Scandinavian Fruit Soup

Scandinavian Fruit Soup

We have a Christmas tradition that I feel is pretty unique to our family. In fact, I have yet to meet another family that makes Scandinavian Fruit Soup every year for Christmas Eve dinner. I’ve always enjoyed sharing this tradition because it piques the listener’s interest and conjures up a silly face of sorts. Fruit soup?! It may sound a little different but don’t let that stop you from trying it. Its warm, spicy sweetness makes for a delightful holiday treat. Read More

15 Ways to Put the ‘Thanks’ Back in Your Thanksgiving

15 Ways to Put the ‘Thanks’ Back in Your Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving this week we all have turkey on the mind. Except me, pie is on mine. My mom gave me pie-making duty for the big day. Which in anyone else’s world may be simple, but for twenty people? Ladies, let’s get real, I’m no Paula Dean. I’m doing my best to get everyone’s favorites and calculate how much we’ll need so I don’t end up with a crazy load of leftovers. I’ve been scouring Pinterest and texting my sisters for their recipes. This whole pie thing has become quite consuming. Fun. But consuming. Read More

A Kiss of Perspective

I usually make myself get up early to enjoy a few moments of quiet before the kids get up and bombard my senses. Mr. Coppertop has always been an early riser so it’s also a nice time for us to have a hot cup of coffee and get some reading in for the day. In a perfect world, this would happen every day, however my two year old has a propensity for morning life as well. Though quietness and solitude is not what he has in mind. Read More