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Ratatouille (the art of making stew)

  ra·ta·touilleˌradəˈto͞oē/ (noun) A French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, and sometimes called ratatouille niçoise. It is often referred to as a peasant’s dish.    With painstaking attention to detail, I spooned thinly sliced, stewed vegetables onto a spiral of pasta and sprinkled freshly picked basil and parmesan cheese over the top. The kitchen was covered in pots, pans, […] Read more…

Blogaversary #1

  Happy Anniversary to Pointe Shoes and Wooden Spoons!  How is it possible that it’s already been one year since I pressed the publish button on that first blog post? Together we braved many adventures and joyfully, you stuck around for every single one! Thank you for faithfully reading my posts reminiscing about my precious childhood, and […] Read more…

Disappointment

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill At every stage in life, there will be disappointments.  It might be over a missed school award,  a job, a broken friendship, audition rejection letter(s). The possibilities truly are endless. However, the way in which […] Read more…

New Beginnings

  Wow! How is it even possible that 2016 is over and 2017 is about to begin? Time reallllly needs to slow down. It really seems like just yesterday, we were counting down to 2016. This year was a good one! It had a lot of firsts, such as going out of state for five weeks without […] Read more…

#Thankful

  Thanksgiving has arrived! This special day over flowing with it’s familiar sights, smells, joyful memories, family time and traditions is finally here and I’m so excited. So in order to celebrate   this special day I’d like to share 100 things I’m grateful for with you! 100 Reasons I’m Thankful The Lord My Parents […] Read more…

25

  This glorious fall day marks my parents 25th anniversary. Twenty five years ago today they both said, “I do” and have never left each other’s sides. This anniversary is quite the accomplishment and something to be celebrated!   In honor of their special day I’d like to share 25 thoughts about their time and […] Read more…

Pumpkin Cookies

    Once upon a time, (that wasn’t so long ago) when the air got a little cooler, the trees started changing into their fiery and brilliant coats and the wind started to whistle, there was a pumpkin festival. At this festival, they had what one would call – if looking through rose colored glasses […] Read more…

17

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”  (Kurt Vonnegut) This past Friday, I woke up and suddenly realized I was seventeen! Yes, seventeen, that frightfully exciting age that every little girl dreams of being, because she will finally be “grown up.” That age, […] Read more…

GF Maple Pear Muffins with Pumpkin Seed Streusel

Fall has arrived! It’s time to break out the scarves, boots, big sweaters and pies. Unless of course you live in the south where it’s 90 degrees and you will be absolutely miserable wearing anything other than shorts; but still maybe if we do all the right things, fall will get the hint and bring […] Read more…

Sweet Potato Pasta

As you well know, one of my favorite things ever is pasta. There really is nothing as wonderful as that blank canvas of carbs (aka. happiness) waiting to soak up whatever one so chooses to paint it with. It comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and textures – so willing to accept whatever you […] Read more…

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