February 2012

The Due Date

February 29, 2012

Well friends, we made it! 40 weeks exactly – and this is kind of what I’ve been looking like lately: You can’t tell it here (or maybe you can) but I’m exhausted and so ready to just meet the little guy!  He’s still kicking around as usual, but more consistently throughout the day and not […]

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Lemon Pound Cupcakes for Two

February 29, 2012

OK, here’s the deal.  I was going to post today about either kale salad or enchiladas, until I remembered…THIS IS OUR DUE DATE!!!!!! Nope, still no baby yet, but I almost feel like this is his unofficial birthday.  I mean, the day’s still young y’all – he could still be the Leap Year baby we’ve […]

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Last Chance to Win $1000!

February 28, 2012

Alright guys.  It’s now or never, and I don’t just mean making these crazy-awesome-knock-your-Uggs-off pecan baklava cups.  What I’m talking about is YOU winning $1000 – and all you have to do is throw in your vote below!  C’mon y’all…let’s get our game on! As for the cups…well, let’s just say that they’re crazy decadent […]

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White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cups

February 27, 2012

Confession:  one of my favorite songs EVAH is “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. Now what does this have to do with Monday?  What does it have to do with recipes?  What does it have to do with, oh I don’t know, LIFE?   Well, like Ms. Turner sings in the song, we’re going to start […]

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Grown-Up Twice Baked Potatoes

February 24, 2012

The simple potato.  Humble, innocent, content just being potato.  How could you not love that? There are very specific ways that I like my potatoes – cubed and pan-fried with spices for breakfast, cubed and oven-roasted with dinner, baked with lots of butter and sour cream and cheese, and while we’re at it pancake form […]

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One Year Ago Today

February 23, 2012

One year ago today was the worst day, by far, of my entire short life. One year ago today we found out that we had lost our first baby, the little one that we were planning so carefully for, the one that we loved so much that it felt like my heart would explode.  The […]

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Toasted Coconut Pecan Butter Cups

February 23, 2012

Something weird has happened.  Actually, make that a couple somethings weird have happened. The first is that this weekend I vehemently claimed that I will no longer be eating Reese’s peanut butter cups.  That may or may not be a lie – I can’t make claims like that against one of my favorite candies.  But […]

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What to Expect Since I’m Expecting

February 22, 2012

Well guys, that time is coming up oh so quickly and I’m being forced to think about grown-up things like the future, insurance, and being a mom.  You know, normal things…but since I feel like I’m essentially a 21-year-old trapped in a 28-year-old body I get a little intimidated when it comes to grown up […]

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Macaroni and Cheese with Melted Leeks and Bacon

February 22, 2012

Y’all.  Make this.  Just skip work, class, whatever you have going on and…make this. I’ve been going through a huge mac and cheese kick lately where all I crave is the real homemade kind with breadcrumbs and toasted cheese on top.  The kind where creamy doesn’t even begin to describe the texture, and bacon?  Well, […]

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Vegan Apple Cranberry Snack Cake

February 21, 2012

Don’t get scared…I meant to make something vegan for you today. I know you’re probably wondering why on Earth I would be making something vegan.  I mean, I FULLY support using real butter in baked goods, I eat eggs on a daily basis, cheese is a staple in our house, and we have some sort […]

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