dinner with five plates: beef brisket with carrots and potatoes


I was paid to create this recipe and write this post by Five Plates.

Something crazy happened here in Utah: we’ve had a whole week of fall—during the first week of fall!! Maybe that doesn’t sound so exceptional to you, but around here, it is. Normally, it’s the middle of October before we see any days in the 60s, and then by Halloween, the kids are wearing their winter coats and we have to run our trick-or treating route fast enough that our hands don’t freeze. I like fall to come in gradually, just like it is this year. So naturally, I’m pretty ecstatic.

Since the weather has gone chilly so early, I’ve already started craving slow cooker recipes with meat, just like this one.

pumpkin week: pumpkin pie smoothies


I’m so excited to tell you I’ll be on TV this week! I will be on Studio 5 in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, September 25, at 1:00 MDT, channel 5. Check your local listings to watch it on High Definition. And you should be able to view it online here. I’ve been on the show before, but this time I’m extra excited since fall is my favorite season and I’ll be sharing one of my fall recipes—Pumpkin Swirl Doughnuts—from my book Celebrate Every Day: Recipes to Make the Most of Special Moments with Your Family. They’re basically pumpkin cinnamon rolls that are fried and frosted. They’re calorie heaven.

power food: classic hummus


My seven-year-old son was psyched about this hummus, which I served with raw cauliflower, and he kept saying, “This is so addicting, isn’t it?”

The truth is, we’ve kind of been addicted to cauliflower these days, going through about two heads of it a week. For a family who rarely consumes as much food as one grown male (not counting sugar cereal), that’s saying something, especially considering it’s a vegetable.

quick summer dinner: spring rolls


I was compensated by Tyson Foods to produce this post.

I’m kind of loving the new look of my blog. It’s a little cleaner, a little lighter, and it was long overdue. Sometimes I think being a little lighter myself is long overdue. I really want to look fabulous this summer. The kids and I have a limitless water park pass right now, which means I’ll be in my bathing suit a lot in the next couple months. And I’d rather that were a pleasant experience for the other water park patrons.

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