August 2011

Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses and Walnuts [Bertolli Giveaway]

August 31, 2011

Sigh.  I have a really sad story for you.  The other night I made the most incredible Baked Gnocchi with Two Cheeses and Walnuts.  I lovingly made pasta for the first time in my life and painstakingly photographed it all.  All the nitty gritty details, the flour, the EMOTION of it all.  I served it […]

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Homemade Real Fruit Punch

August 31, 2011

Baby showers and punch bowls go hand-in-hand.  Much like French fries and ranch.  Or peanut butter and my mouth. You get the idea, they’re MFEO (Made For Each Other).   So when I got the invite to join in on Maria & Josh’s virtual baby shower the first thing I volunteered to “bring” was something […]

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Baked Green Bean Fries

August 30, 2011

Last night there was a debate at our house. Now I know what you’re thinking.  “A debate?  At YOUR house?  No, no way.  Can’t be happening.”   And I know you’re thinking that sarcastically.  And I am totally laughing too…every day there’s some sort of debate, appropriate or not, going on in our house.  We […]

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Because I Love Him

August 29, 2011

I know I’m a little late, but ever since I heard about Jennie‘s loss of her dear husband I’ve been in a constant state of sadness.  I cannot imagine the pain that she and her sweet girls are going through, but I do know that the root of all that emotion is because of a […]

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My Favorite Steak

August 26, 2011

In my family having steak means you’re celebrating something special. And I’d say that you and I?  We’re celebrating something special today:  it’s Friday!  I’m getting my hair done over the weekend (I’ll try to post pictures tomorrow), I’m getting a pedicure, I’m having a girls night with some amazing friends, and Nate gets to […]

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Too Soon But Too Cute

August 25, 2011

It’s too soon…too soon I tell you!  We’re still in the 90-degree temps here!  But they’re just so darn cute I couldn’t help but share these pictures our dear friend Amy took of the dogs during last year’s first big snow! I loves thems

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Kebabs

August 25, 2011

Let’s talk turkey chicken, shall we? I love chicken.  It’s yummy.  It’s versatile.  It’s relatively inexpensive to buy the good quality stuff.   And my personal favorite way to have chicken?  Ground.  That’s right, I said it!  I like ground chicken more than just about any other chicken recipe. I also love sneaking in vegetables […]

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Fall is Here

August 24, 2011

At least in my world.  Who cares if it’s in the 90′s all day every day?  Who cares if college football has yet to start? (OK, I care on that one.)  Who cares if it’s not even September yet? Our house smells like oranges and cinnamon and warmth (not just the heat kind).  It’s fall.

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Cherry Vanilla Ciabatta Bread Pudding

August 24, 2011

Fact:  there is absolutely no better smell than bread pudding baking.  Unless you count eating it as a smell.  Then that’s the best. I have to say, I love ciabatta bread.  The problem with it for me is that sometimes it can be TOO crusty.  It’s so light and airy on the inside but that […]

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What To Do?

August 23, 2011

OK.  So this is shockingly unimportant but I need your help deciding whether or not to keep growing my hair out!   Here’s the deal:  for about 5 years now I’ve been dreaming of having long hair for the first time in my life…like REALLY long hair.  My hair is curly and I keep it […]

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