Holiday Recipes and Lately



It’s arrived. Hexagonal lattices of hydrogen and oxygen polar covalent bond-ing it up.

I knew I took chemistry for something.


Bonnie and Maddie demonstrate snow pollination:




I mentioned starting as the new registered dietitian at the awesome one-stop-shop for healthy living, Mettler Center. I kicked off my tenure by setting up a tasting table packed with healthy recipes and nutrition information. Robin and I chatted up members and guests after reeling them in with samples of popped amaranth granola and orange cardamom tea cakes.


In retrospect, it would have been more interesting to get an action shot of us handing out samples. Hindsight 20/20 and all that. Here. This is the best I’ve got.

superrd table

(Reminds me of being an intern and pasting my head onto an empty chair.)

Some of you have been interested in my knitting, so I’ll show you a little of what I’m working on.

The lace edge of my first knitted skirt,


a sweet little thing,


and the first project for my life list donation pile (a cozy scarf).


Plus a bunch of gifts I can’t show you yet because, well, obviously.

Finally, a few vintage THIH recipes to round up the holiday season:


Festive Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach, and Cheese


Winter Meyer Lemonade


Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Orange Reduction


Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Basil Feta


Sweetpotato Apple Bake with Cinnamon Sweetpotato “Ice Cream”


Light-as-a-Feather Gingerbread Cake

Finally finally, there is a wealth of slow cooker recipes from Cooking Light I want to try. Time to get cooking!



  1. i have just gotten into knitting and starting a scarf. You might be receiving a panicky email soon because I will definitely mess it up and will have no clue on what to do, be ready.

    1. Send away! (Although I’m sure you have more skillz than you realize 🙂 )

    2. Dear Jessie,
      love the doggie pictures and totally love the knitting pictures. Good scarf in Brioche – that was also a pastry{?) or Shaker Rib. Can’t quite tell from the picture.
      Love your blog. Brigitte

      1. Hi Brigitte! I’m not actually sure what the stitch is called, although I know it’s not brioche or shaker rib. I think it’s a p1, k3 pattern? I’ll have to look it up, since I finished that project a while ago! 🙂

  2. I love seeing pictures of knitting projects. I started crocheting a blanket for Little Man before he was born. Needless to say, I’m about four squares in and he’s now 2. Maybe I’ll take it up again for Little Lady’s arrival 🙂 Happy Christmas, friend!

    1. Little Lady, yay! 😀 😀

  3. Love these “vintage” recipes! A great blast from the past. Happy holidays chica!!

  4. I love your knitting projects! I haven’t knitted anything in years, but I want to take it up again some day…

    Happy Holidays, Jessie!

  5. Haha, hilarious first sentence… your tasting table looked fantastic, I wish I am there to sample your tasty granola! I love to see more of your knitting projects, I’ve never knit before, I wish I can! The lace edge of your knitted skirt looks amazing…and that is some cozy scarf! Hope you had a wonderful holidays! Wishing you and your hubby a Happy New Year, Jessie!

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