Taking Thyme

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2016 Christmas Cookie Round Up

Christmas is tomorrow. Tomorrow! Lights are strung, meals are planned, decorations are out, and Christmas cookies are baked! I grew up in a family full of Christmas Tradition. It started each year with a trip into the mountains to bring home a tree. We’d trek through the snow to find the perfect tree – one that had more character then branches so that the artfully placed tinsel could steal the.. Read More






NY Times “More-Vegetable-Than-Egg Frittata”

Oh my goodness! Freeze frame! Stop what you are doing! Reverse it back! Call-up all your veggie loving friends and have this be a party. Seriously though, and you know I have never lied to you before, this frittata¬†(<– right here!!) from The New York Times is frittat-a-mazing! Any time that I can use the phrase “eat yo’ colors” I am a happy camper! And this frittata definitely applies. Throw.. Read More






Fail Proof Granola!

Granola is one of my favorite things to make. Like seriously. I am excited when I talk about making it. I anxiously stare at the container wishing it to empty so I can make more. Okay, I may not go quite that far. But I definitely do my part in eating it so that I can make more. That’s almost the same thing, right? There is something so therapeutic about.. Read More






Banana Bran Muffins

We’ve all had that moment where we walk into the kitchen and immediately get over powered by the smell of over-the-top-too-ripe bananas. For me, I think a banana is past its prime at the appearance of the first brown speck. After a short window of optimal ripeness, it turns into a waiting game to find the perfect balance of too ripe, but not too too ripe. Waiting for the day.. Read More