a collection of pumpkin recipes and an utterly simple sweet potato & pumpkin soup

I am having considerable difficulty coming to terms with October’s rapidly approaching end, at the moment, as I have yet to wholly embrace all that this lovely, autumnal month has to offer. Ah, yes… November is rather pleasant, also, and possesses all the delightful characteristics that October so generously offers. November is often preferred by myself, in fact… I celebrate my (highly anticipated!) birthday Thanksgiving Week each year, a mere five days before the final fall month (December doesn’t quite count, in my opinion) draws to a close. This year, however, has proven itself to be an unusual exception. October simply flew by – one minute I was preparing luggage for a (all-too-brief) five day visit to New York City, the next… well, here I am, on the nineteenth day of the tenth month of the year. Halloween is nearly upon us. What? How even?

But… I digress. Shall we pumpkin (and sweet potato…), now? I think yes.

Several weeks ago I concocted a remarkably effortless soup, inspired by a past recipe from this little space. I had just enough time to shoot a single photograph (excluding the one I Instagrammed, of course) before my four ravenous family members requested steaming hot bowls of this light, broth-based dish. It was tremendously popular among them all.

Now… I did promise a collection of pumpkin recipes, no? Let’s get to it!

New York City 2014: In Digital Photographs

New York, New York! Oh, I am so, so fond of this bustling, lively city – it is a metropolitan wonderland unlike any other. This is the first post in a miniature...

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

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Stories for a Monday Morning

Click on each individual image to view its story. Enjoy! xo – Abby ~ pumpkin soup ~ pumpkin baked doughnuts ~ september 2014 ~ ( Click Here for more autumn-inspired recipes ) Three...

Mini Apple Galettes with a Coconut Oil Crust

There is no pure, unadulterated form of natural sustenance quite like a fresh, perfectly ripened, autumnal apple. Preferably of the Red Delicious variety… ooh, or a Fuji, perhaps? Each individual fruit possesses...

Image Twenty-Nin

lovely little quotes & a story for your friday afternoon: the autumn edition

Inspirational, autumnal quotes (ooh, and a Steller story of mine) for your Friday afternoon… Have a lovely weekend! xoxo, Abby Click on the image above to view its story.

~ September 2014 ~

Happy first of October! Fall has commenced, at long last, and I am so, so excited for the lovely, autumnal month ahead. At the moment I am eagerly awaiting a series of...

a lovely little list

Happy Sunday to you all, and welcome to an itty-bitty list of the lovely little things that delighted me on the internet this past week! It is, basically, a diverse assortment of...

utterly simple baked sweet potato doughnuts.

As I compose this very {sweet} post, while resting upon the absolute loveliest pale pink throw blanket, it is nearly ten o’clock p.m. Though the average American teenager has most-likely (I suppose...