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Garlic + Herb Spaghetti Squash

Happy (almost) New Year everyone!! What are your plans?!! Hopefully it’s something sparkly, bubbly, and magical  🙂   For the past two (maybe three, I can’t even remember) years I’ve slept through the ball...

Mocha Mexicana

It’s Sunday Funday folks!! Sunday is obviously my second favorite day of the weekend. It takes backseat mainly because of the impending sense that a new week is upon us and we have to wait...

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

So let’s be honest here. I think this is a safe space. Five years ago I had absolutely no desire to eat or even try Brussels sprouts. They were not in my repertoire. To...

Sweet + Spicy Roasted Nuts

The Washington Post reports that only four in ten Americans eat nuts on any given day. WHATT?!! That’s totally foreign to me! We buy our nuts in bulk from a certain wholesale club and keep them...

Baked Firecracker Salmon

Need something to keep you warm this holiday season? Forget the fireplace, the snugly wool blankets, and the snow bunny earmuffs. Firecracker salmon warms you from the inside. Wooooeee!!! The first bite of this...

Carrot Zucchini Fritters

Hanukkah is just around the corner, and what kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t make some latkes?! For those that don’t know the lingo: latkes = potato pancakes. When I first...

Kale Pesto

Two words: Kale. Pesto. This isn’t just the best kale pesto. This is the best pesto I’ve ever had. Yeah, you heard me! Here’s the thing. I get super excited when I find a new...

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

If you still have holiday shopping to do (eh hem every male in my family) then checkout some of these ideas for your lady, or sister, or mom, or friend, or <insert female gift...

Three Cheese Zucchini Bites

A brief update as to what’s been going on: Yesterday was a bit nuts. Both kids had doctor’s appointments at which they may, or may not, have turned into Gremlins. I have eye witnesses....

Mediterranean Endive Boats

OK! I have my naptime latte and am ready to sit down a type a post for you peeps 🙂 Er, I need one more sip before we begin. Ok, that was more like 3...

Shortbread Cookies

‘Tis the season for cookies! I want to tell you a magical Christmas story about a 9 year old girl and a gingerbread cookie. Every Christmas my mom would make homemade breads for our neighbors....

Spaghetti Squash Sausage Bake

There are flurries outside, y’all!! I can’t believe it! I woke up, marched immediately downstairs to drink my coffee, played with the kids, an hour later decided it was time to get out of...