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November Field Trip Friday • Desert Rose Ranch & Winery

November Field Trip Friday • Desert Rose Ranch & Winery

Welcome to the November Edition of Field Trip Friday! Field Trip Friday is a blog series created in response to readers who want to know more about the area we live in. We are close to many tourist attractions, so these reviews highlight the local […]

Butternut Squash Fettuccine {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Butternut Squash Fettuccine {A Meatless Monday Recipe

WOW! I ate this butternut squash fettuccine three days the week I made it and I didn’t even care that I was eating leftovers every day. This healthy butternut squash fettuccine is so thick and creamy yet vegan-friendly because there are no dairy products used […]

October Mountain Moments 2019

October Mountain Moments 2019

Today I’m sharing our October Mountain Moments. When I started this blog in 2013, it was a form of diary to document what we did and most importantly what we ate. Sometimes I get so caught up in sharing our delicious food, I forget about […]

Easy Pumpkin Roll

Easy Pumpkin Roll

A pumpkin roll is a delicately sweet and warmly spiced cake curled up around a silky cream cheese filling. It’s the perfect recipe for fall and a classic dessert that everyone adores. This is an easy pumpkin roll recipe that anyone can make. David has […]

How To Peel and Cut Butternut Squash {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

How To Peel and Cut Butternut Squash {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

Do you know how to cut butternut squash? If you have never cut into one of these things, it can be quite a chore. As with most winter squash, the shape is awkward and butternut squash is very dense. I remember the first time I […]

Smoked Duck: A How-To-Guide

Smoked Duck: A How-To-Guide

Ask David about duck meat and you’ll get a mixed review. Ask me, and I will tell you I love it any way I can get it. I thought I loved smoked turkey, however, this smoked duck may very well be my new favorite poultry. […]

Vegetarian Pizza Recipes For Meatless Monday

Vegetarian Pizza Recipes For Meatless Monday

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food. It’s something everyone can seem to agree on. These vegetarian pizza recipes will prove that you don’t have to be a vegetarian to love meat-free pizzas. David and I always get excited about pizza of any kind! In fact, one of […]

Pork Chops With Apple-Bacon Stuffing

Pork Chops With Apple-Bacon Stuffing

These pork chops with apple-bacon stuffing are bursting with fall flavor! The thick and juicy pan-seared pork chops are stuffed with a delicious combination of sweet, and savory stuffing made of seasoned breadcrumbs, with fresh thyme and parsley, celery, onion, apples, and bacon baked in […]


We Are Meatless On Monday

Butternut Squash Fettuccine {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Butternut Squash Fettuccine {A Meatless Monday Recipe

WOW! I ate this butternut squash fettuccine three days the week I made it and I didn’t even care that I was eating leftovers every day. This healthy butternut squash fettuccine is so thick and creamy yet vegan-friendly because there are no dairy products used […]

Vegetarian Pizza Recipes For Meatless Monday

Vegetarian Pizza Recipes For Meatless Monday

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food. It’s something everyone can seem to agree on. These vegetarian pizza recipes will prove that you don’t have to be a vegetarian to love meat-free pizzas. David and I always get excited about pizza of any kind! In fact, one of […]

Farm-To-Table Peanut Butter

Farm-To-Table Peanut Butter

I will never buy peanut butter from the store again! Homemade peanut butter made with farm-fresh oven-roasted peanuts is an all-natural healthy alternative to store-bought peanut butter. It is so easy to make! All it takes is a few minutes, some peanuts and a food […]

Mini Eggplant Au Gratin {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Mini Eggplant Au Gratin {A Meatless Monday Recipe

A mini eggplant au gratin is the perfect portion-controlled Meatless Monday meal. The gratins are layered with warm soft eggplant smothered in a robust homemade tomato sauce with gooey melted cheese baked in perfect portions. One bite of this mini eggplant au gratin will make […]

Skillet Spinach Pie

Skillet Spinach Pie

If you love Greek food as much as David and I do, you will love this Skillet Spinach Pie. This recipe is inspired by the Greek pastry called Spanakopita. Spanakopita or spinach pie is a popular Greek pastry in which a cheesy spinach filling wrapped […]


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