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Fried Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Fried Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Fried Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Fried mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches. Really, these are things of absolute beauty. If it’s possible to have romantic feelings for food, I definitely have a crush on these babies. Shirtless Ryan Gosling saying, “Hey Girl, let’s cuddle and light the pumpkin spice candle,” has absolutely nothing on these glorious sammies….

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End of Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder

End of Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder

End of Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder Oh hello end of summer. How did you get here already? Sometime around the end of August, I get serious soup cravings. Pretty much as soon as the weather starts warming up in early spring, I get over soup. Like we break up for a few months while…

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Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas I have a favorite new kitchen toy you guys! A spiralizer. Does it make me old to be so excited about this thing? Don’t answer that. It’s how I make all things zoodles like these caprese zoodle bowls with chickpeas. I know, I know. I’m kind of late to the…

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Surprise sunflower field!

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*This post may contain affiliate links. To read my full disclosure policy click here. So I thought I’d try something a little new here today. This isn’t a recipe post like I normally do or even food related. This is just the bits and pieces that are going on in my life outside of food….

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Coffee Rubbed Ribs

Coffee Rubbed Ribs

Coffee Rubbed Ribs Holy smokes, you guys. Labor Day is knocking on the door. Seriously it’s right around the corner. And I have to be honest, I’m feeling conflicted. I used to be a summer gal. I still am kind of. I love the beach and the sunshine and not being cold all the time….

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Italian Salad Flatbread

Italian Salad Flatbread

    Italian Salad Flatbread For like two seconds when I was pregnant with my daughter, I craved salad with Italian dressing and garlicky bread. It had to be a salad with crunchy lettuce, salty olives, and spicy peperoncinis. And it had to be creamy Italian dressing. Like had to be or else. Looking back,…

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Tomato Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Salad I am super lucky that one of my best friends has a daughter my daughter’s age. Better yet? They are best buddies and love to hang out with each other. Even better? Because our kids like each other so much, we see each other a lot. And the icing on…

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Shortcut Skillet Enchilada Lasagna

Shortcut Skillet Enchilada Lasagna

Shortcut Skillet Enchilada Lasagna This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals #CollectiveBias Towards the end of July, I am a giant bag of mixed feelings. It’s still summer, but all the back to school and fall stuff was in Walmart when I went to…

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No Churn Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Hot Chocolate Ice Cream OMG. You guys. This no churn hot chocolate ice cream is everything. Everything. And I’m not just saying that because I am currently in my own personal version of Saturday night heaven. The toddler is asleep right now. The husband is cooking dinner. And me? Well, I’m on the…

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Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites You guys, you guys, you guys!!! It’s Christmas in July!!! Woot! For the rest of the week, I’ll be sharing Christmas in July themed recipes. Ok, at least here on my blog and on the Hallmark Channel, it’s Christmas in July, which is basically just an excuse for me to make some…

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Pineapple Barbecue Burgers

Pineapple Barbecue Burgers

When it comes to burgers in our house, we all love them. OK. So the Goose only loves one or two bites. But she still eats them and that’s something. And she did try and enjoy these Pineapple Barbecue Burgers if only a few bites. When it comes to cooking burgers, I’m pretty much the…

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Easy French Entertaining: a loaded Cheese Plate with Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles

Easy Cheese Plate with Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles

Easy French Entertaining: A Loaded Cheese Plate and Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles Sometimes I like to feel classy. It’s hard to do these days. Like really hard. I mean I spend my days with a toddler that has a very disgusting sense of humor and eating chicken nugget leftovers.   Back in the olden days,…

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Thai Chicken Satay Skewers with Curry Peanut Dipping Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay Skewers

Thai Chicken Satay Skewers Things happen in my house when we eat food on a stick. Seriously. THINGS HAPPEN. I don’t even know how else to describe it. But dinner last night when we ate these delicious Thai chicken satay skewers was an adventure in oddities. I’m telling you, there was nothing normal about this…

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Barbecue Rib Nachos

Barbecue Rib Nachos

This blog post has been compensated by Smithfield Fresh Pork. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias #Ad I’ve always had a thing for nachos. Saucy nachos, loaded nachos, all kinds of nachos. These barbecue rib nachos- let’s just say they totally fit my nacho thing. I know it sounds weird to say that nachos…

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Peach Wine Spritzers

Peach Wine Spritzers These peach wine spritzers are the perfect summer cocktail. Light and sweet, they beg you to drink them outside on the patio or sitting on the front porch. This post is a special post to me, written in honor of a special family member who deserves to be toasted with these sweet…

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Shrimp Caprese Salad with Honey Balsamic Reduction

Shrimp Caprese Salad with Honey Balsamic Reduction

I’m such a sucker for all things Caprese like this Shrimp Caprese Salad with Honey Balsamic Reduction in the summer time. Well really any time of year, but especially the summer with all the fresh sweet tomatoes and delicious basil. In fact if you were to raid my kitchen between June and September you’d find…

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Healthy Roast Sweet Potato Salad

Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Healthy Roast Sweet Potato Salad I’m currently on a health kick. Maybe because it’s summer time and when it finally gets warm, I’ll be heading to the pool a ton. Or maybe because the weather has me craving lighter food. Don’t worry though. I’m sure it’ll pass and I’ll be back to making things like salted…

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Lemon Spinach Pasta

Lemon Spinach Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Just because it’s unofficially summer doesn’t mean pasta is off the menu. Nope, it just means instead of heavier comforting pastas like Crock Pot Bolognese, I’m reaching for light pasta dishes like this Lemon Spinach Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes. This is one of those perfect pasta dishes that feels fancy but is really not….

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Puff Pastry Caprese Cups

Puff Pastry Caprese Cups

I have a serious thing for caprese. Really, I love all things caprese like fried mozzarella caprese salad. I even love caprese so much that we had it at our wedding a million years ago. Actually that’s not true. Our wedding was 11 years ago. Not a million. Just feels like a million. You know…

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Siracha Lime Chicken Salad

Siracha Lime Chicken Salad

Siracha Lime Chicken Salad Have you jumped onto the Siracha bandwagon yet? It’s for sure a thing. A delicious thing. Siracha has to be one of my favorite flavors. Possibly because I am obsessed with spicy, Asian inspired cuisine. Seriously, my daughter is basically made of Thai food because that’s all I ate when I…

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