Thyme Roasted Carrots with Maple Dijon Glaze

Colorful roasted vegetables are always welcome on my table.  Especially during the holidays!  These roasted carrots are beyond delicious!  We ate a lot of superbly awesome things on Thanksgiving… but when the roasted vegetable is hogging all of the “What’s the recipe?” side-dish hype, you know its a winner. These roasted carrots are easy to make and topped with an addicting maple dijon glaze!  Perfect for a the holidays…. and a weeknight! I’ll be sitting out the hosting on Christmas day, but I am forever and always the salad, roasted veg, and dessert gal for our fam’s Christmas gathering.  So get ready folks, I’m bringing my A-game with these roasted carrots!…
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Gift Guide: Dude Edition

Its holiday gifting season!! Ladies, can we all agree that most guys are awful to shop for?  Awful.  My Dad remains a mystery.  My brother is super challenging, too.  But my husband is not.  Maybe because he isn’t shy about sharing what he likes.  Or maybe because his likes, interest, and sense of style are very consistent.  Either way, I or rather he can personally vouch for all of these items.  These are some of his favorites, so hopefully these items will give you some ideas for those impossible to shop for guys in your life! Happy Shopping!! *Items $25 and under are marked with an asterisk.      …
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Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas shopping is hard.  I do my best to support local small businesses, but I don’t know what I would do without the internet.  Fight traffic or buy it online for the same price or better?  No-brainer. I know there are a million gift guides out there, so I wanted to approach mine a little differently.  I only chose categories that I personally can shimmy myself into. I have to say, I’m feeling confident in my suggestions because I either own or have been eyeing each of these products.  I think other people would love them too!  So without further adieu: The Almost Properly Holiday Gift Guide – 2017! *Items…

LOVE PEOPLE WELL: Swedish Almond Ring

This post is part of the Love People Well series.  The focus of this series is on easily shareable, transportable, and giftable foods.  Its an invitation to spread a little love to our friends and neighbors in a simple and tangible way. One month ago, we moved.  One month in, it still feels almost as chaotic and unpacked.  Multiple rooms are “works-in-progress” which means several other rooms are stuffed with yet-to-be-unpacked moving boxes.  So. many. moving. boxes.  But, you guys, we are living amidst the chaos and loving it!! We semi-organized about 25% of the house enough to host Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving in a moderately civilized fashion.  Hello, real plates, silverware, and grown-up food!…

Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup with Herb Garlic Finishing Oil

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of overindulgence, loads of stuffing, a mountain of mashed potatoes, and leftovers coming out your ears.  We are still working our way through the turkey.  And I see all of these wonderful ideas for using up your turkey.  And we have given some of them a try in the past, but to be honest, I’m happy with adding it on top of a salad, and the husband will tell you that there is nothing quite like a leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with mayo, sourdough bread, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper.  The boy could eat that morning, noon, and night…
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