Cookie Fair

Time to start the holiday baking!!!

Did those exclamation points sell you on how excited I am about baking? ‘Cause that’s a lie. Not a fan. Not even a little bit.

But I know that other people love it, and I also know that everyone expects sweet treats for parties and such. Here are links to the blog’s best cookie and sweet treat recipes: Continue reading


Chicken and Rice Soup (updated photo)

Chicken and Rice Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

I updated the photo for this recipe, so I thought I’d post it again.

We hadn’t made this soup in a couple of years, and I forgot how good it was. It’s a bit more work than some of my easier recipes, but it’s well worth the time. It freezes well, so you might as well make a double batch and pop a few containers in the freezer for another great winter meal.



Roasted Grape Tomato Soup

Roasted Grape Tomato Soup {The Reluctant Hippie}

Do you remember when the first grape and cherry tomatoes came off the vine? We gleefully popped them in our mouths by the dozen, savoring the sweet, juicy wonderfulness. After awhile, though, the allure wore off. Now, we have 50 of these suckers ripening each day. I needed something to do with them.

The sweetness of the grape/cherry tomatoes is perfect for soup – no need to add any sugar to the mix. This soup is a lovely way to transition from summer to fall. Continue reading