Category Archives: My tips

Blog lovin’ and recipe sharin’

I just wanted to take a second to say how grateful I am to be a part of this blogging community. I don’t know if it is all bloggers or just the foodies but everyone is so nice and thoughtful and supportive of each other. I want to spread a little love to those people that inspire me in my cooking by linking up to their blogs so my readers can see who and what I am talking about.

Blogs I adore

Katie at Healthy Diva Eats

Kate at A Healthy Passion

Christina at Hungry Meets Healthy

Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny

Recipes I’m dying to try

Pumpkin Fondue from Amelia at Eating Made Easy

 Mini Veggie Pot Pies with a Sweet Potato Biscuit on top from Five & Spice

Twice Baked Butternut Squash from Martha Stewart

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar from The Nerd’s Wife

French Onion Soup from The Curvy Carr

And the random photo(s) of the day are in honor of Halloween, have a great weekend!

Submit a photo for random photo of the day to DishNutrish(at)gmail(dot)com! Send me your pet pics, social pics, family pics, food pics, whatever you want to share! It’s a new thing I am trying. It’s a great way to spread the love!


DIY’s and Thrifty Buys!

This is a rather unconventional post for me but I wanted to share with you my love of fall, Halloween and my new found excitement for decorating my home. I think it goes without saying that I love food. And fall happens to have some of my favorite seasonal flavors – apple, pumpkin, squash, cinnamon, etc. As for where I get my love of Halloween, that’s a whole other story. Let’s just say we were known as THE house to go to in our neighborhood when I was growing up. My mom would start preparing months in advance. It took some of the little kids a few years to actually muster the courage to come to our door, even for free candy!

Pretty scary huh? I don’t know what’s scary, my mom’s face or those velcro snow boots! Minnesota Halloween’s were never warm… Anyways, I have been looking for fun little festive weekend projects to keep me busy and I came across a ton via Pinterest! If you aren’t on there/aren’t following my boards, whatchya waitin’ for?! Beware though, it is addicting! Here are some of my fave Halloween themed treats….

How cute right? Who says you can’t play with your food? Now for some pumpkin decorating fun…

Here is the result of my attempt to recreate these looks, what do you think?

I am totally addicted to DIY decor now thanks to my new found love of Pinterest and all of these ridiculously creative people out there. So this weekends DIY project was a feather wreath and thrifted candle sticks.

Here is the inspiration for the wreath

And here is mine

Here is the inspiration for the candlesticks

Here are the thrifted mismatched heinous candlesticks that I found (90 cents a piece!)….

….And after

Pretty thrifty nifty, eh? I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled posts tomorrow but don’t be surprised if you see a few more DIY projects and thrift store finds 🙂


1. Do you do DIY’s? Have you ever thrifted? Do you “get cheery with it” for the holidays?

2. Would you like to see more DIY/decor/thriting posts or should I stick to the food? Honest opinions are encouraged, you won’t hurt my feelings 🙂