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...

Morning Glory Muffins

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I’ve mentioned it before, but there’s just something about family recipes that have stood the test of time. One of my favorite wedding gifts I received when Mike and I got married was a recipe book filled with recipes handed down from Mike’s side of the family. ...

Food Photography: Then and Now

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I don’t have a good tip to share with you this week, but today’s Wednesday post will hopefully give you a laugh at my expense! Mike’s been urging me to write a post like this for awhile now, and I’ve been resisting. It’s no...

Skillet Chicken, Broccoli, and Penne

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 I am really learning to love skillet meals. They tend to be quick and easy, flavorful, and best of all you only use one pot! A skillet meal is perfect for busy nights when you don’t have much time to cook. My mom sent...

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles

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Are you tired of desserts yet? I hope not because this one I’m sharing with you today is one of my new obsessions. I love making truffles, and when I saw a truffle recipe combining white chocolate and lemon, I knew it had to...