Our Adventures In Maui: Part Three (I Promise, it’s the Last One!)

I feel like I’ve already dragged this out long enough, but I just had to include a few more amazing places to eat and see that I couldn’t squeeze into my last two posts. We had an incredible time in Maui, playing with our kids and exploring new terrains. In all, we put 600 miles on our minivan […]

Our Adventures In Maui: Part Two

In case you’re in need of a virtual vacation, or could use some tips planning one of your own, here are a few more thoughts from our family’s recent trip to Maui. Our vacation focused around South Maui, which has the most consistently sunny weather of the entire island. However, there are little communities all over the island, tucked into shoreline coves, […]

Our Adventures In Maui: Part One

Traditionally, gifts of tin are given for the tenth anniversary; more recently, diamonds have become the gift of choice. Mr. Green Thumb and I decided to venture off the beaten path, and planned a trip to Maui to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary! In a brave moment, we decided to bring all four kiddos with us! (Not to mention that […]

Hearty Winter Sausage and White Bean Soup

Mr. Green Thumb and I love eating soup, and this recipe is one we both really enjoy! Being able to pluck the kale from the garden, even in frigid, below-freezing weather, makes this dish very rewarding! With just a handful of ingredients, it is quick to throw this soup together; the majority of the time required is […]

Thanksgiving Pies (Pumpkin and Chocolate)

My husband has a lot of great memories of his grandma; many of those memories are of the amazing food she created in her humble kitchen, including the fresh, homemade goodies she had on-hand for her grandkids everytime they stopped by. When I first talked to my husband about trying to bake a gluten-free pie for Thanksgiving, he asked if I could do a chocolate […]

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rain, rain go away… it’s been one of those kinds of days. But who am I kidding, really! It’s only the beginning of our cold season here. I know we have at least nine months of boot wearing, puddle jumping, wet weather ahead, so I might as well accept it, hunker down, and get baking. About this time of year […]

Buckwheat Oatmeal Cookies

It’s hot out today. I hadn’t really intended to turn on the oven, but the kids devoured the granola bars I had made for lunches, so I wanted to make something for their lunchboxes. I’ve been playing around with this recipe lately, and it is delicious both with the raisins and the chocolate chips. In this recipe, […]