Café Mocha and Green Power Smoothie


Earlier in the week I mentioned coming down with the start of a cold. It ended up being one of the mildest colds I’ve had, but I still had a little sore throat and some congestion. And when I’ve got a minor cold you know the two main things I crave? Coffee- to wake me…

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Molasses Cookies

I always thought it would be fun to host one of those Holiday cookie exchanges where guests bring dozens of one kind of cookie and swap them with the other guests so that each person goes home with a nice variety. However, somehow it’s 8 days away until Christmas and I am not sure organizing one…

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Fire-Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

You know those times when you have NO food in the house or at least so it seems. You just stand there staring in the pantry, opening and closing the refrigerator and freezer door waiting for something to jump out at you. And nothing really does, because you don’t have time to defrost the meat,…

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Ambrosia Apple Upside-Down Cake {Gluten Free}

I was asked to participate in the #iloveambrosia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time and was gifted a dozen Ambrosia apples. Hi friends! Well little ol’ me turns another year older today! Yep, it’s my birthday! I will follow in my mom and grandmother’s footsteps…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014 {Under $35}

Hi friends! I thought while there is still time to order stuff online before it’s too late, I would share another holiday gift guide >> under $35!  A lof of these are food, fitness or clothing items that might be good for the hard to shop for person in your life- teachers, in-laws, etc. Without further ado,…

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Baked Taco Dip + Giveaway

Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring this post. Traditions….they’re wonderful aren’t they? Now that I have kids of my own I’ve tried to create some of my family’s own holiday traditions. Of course food plays a big role in that. There are so many wonderful memories associated with food. I love to think back at my childhood…

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas From Lorna Jane

I have made a conscious effort lately to buy workout clothes that are suitable for running around town as well as just working out in, because as a busy mama I don’t always have the chance to get cleaned up before being out in public. I follow Lorna Jane on Instagram and have seen other…

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Oatmeal Currant Bars with Coconut Flour {Gluten Free}

I can’t handle that it’s December 2nd already. Can NOT HANDLE. You know what that means, right? It’s almost 2015! And I will no longer have a baby. Baby E turns one at the end of the month, sniff sniff. And she’s not the only one with a birthday! The 3 girls in our family (me…

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Stitch Fix 8 & 9

Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent the day at our house, with friends and it was perfect. I made the sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, homemade green bean casserole (none of the canned stuff), roasted brussels with apples and pecan, apple and pumpkin pie! I have been known to be…

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Kale and Bacon Gratin

Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving already? I don’t think time could move any faster! I’m in full pie mode right now and debating on what to do for our vegetable side dishes. So many choices, so little time. I’ve never been into creamy vegetables like creamed spinach. It’s not that I don’t like creamy. I do. I…

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Healthy Snacking with Nourish Snacks + Giveaway

My family snacks. A lot. And I am ok with that because I believe healthy snacking bridges the gap between meals and prevents from overeating. However, I get bored of having the same things in the house all the time so I am always looking for new healthy snacks to try. Joy Bauer, RD and…

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The Rebrand

Notice anything different around here? Yes?! YES! I am so excited to share my new site with you. Isn’t it great? I can’t wait to tell you all about this and how it came about. I was inspired after attending the International Food Blogging conference to think about branding my blog. Up until this point…

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie {Gluten Free} + Giveaway

    I was asked to participate in the “#SoyInspired for Thanksgiving” campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time. Oh. My. Gosh. Is Thanksgiving really next week? It’s insane how quickly the time is flying by. I don’t know about you guys, but pumpkin pie is one…

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