Zucchini Bread Recipe

I need a few recipes in my back pocket for when friends are coming over the next day or I need an edible teacher gift, etc. Here’s one that has been a favorite of mine for years, ever since my mom made it for me as a little girl. The recipe that I had followed […]

Three Fall Recipes

It’s fall, y’all and I love it. It beckons me out to enjoy the sights and smells of nature in her glory and beckons me in—to my kitchen. I belong everywhere in the fall. So that’s why tonight I’m throwing out three fall recipes you might like to try to enhance the season. They’re perfect […]

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Are you putting the finishing touches on your Thanksgiving menu this weekend like I am? I know a lot of us are tied to the commitment to tradition, but maybe it’s time to branch out and consider adding this tasty dish! I was introduced to it by my in-laws and it quickly became a favorite. […]

Peach Cobbler Recipe

The lazy days of summer are coming to a close. (Tear) One of the best ways to mark the passing of summer into fall is when the ripe, juicy peaches come into season. Yum! August means nature’s candy is in full bloom. They’re begging to be eaten, canned or baked into peachy goodnesss. Yesterday I […]

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup refers to the mistranslation of the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata (“married soup”),” which is a reference to the fact that green vegetables and meats go well together (according to Wikipedia).  This version is low in fat and calories (perfect for those New Year’s resolutions), offers good lean protein and packs a variety […]

Chai Tea Latte Mix

It is simply my coffee. I could go the rest of my life without another cup of coffee, but barely a day without a chai tea latte. Brand of preference: Oreg0n Chai. In the case that I should be located in a place without chai, I get panicky, and start brainstorming what is the closest […]

Red Wine Vinaigrette

With the end of summer fast approaching, the vegetable produce is in it’s prime.  We here at The Blessed Nest are frequenting the local farmer’s market and harvesting bits from our first year garden with glee. Lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli,  tomatoes… the rainbow of colors and flavors sway the senses. We love to eat salads every […]