Super Bowl Menu

We are hosting the Super Bowl this year for the second year in a row and I am totally ordering pizza for the second year in a row. It’s easy and makes my life less stressful. But of course I can’t just have pizza. I could never have at least one homemade thing at a

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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

For as much as I claim to not liking chocolate cakes, cookies, muffins, breads I sure do seem to bake them a lot. Every time I see a recipe for something chocolate I think “this will be the one that converts me” and it never is…it’s always too decadent for me. But these muffins were just perfect.

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Black Bean Soup

Winter has finally struck here and it means business. This is the perfect hearty soup to warm you to the core on these cold nights we have been having. I love a good, thick soup that is filling and this totally fit the bill. The cumin provides a delicious, smoky flavor while the lime juice adds

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Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

  With the new year comes new resolutions and I of course have the “be healthier” resolution on my list like so many others. Joel and I joined a local gym and I have been Zumba-ing my butt off ever since (it’s amazing and so fun…do it!). In addition, healthy eating has been a priority

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Cheesy Bread

Delicious dough, topped with butter and tons of cheese….what’s not to love? We are big on pizza in our house. It’s Joel’s favorite food and I’m pretty sure he would eat it everyday if I let him. Whenever we go out for pizza, cheesy bread always pulls me in and gets me every time. I

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18 Months + A Silly Tradition

My little man turned 18 months today. 18 MONTHS?!?!!! I guess he is not my baby anymore. And that makes me a bit sad. I know in my mind that he is 18 months but I suppose it just hadn’t hit me yet until I was really, truly looking at him and realized he doesn’t

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Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Joel absolutely loves Cinnabon but sadly we don’t have them around these parts. So that means whenever we are waiting at an airport or cruising a mall in a new city the hunt is on for Cinnabon (my hunt is for Chick-a-Fila but that’s a whole other story for another time). So when I came

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Baked Italian Sausage with Potatoes and Garlic

This is a ridiculously easy recipe that yields amazingly delicious results. Chop, mix, dump and occasionally stir. Could it get any better? I love pretty much anything that is roasted to the point of caramelization so this one dish meal was totally up my alley. The sausage, potatoes and garlic turn into brown, crispy delicious-ness

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Buffalo Mac-n-Cheese

OMG…this is the most amazing meal I have made in a long time! I’m not really surprised considering my love of cheese and pasta and anything buffalo. It really is a dream combination for my tummy. When I first looked at the recipe, I was a little concerned that it would be too spicy for the boys

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