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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake


Ben’s birthday was October 25, but I waited to make his birthday cake until this last weekend when his parents were visiting from Maryland. His mom’s birthday is mid-November, so we decided to celebrate together. When I found this recipe a few months ago, I knew right away that I would wait to make it […]

Maggiano’s Rigatoni di Gregorio


Click here for an updated version of this recipe. We attended a Derek Webb concert last night at Wheaton College with two other couples. They came over to our house for dinner and dessert before the concert. It was my chance to serve a pasta dish and use my pasta bowls that I love! I […]

Stuffed Acorn Squash


I like this dish because it’s fast and easy, and you can experiment with different varieties. It’s also healthy! Some people serve as a side dish, while I serve most of the time as the main dish, depending on the filling. It’s up to you! If you’ve never had squash and feel weary about trying […]

Pumpkin Cream Sandwiches and Other Party Food


We had our 3rd Annual BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) Party yesterday afternoon. It started in 2005 a few months after we got married. I was asking Ben how he would like to celebrate his birthday with his friends, and he said he just wanted everyone to get together for a Fall party because he […]

My First Apple Pie


Last night our friend, Heather, and her three boys came over for dinner. For dessert, I wanted to try and make Apple Pie, and what better guinea pigs to have than 3 boys (4, including Ben)! They ate the pie right up (served with homemade vanilla ice-cream) and wanted seconds! Ding, ding, ding! I’ve found […]