acorn squash

week 29

Well, time has flown by. I’m now 40+ weeks along, just waiting ever-so-patiently for baby O to make their debut. A lot of things have contributed to my non-updates. The ...


Roasted Garlic Baked Brie

As I mentioned on instagram, I’ve made this brie several times now but I always fail to get an after picture. I blame the vultures that are usually hovering and ...

week 24 blog

week 24

Everything is going great – I cannot complain at all. We started painting the nursery this past weekend (technically week 25) and it’s killing me not to share a sneak ...

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crack brownies

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

Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

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

easy summer app | cantaloupe skewers

  We were hosting dinner club and I needed a quick and ...
gnocchi soup

Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden ...
chicken enchiladas verdes

Chicken Enchiladas Verde

I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the ...

my december menu

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. ...

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week 21 blog

week 21

  So I thought I was going to get caught up by this week, but not so much. This is about 2 weeks ago…so I’m close! I’m dead serious about the heartburn, I am really dreading it if I get it. Although I’ve heard it means your baby will be born with a lot of […]

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week 19

19 weeks was about 3 weeks ago – slowly catching up on the updates! Still working on finding a daycare, it’s crazy. I never imagined you’d have to call for the good places LONG before we even told people we were pregnant. Lots of movement these days, mostly first thing in the morning. I guess […]

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week 17

week 17

Almost caught up to the present (21 1/2 weeks) – after the first trimester, time has just flown by. I nested early and need to get some of that motivation back to actually start on/finish the nursery.   Went to Washington D.C. with my mom to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday. We did and saw […]

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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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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

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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roasted garlic-parmigiano broccoli

I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d share a great side dish I made over the holidays. I made it for 2 Christmas dinners because it is so good and so easy. I found it in a Food & Wine holiday suggested recipes email. The butter alone is worth making this recipe, we used […]

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