Kale & Artichoke Dip

Yesterday I turned 30. Yes… 3-0!! The age that used to sound so old to me. I am now that old woman – ha! Jokes aside, there’s a reason the saying, “thirty, flirty and thriving” exists. While the flirty part doesn’t necessarily apply to me in the season of life, or ever because I’m so […]

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Lemon Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts

If you read my most recent post, you’ll know my husband and I took a trip to Brooklyn, NY to celebrate my 30th birthday and a little babymoon last weekend. And as I mentioned in the post, my favorite meal was at this modern Italian eatery close to the hotel we stayed at. Before booking […]

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Peppermint Bark Candies

I have been making peppermint bark every Christmas for several years now. I normally make a full sheet and break it up into pieces, but this year, I found snowflake candy molds at Michaels and decided to step up my game! It’s the same recipe, but the method is obviously different. Putting the bark into […]

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Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Blogging takes a lot of work, preparation and organization, which is why I don’t do it as often as “I should”. Life, the kids and other projects tend to take up a lot of my time, and I’m content with that. Life with my family is so precious to me. But, I also continue blogging […]

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Christmas Wreath Cheese Board

A cheese board is my thing to make when we’re hosting, or one of the first things I offer to bring to gatherings. I love the creativity that goes into it and the fact that everyone is happy to see you when they notice you have a board full of cheese, meat and other snacks […]

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Leftover Turkey Hand Pies

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We spent the afternoon at my parents’ house with some family and celebrated with Brett’s family last Saturday. We had a lot of fun with both sides and enjoyed being able to eat our favorite Thanksgiving food twice! We devoured a ton of delicious food between […]

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Broiled Creamed Corn

Okay, so it’s Thanksgiving. There are sides on sides on sides – veggies, stuffing, some sort of potato, and of course, the big bird. As you’re looking around at everything, you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to fit a proper portion of each dish on your plate. Everything ends up being squished together, […]

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Salted Pecan & Caramel Cookies

About a month or two ago, I set off to make a fun fall cookie for Date Night In’s Gather Together date box and decided to recipe test a salted pecan and caramel cookie. I wanted something that almost tasted like a pecan pie, but bite-sized and packed with gooey caramel. Recipe testing any type […]

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Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo

Do you ever shy away from making a recipe because you assume it will be difficult? I can’t even count how many times I’ve done this! There are plenty of dishes I’m still intimidated by. I almost pretend they don’t exist so I don’t have to think about the work and skill that will have […]

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Creamy Baked Potato Soup

I’ve enjoyed a great handful of soups in my day, but Panera’s baked potato soup has been one of the most memorable. It’s always made me a happier person and it’s one of the first soups I enjoyed alongside bread.  I used to love going to Panera and ordering the soup in a big bread […]

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