• 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...
  • August 13
    Bourbon Slushies
    We are blessed with many truly exceptional friends.  Some of those friends love cocktails.  One couple in particular loves cocktails so much that they often bring them along to gatherings.  We treasure this couple.  Honestly, they are so much...
  • August 6
    Blackberry Scones
    OK my friends, I promise, this will be the last blackberry recipe of the season.  It's just that every time I wander into a market to do a bit of grocery shopping, the blackberries are calling my name:  "Please,...
  • August 4
    Mint Chocolate Chip Whipped Cream Frosting
    I might have mentioned we've been baking our way through Joy the Baker's Homemade Decadence this week at House Morell.  It's been a very happy few days. We hosted a gathering to celebrate Sarah's birthday over the weekend... and Sarah...