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week 24

Everything is going great – I cannot complain at all. We started ...

crack brownies

I guess the technical name of these brownies is: gooey cookies and cream double ...

week 21

  So I thought I was going to get caught up by ...

week 19

19 weeks was about 3 weeks ago – slowly catching up on ...

Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

I’ve been wanting to try the zucchini “noodle” trend for a while ...

week 17

Almost caught up to the present (21 1/2 weeks) – after the ...

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easy summer app | cantaloupe skewers

  We were hosting dinner club and I needed a quick and light appetizer, as we were having bratwurst and mac and cheese for dinner (very heavy). A quick search of my pinterest board, found me these little cantaloupe, mozzarella, prosciutto skewers from the Comfort of Cooking site. I gave it my own spin by [...]

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weeks 12 & 14

I’m combining weeks 12 and 14 in one update because both are a little ‘lite’ on the subject. I’m telling you, I was pretty lazy in the beginning. Here is the adorable adirondack chair that Jess got us to match our front porch chairs. I’m obsessed with this little thing!   And apparently week 14 [...]

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catching up AND week 11

Catching up with the world since my four month hiatus… I think my last post was about 1 week before I found THIS out. So you’ll hopefully understand that my absence has been caused by sheer busyness of growing another human being in my body. In the beginning I was super duper tired and lazy, [...]

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Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden knock-off recipe.  It was so good and quick, I recently made it again. I like using the spicy Italian sausage to give it even more flavor. And in the SAME week I made this  chicken gnocchi soup that is also an Olive Garden [...]

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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the Real Simple cookbook has been one of my favorites lately. Everyone in cookbook club has made several of the recipes and all have been so good. My friend Katie told me about these Chicken Enchiladas Verdes and I needed an easy recipe to [...]

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my december menu

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | [...]

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my november menu

During November, my kitchen was a tad busier. Of course there was Thanksgiving, but I also hosted 2 family events and Cookbook Club 2.0 so I got to try several new recipes that I’m excited to share. sweet potato & brie flat bread | I made this for our Cookbook Club 2.0. We chose the [...]

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my september/october menu

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was out of town quite a bit so I’m guessing that contributed to the lack of activity in my kitchen. Here is a glance at what I did get to in the fall. chili cook-off | Sam’s office held a chili cook-off this year. [...]

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creamy tomato soup

One of my besties (is there a new word for bestie yet?) had a soup extravaganza over her fall break this year. A different soup for every day, I so wish I had fall break (and spring break for that matter) so I could have such fun days cooking soups upon soups. Until that day [...]

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minestrone with chicken meatballs

I call this a perfect alternative to your basic chicken and noodles. You still have the chicken and you still have the noodles, just in different forms. I found it in Bon Appetit magazine (which I love) and tweaked it a bit by adding a few more vegetables. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces ground chicken (about [...]

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