Summer Harvest Mac N Cheese & an Announcement!

Is there anything better than the end of summer veg that has been showing up at the farmers market? One of my favorite things to grab right now is mature arugula which has a full-bodied peppery flavor to it that isn’t quite captured with the baby arugula you find at the grocery store.  This end of

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Coconut Mango Popsicles

This post was sponsored by Bai®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I always loved popsicles growing up. Nothing was more exciting than racing home on a hot day and grabbing a popsicle from the freezer to cool off with. When I had my tonsils removed after college, I became an expert at making

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Lighter Breakfast Options

I’m always on the hunt for the easiest but most nutritious breakfast option. It’s easy to get stuck in the same overnight oatmeal rut or substituting a banana for an actual breakfast meal, so I recently challenged myself to make some healthy breakfast options all under 150 calories and with as few ingredients as possible. 

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Pesto Cheddar Heirloom Tomato Tart

One of the defining memories of my childhood was playing board games after dinner.  There was one in particular that used your creativity as well as challenged your vocabulary that-because of my age-limited me from beating my older siblings. There was one card that stood out where I actually dominated: Types of Cheese. 

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Victoria’s Pesto

The Healthiest Pesto You’ll Ever Make I’m not exaggerating when I say I have grown a basil forest on the patio. After almost killing the one basil plant I bought earlier this Spring, I resolved to myself to buy 7 more basil plants and by hook or by crook one of them was going to

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The Best Cold Brew Coffee Hacks

This post has been sponsored by Chameleon. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Admittedly, since I’m such a morning person, I do go to sleep slightly excited that I get to wake up in the morning to a cup of coffee. As we sail into summer and the nights start to heat up, you

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The Best Baked Zucchini Fries

This post has been sponsored by PAM® Spray Pump. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of my favorite things to do is reimagine a favorite food in a healthier version. This past week I have been craving a giant pile of French fries like nothing else but I am trying to eat a

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Citrus Vanilla and Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Every Saturday I have a routine: wake up to the sun streaming through the open blinds at dawn, drink some coffee, and then run the long route to the farmers market in the park before setting off for my day. My boyfriend likes to joke that I fit in more activities to his Saturday morning

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His and Hers Pizza Recipes

DO you guys like cheese?  How about wine?  How do you feel about combining both of these things on a patio during the warm months of summer?  I hope the answer to all of those things are “I LOVE THEM PLEASE KEEP THE PATIOSPIRATION COMING.”  Good! Because today starts the first of many posts brought

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Very Vera’s Coconut Cake Recipe with Lemon Curd Filling

I think one of my favorite candies in the entire world has to be an Almond Joy. Something about the rich creamy coconut filling makes my tastebuds start to salivate every time I think about it. I could actually do without the chocolate on it, and would be fine with it just being a pure coconut candy.

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