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Do you ever make something that you absolutely love and then immediately text your friends the recipe so that they just might make it for themselves? That's what you'll find here! My yummiest creations all in one place, just like I'd text my BFFs.

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BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Every year for my birthday my Mom (Mama Newk) would make/makes (if I’m home) me my favorite meal – her macaroni & cheese. I’ve tried a lot of macaroni and cheese in my life. A lot. But no matter what, Mama Newk’s always ranks supreme. There’s just something about it that’s so delicious and classic. […]

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August 19, 2019

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Ramen Noodle salad with you all. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think of it! I was introduced to this salad recipe only a month or so ago when our best friend’s mom (thank you for this recipe, Mrs. Norman!!) made […]

July 31, 2019

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Happy Tuesday! Today I’m really excited to be sharing another great recipe with you all. It’s one that is a favorite of ours and always brought us joy when my mom made it growing up — pecan crusted salmon. It’s full of sweet and savory flavor and has just the right amount of crunch from […]

September 18, 2018

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When Stephen and I got married and settled into living life together under the same roof, I had the realization, “Oh crap… I guess I have to start making dinner.” HAHA! Oops. Naturally, I started to look up easy recipes on Pinterest and came across this gem by Creme De La Crumb – slow cooker enchilada quinoa. Not […]

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February 8, 2018

This family recipe is one of my favorites for dinner. I used to make it while in graduate school and my friends all loved it (I think because it reminds them of pizza). It’s so simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes! It’s especially great for when you’re in a pinch to make […]

September 12, 2017

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I’m so happy to be sharing another one of my favorite recipes with you all! This is a weekly tradition in our house. I try to make this every Sunday or Monday morning in preparation for the work week. After trying multiple recipes, Stephen and I both agreed that this is our favorite by far […]

August 21, 2017

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Hi everyone! We woke up to about 8-10 inches of snow on the ground this morning which means that we have a SNOW DAY! I remember them being much more exciting when I was a kid but hey, it’s pretty nice to be working in my pajamas at my kitchen table today. Sunday is usually “meal prep” […]

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February 15, 2016

Every year for my birthday my Mom (Mama Newk) would make/makes (if I’m home) me my favorite meal – her macaroni & cheese. I’ve tried a lot of macaroni and cheese in my life. A lot. But no matter what, Mama Newk’s always ranks supreme. There’s just something about it that’s so delicious and classic. […]

August 19, 2019

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Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Ramen Noodle salad with you all. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think of it! I was introduced to this salad recipe only a month or so ago when our best friend’s mom (thank you for this recipe, Mrs. Norman!!) made […]

July 31, 2019

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Happy Tuesday! Today I’m really excited to be sharing another great recipe with you all. It’s one that is a favorite of ours and always brought us joy when my mom made it growing up — pecan crusted salmon. It’s full of sweet and savory flavor and has just the right amount of crunch from […]

September 18, 2018

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When Stephen and I got married and settled into living life together under the same roof, I had the realization, “Oh crap… I guess I have to start making dinner.” HAHA! Oops. Naturally, I started to look up easy recipes on Pinterest and came across this gem by Creme De La Crumb – slow cooker enchilada quinoa. Not […]

February 8, 2018

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This family recipe is one of my favorites for dinner. I used to make it while in graduate school and my friends all loved it (I think because it reminds them of pizza). It’s so simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes! It’s especially great for when you’re in a pinch to make […]

September 12, 2017

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I’m so happy to be sharing another one of my favorite recipes with you all! This is a weekly tradition in our house. I try to make this every Sunday or Monday morning in preparation for the work week. After trying multiple recipes, Stephen and I both agreed that this is our favorite by far […]

August 21, 2017

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Hi everyone! We woke up to about 8-10 inches of snow on the ground this morning which means that we have a SNOW DAY! I remember them being much more exciting when I was a kid but hey, it’s pretty nice to be working in my pajamas at my kitchen table today. Sunday is usually “meal prep” […]

February 15, 2016

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DINNER

Hi guys! I know we’re still a few days out from October but I wanted to make sure to get the meal calendar out so you all can print or download it and shop for your groceries accordingly! This calendar includes mostly Paleo meals but there are a few that aren’t. I also included a […]

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September 27, 2019

Happy first day of FALL! Today I’m sharing with you one of our fall food favorites around here, Spicy Sausage & Kale Soup. It’s warming, delicious, and healthy! It also is really easy to throw together if you’re short on time and unless you have a giant crew of mouths to feed, you’ll most certainly […]

September 23, 2019

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Hey friends! I know planning for meals, shopping for the food, finding the time to cook, and getting food on the table can be a huge pain (and I don’t even have kids yet!). That’s not even mentioning whether the food is healthy or not! To make life a little easier for all of us, […]

August 30, 2019

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Every year for my birthday my Mom (Mama Newk) would make/makes (if I’m home) me my favorite meal – her macaroni & cheese. I’ve tried a lot of macaroni and cheese in my life. A lot. But no matter what, Mama Newk’s always ranks supreme. There’s just something about it that’s so delicious and classic. […]

view post >

August 19, 2019

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Ramen Noodle salad with you all. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think of it! I was introduced to this salad recipe only a month or so ago when our best friend’s mom (thank you for this recipe, Mrs. Norman!!) made […]

July 31, 2019

view post >

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m really excited to be sharing another great recipe with you all. It’s one that is a favorite of ours and always brought us joy when my mom made it growing up — pecan crusted salmon. It’s full of sweet and savory flavor and has just the right amount of crunch from […]

September 18, 2018

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YOU GUYS! This recipe is so stinkin’ good that as soon as I tried it I knew I had to share it with you! My great friend, Laura, made this for us when we were living with them across the street and we loved it so much. She had found the recipe on a card at […]

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May 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Is anyone else jumping for joy knowing that we’re headed into a LONG WEEKEND?! I am so excited! We’re headed home to get away for a bit and celebrate our anniversary and Stephen’s birthday with my family and all of our four-legged fury friends. It’s going to be so nice to just unwind […]

May 25, 2018

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Happy Friday! I hope you all are having a really great week. As always, I’m so excited for the weekend! We have so much to look forward to. This weeks meals were pretty darn quick and easy. Like the rest of this month as been, all of these recipes were chosen based on ingredients that […]

May 18, 2018

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Another week, another menu and shopping list! As usual, most of the recipes are from Budget Bytes. Like I mentioned last week, don’t worry if you don’t have all of the ingredients to a T. Use what you’ve got. It’ll be great! On the Menu: Monday: Simple Mushroom Broccoli Stir Fry Noodles Tuesday:  Dorito Casserole + […]

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May 11, 2018

Happy Friday! Here is another menu and shopping list for the week. A little something that I want to talk about though before I get into this is shelf cooking. The term was coined by Jordan Page of funcheaporfree.com. She is a mother of 5 with another on the way and is the queen of […]

May 4, 2018

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Happy Friday! Here is the menu for the week and all of the ingredients you’ll need. Per usual, pretty much everything we have on the menu is from Budget Bytes. I don’t think that will be changing anytime soon… We just love these recipes so much and they’re of course super budget friendly. Her website […]

April 27, 2018

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When I say that ideas are constantly flowing through my brain I’m not exaggerating. I have A LOT of ideas. It’s probably too many but hey, I can’t do anything about it other than shut my brain off for about 7 hours every night. ???? One of my little ideas that popped into my noggin […]

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April 19, 2018

When Stephen and I got married and settled into living life together under the same roof, I had the realization, “Oh crap… I guess I have to start making dinner.” HAHA! Oops. Naturally, I started to look up easy recipes on Pinterest and came across this gem by Creme De La Crumb – slow cooker enchilada quinoa. Not […]

February 8, 2018

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This family recipe is one of my favorites for dinner. I used to make it while in graduate school and my friends all loved it (I think because it reminds them of pizza). It’s so simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes! It’s especially great for when you’re in a pinch to make […]

September 12, 2017

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Hi everyone! We woke up to about 8-10 inches of snow on the ground this morning which means that we have a SNOW DAY! I remember them being much more exciting when I was a kid but hey, it’s pretty nice to be working in my pajamas at my kitchen table today. Sunday is usually “meal prep” […]

view post >

February 15, 2016

Hi guys! I know we’re still a few days out from October but I wanted to make sure to get the meal calendar out so you all can print or download it and shop for your groceries accordingly! This calendar includes mostly Paleo meals but there are a few that aren’t. I also included a […]

September 27, 2019

view post >

Happy first day of FALL! Today I’m sharing with you one of our fall food favorites around here, Spicy Sausage & Kale Soup. It’s warming, delicious, and healthy! It also is really easy to throw together if you’re short on time and unless you have a giant crew of mouths to feed, you’ll most certainly […]

September 23, 2019

view post >

Hey friends! I know planning for meals, shopping for the food, finding the time to cook, and getting food on the table can be a huge pain (and I don’t even have kids yet!). That’s not even mentioning whether the food is healthy or not! To make life a little easier for all of us, […]

August 30, 2019

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Every year for my birthday my Mom (Mama Newk) would make/makes (if I’m home) me my favorite meal – her macaroni & cheese. I’ve tried a lot of macaroni and cheese in my life. A lot. But no matter what, Mama Newk’s always ranks supreme. There’s just something about it that’s so delicious and classic. […]

August 19, 2019

view post >

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Ramen Noodle salad with you all. Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think of it! I was introduced to this salad recipe only a month or so ago when our best friend’s mom (thank you for this recipe, Mrs. Norman!!) made […]

July 31, 2019

view post >

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m really excited to be sharing another great recipe with you all. It’s one that is a favorite of ours and always brought us joy when my mom made it growing up — pecan crusted salmon. It’s full of sweet and savory flavor and has just the right amount of crunch from […]

September 18, 2018

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YOU GUYS! This recipe is so stinkin’ good that as soon as I tried it I knew I had to share it with you! My great friend, Laura, made this for us when we were living with them across the street and we loved it so much. She had found the recipe on a card at […]

May 30, 2018

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Happy Friday! Is anyone else jumping for joy knowing that we’re headed into a LONG WEEKEND?! I am so excited! We’re headed home to get away for a bit and celebrate our anniversary and Stephen’s birthday with my family and all of our four-legged fury friends. It’s going to be so nice to just unwind […]

May 25, 2018

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Happy Friday! I hope you all are having a really great week. As always, I’m so excited for the weekend! We have so much to look forward to. This weeks meals were pretty darn quick and easy. Like the rest of this month as been, all of these recipes were chosen based on ingredients that […]

May 18, 2018

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Another week, another menu and shopping list! As usual, most of the recipes are from Budget Bytes. Like I mentioned last week, don’t worry if you don’t have all of the ingredients to a T. Use what you’ve got. It’ll be great! On the Menu: Monday: Simple Mushroom Broccoli Stir Fry Noodles Tuesday:  Dorito Casserole + […]

May 11, 2018

view post >

Happy Friday! Here is another menu and shopping list for the week. A little something that I want to talk about though before I get into this is shelf cooking. The term was coined by Jordan Page of funcheaporfree.com. She is a mother of 5 with another on the way and is the queen of […]

May 4, 2018

view post >

Happy Friday! Here is the menu for the week and all of the ingredients you’ll need. Per usual, pretty much everything we have on the menu is from Budget Bytes. I don’t think that will be changing anytime soon… We just love these recipes so much and they’re of course super budget friendly. Her website […]

April 27, 2018

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When I say that ideas are constantly flowing through my brain I’m not exaggerating. I have A LOT of ideas. It’s probably too many but hey, I can’t do anything about it other than shut my brain off for about 7 hours every night. ???? One of my little ideas that popped into my noggin […]

April 19, 2018

view post >

When Stephen and I got married and settled into living life together under the same roof, I had the realization, “Oh crap… I guess I have to start making dinner.” HAHA! Oops. Naturally, I started to look up easy recipes on Pinterest and came across this gem by Creme De La Crumb – slow cooker enchilada quinoa. Not […]

February 8, 2018

view post >

This family recipe is one of my favorites for dinner. I used to make it while in graduate school and my friends all loved it (I think because it reminds them of pizza). It’s so simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes! It’s especially great for when you’re in a pinch to make […]

September 12, 2017

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Hi everyone! We woke up to about 8-10 inches of snow on the ground this morning which means that we have a SNOW DAY! I remember them being much more exciting when I was a kid but hey, it’s pretty nice to be working in my pajamas at my kitchen table today. Sunday is usually “meal prep” […]

February 15, 2016

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SNACKS

A few years ago my Mom catered a party where they served this amazing brie cheese appetizer. It was a round of brie covered with a delicious fruit spread topped with nuts and then wrapped in a light, buttery dough. It was one of those dishes that you don’t expect to be amazing and then […]

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July 25, 2018

I love me a good dip. The kind where if someone tries to take the bowl away from you, you might smack their hand kind of dip, the “I just can’t stop eating it” dip or the “I’m pretty sure I just ate all of my calories for the day” dip. Yeah, that kind. Even better […]

July 6, 2018

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November 3, 2017

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In the blink of an eye, September 2017 is behind us. I suppose this month could be considered a “big one” for me and Stephen. We made a lot of headway in preparing for our next move in a couple of months. We also made our biggest purchase to date. Can anyone guess what it […]

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October 5, 2017

Continuing on from part one of our San Diego trip, part two is filled with delicious food, seals, and the best part, donuts. Sunday: Sunday morning we went to breakfast with our friends and their sweet little baby, Lorelei. I love that little girl so much. Anyway, on Orange Blvd in Coronado there are so […]

September 21, 2017

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Life has been crazy recently as quickly I approach the one-month-out mark from my thesis defense. At this point all we do is write… So. Much. Writing. Blogging is much different than scientific writing, of course, but to be honest the last thing I want to do after writing for 8 […]

February 21, 2016

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A few years ago my Mom catered a party where they served this amazing brie cheese appetizer. It was a round of brie covered with a delicious fruit spread topped with nuts and then wrapped in a light, buttery dough. It was one of those dishes that you don’t expect to be amazing and then […]

July 25, 2018

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I love me a good dip. The kind where if someone tries to take the bowl away from you, you might smack their hand kind of dip, the “I just can’t stop eating it” dip or the “I’m pretty sure I just ate all of my calories for the day” dip. Yeah, that kind. Even better […]

July 6, 2018

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November 3, 2017

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In the blink of an eye, September 2017 is behind us. I suppose this month could be considered a “big one” for me and Stephen. We made a lot of headway in preparing for our next move in a couple of months. We also made our biggest purchase to date. Can anyone guess what it […]

October 5, 2017

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Continuing on from part one of our San Diego trip, part two is filled with delicious food, seals, and the best part, donuts. Sunday: Sunday morning we went to breakfast with our friends and their sweet little baby, Lorelei. I love that little girl so much. Anyway, on Orange Blvd in Coronado there are so […]

September 21, 2017

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Life has been crazy recently as quickly I approach the one-month-out mark from my thesis defense. At this point all we do is write… So. Much. Writing. Blogging is much different than scientific writing, of course, but to be honest the last thing I want to do after writing for 8 […]

February 21, 2016

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DESSERTS

In the days leading up to Stephen’s birthday, I asked him over and over again what he wanted (thank the Lord for Amazon Prime!). His typical quick answer is “nothing” but that’s extremely boring so I got his gears turning by asking him what he wanted for his birthday dinner. His eyes immediately lit up […]

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June 6, 2019

I love baking. I truly believe it is a love language of mine! If I ever find out that someone I know (that is relatively close in location) is experiencing a low OR a high in their life, I find myself in the kitchen making something for them to hopefully spark joy in their life […]

February 21, 2019

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Happy Monday! I figured I’d start the week out with a little something sweet for you all – Quick & Easy Fresh Fruit Cobbler. I laughed when I automatically typed the word “easy” when coming up with the title. I’ve been using that word very frequently when describing my recipes on here but it’s true! They are easy and this […]

August 20, 2018

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Yes, yes, yes. I know that Hobby Lobby already has their fall and CHRISTMAS décor out in their stores but can we just embrace summer for a bit longer? Please?! Don’t get me wrong, that is my favorite time of year but I also want to soak up what’s left of summer while we can! […]

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July 31, 2018

Happy Easter week! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy cupcake recipe that I adapted from Together As Family and Garnish & Glaze. These are so delicious it’s really difficult to have only one. I gave them to my friends when they closed on their house last week and let’s just say that only one of them actually […]

March 29, 2018

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Along with my sugar cookies, I’ve tried many, many different formulations for royal frosting. This one, however, is the best of them all. It’s my friend Kate’s recipe from Kate’s Every Cookie (@kateseverycookie on Instagram!) and it’s a perfect. I don’t know about you but I don’t like my icing overpoweringly sweet. Kate is a […]

December 12, 2017

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We have reached day 12 of the 12 days of Christmas cookies! I’m especially excited to share today’s cookies with you all. I really do love all of the cookies I’ve shared these past 11 days but I know I can also say this… I saved the best for the last. I tried so many […]

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December 12, 2017

It’s day 11 out of 12 days of Christmas cookies! I really hope you all are enjoying these. I’m especially excited to share tomorrow’s with you guys… But first we have to talk about today’s delicious cookies! Chocolate globs. Combine a brownie and a chewy cookie, add in whatever extras you enjoy like mint candies, […]

December 11, 2017

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Happy Sunday! I can’t believe we’re so close to finishing up the 12 days of Christmas cookies. Today I’m sharing with you all another recipe that my Mom makes for us every year, Pecan Sandies Snowballs. They are one of mine and my dad’s favorites. She literally has written on the recipe in her old […]

December 10, 2017

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For all of my fellow almond lovers out there, this cookie recipe is for you! The best almond biscotti. A biscotti cookie dunked into a cup of coffee or tea. Mmm mm mmm. It’s one of the greatest things. Stephen’s Mom makes it every year during the holidays so we love to wake up and […]

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December 9, 2017

How are we on day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas cookies already?! I suppose time flies when we’re having fun, right? A couple of weeks ago on a work trip I tried Panera’s Kitchen Sink Cookie for the first time. Holy camoly Batman, it rocked my world. Not only are they twice the […]

December 8, 2017

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Have you ever tried Hershey’s Cherry Cordial kisses? If not, you need to. They taste like a cordial cherry minus the whole cherry. They are only available during the holidays which is another reason why I love this time of the year so much. I usually find them in the Holiday section at Target. If […]

December 7, 2017

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I’ve told my friends and family for years that if they were ever on a game show and asked, “What is Jordan’s favorite flavor combination?” in order to win a million dollars, all they would have to say is chocolate and mint to become a millionaire. I think it’s one of the most perfect flavor […]

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December 6, 2017

When I was coming up with this list for the 12 days of Christmas cookies, I didn’t want to include recipes that could simply be found on Pinterest. However, this one just couldn’t go without sharing. It is one of my absolute favorites and highly requested. This specific recipe is a little bit different compared […]

December 5, 2017

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Happy National Cookie Day! How perfect is that timing?! One of my favorite family Christmas traditions is having cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning. One Christmas my mom forgot until late on Christmas Eve to buy the cinnamon rolls (a huge part of the tradition is that they HAVE to be Pillsbury!). My brother […]

December 4, 2017

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Day 3 of the 12 days of cookies has arrived! Today I’m sharing with you all another recipe that was passed along to me from my Aunt Donna. They are the perfect classic chewy oatmeal raisin cookie- full of flavor, crispy on the edges but soft and chewy in the center. I usually don’t gravitate […]

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December 3, 2017

Day 2 of the 12 days of cookies! This coconut macaroon recipe is one for the gluten free eaters out there! It was created by my Aunt Donna who is a phenomenal baker. These are so simple to make, only require 4 ingredients, and are so delicious. I would’ve never been able to tell that […]

December 2, 2017

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IT’S DECEMBER 1! I say this over and over again at this time of the year but my heart is just so happy. A lot of people associate it with stress with all of the gifts to buy, things to ship, etc. which I suppose it can be but I choose to hear, smell, and […]

December 1, 2017

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Life has been crazy recently as quickly I approach the one-month-out mark from my thesis defense. At this point all we do is write… So. Much. Writing. Blogging is much different than scientific writing, of course, but to be honest the last thing I want to do after writing for 8 […]

view post >

February 21, 2016

In the days leading up to Stephen’s birthday, I asked him over and over again what he wanted (thank the Lord for Amazon Prime!). His typical quick answer is “nothing” but that’s extremely boring so I got his gears turning by asking him what he wanted for his birthday dinner. His eyes immediately lit up […]

June 6, 2019

view post >

I love baking. I truly believe it is a love language of mine! If I ever find out that someone I know (that is relatively close in location) is experiencing a low OR a high in their life, I find myself in the kitchen making something for them to hopefully spark joy in their life […]

February 21, 2019

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Happy Monday! I figured I’d start the week out with a little something sweet for you all – Quick & Easy Fresh Fruit Cobbler. I laughed when I automatically typed the word “easy” when coming up with the title. I’ve been using that word very frequently when describing my recipes on here but it’s true! They are easy and this […]

August 20, 2018

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Yes, yes, yes. I know that Hobby Lobby already has their fall and CHRISTMAS décor out in their stores but can we just embrace summer for a bit longer? Please?! Don’t get me wrong, that is my favorite time of year but I also want to soak up what’s left of summer while we can! […]

July 31, 2018

view post >

Happy Easter week! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy cupcake recipe that I adapted from Together As Family and Garnish & Glaze. These are so delicious it’s really difficult to have only one. I gave them to my friends when they closed on their house last week and let’s just say that only one of them actually […]

March 29, 2018

view post >

Along with my sugar cookies, I’ve tried many, many different formulations for royal frosting. This one, however, is the best of them all. It’s my friend Kate’s recipe from Kate’s Every Cookie (@kateseverycookie on Instagram!) and it’s a perfect. I don’t know about you but I don’t like my icing overpoweringly sweet. Kate is a […]

December 12, 2017

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We have reached day 12 of the 12 days of Christmas cookies! I’m especially excited to share today’s cookies with you all. I really do love all of the cookies I’ve shared these past 11 days but I know I can also say this… I saved the best for the last. I tried so many […]

December 12, 2017

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It’s day 11 out of 12 days of Christmas cookies! I really hope you all are enjoying these. I’m especially excited to share tomorrow’s with you guys… But first we have to talk about today’s delicious cookies! Chocolate globs. Combine a brownie and a chewy cookie, add in whatever extras you enjoy like mint candies, […]

December 11, 2017

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Happy Sunday! I can’t believe we’re so close to finishing up the 12 days of Christmas cookies. Today I’m sharing with you all another recipe that my Mom makes for us every year, Pecan Sandies Snowballs. They are one of mine and my dad’s favorites. She literally has written on the recipe in her old […]

December 10, 2017

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For all of my fellow almond lovers out there, this cookie recipe is for you! The best almond biscotti. A biscotti cookie dunked into a cup of coffee or tea. Mmm mm mmm. It’s one of the greatest things. Stephen’s Mom makes it every year during the holidays so we love to wake up and […]

December 9, 2017

view post >

How are we on day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas cookies already?! I suppose time flies when we’re having fun, right? A couple of weeks ago on a work trip I tried Panera’s Kitchen Sink Cookie for the first time. Holy camoly Batman, it rocked my world. Not only are they twice the […]

December 8, 2017

view post >

Have you ever tried Hershey’s Cherry Cordial kisses? If not, you need to. They taste like a cordial cherry minus the whole cherry. They are only available during the holidays which is another reason why I love this time of the year so much. I usually find them in the Holiday section at Target. If […]

December 7, 2017

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I’ve told my friends and family for years that if they were ever on a game show and asked, “What is Jordan’s favorite flavor combination?” in order to win a million dollars, all they would have to say is chocolate and mint to become a millionaire. I think it’s one of the most perfect flavor […]

December 6, 2017

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When I was coming up with this list for the 12 days of Christmas cookies, I didn’t want to include recipes that could simply be found on Pinterest. However, this one just couldn’t go without sharing. It is one of my absolute favorites and highly requested. This specific recipe is a little bit different compared […]

December 5, 2017

view post >

Happy National Cookie Day! How perfect is that timing?! One of my favorite family Christmas traditions is having cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning. One Christmas my mom forgot until late on Christmas Eve to buy the cinnamon rolls (a huge part of the tradition is that they HAVE to be Pillsbury!). My brother […]

December 4, 2017

view post >

Day 3 of the 12 days of cookies has arrived! Today I’m sharing with you all another recipe that was passed along to me from my Aunt Donna. They are the perfect classic chewy oatmeal raisin cookie- full of flavor, crispy on the edges but soft and chewy in the center. I usually don’t gravitate […]

December 3, 2017

view post >

Day 2 of the 12 days of cookies! This coconut macaroon recipe is one for the gluten free eaters out there! It was created by my Aunt Donna who is a phenomenal baker. These are so simple to make, only require 4 ingredients, and are so delicious. I would’ve never been able to tell that […]

December 2, 2017

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IT’S DECEMBER 1! I say this over and over again at this time of the year but my heart is just so happy. A lot of people associate it with stress with all of the gifts to buy, things to ship, etc. which I suppose it can be but I choose to hear, smell, and […]

December 1, 2017

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Life has been crazy recently as quickly I approach the one-month-out mark from my thesis defense. At this point all we do is write… So. Much. Writing. Blogging is much different than scientific writing, of course, but to be honest the last thing I want to do after writing for 8 […]

February 21, 2016

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DRINKS

Happy Monday! In the last couple of months I’ve made homemade almond milk every week and it has become one of my favorite things to make and drink. Not only is store bought almond milk expensive, Stephen and I both agree that the flavor of homemade almond milk compared to the store bought version is […]

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August 14, 2017

Happy Monday! In the last couple of months I’ve made homemade almond milk every week and it has become one of my favorite things to make and drink. Not only is store bought almond milk expensive, Stephen and I both agree that the flavor of homemade almond milk compared to the store bought version is […]

August 14, 2017

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