January 2012

Heaven-Sent

January 31, 2012

Dear Sugar-Free Oreos, I love you and I just needed you to know that.   XOXO,   Heather

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Caramelized Pear and Bacon Sundaes

January 31, 2012

Yep, I went there.  I did this.  And I’m not ashamed. But really Heather?  BACON and PEARS in a SUNDAE?  WhoWhatWhyWhenWhereHow?! Who?  You.  And me.  Obviously.   What?  OK OK I’ll spell it out:  make this sundae.  STAT.   When?  Immediately if possible…but I’ll give you the time to go gather ingredients if you must. […]

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Blood Orange Salmon en Papillotte

January 30, 2012

If you’re anything like me you’re sick and tired of seeing blood oranges all over bloggerland.  But you’re intrigued, so you go with the flow.  You know, if you’re like me. The flavor of blood oranges is delicious – sweet, tangy, and juicy – but what really gets me is the color and the tie-dye […]

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Top 25 Things I’m Stoked About for Summer

January 27, 2012

Forgive me guys, for I know exactly what I do.  I’m skipping over the gloriousness of Spring in Colorado (which is mostly nice…I’m not a fan of the freak snowstorms in May and whatnot) and getting right to summer.  See, last year I had just found out I was pregnant and suffered through the summer […]

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Pecan Baklava Cups

January 26, 2012

When it comes to baking I feel like I have a good handle on things.  You know, things that taste good and things that taste great – but the things that make you have a moment?  Where you close your eyes and the world stops spinning for that moment in time? Those are the baking […]

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What’s Going on at 35 Weeks

January 25, 2012

I’m not sure if you could tell by the title, but today I’m 35 weeks.  35 WEEKS PREGNANT.  It feels like only yesterday we found out that I was pregnant at all and now?  Now in 5 weeks or so we’re going to be welcoming a baby boy into this world.  5 WEEKS.   I’m […]

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Creamy Crockpot Wild Rice

January 25, 2012

Statement of the day:  ‘Tis the season for filling our bellies with warm, creamy foods and snuggling in front of the TV with wild abandon. Agree or disagree?  I’m going to go ahead and say that the unexpected snowfall, the misty mountaintops, and the subsequent rain of yesterday will probably validate my statement, at least […]

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Oven-Fried Delicata Rings

January 24, 2012

I’m a big fan of fried food and I feel like I need to confess that, although the previous statement is true, I haven’t been to a state fair in probably 15+ years.   Why does that matter?  Because, sweet friend, state fairs are the mecca of fried food and yet nary a massive greasy […]

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Happy Birthday

January 23, 2012

To the man that I love, the one that I don’t know if I could ever do without, the father to our baby (and our pups), the guy who always knows how to comfort me and make me laugh, who makes me feel loved beyond belief, and who challenges me to be more like Christ […]

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Orange White Chocolate Biscotti

January 23, 2012

Biscotti makes me feel fancy. Well, just using words in other languages makes me feel fancy.  You know, biscotti, paella, coq au vin.  Makes me feel like I’ve just been to Europe and back.   Almost.   But here’s the thing with biscotti – it’s rarely done right in my opinion.  So many times I’ve […]

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