Eating Organically Shouldn’t Break the Bank

I was recently having a conversation with a friend about organic versus non-organic food and, naturally, the question of cost came up. If you’ve bopped around my blog a bit you would probably see that I write about organic food often and eating “well” is something that I am passionate about. (Just to clarify: when […]

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Frosted Mistletoe Christmas Cocktail

As most people know, I am primarily a wine drinker. However, what most people don’t know is that I am secretly a gin drinker, too. My favorite cocktail of all time is a very dry gin martini. In fact, I like my martinis so dry that stirring or shaking my drink in the general direction […]

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Classic (Egg-Free!) Gingerbread Cookies

I have to be honest, before I created this recipe I did not like gingerbread cookies. I always found them to be difficult to make, too spicy, and I am not a huge fan of cinnamon. However, I love to decorate them and gingerbread cookies are a Christmastime essential. I played around with some recipes […]

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The Chicken Meatballs Our Toddler Loves

As our son gets older and moves away from all baby foods, I have been looking for recipes that he will love and that I can make a few days in advance. One of the things I have learned to make is chicken meatballs. I love making them because they are super easy, very healthy […]

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Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Happy First Day of Christmas, everyone! (I mean, it’s the day after Thanksgiving so it’s officially Christmastime, right?) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our holiday was a bit more quiet than usual, but the food was just as delicious as always. With that all being said, after dinner is cleaned up on […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone who reads and follows this blog a very happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving looks a bit different this year than it usually does, but I am nonetheless still thankful for another year with friends and family. I think that even in the face of difficult times (like […]

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The Holidays are Not Cancelled

I cannot believe that wintertime is creeping up on us! I feel like just yesterday we were out at a pumpkin patch capturing fall family photos, and now we are shopping for Christmas decorations and preparing to brine a turkey for Thanksgiving this Thursday. I look at our son every day and wonder how it […]

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Respecting Everyone’s Comfort Level This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is less than one week away. I feel as thought 2020 whizzed by (thankfully!) and we are finally seeing the end to this insane year. As always, with the end of the year comes the holiday season. The holidays are usually filled with exciting parties, engagements, seeing family we often don’t, and even travel. […]

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Pepper Steak

Ingredients 1 1/4 lbs flank steak, thinly sliced 3 large peppers, cored and sliced (I usually use two colored and one green, but use whatever you have!) 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 3 roma tomatoes, diced 6 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbs fresh ginger, minced 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 c. […]

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Stop Caring About When Your Neighbor Decorates for Christmas

Sadly (for some of us), Halloween is over. Personally, October is my favorite time of year and I do become sad when the Halloween festivities come to an end. I enjoy the whole month and celebrate Halloween throughout the entirety of October. I love scary movies, costumes, spooky decorations, pumpkin spice lattes, and just about […]

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