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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Creamy Herb-encrusted Pork tenderLoin

Ingredients …for the pork tenderloin 1 tbs salt 1 tbs pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp onion powder 2 tbs olive oil …for the creamy mustard sauce 5 cloves garlic 4 tbs butter 1 tsp thyme 2 tbs flour 1/2 c. half & half 1 c. milk 2 tbs dijon mustard […]

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Trader Joe’s Fall Haul Roundup

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I cannot believe that it is already October 7, meaning that we have now been in October for one whole week. Wow! The time is flying. With that being said, in honor of the first week of October, I have decided to complete my Trader Joe’s Fall Haul Roundup! (As promised.) If […]

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Apple Harvest Chicken

This chicken recipe is perfect for chilly nights after apple picking! (Plus, it’s really easy to make!) Ingredients 6-8 chicken legs 6-8 chicken thighs 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs butter 2 stalks celery, diced 1 large onion, diced 3 c. apple, diced (Use whatever apples you have! My personal favorite are honey crisp.) 1/4 […]

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Trader Joe’s Fall Haul

For the past few months I have made it my mission to start shopping at Trader Joe’s. That probably sounds super weird, but everyone raves about the goodies they find there and I always find very little that excites me. With all of that being said, I decided to go on a Trader Joe’s fall […]

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Loaded Blue Cheese Salad

I really enjoy making this salad because it is yummy, easy to throw together, and very colorful. Traditionally, blue cheese salads are supposed to be assembled using iceberg lettuce wedges, but I actually personally prefer a chopped green. I find that it absorbs more of the dressing and marries better with the toppings. However, you […]

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Classic (Egg-Free!) Chocolate Chip Cookies

After it was discovered that my son had an egg allergy, like most moms I set out to find egg-free alternatives for our favorite foods. I have created a delicious and egg-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that tastes the same as the good old fashioned ones! Ingredients 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 c. […]

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