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Holiday Recipes

Chocolate Oatmeal Yum!!!

Chocolate Oatmeal

Guess what everyone? It’s that time again…Valentine’s Day! Hooray! What can be better than a holiday devoted to chocolate. Yeah yeah there is all that love stuff too, but lets be honest, it’s really about the chocolate. Now we all know about the traditional ways to consume chocolate on Valentine’s Day. There are boxed chocolates […]

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Olive Tapenade Bruschetta 4 SIZED

Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is both my favorite and most stressful time of year wrapped up into one shiny overstuffed package. You have the parties, the shopping, the family gatherings, the ugly sweaters (okay these are actually pretty fun) all of which I both love…but after a month or so start to […]

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So Good Prime Rib Roast!! Sera Petras Photography

Prime Rib Roast

I think this prime rib roast is going to become a tradition for us. It’s simple to prepare but indulgent in flavor. I decided to include it in my Holiday Spread because it’s quintessential holiday, fancy fare. Plus, its really fun to photography, so why not make it when Sera Petras is there to take pictures. […]

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Gravlax with Lemon Caper Cream Cheese Mezzetta Super Good

Gravlax with Lemon Caper Cream Cheese

With Hanukkah around the corner, I thought I’d try my hand at some Gravlax. My hubby also loves smoked salmon, so it’s also a nice treat for him. We recently did Whole30, and the thing he craved most was a gravlax. Most gravlax is made with sugar, but I replaced the regular sugar with coconut palm […]

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A Holiday Spread Photography by Sera Petras

A Holiday Spread

Photography by Sera Petras I’ve always found decorating for the holidays somewhat of a challenge. There are so many decisions to make. This is especially true, at least for me, when I have company coming over, even for just a meal. So, this year I thought I’d challenge myself to just go for it.  In […]

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Maccaroons SO GOOD Photo by Sera Petras Photography

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Photo by Sera Petras Can you believe how beautiful these macaroons are? Well, that’s partly because they are so tasty, but also because Sera Petras came over and photographed them. I can’t believe how lucky we were to stumble upon Sera. Not only does she have the 2nd coolest name on the planet (After mine […]

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Green Beans with Cocktail Onions - Mezzetta

Green Beans with Bacon and Cocktail Onions

We are so excited to be participating in the Mezzetta Memories Holiday Giveaway. “Holiday Memories” is such a fun giveaway theme. As I’ve said in probably every holiday post I’ve ever written, I love the holiday season! I also love that I am able to experience and create a whole new set of holiday memories […]

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Look no further – 20+ Holiday Recipes Wrapped in One Nice Little Package (or post)

Hey Everyone it’s finally December and you know what that means? The Holidays are here! And along with that comes the holiday parties and family gatherings you have been looking forward to..or dreading, we don’t judge. Here are some of our favorite  recipes to help you get through the holiday season! Oh, and dont forget […]

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whole wheat oatmeal Banana Pancakes My clean kitchen with logo

Warm Brussel Sprout & Cranberry Slaw

Photo by Sera Petras This week I volunteered at a local soup kitchen. My family and I have been looking for volunteer opportunities that we can all do together for a while. We were lucky to come across this opportunity. It’s such an interesting place, a soup kitchen. It’s a hodge podge of different people, […]

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Sausage Skillet Cornbread!!!

Sausage Skillet Cornbread

  I got a new camera lens this week. It is nothing expensive or fancy, but I am still pretty excited. It’s a Cannon EF 50mm f/1.8II. I have been taking pictures of everything…Robocop, my dog, the cool tree outside, the glass of water on the counter, my foot…you know, really anything I can point […]

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