July 2012

Sweet Orange Marinated Grilled Chicken

July 31, 2012

Now that summer is starting to wind down a little bit I’m starting to get back into the swing of grilling again.  It was just SO HOT before that standing in front of a grill, and I just couldn’t handle the heat…so I got back in the kitchen.  But now?  Yeah, now I’m rockin’ the […]

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First Time Artichoke Maker

July 30, 2012

‘Twas but a year or so ago that I actually tried artichokes – the real thing, not just artichoke hearts on a pizza – for the very first time.   Why?   I wish I could tell you.  I mean, dunking something in butter and then scraping it off with my teeth is totally right […]

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So Maybe I DO Like Cereal {GIVEAWAY}

July 28, 2012

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am really not a cereal fan.  It’s not that it tastes bad, I just am REALLY particular about the textures and the milk and when it comes down to it, it’s just easier to make a great smoothie or bowl of oatmeal or something.   Well, […]

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Family Friday

July 27, 2012

So.  Weaning Wes from the swing hasn’t been super easy or fun – suffice to say he’s not pleased.  BUT yesterday he slept in his crib for a solid hour and woke up happy, so I’ll take that as a small victory!  I’m sure it’ll just keep getting better, but I have to say that […]

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Flourless Emergency Chocolate Mug Cake

July 26, 2012

The emergency chocolate cake.  Kind of dry.  Kind of only good if you add chocolate chips.  Kind of overdone.   Until now. I just feel the need to get this out in the open:  I love chocolate, but I’m not a chocoholic – it’s true.  But what that should really tell you (besides the fact […]

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KIND of the Best Snack Ever

July 25, 2012

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a massive supply of KIND bars and granola.  Talk about excited, I could hardly contain myself as I dug into the collection and greedily hoarded the best flavors (i.e. ALLOFTHEM) so that I could have them all to myself.  And even though I totally ended […]

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Blog Love: Chicken Taco Pasta

July 25, 2012

Y’ALL.  You want to know what’s for dinner tonight?  Because it SHOULD be this.  HOLY TACO PASTA. First of all, I just have to say that Bev’s blog cracks me up.  Everything she writes is TOTALLY stuff that has gone through my head and she’s basically living in my brain and then saying it all […]

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Smoked Salmon Tacos

July 24, 2012

It’s official.  I have literally had the absolute best salmon of my entire life.  Like I could totally eat hundreds of pounds of the stuff and not even think twice about it!   It’s all about the smoke by the way.  We kind of have this absurd obsession with our smoker this summer – pork […]

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Frozen Yogurt Granita with Fresh Mango Sauce

July 23, 2012

I’m SOOOOOO that girl who stares longingly at incredible ice cream dishes on blogs, vowing constantly to head to the store and buy an ice cream maker.   And then I never do. I like to think that ice cream is kind of a legacy in my family – my Grandma and Papa love it, […]

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Rise & Shine Quinoa

July 21, 2012

You guys know a while ago when I posted about my new favorite way to eat oatmeal?  Yeah, it’s pretty delicious and completely filling…   BUT…   I kind of found myself in an oatmeal rut that I just couldn’t get out of.  I tried smoothies for a few days, which I love, but figured […]

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