Panna Cotta with Fresh Raspberries

If I could choose one dessert to eat the rest of my life, panna cotta takes the cake. To me, it’s the best creamy and sugary treat to enjoy and a couple of years ago, I learned that it’s extremely easy to make at home. It’s as simple as whisking gelatin powder, milk, cream and […]

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Game Day Carnitas Nachos

If you know me, you know I look forward to the Super Bowl for one reason and one reason only: the food. I still don’t really know how football works and I’ll never understand why games are so long, so seriously, if you find me at a Super Bowl party, know I’m only there for […]

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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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