Honey Almond Butter Dip

In an effort to eat more fruit and protein.  This.   I force myself to sub out sour cream for greek yogurt even though it can be sour but I love it because it’s full of protein.  The struggle is real.   Shouldn’t sour cream be more sour than greek yogurt?  ugrhgghh.  In this dip,…

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Kitchen Upgrade

Orchid

We knew we wanted to tear apart the kitchen when we bought this house four years ago.  Made up of standard build oak cabinets and white tiled counters and backsplash with disgusting, aged, crud filled grout, this kitchen was begging for an upgrade.  I wanted a clean, bright, functional, clutter free kitchen, and because we…

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Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs

Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs

I feel compelled to share this recipe because most of us have left over hard boiled eggs….and who doesn’t love ranch and buffalo wing flavor?  This was the first time I made these and they were a hit….with me….’cause no one else was home….and I can’t stop.  Throw a load of laundry in, grab a…

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Lite Veggie Cheese Spread

Lite Veggie Cheese Spread

Easter is one of my favorite holidays!!  I started plotting to hide Easter eggs around the house and getting Joe an Easter basket to set outside our bedroom door for him to find in the morning, but I decided that was way too much work so I made this instead!  This is yummy with raw…

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Simple Roast Chicken

Roasted Chicken

After almost two months of having the contents of the kitchen cabinets boxed and in the front room, saw dust everywhere, and paint speckled in my hair, hands, and God knows where else, our kitchen is 99% done!!!  We are still waiting for our island from Ikea which we may not have until the turn…

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Stoic & Genuine

UnionStation

  Since opening it’s doors last summer, I have been casually stalking the menu of this impeccably sourced, multi-coastal seafood restaurant of James Beard winner Jennifer Jasinski, located in revitalized Union Station.  The menu is always changing and is creative, casual, elegant, and fresh all at the same time.   And in celebration of our…

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Stay tuned….

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We are in the process of renovating our kitchen!!!  So there won’t be any cooking or baking going on for the next month, give or take a few weeks. As long as there isn’t a natural disaster or a catastrophe from our amateur doing, I will post photos when the project is complete.  

Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Why do the weekends go by so fast?  I think it’s ’cause I’m getting old and sick of not winning the lottery!!  Two dollars is totally worth the hopes and dreams of one day disappearing indefinitely to the South Pacific. . . I would need to take my crock pot though so I can make…

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Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Muffins

CinnamonSugarBreakfastMuffins

I’m so sorry that these go against healthy New Year eating but they are just too delicious not to share!!!  If you like cinnamon sugar, you’re gonna love these!   I made THEM without the papers at first but decided to use cupcake liners so they are a cinch to remove from the muffin pan. …

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Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Chimichurri Shrimp

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  Here are the top 10 recipes of 2014.   Nothing like a list full of cheese, cheese, and refined carbohydrates!   10.  Chimichurri Shrimp 9.  Beer Battered Fish Tacos  8.  Nutter Butter Truffles  7.  Lasagna Meatball Stew  6.  Lemon & Tuscan Herb Chicken Drumsticks  5.  Mexican 7 Layer…

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Every year I raid the clearance section of Sur La Table the week after Christmas for foodie glass ornaments! ‘Cause I’m cheap that way! Anything shiny and new, like a moth to a flame, my little booboomunchkin butt is all over this!  These cookies are everything a cookie should be. And I have been eating them every…

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