Roasted Peppers in Olive Oil

Roasted Peppers in Arbequina Olive Oil

I spent most of last week laid-up in bed with a sinus infection, streaming back-to-back movies, on a soar throat diet (ice cream pints) and wearing the same yoga pants for possibly three days straight. It may not have been my most productive week, but I did manage to find some inspiration while in my… 

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Peanut Butter, Honey & Banana Stuffed Almond Crusted French Toast

Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Stuffed Almond Crusted French Toast

Weeknights can be crazy sometimes they can be downright insane. Many times after a full days work, be it in the office or attempting to clean the house while keeping little ones busy, it’s hard to find that final push to make dinner. All of us are looking for ways to make life easier and… 

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Coconut & Green Tea Ice Cream

Coconut & Green Tea Ice Cream

Ice cream is awesome! Homemade ice cream is awesomer! Yes, homemade ice cream can be somewhat time-consuming, but allow me to explain why it’s worth the effort and awesomer than store-bought ice cream. (I am fully aware that “awesomer” is technically not a word.) Creaminess to the max! Peanut butter swirl with pickles? Ok! Because you… 

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Color Me Rad 5

35 and Color Me Rad 5k

Until recently I’ve had a firm belief in not running unless I was being chased, but with my 35th year of life on approach I though it may do me some good to change that philosophy. This weekend was my birthday weekend and the only thing that I asked to do was “run” in the Color… 

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Trending: Rocks, Copper, Horses

Trending: Rocks, Copper, Horses

Here’s a story I tell a lot: twenty-four-year-old me is at the local flea market gathering up all the brass animals in one booth. “I just love, really love, brass animals,” I excitedly tell the vendor, a rotund man with gentle eyes, wearing a top hat, flowing beard and vest, and who I’ve recently found… 

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Sweet Pea Pesto & Gnocchi

Sweet Pea Pesto & Pancetta Gnocchi

  Over a year ago we cut the cable.  I found myself spending way too many hours watching The Real Housewives, both new episodes and rerun marathons of episodes I had already seen.  I was literally wasting away watching 40-year-old woman drama, cat fights and extravagant spending. It had become a problem, so I petitioned… 

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Spicy Chicken with Pickled Plum Salad

Sriracha Glazed Chicken with Pickled Plum Salad

  Notice anything different? I’ll give you a minute to figure it out. If you haven’t figured it out yet you and my husband should meet. I could paint a wall bright purple and it would take him a week to notice.  And, no I don’t think I am exaggerating. In addition to moving servers… 

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Grapefruit, Avocado and Crab Salad

Grapefruit, Avocado and Lump Crab Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette & Coconut Chips

Spring is springing or trying to spring under a layer of snow in some parts. I sorry for those of you who still have snow on the ground and I am really, really sorry for those of you who just got more snow on the ground. But, don’t worry I got your back. Maybe spring… 

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Elvis Blondies

Elvis Blondies : Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon and Chocolate Blondies

You may be thinking, “Hey! didn’t you already post these?” or “I saw these, but when I went to get the recipe your site disappeared!” It’s been a little bit of a crazy week over here.  Thanks you all of you awesome people I grew out of the shared server I was on and had… 

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Civil War: Lamb Stew

Civil War Recipes: Irish Stew

Slowly but surely I am still working my way through my Civil War Recipes cookbook.  This time I thought I give something savory a go.  This recipe reads super easy, but it goes against everything I want to do when making stew.    Normally when I make a stew or anything that is braised in… 

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