Baked Apple Donuts

The other day I had a chance to recipe test and decided on baked apple donuts. I was really looking forward to spending some time in the kitchen among the sweet smell of sugar and cinnamon. I put the kids upstairs for nap/quiet time and got to baking quick. I hit a couple of roadblocks […]

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Grilled Chicken and Cous Cous Mediterranean Bowls

Back in 2005 my dad’s side of the family took a trip to Greece together. It was incredible and filled with memories I’ll never forget. I remember laughing until my belly hurt with my cousins and brother, falling in love with the relaxed atmosphere in my aunt’s hometown, daydreaming of the idea of being whisked […]

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flank steak tacos with cilantro lime crema

We’ve been in a Taco Tuesday funk lately. And when I say we, I really mean me because I typically plan out our meals for the week (with Brett’s input of course). We used to religiously eat tacos every Tuesday and really enjoyed trying different recipes every couples of weeks, but over the past several […]

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Orecchiette With Pesto, Green Beans &Potatoes

Does anyone else have dreams they’re trying to graduate college but find out they don’t have enough credits? I feel like I’ve been having that dream very often – so strange!! In the dream, I’m always freaking out and trying to get a hold of my counselor to help me figure out what classes I […]

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SPring Flower Cookies

We have a lot of flowers/bushes to plant in our backyard this spring. Last summer, we expanded and reshaped some of our garden beds in the back and front of our house, and discussed taking a year to think about what we wanted to plant and how we’d want to landscape everything. Spoiler alert: we […]

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Rigatoni with Mascarpone vodka sauce & crispy Prosciutto

I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe… like a dinnertime recipe. I’ve missed this you guys!!! I feel like I’ve been in a groove with three kids for what seems like a while now, but I truly have been trying my best to focus on my kids this past […]

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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

Just one more sweet recipe before Valentine’s Day! I’m a little relieved because all of this sugar around the house is killing me. Target’s valentine section got me good and I find myself digging for all the candy bags in our pantry. It doesn’t help that I’m in full hibernation mode over here. It’s been […]

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Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

One of our favorite things to do when it’s warmer out is to walk to our downtown area with the kids, and every once in a while we’ll get cookies from one of the best restaurants in our area, MF & Co. Brett and I usually split their dark chocolate salty oat cookie, which is […]

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Gingerbread house french toast

‘Tis the season for gingerbread houses and dressing up all types of breakfast. Breakfast is just better when there is icing and sprinkles involved! Last year, we hosted a pjs and pancakes party with some of the kids’ friends and I was hoping it would turn into an annual tradition, but we’re continuing to keep […]

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festive reindeer rice krispie treats

You know Dasher and Dancer, and the rest of them, but do you recall the most delicious reindeer of all? Yesterday the kids and I made these cocoa krispie reindeer treats. I melted the butter and marshmallows together, and the kids helped me add the cocoa krispies to the pot and topped them with sprinkles […]

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