Aromatic Roasted Vegetables

I have had veggies like these several times but had not found the perfect combination. Half the time they would be super mushy or I wouldn’t love some of the herb combinations. I had a lot of sweet potoes on hand a few weeks ago and came up with this. I seriously can’t get enough! For me it is a meal in itself. Not only is it delicious but it is a beautiful side.


Aromatic Roasted Vegetables
Serves 4-6 (or I can eat half the pan)

3  carrots, peeled and sliced (sometimes I add more- there is no set amount)
3 sweet potatoes, sliced
1 yellow onion, peeled, cut in quarters
1 head garlic, peeled or 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic from a jar
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (this is just a guess amount, I just drizzle and toss until they are coated)
salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place carrots, onions and sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss together.
3. Add the olive oil to the vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle with fresh or dried rosemary.
5. Roast vegetables in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes. I turn the veggies a few times throughout the cook time. On occasion, I will broil for about a minute at the end if I want them to be a little crispy.

We are making our own baby food so if you notice the small bowl of carrots and sweet potatoes in the pic above, I cut up some extra and just roast without all of the oil and seasoning to mash up for Silas. Most days he is a big fan of sweet potatoes so we have been eating a lot of those too. The baby food thing has been pretty easy. I haven’t spent a lot of time making big batches of anything, instead I just mash up whatever fresh we have on hand or put it in the blender. I will share some of the things I have tried in a later post.

If you try this recipe, I would love to know what you think!


On another note, we just got back from a visit to North Carolina to see Grandpa. We always have a great time and look forward to the next trip.

Silas and grandpa

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Tomato Basil Soup

With all of this cold weather, I have really been wanting warm foods that are good to eat curled up on the couch with a fire going. This Tomato Basil soup was just what I was craving. It is perfect served with a grilled cheese on the side for dipping..



1 tsp. olive oil

½ cup minced onion ( I used yellow)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 -28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes

3 cups chicken broth

¾ cup cream

1/3 cup minced fresh basil

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp minced fresh parsley

¼ tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot and then add onion and garlic. Saute 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.Take off the stove and let cool. Pour into a blender and blend well. Pour back in pot and add the remaining ingredients and bring to a bubble then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. I topped with shredded Parmesan.

It made a lot for the 2 of us so I had enough to share. It would be perfect to make a batch to give out to those you love on Valentine’s Day! I just poured in a glass jelly jar and then topped with Parmesan cheese and tied with a cute tag and some ribbon and a felt heart sticker. .

ImageEnjoy and stay warm!

Getting Back To Blogging

It has been so long! One of my goals for the new year is to start blogging again. (Short and sweet posts that I can do in the evenings or weekends in 20 minutes or less) I have really missed the blog! A lot has happened since my last post and I have so much to write about.

The main thing that has happened was that Silas was born!   The past 9 months have flown by and  I wish I could just slow the days down to take it all in.

Our little bug

I really can’t believe how fast he has grown. He is into everything and his little personality keeps us laughing everyday.



I am really looking forward to writing again so stay tuned 🙂


Sara Beth