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2015: A Year in Review

2015 has been one heck of a year and is by far one of the most exciting years of my life. It’s true! 2015 was my favorite year thus...

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Cranberry White Chocolate & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve just begun my Christmas shopping. I know-I know. There’s just over a week left before the holidays are here and I’m not really even close to being done....

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Sausage & Arugula Stuffed Shells + a Chunky Tomato Sauce

I hate saying goodbye to a fantastic weekend. They always go by way to fast, yet Monday through Friday just sort of drags. Why is that? Saturday, Pat and I...

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Peppermint Icebox Cake

This dessert will be the death of me. A deliciously sweet, chocolatey death covered with peppermint whipped cream and candy pieces. Truth: I’m more of a mint chocolate chip person, I...

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Peppermint Whipped Cream Recipe

Homemade whipped cream is where it’s all at. I make whipped cream from scratch all the time. I like that I can control the quality of ingredients I’m using and HELLO! it’s a thousand times better...

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Bacon Mushroom Risotto + Lagostina Risotto Pot Giveaway

Meet my first risotto recipe on this here blog. I love risotto. It’s creamy texture and the many optional mix-ins. If my eyes spot it on a menu, nine times...

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Roasted Ginger Carrot Soup

I’m absolutely smitten with this carrot soup! I love carrots, but as the base to a soup? I wasn’t so sure I would. BUT I SO DO!! Last week,...

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Fiestadas

Please tell me you’ve experienced the deliciousness that is- the fiestada. Essentially it’s a taco pizza and it was one of only a few delicious and edible items served at...

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Twice-Baked Spinach + Parmesan Acorn Squash

This Thursday, I am hosting my very first Thanksgiving. My in-laws are having their kitchen remodeled and after 20 years of going to their house on Thanksgiving Day, we...

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 Roasted Garlic Potato Soup 

I don’t think potato soup get’s any easier or more delicious, than this. This creamy and luxurious soup is so extremely easy and tastes as if it was ordered...