November 2011

Butterball Winners!

November 19, 2011

Wow, you guys are seriously a huge wealth of Thanksgiving tips!  I loved every tip – especially things like “Don’t be afraid to ask for help in the kitchen.”  Yeah, someone (ahem, me) can be a little too – uh – proud sometimes.  Definitely needed that reminder!   So without further ado, here are the […]

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Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake Loaf

November 18, 2011

I don’t know about y’all, but cranberry orange is one of those flavor combinations that wakes me up better than a 6-mile run in the morning. Just so we’re clear here, I am NOT running while pregnant.  I wasn’t doing it a ton before, so it didn’t make sense to try to keep training after […]

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My Favorite Thanksgiving Tips

November 17, 2011

Ah Thanksgiving.  I remember back in the day when holidays were stress-free and I didn’t have to do anything except beg my parents to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and fall asleep to the football games later in the day.  There was no cooking, no cleaning, no parties or planning around different family events.  […]

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Baked Beans with Bacon and Chard

November 17, 2011

Chard.  The name alone instills fear in my heart of hearty greens gone slimy, a weird earthy taste, and a stomach begging for a nacho or two.   Just one nacho.  PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE!   However I’ve never been a woman who is afraid to admit she’s wrong.  Unless it’s admitting that to my husband of course.  […]

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Brown Butter Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

November 16, 2011

Butter makes it better.  Brown butter makes it best.  It’s science. When I made these cupcakes it was in the middle of a massive sugar craving and, well, I think I made too many.  We’ve been eating cupcakes for breakfast lunch and dinner all week.   OK that might be an exaggeration…but even if it […]

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The View From Up Here

November 15, 2011

Looks like someone’s belly went POP! For weeks and weeks I was so sad that my belly wasn’t getting bigger.  I felt like I just looked dumpy and out of shape, and even though I LOVE the reason I look that way, I just can’t help but want other people to see that I’m pregnant […]

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Hearty Italian Stew

November 15, 2011

The real name for this original dish is actually “Long Island Minestrone” but, well, I just couldn’t leave good enough alone. And you may be asking me, “Why Long Island?”   Wanna know the answer?   I don’t know.  That’s helpful, right? See what happened was my parents, many moons ago, found some pretty stellar […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Pecan Knots with Orange Glaze

November 14, 2011

A few weeks ago I become extremely obsessed with the pecan braids at Panera Bread. When I say obsessed I mean obsessed.  To the point that I would be dreaming about them at work and catch myself before I drooled everywhere.  To the point where I would drive by a Panera Bread and stare longingly […]

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Love Grown Giveaway!

November 12, 2011

You may or may not have noticed the big ol’ Love Grown button on my sidebar lately.  I’m lucky enough to be one of their Love bloggers, which means I’m also lucky enough to receive a hefty amount of their amazing granola several times a year.  But y’all?  I don’t want to keep it all […]

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Deep-Dish Cranberry Apple Pie

November 11, 2011

Let’s talk about pie. Or not.  Are you in the mood to talk about pie?  Because I’m just not feeling it today.   What I AM feeling is this: I can feel the baby moving…like externally.  I felt a big kick this morning while I was wrestling with my pregnancy-induced carpel tunnel syndrome and then […]

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