Guest Post: Weekend Alone – Taco Bell Party Pack Anyone?

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*Note: Due to Megan’s travels this weekend, she requested that I (her husband, Mike) fill in for her with my first ever guest post about trying to manage my hunger without her and care for a new puppy at the same time.  Luckily for...

Favorite Friday Finds

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Welcome to the first (only?) edition of Favorite Friday Finds! I’m currently in Atlanta attending a food blogging conference. I’m having a blast meeting other bloggers and can’t wait to learn from all the speakers, but I’m definitely missing my two favorite guys at...

Fontina and Herb Flatbread

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I’m going to go ahead and say it – this is one of the best things I have ever made. Mike and I were in Pennsylvania for Mother’s Day a few weekends ago, and this fontina and herb flatbread was on the menu for...

Puppy Sugar Cookies…and a Puppy!

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How cute are these puppy cookies? But isn’t the real thing even cuter?? Yep, that’s right! We brought home a new puppy this weekend, and I made cookies to celebrate the occasion! (When you’re trying to learn to decorate, any event counts as a...

Hospitality: A Weekend Mexican Fiesta

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If you tried to leave a comment on my blog earlier, you may have noticed that blogger was down. Sorry about that! It’s back up now, but in the process it seems to have claimed my most recent recipe draft. In the meantime, enjoy...

Kitchen Tools I’m Loving – Cooking Edition

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I have a lot of kitchen tools. I like collecting them and I love them all. I’m terrible at de-cluttering, but it’s something I’m working on as I attempt to spring clean around my house. As I was trying to find more space in my kitchen...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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I’ve been staring at the pictures in this post for longer than I’d care to admit, trying to figure out what to write that will convince you to make these bars. The only thing running through my head is: “They’re soooo good!” And while...

Classic Vanilla Butter Cupcakes

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The first year we were married, Mike made me a cake for my birthday. We’d only been married for about 1 month, so I think he was still trying to impress me with what a good husband he was. He made a spice cake...

Grocery Budget 101 – Cash Budget

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Let’s talk about grocery budgets. This is a tip I’ve put into practice with surprising success. You see, about 6 months or so ago I was going over my grocery budget every single month. Sometimes by $20, sometimes by $40, but I always spent more...

Turkey Pesto Sliders

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Sliders are one of those categories of foods that is just fun to eat. I’d rather eat 2 or 3 small sandwiches than one big one any day. I’m not sure Mike agrees with me on that point, but regardless, he absolutely loved these...