Green Detox Smoothie

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  This year, because of all of the wedding celebrations, my in-laws decided to have our family dinner at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City!  If you live around the area, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out their buffet! It was so nice to have a delicious and somewhat traditional Thanksgiving…

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Jam-Filled Window Pane Cookies


Before we get into today’s awesome recipe I have to say, weddings make me so nostalgic (I know, random).  We got home late last night from my brother-in-law’s wedding, and I spent the whole day in a state of euphoria celebrating the new couple and, of course, remembering my own happy day.  Basically, weddings are just my…

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Cranberry & Persimmon Preserves


I am so excited for Thanksgiving. This year, Stephen and I flew out to SLC to celebrate his brother’s wedding and, as a bonus, get to hang with all of our extended family on the big day! Basically, this week is going to be filled with so much love, family, and food and I just…

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BBQ Chilaquiles


Do you guys ever have “aha” moments in the kitchen?  I mean when you look at seemingly unrelated ingredients and somewhere within the depths of your subconscious, your mind makes a connection? Well, this recipe was my “aha” moment. See, last weekend Stephen and I went to NC and, on our last day, my parents served…

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Garlic Pretzel Knots with Cheesy Dipping Sauce


Ok, friends. Today’s recipe is a winner. Just imagine a delicious warm carb-filled pretzel knot stuffed with fresh gouda, topped with garlic salt then dunked in a warm, creamy cheesy sauce.  I mean, right? And you might not believe me… but these guys are super simple to make, and are pretty fool-proof! I’ve made them so many…

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Your Guide To Nailing Thanksgiving


For today’s post, I wanted to give you guys some awesome resources for planning/preparing your Thanksgiving meal! And for those of you who won’t be in the kitchen this year, well think of it as inspirational guide for next year. Let’s get started! How to plan for the day of: If you want an expert’s…

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Red Quinoa, Black Bean, Jicama and Edamame Salad


How was your weekend? Ours was a whirlwind! We drove down to NC and spent some time with my family eating good food and enjoying the crisp fall weather!  While we loved being with our family for a few days, driving back on Sunday meant not having a lot of time to prepare meals for…

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Pumpkin Cream Pie


Remember that tutorial on pie crust I did yesterday? Well today is all about using it to its full potential. And, since it’s Thanksgiving, that means Pumpkin Cream Pie! Now, I know this is a slight variation from the beloved classic, but hear me out.  This pie has everything you love in your pumpkin pie…

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