Roasted Bratwurst Potatoes and Peppers

One of our favorite weeknight meals, Roasted Bratwurst Potatoes and Peppers, with little prep, and dinner on the table in 50 minutes!

Roasted Bratwurst Potatoes and Peppers

Friends, moving to a smaller house has had its challenges, but it’s also been a freeing experience.

I’m loving the simple message of Shauna Niequist’s new book. We were already a few steps ahead, so much of her book I can really resonate with. Coming here with 5 cars, we’re down to 3 (we are sort of empty-nesters, 3 kids in their 20s, 2 at home this summer), I downsized my closet by half (yes, half), and we found several consignment places in town–a tool place, clothing, and outdoor stuff, and then of course we’ve made about a dozen stops at Goodwill. In fact, I love Melissa’s post, Having Less Will Make You Happier.

We’ve done a great job thinning out our stuff, and we’re reusing and repurposing as much as possible. We still have a ways to go, but what we’ve accomplished so far has been great. A reader asked about all my table settings, and before we moved here I gave a lot away, took some to Good Will, and then I saved my favorites, because we will still be entertaining in our new house! For example, our every day flatware I sold at our yard sale, and I’m using my “company” flatware now for every day. One large set–Easy!

Thai Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Thai Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

These Thai Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos are perfect served with corn tortillas, for a summer Taco Tuesday feed with family and friends! Hey, Friends! Happy Taco Tuesday! We are a taco-loving family for sure, and any chance to try something new, like today’s shrimp taco recipe, is always fun....

Pickled Mango Cucumber Salad

Pickled Mango Cucumber Salad is a fresh summer salad, delicious served as a side salad, or with Thai food, or spring rolls

This Pickled Mango Cucumber Salad is a fresh summer salad, delicious served as a side salad, or with Thai food, or spring rolls! Friends, we’ve had a lot of friends checking in on us, with the recent fires happening in central Oregon. We just happened to be coming home...

Yellow Squash Zoodles with Meatballs

Yellow Squash Zoodles with Meatballs

Yellow Squash Zoodles with Meatballs is a tasty summer meal with spiralized squash, meatballs, sauce, and fresh garden tomatoes. Friends, let’s talk bike riding. We love to ride our bikes, and living in a community now where it’s busy during the summer months, I’ve seen it all. People, who...

Salmon Spring Rolls Recipe

Salmon Spring Rolls Recipe

This Salmon Spring Rolls Recipe is a delightful dish made with leftover salmon and fresh veggies, for a perfect weeknight dinner! Last night, my husband and I felt like little kids again, under the stars, with the giant moon staring down on us. For a last minute date, we went to our...