Looking Back: A Morning at the Forsyth Park Inn

My family and I stayed the night in Savannah on our way to St. Augustine.  We always opt for a space that holds a bit of history in it’s walls. (Bonus if it happens to come with a host of ghost stories  & urban legends. )  The Forsyth Park Inn checked all of our boxes…

Cranberry Custard Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Each year my man & I undertake an epic 12 hours of feasting.  The day starts at my parent’s. Here, we cheers with hefty glasses of pale pink rose over the sounds of kickoff.  My siblings and I rotate in and out of the kitchen, helping with what we can & making sure all of…

Bake: Spiced Apple Cider Donuts

Okay, It’s Officially Fall.  It took the steel city a hot second to make it here, but man… was it worth the wait.  It’s been speckled with weeks of glorious autumn afternoons, and then some gloomy stretches that dragged on.  These kinda days, necessitate comfort food.   On the menu: Spiced Apple Cider Donuts.  I used the…

Autumn: Patio Days & Mulled Cider

Temperatures in Pittsburgh have been on the fritz.  We’ve had one of the warmest Fall’s that I can remember. Sadly, the weather seems to be making up for lost time and a chill is moving in quickly. Assuming it may be one of my last, I spent a long afternoon out back– reading my hard…

Travel Diary: Fall Riding Trip in Upstate PA

A Weekend Stay in Venango County, Pennsylvania.  My man & I come back each year.  Life would feel incomplete without time spent admiring the simplicity of life, as we do in the country.  Here, the eggshells are the color of rich caramel and the yolks are 24k gold. We live, blissfully unaware of a headline or hashtag….

Tune in: Fall Scary Movie Lineup

I’ve caught flack for my love of all things spooky for quite some time now.  It’s about time I just own up to it,  I live for a good scary movie.  Sometimes I’ll have an old horror film playing in the background while I cook, and it’s not until someone else is around that I…

Bake: Fluffy Pumpkin Cookies with Praline Crumble

It’s that wonderful time of year again, where baking & feasting reign supreme.  I kicked off my cooking spree with these Fluffy pumpkin cookies.   They are so easy & incredibly satisfying. These treats are topped with my go-to easy icing, which is really just a 3:1 ratio of powdered sugar and your preferred coffee creamer….

Autumn DIY: Ultra Healing Whipped Body Butter

As much of a treat as fall can be, it’s also a major period of transition for your skin. The best way to hang onto that glow, is to lock it in now.  Apply a layer of body butter after each and every shower and let it work it’s magic. Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil restore the…

Getaway: Cottage Weekend with the Crew

For the entirety of my youth I spent my summers at a quaint lake in the countryside of PA.  I would lie on the dock and day dream of what was transpiring back in the city, what fun my friends were getting into.  My family saw our time at the lake as a sacred time…

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with Peach Jalapeño Salad

For the first time in years, My man & I found ourselves bound to the north in the heat of July.  Traditionally, we travel to Georgia, but had opted cooler trip in early May. It was glorious, but, now July was missing that southern spark.    I was daydreaming of peach pie, pimento cheese &…