Welcoming Baby Lillian Rose

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On Friday, May 23, 2014, we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Lillian Rose, into the world. She came into our lives at 1:35 am, weighing 7 lbs.,15 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. These past few days have been a true test of how...

Yellow Birthday Cake with Vanilla Frosting

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This is my last post before I begin a brief maternity leave. You can read more about my leave plans (and see baby’s nursery) here. Though I adore my blog and readers, I need to take some time to focus on my new family. Feel free to follow...

Summer Vegetable, Sausage and Potato Skillet

Last week was all about making freezer meals to prep for our little one’s arrival. As much as I wish I had a cavernous freezer, space is limited. So, instead of king-size casseroles, big bags of marinated meats and vegetables are prepped and ready...

Maternity Leave Plans + Nursery Tour

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Any day now, I’ll be holding our baby girl. There are no words to describe how happy/nervous/eager I’m feeling about it, but I’m preparing in every way as best I can. That includes sharing with you my plans for taking some time off. As...

3-Ingredient Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups

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You may not know this, but I have a sort of Superman/Clark Kent-like thing going on in the kitchen. At least I like to think it’s that cool. See, I get a “high” off of buying tons of goodies from the grocery store… fresh...

Links I Love: Pregnancy Favorites

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Happy Monday, foodie friends! Today, I’m sharing something a little different and fun for the mamas-to-be… I’m one myself, after all! Yesterday celebrated not only Mother’s Day, but the start of my 37th week of pregnancy. Thanks to some fabulous finds, healthy choices and a little self-spoiling,...

Sweet ‘n Spicy Firecracker Chicken

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Do you ever get in a cooking rut? Well, I have been in a no-cook rut lately, and it’s called caprese. Tomato, basil and mozzarella are my obsession. Stacked in a salad, melted into crisp ciabatta loaves, and topping grilled meats is the way...

Fluffy Chocolate Frosted Donuts

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There are many things I’m unsure about when it comes to becoming a mom. For instance, how will I cope with the lack of sleep? How will I teach my daughter to be a good, kind person? What if I don’t want to share...

My Baby Shower with Blog Friends!

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Today, I woke up to a wonderful surprise. Seventeen of my best blogging buddies threw me a berry-licious virtual baby shower to celebrate my late May little girl! Each blogger “brought” a treat to the table, and what they created really blew my hair...

Proscuitto, Arugula and Tomato Naan Pizza

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As much as I love cooking, fast, no-fuss and easy meals are still the name of the game on weekdays. Especially these days. So much “doing” is packed into every day that by the end of it, I’m zonked and left with little energy....