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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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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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Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Crepes Here we are staring down Mother’s Day weekend and strawberry crepes. How did that happen? Wasn’t it just New Years Day and weren’t we just focused on eating healthy? Even weirder: not only are we staring down Mother’s Day weekend but this is my THIRD Mother’s Day as a mom with a child on…

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Pasta with White Beans

Pasta with White Beans

This pasta with white bean sauce is one of the ultimate comfort food dishes for me. I know I have told you all before that my Italian grandma made tons of things like lasagna and twice baked potatoes all the time growing up. Those dishes were sort of special occasion food, but this pasta with…

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Gluten Free Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

My husband is the chief breakfast maker around here. You can find him on a Saturday or Sunday morning flipping pancakes or making waffles. I always offer to help, but am always shot down. Who am I to argue with that? So when he started playing with a recipe for banana bread waffles, I was…

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Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

This blog post has been compensated by Smithfield Fresh Pork. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias #Ad Summer is right around the corner. It’s amazing. Just a few weeks ago, there was a blizzard, and now 80 degree days and sunshine and grill weather is here. I LOVE grill weather. Everything tastes great on…

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Gluten Free Lasagna

Gluten Free Lasagna

It is time. You can’t be a food blogger that grew up with an Italian grandma and not have a thing for lasagna. Actually, you can’t have a drop of Italian blood and not have a thing for lasagna. It’s like a law that lasagna appears on the table of almost every Italian American holiday…

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