Breakfast Veggie Hash

Good morning, and happy Friday Eve! Is it just me, or has this week been dragging on? The weekend cannot come soon enough. It has had me dreaming of the perfect Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast, am I the only who thinks of the amazing food they get to consume over the weekend? Calories don’t count on the weekends. I did this accidental thing the other weekend. It was a beautiful accident. I made Chase and I a lovely Sunday morning breakfast that turned out amazingly delicious AND was healthy. It was magical like Christmas morning. It even photographed well. […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Am I the only one who feels like tortilla soup is a summer soup? I know soup is a fall/winter kind of thing but when the weather gets warm, I want tortilla soup! This week we had some shredded salsa chicken leftover so I decided it was time for some tortilla soup. (How many times can I say tortilla soup in the first paragraph?)  I have made this soup a million times, it’s so easy to throw everything in the crockpot and be done in 8 hours! Or 6, or 4, or whatever tickles  your fancy really.  This batch though, […]

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No Bake Oreo Truffles

Happy February! I am still in awe that January is over…how did that happen? Where did it go? I have no complaints, that just means we are in MOVE IN MONTH!! Yes, this is a recipe post, but until we move into our house (and probably after) there will always be mention of the house. I should do another update post on the new front door and paint alone….so dreamy. ANYWAYS, these oreo truffles. They are to die for. One of my college roommates (and bridesmaids), Ashley used to make these for me. She would make them for a special occasion and […]

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Turkey Bacon Wrap with Jalapeno-Pomegranate Jelly

So instead of resolutions I decided to start 2017 with recipes. It just seemed more me, and I am 1,000 times more likely to stick to new recipes than resolutions. This may not make any sense to all you resolutioners out there so let me explain: Every year I will tell myself I have these resolutions and then do absolutely nothing to keep them. I don’t go to the gym, I don’t wake up earlier, I don’t do yoga every morning….you get it. So this year I decided that I would cook more. Now, I already cook quite often. I love […]

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Best Ever Chili

Yesterday was the first, official day of fall. Hallelujah! Snuggle weather is finally heading our way. It was also one of the few days in a long time that it was under 80 degrees and actually cold at night here in small town Northern California. I was so excited to wear jeans, is that weird? Fall clothes come second, however, to fall food. In my life, most things come second to food. I baked my banana bread  recipe earlier this week and I’m not stopping there. Today I bring you crockpot chili. Thats right, dust off your crockpot and get ready for cornbread, because […]

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Iced Green Tea Latte

I bring you….another green sludge drink! Just kidding, it’s a delicious green tea latte. I’m one of those people who enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up, but sometimes coffee just isn’t what I’m feeling. Which is mostly because I drink at least 2 cups in the morning, so by time I need another caffeine fix I’m ready to switch it up. The caffeine addiction is real over here. I love getting one of these bad boys at Starbucks, but I hate paying the money for it. I doubted myself at first, but after doing some research and giving it a try I realized how […]

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad & BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

One of my favorite things about summer is how much easier it is to eat a little healthier. It’s so darn hot that nobody really wants to cook or eat anything that’s too heavy. Salads sound much more appetizing. Why can’t I feel that way year round? This Southwestern quinoa salad has fresh veggies and tons of flavor, I’m salivating just thinking about it. It’s great when served warm right after you prepare it and then cold the next day. A tip for this recipe, the leftovers are even better because it gives the dressing a chance to soak into everything. So […]

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Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

In case you weren’t sure what your cocktail for this weekend was going to be, I’ve got you covered: Vodka Lavender Lemonade. What? Am I the only one who plans their adult beverages for the weekend? If you like smelling lavender, you are going to love drinking it. This cocktail is light and refreshing and perfect for these brutally hot summer days we have been having. The first thing you need to do is make the lavender simple syrup, which sounds like a chore but is really quite quick and easy. AND it makes your kitchen smell heavenly. I purchased […]

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Creamy Red Pepper and Garlic Pasta with Blackened Chicken

Whenever I ask Chase what he wants for dinner the answer is almost always pasta. He doesn’t care what kind, he doesn’t even care if it has meat in it(which is a big deal for him), it’s just gotta be carbs that have been boiled in water. It’s not hard to please that guy. This recipe is one that appears in our house almost every week, and for good reason. It’s delicious, for starters, and it’s easy. Oh and it’s pretty. I made it once for my parents and some of their friends and it was a huge hit. Which […]

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4th of July + Champagne Pancakes

Who doesn’t love all things American? Such as but not limited to: red, white, and blue manicures, American flag crop tops, and patriotic food? The 4th of July just reeks of freedom, if freedom smells like hot dogs and beer that is. I got to spend mine in Tahoe with Chase and his family and a couple of our friends. We went to an awesome concert on Friday, the Eagles and Elton John cover bands, and funnest part is always watching all the old people really get down. Like really get down. They have not one care in the world […]

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