May 2012

The Best BLT Ever

May 31, 2012

There is a woman that I work with who is probably the most fabulous person I know. Here’s a list of reasons why: She churns her own butter. She has an oven that is the most awesome thing in the world, which she calls her baby. She owns a goat.  Maybe for goat cheese one […]

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Lemon Basil Chickpea Salad

May 30, 2012

Let’s talk about summer today. Today I got my first mosquito bite of the summer since we’re in Dallas and that’s what happens in Dallas in the summer.   I have been sweating nonstop since our arrival in the great state of Texas, which is fine because it’s hot here and I prefer summer heat […]

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Fail-Proof Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

May 29, 2012

So I admit it:  I haven’t liked salads really until recently, and I’d be lying if I said the ‘recently’ part of that statement wasn’t due to losing some of the baby weight.  BUT I’ll also admit that during pregnancy, when I was eating the, nothing sounded better to me than a big fat […]

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Road Trip Snacks to Rock Your Face

May 28, 2012

Here’s the deal y’all:  we’re in Texas.  T to the E to the X to the A to the S.   And we drove here with our 2 1/2 month old.  Crazy?  Probably.  It’s only something I worried about for, you know, WEEKS and tried to think through every possible scenario in which Wes could […]

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Week 11: Full-Fledged Baby

May 25, 2012

It’s official – I am the mommy of an 11-week-old full-fledged baby.  I can hardly believe it!  And like I said last week, I find myself loving mommyhood more and more every day. We have finally settled into a great little routine (and I know that by saying that I’m totally jinxing it…) and he’s […]

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Pineapple Coconut Pepper-Studded Rice and a Tropical Pineapple Hot Fudge Sundae

May 24, 2012

Last Friday I had a lifelong dream come true:  ice cream.  Delivered.  Right to my doorstep.   At 10am.   I’m living the life, y’all.  You don’t even know! As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program I was lucky enough to get to try the Häagen-Dazs® Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream.  OMG.   OH.   EM. […]

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Body After Baby: Part 4

May 23, 2012

Well here we are at almost 11 weeks postpartum and I feel like I’m just now starting to get in the swing of things in regards to a fitness routine.  I am hoping that it just continues to get easier to fit in great workouts and still be able to do all of the things […]

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Chewy Chocolate Pecan Cookies

May 23, 2012

OK so I feel like I should preface this with a heaping cup of honesty:  these totally did not turn out how I meant for them to.   It’s true, I’ve posted a kitchen fail on here and am going to tell you to go make it.  Because sometimes failure tastes like a rich, chewy […]

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Mediterranean Lentil Quinoa Salad

May 22, 2012

I don’t think I’ve ever told y’all this:  I have a crazy undying love called kalamata olives.  It’s basically out of control, and I love it. With that in mind, I now dedicate this totally classy and (albeit silent) well-performed cover of “My Endless Love” to kalamata olives.  In all of their briny salty deliciousness: […]

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Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken

May 21, 2012

Did you guys know that it’s summertime?  And that things like grilling are sooooooo in right now?  Grilling is the little black dress of summer.   To me, though, grilling is so much more than just food.  It’s an experience that encompasses all of the senses.  You obviously have taste – I mean, we are […]

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