Maple Ginger Carrots (a simple weeknight side)

Maple Ginger Carrots (a simple weeknight side)

Zesty ginger and sweet maple syrup are a beautiful combination. This side dish became a favorite in my kitchen last winter and was one I had almost forgotten about until this week. I was in a pinch for a vegetable side last night, and the big bag of carrots in my fridge quickly reminded me that the seasons were changing, and it was time to whip this recipe up. It’s quick and simple to pull together but still feels like a special treat for a weeknight.

I actually planted carrots in my garden back in April, and we slowly harvested them throughout the summer. When we welcomed little J into our family at the end of July, caring for my garden was knocked down quite a few notches on the priority list. Weeding completely ceased (can you say jungle boogie?). Watering happened occasionally. And an open area of my garden became home to bulldozers, dump trucks, and a little boy with a yellow shovel (or “shubble” as J adorably calls it)….

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J in the pool

Our Family Has Grown

Our lives have changed drastically in the last two weeks! On July 21, thirty minutes after arriving home from vacation, we received a phone call from our case worker. A 2.5 year old little boy would be arriving at our home in four hours. We were shocked! We hustled to unpack our bags, made a…

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honey garlic chicken legs

Honey Garlic Drumsticks (a simple summer crockpot meal)

I’m over at The Nourishing Gourmet today sharing one of my favorite summer crockpot meals! Sweet, tangy, and a little bit of red-pepper-kick, these honey garlic drumsticks are the perfect meal for a hot summer night. I love the flavorful dark meat that chicken legs have to offer. Not only are they an incredibly frugal cut…

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Misconceptions About Adoption and Adoptive Couples

Misconceptions about adoption and adoptive couples (part two)

If you’re just tuning in, be sure to check out part one first! Misconceptions about adoption and adoptive couples (part 1) 4) The horror stories are the norm We’ve all heard them. Your friend’s cousin’s adopted son burned the house down, or some other (most likely) exaggerated tale. It’s like clockwork. I’ll share our plans to…

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