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October 29, 2014


Recipes Soup Kelly Hutchinson 15 Comments

Finally finished my Halloween costume, wooo! Do you make a costume or buy one at the store? I used to buy one when I was younger (well, my parents bought them, obvi) but ever since I made one a few years ago (River Song!) I haven’t gone back. I don’t like make them, make them. But more like source the pieces I need and make the pieces I can’t find. It’s a lot of fun and makes Halloween start a little earlier! They might not look super professional, but they’re still nicer than the cheap, borderline throw-away costumes you buy a store. Watch the `gram for photos on Friday! Clearly, I’m too busy hand stitching costumes, so I don’t have time to make dinner. Or, I’m just selectively lazy. Take your...


October 27, 2014


Dessert Recipes Kelly Hutchinson 7 Comments

If you’re wondering why I didn’t post on Friday, take a peak at my Instagram. A sweet baby kitty showed up looking for a home and dominated my prime post writing time. If you know anyone in mid-Michigan looking for a fur baby of their own, please let me know! He loves cuddling and watching TV. If cuddly kitties aren’t your thing (why are we even friends?), let’s talk about this apple crisp. And to talk about apple crisp, I need to first back up to pie. For 25 years of my life, I thought that I hated pie (and therefore crisps, crumbles, etc). True, pumpkin pie and various cream pies got a free pass, but gelatinous fruit? Blech. We were at restaurant centered around pie a few weeks ago,...


October 22, 2014


My breakfasts vary with the seasons. In the winter, I like to eat hot oatmeal. In the spring, a piece or two of fruit. Summer, definitely cold cereal or overnight oats. But fall? Fall is the season of the muffin. Or pancakes, if I have time for pancakes. But muffins are basically pancakes in cup formation and I can grab one as I run out the door. Anyone agree? Everyone? Good. Then it’s settled. Fall shall henceforth be called “Muffin Season” and everyone gets a big cozy sweater, XXXL cup of coffee, and a cuddly fire. #KellyForPresident <– I’d get a billion votes with that platform. In addition to Muffin Season, fall is actually apple season and I have roughly 80,000 apples courtesy of my parents’ trees. Naturally, muffins and...


October 20, 2014


Blog Post Informative Kelly Hutchinson 9 Comments

Heeeeeey! Today’s post is a little different for me. Last week I was tagged by Erin at The Speckled Palate to participate in the Behind the Scenes Blog Tour and couldn’t resist the opportunity to let you into my world a little bit! First up: Who Nominated Me? Erin nominated me in her post last Monday. If you don’t know her, Erin is a totally sweet southern girl. And I read all of her posts with a southern accent in my head. Her photos are always phenomenal and her food definitely worth drooling over. What Am I Working On? All kinds of delicious foods, obvs! My post on how to feed a vegetarian got a pretty positive response, so I’m trying to make more meals that have “flex” for families...


October 17, 2014


Main Dish Recipes Kelly Hutchinson 7 Comments

I know. I know. I sound crazy? I sound crazy. This is actually something I’ve been making for years. Is that weird? It’s not weird. It’s delicious. It was actually inspired by flipping through a cookbook and seeing a picture of something and thinking it sloppy joe lasagna. When I got to the actual recipe, it was some sort of Mexican lasagna. With tortillas. How’d I even get the two mixed up? But the idea stuck in my head. And I couldn’t rattle it free. I love sloppy joes (true talk) and who doesn’t love lasagna? <– Crazies! That’s who. Like the total weirdo I am, I think I used to make this with Velveeta, because Josh loves the crap out of Velveeta. And American cheese… well, all cheese really....


October 15, 2014


Recipes Sauces/Extras Kelly Hutchinson 7 Comments

Truth time: I love Manwich. Are you all full of judgment over that? You shouldn’t be, it’s delicious. Buuuuuut, let’s not talk about how the second ingredient is sugar. And the 4th. And the 6th. True, there is added sugar in my homemade version. True, there’s even two kinds of sugar. But they’re a bit more natural and better fit into the realm of things I like to eat. Not saying I don’t like eating sugar, I just normally prefer to keep sugar in cookies and not in my dinner. Plus, look at the ingredients list. There’s fresh veggies (not weirdo dehydrated ones — why dehydrate something before you add it to a sauce and can it?) and some spice. I start with tomato paste and tomato sauce as the base ingredients. If...