Pear Pineapple Smoothie

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Just sitting here drinking my pear smoothie and mourning the loss of fall. Since when did the Christmas season begin on November 1? I saw three Christmas commercials the last half hour and my hometown  has lights and wreaths hung in the town center.  Is everyone skipping right over Thanksgiving, the biggest food holiday of the year?  It’s very […]

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Muffins have never been my choice as far as baked goods go. I usually prefer a donut or a brownie or anything extremely chocolatey.  But strangely muffins were one of my major pregnancy cravings. One cold, snowy morning I was woken out of my sleep with an enormously overpowering desire for chocolate chip muffins. I could not shake it […]

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Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts

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I haven’t blogged in about 6 months a.k.a. one half of a year! I also just celebrated my baby girl’s 6 month birthday. And not coincidentally it’s also the 6 month anniversary of the last time I saw the bottom of the laundry basket. A baby definitely tips your life upside down! I’m working part-time from home now and spending most […]

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Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

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Today I found Jake eating what was pretty much the entire remains of a pepperoni pizza from our backyard. It wasn’t our pizza. It either blew in our yard from today’s wind or the squirrels brought it to him. I normally would try and wrangle the pizza from him but I am 40 weeks pregnant […]

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Healthier Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Bars

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It’s hard to be healthy when all you crave is baked goods. At 38 weeks pregnant all I want are sweets. After what has definitely been one too many donuts and muffins I decided it’s time to figure out a healthier solution. I found this recipe and it’s great. It uses coconut oil and it’s full of oatmeal and dark chocolate. Less calories […]

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Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

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Who doesn’t love a Rice Krispie treat? I made half of these the original way with just marshmallow and butter and the other half I added Nutella into the mix. I can’t stop with Nutella lately. These are so easy to make and no oven needed. These are so simple and only take a few […]

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Super Bowl Sandwich

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Super Bowl Sunday is an exciting day. You get to watch football, find out what the Budweiser horses are up to, pig out on food and drink beers on a Sunday night. You will probably find yourself surrounded by chilli, nachos, wings and pizza. If you want to try something different, try this Italian club […]

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Crepes stuffed with Bananas, Strawberries and Nutella

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Crepes for breakfast, crepes for dinner, lunch crepes, snack crepes, crepes all the time!  Crepes are slowly taking over my life. I remember when I was younger always seeing crepes on the IHOP menu and being intrigued but never ordering them. I don’t know why I never tried them, I think I was too loyal […]

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Cheddar Chicken Risotto

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Happy New Year! 2014..wow. I don’t have a resolution and I’m OK with that. I think it’s nice to just let yourself be. One way to feel good about the new year though is to make this risotto. You will feel really good while you eat it, I promise. And if you’re resolution is to […]

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Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Baked Eggs

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They say you reach a time in your life where your weekends become about trips to Home Depot and getting exciting things like household appliances for Christmas is joyful. I always dreaded reaching this point but this weekend I got myself a cast iron skillet for an early Christmas gift and found myself in Home […]

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