BBQ Bacon-Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Pineapple Guacamole + Summer Grilling Giveaway!

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This summer has undoubtedly been a little different for us. Though we still clock in our work time on weekdays, weekends were all about staying cool in pools with frosty cocktails. Slap a good read down on my sun-toasted beach towel, and you’ve just...

Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

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Can someone please scrape me up with a spatula? I think I’ve melted to the ground. Texas is toasty this time of year, and it’s got me avoiding the oven… except for the occasional batch of chocolate chip cookies (a new mama’s gotta have...

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered S’mores Pretzels

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When baby is in bed for the night, hubby and I like to unwind and treat ourselves. He grabs a beer (and a glass of wine for mama), and I snag the good stuff – graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate for s’mores! We head out into the hot...

Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

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I’ve gotten back in the kitchen, and it feels so darn good. Having a baby, you take on a whole new identity – mother, protector, teacher, constant laundry-doer. This little life needs you nearly every minute of the day. And in a strange way, it’s a wonderful feeling. Exhausting...

Italian Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

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Rejoice, rejoice! Today is National Mac and Cheese Day, y’all. Basically, today is my favorite day ever. The day our daughter came into this world is also up there. But, was she made of gooey, melty cheesy deliciousness? NO. Well… sort of. That plus rainbows....

Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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With all the holidays surrounding the season, winter is most foodies’ favorite time of year… and I have to agree. Hearty roasts, fluffy mashed potatoes and hot cinnamon-spiced drinks and desserts? I can’t get enough. Cold weather cooking and baking just warms up your home! But, amidst all the apple...

Smashed Avocado and Tomato Bruschetta

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When we lived in California, hubby and I enjoyed an abundance of delicious avocado dishes. Garnishing fresh seafood and mushed into mouthwatering guacamole, avocado was everywhere. We couldn’t get away from the gorgeous pale green fruit…  But, it’s not like we were trying! It remains a major favorite...

Coconut Lime Pound Cake

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These days, most of my meals are rushed – breakfast, especially. My morning meal goes by in the blink of an eye before baby wakes up, and somehow, my 15-minute window has dissolved into nanoseconds. But, what keeps my breakfasts super speedy? Having slices of soft, yummy quick breads...

Mini Mexican Chili Tortilla Cups

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Though hubby and I have years of adventures and travels under our belts, our home is my favorite place in the world. We’ve continued to pad our nest every month since moving in, tweaking and touching up things the way we like, making it...

Cheesy Ravioli and Italian Sausage Skillet

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Yesterday, our little lady turned one month old! I can hardly believe a month has already passed, though it was certainly a full one – full of laughs and tears, joy and stress, and lots of learning. Learning to be more patient and calm....