Fall Cooking

Apple Cinnamon Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Even though it’s still bright, sunny, and slightly warm in D.C., I can’t help but be completely immersed in the spirit of the fall season. Everywhere you look in my house, you are guaranteed to find a pop of orange, green, or red as my house is covered in the sights of fall. Last week,…

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Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting

When Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom asked me to guest post for her, I could not have been more excited! She is an incredibly sweet person and her family is super cute, especially the newest addition! Similar to mine, Tiffany’s life motto is simplicity and she exemplifies this on her site by providing quick, simple,…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Over the past few years, Thanksgiving has been held at our house. My in-laws drove down from Michigan and, since my husband worked during the day, I spent all day in the kitchen preparing every dish from scratch. My husband returned home late from work and upon his arrival, my father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, husband and…

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Pumpkin Pudding

This post originally appeared on The Confident Mom’s Blog, where How To: Simplify regularly contributes monthly guest posts filled with tips, tricks and recipes to simplify life in the kitchen. Even though Halloween has come and gone, the air is crisp and the colors of the leaves are as brilliant as ever, it’s still fall…

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Pumpkin Pancakes

I don’t know about you but when it comes to fall, I cannot get enough of pumpkins. I have pumpkins strewn about my house, can after can of pumpkin puree in my baking cupboard and four real pumpkins that are ready and waiting to be carved. My life becomes engulfed by pumpkins this time of…

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I’m about to admit something terribly embarrassing. Here goes nothing… From when I was a baby well into my toddler years, my large Howell Jowls (Howell being my maiden name and jowls meaning cheeks…yes, my Mom likes to rhyme) and my big bug eyes made me look like I was part of the Campbell’s Soup…

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

A couple months ago I came across countless stories and tweets about a pumpkin shortage and I immediately grew worried. Libby’s canned pumpkin was selling for $30 a can on eBay and it got to the point where only six cans of Libby’s pumpkin were available just a few short months ago. While I was…

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