Onion and Mushroom Soup

Onion and Mushroom Soup

I warned you! I’m on a soup kick!

Every Christmas Eve for the past few years I’ve made a batch of homemade French onion soup and served it alongside crab legs, steamed shrimp, fried fish and roasted cauliflower. It’s a fun tradition we all look forward to for different reasons. The Husband goes nuts for the shrimp. The 8-year-old can eat his weight in crab legs and the 2-year-old is a cauliflower fanatic. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sausage Potato Chard Soup

Sausage Potato Chard Soup

I’m back with my CSA and loving the challenge of using what I get week-to-week. Every basket is an adventure!

This week 4 things really stood out for me.

Fresh pork sausage, onion, potatoes, and swiss chard. I immediately thought: Soup!

At first I thought the potatoes were just regular old white ones. Read the rest of this post »»

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Fun Light Holiday Appetizer - Mini Babybel Bites

Fun, Light Holiday Appetizer – Mini Babybel Bites

My first Ugly Sweater Christmas party is tomorrow! I’m so excited! I haven’t thrown a party in years. Before I had kids I used to be Ms. Host. Don’t misunderstand, they weren’t Martha Stewart-like cocktail parties — I’d just invite everyone I knew over and we’d end up playing some kind of college drinking games (anyone else a beer pong fan?) until the wee hours of the morning. Read the rest of this post »»

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Black, I mean, Kidney Bean Spaghetti Squash Boats

Black, I mean, Kidney Bean Spaghetti Squash Boats

Ever since I saw Gina’s Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken earlier this year I’ve been wanting to make spaghetti squash “boat style.” It seems like such a fun and easy way to make an intimidating squash, well, less intimidating. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pressed Ham Sandwich with Orange Marmalade and Cream Cheese

Pressed Ham Sandwich With Orange Marmalade and Cream Cheese

I rarely eat traditional sandwiches anymore. It’s weird. Growing up I lived off them. Always partial to mustard and cheese but truth be told, I’m not picky now and wasn’t back then. If you slapped it between two slices of bread I’d eat it as long as there was NO mayo. I hated mayo as […]

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Almond Date Cookie Balls

Almond Date Ball Cookies

Sorry I’ve been MIA — I was scoping out hotels for FitBloggin and bumming around Denver with my friend Jen — Click here to see our fun travel video. 

Every time I travel I don’t realize how much I miss my kitchen until I get home. Then, I’m like: I must cook something NOW and these were my “something now.” Read the rest of this post »»

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Cocoa Dusted Banana Bites

Cocoa-Dusted Banana Bites

You’re going to either think I’m a genius or just plain weird after this one.

The week before thanksgiving I was craving something chocolate. I was moments from ripping open a bag of chocolate chips I bought for holiday baking when I spied my bananas and it made me pause.

If I was REALLY hungry and not just looking for something to eat, the banana would be appealing and it sort of was but I really, REALLY wanted chocolate. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Turkey Sandwich with Smoked Cheddar and Cranberry Sauce

Leftover Turkey Sandwich Pressed With Smoked Cheddar & Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Happy Post-Thanksgiving!

I had the most amazing few days with a house full of family and a fridge full of food. This year I waited until the last possible minute to prepare for the holiday. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Beet and Spinach Quesadilla

Leftover Beet and Spinach Quesadilla

I’m convinced everyone is completely underestimating beets. Three years ago I tried roasting my first ever batch and fell in love. Before then I just thought my mom was crazy for eating them out of the can. They were always just “gross” in my opinion. I don’t know why. They just were. Read the rest of this post »»

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Warm Mustard Green Salad with bacon, feta and pecans

Mustard Green Salad with Bacon, Feta and Pecans

Over the few years I’ve gotten familiar with greens — kale, collards, spinach, and chard. These are completely new additions to my diet. I have no memories of mom buying, cooking or eating greens as a child. I had no point of reference on how to cook them. And honestly, I had no interest in them until I started buying more local produce from farmer’s markets and CSAs. Read the rest of this post »»

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Cakes

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Cakes

I love cooking and posting on the same day. I’m skipping over a warm salad I made on Friday just so I can share these cakes today. They came out way better than I anticipated!

I’m not sure what I anticipated. I never made quinoa cakes before. I’ve seem a few recipes and photos here and there, but I never had the desire to make them because I’ve never made a batch of quinoa to then recook into cakes — it seems daunting. Read the rest of this post »»

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Green Beans and Bacon

Green Beans and Bacon

I know what you’re thinking. Bacon? On a “lite” food blog?

Ummm, no. Hear me out.

I’ve made it my personal mission to get people to eat more vegetables. I’m also trying to raise my kids to eat what they are served without complaint — impossible, I know, but a girl can dream. Read the rest of this post »»

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