Traditional Cream Puffs Recipe

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: As a child, my parents would bring us to the state fair. A huge event in my state, we would spend hours touring barns, riding midway rides, climbing the stairs to the big slide, browsing exhibition halls and the 4H building. […]


Manchego Olive Freeform Bread

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Tangy Manchego cheese and Spanish olives are dotted through this soft freeform bread loaf. My grey counters are antiqued in a thin layer of white powder. I turn the corner, sweeping as I go, and am greeted by a floured outline […]


Lime and Blackberry Jam-Filled Doughnuts

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Soft, yeast doughnuts filled with a thick blackberry jam and topped with a lime glaze made an appearance at our house recently. This is how they came to be. We were sitting in church, the organ music filling the room as […]


Lemon Ginger Tisane {Tea}: Cough and Cold Relief

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: The temperature here is falling. I watch it on my phone while I sit curled under a wool afghan, my knees pulled up to my chest, my book in hand. It has nearly become a game, this casual refreshing of the […]


101 Days of Christmas: Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I am historically bad at Christmas morning breakfast. I love the idea of spice-filled aromas from the oven wafting through our gift-opening, but we spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws and arrive home well after midnight. This means anything that requires […]

101 Days of Christmas: Rosemary Honey Pecan Pie Tarts

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: These mini pecan pie tarts are kissed with fresh rosemary and made with pure honey, for a fun little twist on this classic holiday treat. I have a pecan pie lover in my house. He judges an entire holiday get-together on […]

101 Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Shortbread

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Soft shortbread, dotted with peppermint candies and dipped in dark chocolate makes a wonderful addition to your Christmas cookie tray. A while ago I had a friend tell me they weren’t going to waste dessert on shortbread, describing it as “bland” […]

101 Days of Christmas: Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread {In a Jar}

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: A recipe for orange-kissed cranberry quick bread that can be gifted in a jar as a mix or already baked into loaves. I dislike shopping malls, especially around Christmas. Being jostled from behind and elbowed as I stand in line or […]

6 Easy and Connected Dinners for School Nights

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I was reading Mandi’s post about why meal planning doesn’t always work last week and kept nodding my head in agreement. No matter how organized I am, I end up dropping the ball or having a terrible day where I didn’t […]