Summer Veggie Pizza

And this is how you say, “so long, summer!” Not so long as in, “I’m so over you”, but more like bidding farewell to a friend you’ve loved and cherished and can’t wait to see again. This pizza is a celebration of all the goodness summer brings. Kind of like a thank you to summer! […]

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Back to School Mix

Peyton starts preschool this fall and it’s such a bittersweet time. I am so incredibly happy that she gets to learn, make new friends and do her own thing, and I know she is going to thrive meeting new people; but at the same time, I can’t help but feel sad that my baby is […]

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Stove-top Shells & Cheese

I love me a good boxed mac and cheese. Whenever I make it for the kids, I end up devouring most of the box (sorry guys!). There’s just something about a spoonful that brings me back to my childhood when we would live for mac and cheese days. Having a bowl full of pasta and […]

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A Summer Night’s Dream Pasta Salad

Why a summer night’s dream, you ask? Because having pasta salad every summery night is my dream! Haha that sounds so complicated. What I’m really trying to say is that pasta salad is a dream to me. What I enjoy most about pasta salad is the pasta (duh!), but I also relish the different directions […]

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Fourth of July Hand Pies

Peeps… it’s been too long!! It seems like months since I last posted (even though it was a couple of weeks ago – did you see these oatmeal macadamia nut cookies I posted??). That’s probably because my mind has been in a million different places since we’ve moved. Both Brett and I have been running […]

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Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate

I’ve been on a sweet kick lately. I’m normally a savory person, but I’ve gotten to the point where I need something sweet every day. It’s ridiculous! I suggest going for walks to some of the ice cream shops in our downtown area a couple of days a week and whenever I’m walking through the […]

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pineapple Slaw

My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for our honeymoon and it’s a trip I’ll never forget. We began our vacation in Kauai and ended it in Maui, and both islands were so full of beauty. The lush mountains, sandy beaches and winding roads made it the perfect paradise. We had such an amazing time […]

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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Growing up half Italian, I’ve had a ton of pasta. A TON. My mom would make it, my aunts would make it and of course, my Nonna would make it. To this day, every family get together has some sort of pasta on the menu. Lasagna, manicotti, pasta with sauce, pasta with ricotta, ravioli and […]

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Strawberry Limemade Cocktail

It’s Friyay!!! You know what that means, right? The perfect day to share a summery, sweet cocktail. This is my first time sharing an alcoholic beverage on the blog – eeeek! I’m excited, but also nervous. Lately, my husband has aspired to become a homemade cocktail connoisseur. He bought himself a big, bad book with millions […]

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Kale & Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Growing up, I despised breakfast. Most likely because I liked to sleep in until 11 a.m. and cereal was just never my thing. Now I can’t get enough. I love ordering breakfast at restaurants and my husband and I have egg and ham sandwiches way too often.  Lately, we’ve tried to make a point to […]

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