The Perfect Bloody Mary

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When I was in college, Bloody Mary’s were a favorite weekend treat my best friend and I would enjoy. We’d gossip and giggle over boys and life while we sipped our spicy, extra green olive cocktails.  Some Sundays we’d even go to brunch where they had a build-your-own-bloody-mary bar. It pretty much was as awesome [...]

Raspberry Vanilla Chia Jam

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  I remember when I was a kid, I so badly wanted a Chia Pet. We were poor, so owning this novelty never happened. I would have never imagined that chia would come back in an edible form years later. I will admit, I was skeptical about eating chia seeds at first. A friend of [...]

Chai Cream Pops

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  When I was pregnant with my second son last Summer, I craved chai lattes ALL. THE. TIME. These chai cream pops brought back those sweet (pun intended) memories. I like to call them my “Momsicles” since they’re caffeinated and in no way would I ever give one to my already wild three year old. [...]

Almond Pesto Zoodles

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This zucchini dish is a favorite I’ve been making for a couple of years now. The original recipe came from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and is made by making paper thin ribbons of zucchini using a mandolin, or potato peeler. Lately I’ve been using my spiral vegetable slicer to make “zoodles.” If you don’t have [...]

Amaretto Roasted Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Summer is one of my favorite seasons for fresh fruit. I love all the berries it produces and I’m obsessed with its stone fruit, especially peaches. Before the season is over I made up a list of everything I wanted to make. Boozy roasted peaches was the first up. Next, I’m thinking peach pancakes, Popsicle’s, [...]

Taco Enchilada Casserole

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There’s a special ingredient in this Taco Enchilada Casserole that may be a little unexpected – sweet potatoes. I use them in all sorts of different dishes, and lately I’ve been putting them in my taco meat. I used them for these sweet potato tacos, taco salad, and now, inside this enchilada casserole. With everything [...]

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