Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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I don’t know about you but come October I am obsessed with everything pumpkin and everything “Pumpkin Spice”. From coffee to cream cheese, you name it, as long as it’s got pumpkin in the title, I’m into it. There’s just something so warm and inviting about the combination of spices used to make up what is… Read More

Fall Favorite: Apple Cider Granita

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It’s Fall! Hooray!!! I may have entered the season kicking and screaming but as soon as the leaves begin to change and that cool crisp air sets in, I’m an easy convert. Plus, what’s not to love about Fall, right? Pumpkin and apple picking are two of my favorite activities and let’s not forget about… Read More

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

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Believe it or not, I rarely if ever get to watch Food Network or any other network for that matter. Mommyhood and work keeps me pretty busy. But recently I caught an episode of one of my favorite Food Network Chefs, Giada Di Laurentis and boy was I glad I did. She was doing an… Read More

Feed Yourself First: Beet Berry Blast Smoothie

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Why is it that as soon as we become parents, we seem to completely forget about our own needs? And I’m not talking about going to the gym or getting a mani/pedi, I’m  talking basic needs like food and water.  Maybe it’s just me but after four years and two kids I’m still guilty of… Read More

Easiest, Crispiest Bacon You’ve Ever Had!

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You know that when a person claims something is the “easiest” or the “crispiest”, they better mean it. And I do! Seriously, folks, I’m not a bacon eater but my husband is and he approves of this method without question. And whether you are a bacon fan or not, you have to agree, it’s kind… Read More

Leftovers Never Tasted THIS Good: Spaghetti Frittata

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I hate to waste food and I know many people feel the same way. Inevitably we make too much of something, we put it into an airtight container to eat later and then it sits in our fridge until it grows legs and walks away or we are forced to clean out the fridge because… Read More

Baked Breaded Pork Chops

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I get asked a lot about weeknight meals. People are always curious what my weeknight go-to family meals are. Because I develop recipes for a living I think that most people assume I’m feeding my family fancy-pants meals every night and that’s just not the case. Regardless of  my profession, we’re still a family and… Read More

Chi-Chi-Chi-Chia Seeds, My New Best Friend!

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You see those things up there that look like black sesame seeds? They are Chia Seeds and they’re my new best friend. Ever since they popped up in my local Trader Joe’s as a “new item”, I cannot stop using them. I know, I know. Now you have that dang Chi Chi Chi Chia pet… Read More

Shirley Temple Ice Pops

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We love popsicles around our house and over the years I’ve come up with quite a few recipes. I’ve discovered that no matter what ingredients I choose, if I freeze them inside a cute mold on a stick, the kids are sure to love them.  Needless to say they are really pop-ular  (pun intended-I’m a dork!)… Read More

Pesto Roasted Chicken Thighs

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I’ve told you before just how much homemade pesto rocks! I’ve even given you five great uses for it besides as a pasta sauce. But today my friends, I give you yet another tasty recipe using pesto and quite possibly my favorite of the bunch: Pesto Roasted Chicken thighs. That’s right! Pesto makes an excellent… Read More