriended the local honey man (although I still can’t get my hands on the honey I want) and picked up some raspberries. We walked down the street to a restaurant so we could let the kids smear peanut butter on someone else’s chairs for a change, and then found our way to a tiny street performance of some local musicians my husband knows.

Slice of Life

By the look on that kid’s face you’d think he was about to punk those guys. And by punk I mean perform daredevil stunts involving jumping off a four inch curb over and over while people are trying to listen to their music.

… 

Read More »

Black Raspberry Cornbread Muffins - Sweet, moist, and fluffy cornbread muffins with a black raspberry jam center!

Black Raspberry Cornbread Muffins

Is there anyone who doesn’t love cornbread? Kind of crunchy, kind of soft, kind of sweet, kind of savory. It’s the Piper Chapman of the bread world. It could go either way. Put it in muffin form and suddenly you’re eating way. too. many. Mini muffin form? Don’t even, you’ll eat the whole batch. It… 

Read More »

Corn and Sweet Pepper Quesadillas - SO MUCH flavor and texture! Need these now! | theliveinkitchen.com

Corn and Sweet Pepper Quesadillas

Mexican food is kind of the center of my eating life right now. As a vegetarian living in a small town there aren’t too many places I can go out to eat and know I’ll have a ton of options. Mexican restaurants usually have at least four straight up vegetarian options, plus you can veg… 

Read More »

Honeyed Goat Cheese Apple Rings - This is just what I need to WOW at my next party! | theliveinkitchen.com

Honeyed Goat Cheese Apple Rings

I made these Honeyed Goat Cheese Apple Rings as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars and Walmart Produce. As usual, all opinions are my own. My kids are so excited about their “autumn” clothes.

Slice of Life 9/17/2014

Slice of Life

A couple weeks ago my husband was away on a canoe trip and my in-laws had the kids overnight. I don’t think I’ve been completely home alone in years. And it. was. awesome. I seriously had the best time. I spent the evening with a bunch of girlfriends, went to bed late, and woke up… 

Read More »

I am making these NOW! Summer Squash Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting

Summer Squash Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting

I have a problem. I like to make healthier desserts… and then ruin them with sugar. And by ruin I mean make amazing. It’s a problem because there’s seriously nothing wrong with the healthier desserts I make. They’re moist. They’re sweet. They’re delicious. But isn’t everything made better with a little (a lot) of frosting?… 

Read More »