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Easy Meat Lasagna (with a secret ingredient)

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m so excited to share today’s recipe, especially because it is being featured over on All Time Ever!  If you haven’t checked out their site, you are seriously missing out. It’s full of tips from what to do in Disney to how to prepare for family photos, and these ladies are experts! When they asked…

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Pumpkin Brioche Bread with Chocolate Swirl

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Ok, friends.  Brace yourselves.  Today’s recipe is going to blow your minds. Remember that time I made homemade hamburger buns?  Well, I have been on a bread-making frenzy ever since.  While scouring through Food Gawker and Pinterest for inspiration (please tell me I’m not the only one), I realized I wanted to make a dessert bread with…

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Croque Madame

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Have you ever had a breakfast that blew your mind?  A few years ago, when Stephen and I were first married, we went to one of my favorite French bakeries for a fun brunch.  Honestly, I don’t even remember what I ordered but Stephen?  He ordered the Croque Madame and it changed our culinary world….

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Recovery Smoothie

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Did you know that after a long run/workout, one of the best recovery snacks is chocolate milk?  How awesome is that?! Apparently, it has the double the carbohydrates and protein content of milk, water, or other sports drinks AND helps replenish tired muscles. While cooking meals for my brothers this past week, I realised that I…

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Veggie Lasagna (with creamy lemon ricotta)

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Remember how I told you I’m in NC for the week cooking hanging with my bros?  And remember how I said these boys can EAT? Well, turns out that I have become so accustomed to cooking for Stephen and me that my portion sizing is all off. Basically, I need to make at least twice the…

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Lightened-Up Apple Crumble

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You guys,  I am so excited about this weeks “A-Sweet-A-Week”.  It is everything you could ever want in a dessert, AND it’s been lightened up. AKA no guilt! (YAY!) I mean, isn’t this what we all dream of?  A dessert that tastes sinful, but without that “I need to hit the gym couch, STAT” feeling? (Ok,…

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Blue Cheese Hamburgers with Sweet Potato Fries

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This week, I’m in NC (my hometown) hanging out with my bros (so much fun)! So expect to see a LOT of “hearty” meals up on the blog because man, can these boys eat! (I had to snap these photos in record time because they kept eating the props!) When I asked for their input for…

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

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How was everyone’s weekend?  I got to spend most of my Saturday hanging around DC for a photo shoot, and had so much fun! Earlier in the week, Stephen came down with an awful cold (think chesty cough, runny nose, and ear and headaches) and was pretty much confined to the sofa after work each night….

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