April 2011

Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Fritatta

April 25, 2011

Fritatta.  Sounds fancy, but it’s not.  Sounds potentially unhealthy…but it’s not!  Well, not til I got hold of it that is. What do I mean by that you ask?  I mean bacon.  Lots and lots of bacon.  And I think that we all know what happens when you cook bacon:  bacon grease.  And I think […]

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Happy Easter!

April 24, 2011

[source] The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.

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Dinner Last Night

April 23, 2011

Last night for dinner we had the simplest, most delicious meal in 20 minutes.  We just grilled some shrimp on skewers dressed with a little Old Bay seasoning, and on the side made a boxed wild rice with some sauteed onions, carrots, and peas. Now if only doing laundry were so simple.  Am I right […]

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Scenes from Maui Part I

April 22, 2011

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I kind of love Maui.  A lot. In the ‘Scenes from Maui’ series I’ll just be posting a couple of random shots taken along the way on our trip.  They are just reminders of the things I love about it! Enjoy!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

April 22, 2011

Dear Heather-of-the-Past, I know you’re scared of the bate bate chocolate (and I know you have no idea who Dora the Explorer is, but it’s the same song you’re learning in Spanish class right now).  I know you’re scared of having chocolate with cinnamon, coffee (café), and spice to it.  I know you’re scared of […]

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Coastline

April 21, 2011

Another fantastic reason to visit Maui, or really all of the Hawaiian islands, is the coastline.  You’ll see everything there: towering cliffs, white- red- and black-sand beaches, lava rocks, whales, other islands, massive waves.  The list goes on and on. That being said, the roads that we took to Julia’s Banana Bread, Highway 30 and […]

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Hidden Treasure Cookies

April 21, 2011

Butter recipe cake mix.  It’s where it’s at. I remember once upon a time, back when Nate and I had been married less than a year and I was still considerably in my early 20′s, we went to a small group and my friend Melanie brought these cookies as a treat for everyone.  And ever […]

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Julia’s Banana Bread

April 20, 2011

Banana bread.  I’d call it a staple in my diet these days, what with the crazy influx of bananas in our house.  But no one does it like Julia’s.  And no one has the view like Julia’s! Touted as the best banana bread on the planet, Julia’s Banana Bread is found in the village of […]

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[Almost Vegan] Fresh Berry Coffee Cake

April 20, 2011

You know, now that I think about it I really should go vegan.  I mean after the constant eating and eating and more eating that I did in Maui it would probably be a good idea, right? Right? Hello? Oh, there you are!  You’re right…butter is a great reason to not be vegan.  See also […]

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I {heart} Maui!

April 19, 2011

Aloha again!  We just got back into the Denver/Boulder area this morning after 16 hours of travel and 2 hours of sleep!  I’m telling you, feel sorry for Nate right about now.  Me + little sleep = one very interesting travel companion. There are times when you travel to a place and, regardless of location […]

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