• October 16
    Chocolate-Bottomed Bourbon Maple Pecan Bars
    My son reminded me that I never once sent him a care package last year. Seriously? The poor starving college student has a mother who bakes constantly, and she never once bothered to pack up a box and sent it...
  • October 13
    Quinoa Salad with Blueberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese
    Have I mentioned that I love my book club? It's always a highlight of my month. Some Most people would call our system of book clubbing a bit nutty, as we have a wildly unwieldy roster of 25 gals.  This totally works...
  • October 9
    Apple Cider Doughnut Cake (Gluten-Free)
    It's officially fall, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than an Apple Cider Doughnut Cake, can you? I haven't lived in Michigan in years... decades actually.  But even today, when I think of crisp fall days,...
  • October 1
    Fall Stew with Port Wine, Apples and Pears
    It's been a wild month at House Morell.  I've started into my new job as a school media specialist/librarian, and got sorta lost in the details of launching the school year.  While it is undoubtedly a dream job for...
  • August 26
    Grilled Corn Elote Style
    I am a gal with serious wanderlust, but at this point in the summer after having packed and unpacked my bags well over a dozen times, I'm done.  I'm quite happy to be home for a while. At least until...
  • August 20
    Bacon Cheeseburger Empanadas
    A couple of weeks ago, I discovered an incredible taco place just a few miles from my home - Taco Bamba in Falls Church, Virginia.  Apparently I'm the last person in the area to have found it - students,...
  • August 17
    Link Love - Summer Road Trip Edition
    St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans Gosh, I haven't done a Link Love post in ages!  If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know I've been wandering around the South... and then the Delaware shore over the past week or...
  • August 15
    No-Churn Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Bourbon-Soaked Nectarines
    Our week-long road trip -  from New Orleans to Nashville with stops in Vicksburg and Oxford, Mississippi - has wound to a close.  We explored the World War II Museum and Civil War Battlefields, toured gorgeous college campuses, got...