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....

Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

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Whenever we have friends and family stay at our home, there’s always a special treat to be found in the kitchen. Usually, it’s an ever-dwindling stack of soft cookies – chocolate chip, ginger molasses and peanut butter blossoms are faves. But, nothing beats a...

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

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Don’t you just love a good recipe that goes the extra mile? As a new mama, I certainly do. These mouthwatering ham and cheese sliders fit the bill for brunch, lunch, dinner and weekend parties. Hot out of the oven, or served at room...

Sugar-Free Pink Grapefruit Granita

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Sinking my spoon into a fruity slush of flaky ice crystals is one of my true summer joys! There’s nothing more instantly cooling than a cold treat, and in this house, we love a good granita. An easy mixture of fresh fruit juice and...

Creamy Spinach-Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

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I love when the house smells like bacon. It’s such a homey, comforting aroma that lingers long and reminds you of the delicious meal from early in the day. And around here, we love our breakfast. Even better, though, when you can cook up...

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

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As you can imagine, we haven’t been cooking much, but that doesn’t mean our kitchen is deserted! It’s still the “center” of the house, and even little Lily has a hangout spot to keep us company. Though we’re not mixing up meals like we...

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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Monday through Friday, simple yet mouthwatering meals are the name of the game for us. But, especially in the summer, it’s even better when they don’t even involve switching on the oven! I tend to forget about my CrockPot in the warmer months. The...

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...