Blackened Seasoning Mix and Blackened Fish Recipe

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Hi friends! I am excited to participate in Recipe Redux for the first time, a recipe challenge group founded by Registered Dietitians. What happens here is a group of bloggers (aka "the recipe redux members") create a recipe each month using an assigned theme. It's all about reinventing healthy eating. I always enjoy seeing the creativity that goes into these posts, plus it's a great way to find new blogs. Our theme this month is "Spooky Spices", you know those spices that are lurking in the back of your spice cabinet collecting dust. Well we are putting those spices to good use … [Read more...]


Chocolate Nut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

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My oldest baby boy turned 8 over the weekend! His birthday kicks off the beginning of the birthday/holiday extravaganza over at our house where the rest of us will follow until the year comes to an end. He was super laid back about the party plans this year. He chose to invite 4 classmates to Chuck E Cheese, plus his grandma and great-grandma came to visit from Texas (my mom and grandma) so it was a fun weekend celebrating. oops, forgot the mouth and fangs, but it's still a cute bat! In addition to the delicious chocolate cake I make every year for him (I use this recipe), I did a … [Read more...]


Tofu Scramble #LovingTofu

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One of my favorite ways to cook with tofu is this tofu scramble. I started making it years ago when I did my vegan experiment and now, though not vegan, enjoy making it on a regular basis. It doesn't replace my eggs, it's just something different and it's awesome. Tofu, a great protein source for both vegetarians and meat eaters, is normally pretty bland which makes it a great canvas for spices and other flavor additives like garlic, soy sauce and veggies! When I was asked to create a recipe using Mori-Nu tofu I knew that I needed to share this one with you. First let me tell you … [Read more...]


A Weekend Away

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  I needed to get out. I just needed a change in scenery and a chance to relax and not worry about anything. However traveling with 4 kids can easily counteract any sort of relaxing vacation- the packing, the hauling, the new environment, the lack of sleep (which always happens in new places) so we thought we shouldn't go anywhere that would require too much energy or time in getting there. What did we came up with? A log cabin on the river a couple of hours away, in the woods with absolutely nothing on the agenda other than to fish (for the hubby), play (for the kids), zone out and … [Read more...]


Stitch Fix Reviews 6 & 7

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HI friends, I thought I'd share my 6th and 7th Stitch Fix boxes with you today. I am thinking about turning my blog into a fashion blog. Kidding. I just love Stitch Fix and love seeing what others get in their boxes so here we go. It sound like everybody has jumped on the Stitch Fix bandwagon by now, but if you haven't or don't know about it, it's a personal stylist subscription where they send you a box of clothing that have been hand-picked for you by your own personal stylist.  Here are all the details and link to the site (note: using my referral link will give me a $25 credit … [Read more...]


Grilled Cheese with Pesto and Tomato

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Cheesey, buttery, white bread, grilled cheese. That's how I remember eating them as a kid. Not exactly a health food, and they aren't the easiest to light-up with the exception of reducing the amount of butter and cheese used and throwing in some veggies (or fruit) like this tomato! Although I love a good grilled cheese, I don't make them that often. You would think mom of 4 kids would be making grilled cheese all the time. The thought actually popped into my head the other night on one of our busy soccer days- "it's been a while since I've made grilled cheese kids" let's have that for … [Read more...]


Parmesan-Caper Potato Bites

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The Holiday season is quickly approaching and we'll all be searching for the perfect appetizers and holiday dishes to make. I love potatoes and think they are just he perfect addition to any meal- roasted whole or cut with rosemary and garlic, but my new favorite are these adorable potato bites. Yes, I just called these adorable. I found this recipe in a Cooking Light magazine, but didn't add the small amount of lemon juice that was in the original recipe therefore had to change the name (they called them Lemon-Caper Parmesan Salad Bites). I don't think the lemon would've added much … [Read more...]


Pin It Party {Pinterest}

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Hello friends and happy friday! Hope you all enjoyed some photography tips that I shared earlier this week from the IFBC photography session. I will go through my notes and share some info on the other sessions I attended, but for now I am joining Lindsay over at the Lean Green Bean for a Pin It Party! Bloggers, doesn't matter what kind- craft bloggers, mom bloggers, food bloggers, get a TON of traffic from Pinterest so we are all sharing posts we'd like to see pinned. Please support your favorite blogs and pin stuff because it helps others find our content and that makes us happy! … [Read more...]


Food Photography and Beyond {IFBC 2014}

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Please note: the following photos throughout this post are those of the uber-talented Todd Coleman, the presentor of Modern Editorial Food Photography, a photography session at the International Food Blogger Conference (I know you thought they were mine but I can't take the credit, haha) I always love attending the photography workshops at food blogging conferences, because it's something that I've been working on over the years and I hope to continue to grow in this area. Unfortunately there was only one photography session this year, but it was definitely an interesting one. I picked up … [Read more...]


Homemade Pita Chips

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Oh. My. Gosh. I can't believe I took the whole week off blogging, but I was so inspired and excited when I returned from the International Food Blogger Conference on Sunday that I didn't know what to do with myself first. The conference left me recharged for blogging which was great because I totally needed a pick-me-up. I started brainstorming new post ideas, recipes, looked into more conferences, set goals for hobbies I want to work on.....and I got a teeny tiny bit overwhelmed. Oops. So I did what I do best when I am overwhelmed with ideas. I procrastinated. I stared at my "to do" … [Read more...]