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Zesty Sausage and White Bean Skillet

Zesty Sausage and White Bean Skillet

Happy New Year!! It’s 2018! It feels odd to write that – in the way that it always does at the beginning of the year when you need to re-train your brain to write down something different than what it’s used to. What did you do for New Year’s Eve? […]

eggnog latte

Eggnog Latte

Hi! How was your Christmas?! The day might be over and done, but I’m still listening to Christmas music and I refuse to take down any decorations until the New Year – it’s still the holiday season! I had a wonderful Christmas Day. My Mom made it down the day […]

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal

I know everyone around you is probably saying the same thing, but seriously. I cannotΒ believeΒ it is the Christmas weekend already! I knew it was going to sneak up fast, as it always does, but wow. Christmas is on Monday!! If you’re like me, and you still haven’t quite finished your […]

10 Thoughts for Thursday – Holiday Edition

1.Β  Merry Christmas to me! My new phone. So far, I love it. One of my favourite features? If there is music nearby, the phone picks it up and the artist/song name scrolls across my screen automatically! 2.Β  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! We got a […]

Vanilla Bean Cookie Pops

Vanilla Bean Cookie Pops

There should be more things on sticks. Every time I have this thought, I am reminded of that scene in There’s Something About Mary where they’re strolling along the boardwalk discussing the lack of meat on sticks. Great movie – and they did have a good point. Why aren’t more […]

DIY Gingerbread House

DIY Gingerbread House

Ok, so you may be wondering why you would ever make your own gingerbread house from scratch, when you can easily and cheaply buy a pre-constructed version from pretty much any store this time of year? Well, I don’t have a great reason WHY you should do it, but chances […]

Real Mint Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream

Real Mint Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream

Hello! Hi there! I’m super excited about today’s post, and it’s all thanks to a tiny little green plant (hmmm…let me clarify that). I hope when you read the title of this recipe you didn’t miss the “real” part of it. REAL mint, guys! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a […]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Double Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

I have a new addiction. No, it’s not biscotti (that’s definitely an addiction, but nothing new). For the past couple of weeks, every night, about 30 minutes before I get into bed, I stick an electric blanket under my sheets and crank it on high….gaaah!! It’s amazing. I no longer […]

roasted butternut squash andnd cran

Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad

I know, I know. Where the cookies at y’all!? It’s December! Full-on Christmas baking season! What is this….. “salad” you’re trying to entice us with? Pffft. But you guys, as much as I love all of the cookies and the eating and the teeth brushing (wait – what)? I really, […]

Chapter Seven – The Big News

That’s right – there’s a bun in that oven! More importantly, there’s a bun in MY oven πŸ˜‰ I’m so happy I can finally share THE BIG NEWS with all of you! I’m overjoyed to announce that Etienne and I are expecting our third child on April 29, 2018. The […]

holiday twix bars

Holiday Twix Bars

I’m bringing you a whole lotta yum today!! I have officially kicked off my holiday cookie baking, and the first star of the show are these homemade twix bars. Shortbread, caramel, and chocolate. Is there really anything else you need in life!? I made these bars this past weekend for […]

healthy chocolate-coconut baskets

Healthy Chocolate-Coconut Baskets

Yes, you read it right. Healthy!! I mean, everyone’s definition of “healthy” is different, and considering there is a chocolate ganache filling in these bad boys, they aren’t exactly akin to a banana – BUT – compared to many other treats you could give to your kiddos, these ones are […]