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we’re making crepes

Saturday morning breakfasts are a tradition in our household and our most favorite of all breakfast treats are crepes {or swedish pancakes}. Thin, buttery and easy to make. FYI: I just looked up the difference between crepes and swedish pancakes and it turns out there is a difference.  Crepes are thinner and can be sweet […]

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I’m having my cake

Today is my birthday. And according to Wikipedia, it is the birthday of 698,999 other Americans too. October 5th {the most common birthdate} happens to fall 40 weeks after New Years Eve, so I guess it makes sense that all that lovin’ on New Years turns into babes 10 months later.  I don’t really like […]

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school lunches

The first day of school is in just a few days, which means earlier mornings, the school bus and packing lunches. I don’t know what it is, but by week two, I run out of creative ideas for the lunchbox. #1 ate pb&j, baby carrots, apple slices and a fruit leather pretty much every single […]

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kevin’s salsa

My uncle Kevin was a chef for much of his adulthood. He specialized in things like gran marnier injected chocolate-dipped strawberries {pure heaven} and the best parmesan chicken you’ve ever tasted. But his most beloved recipe of all {at least in our family} is his salsa. Uncle Kevin was diagnosed with ALS {also known as […]

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raspberry jam {tutorial + printable labels}

I’ve been wanting to make homemade jam for a few years, but was intimidated by the intense process of preparing the jars, boiling the liquid, timing everything just right. But last weekend my Aunt Laura eased my fears and clued me in to the quick and easy way to make berry jam : freezer jam. […]

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how sweet

My littlest niece turned one this past week and so her momma threw her a sweets party. {my mom always bakes the kids their own birthday cake for their birthday – isn’t this one cute?!} For favors, Hillary made cake pops {from this recipe} and the booklets {from here}. My contribution to the sweets table […]

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holiday confections {the party}

I’ll keep this sort and sweet with lots of photos :   {my sister’s cute house} {my favorite food group: appetizers} {toasted baguette with olive oil, cracked pepper, goat cheese & grapes : divine} {bags to take cookie packages home in} {yum} {a few of the sweetly packaged sweets}   :  S O U R […]

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on my mind

I bought a sandwich today for $9. It was really good, but seriously nine dollars?!! In case you are wondering it was the Roberto Benigni from Pasta & Co. and if I were the calorie counting kind of girl I’m pretty sure I would be appalled by the amount contained in that perfectly grilled sandwich. […]

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pumpkin cupcakes { y u m }

I love to bake {maybe because I love sweets?} and my kids love to bake with me. It’s a fun {and messy} activity that produces  the best kind of results {edible ones}. We made some Autumn treats yesterday that were super easy and equally tasty that I think you’ll enjoy as well. The recipe came […]

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Anytime I need to bring a side dish to a dinner party I have my go-to recipe. My friends probably think I can’t make anything else {which is mildly true}.  So today when I needed to make a salad for our evening’s bbq, I knew just what to make. Mediterranean Chicken Salad.   There is […]

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