Coffee Cake Muffins

Growing up, I spent a month at camp every summer.  My time at Kanakuk was a highlight of every year and I would have spent my entire summer there had that been allowed.  I made life long friends, my faith was shaped and I had a month full of fun.  It was a wonderful way […]

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Tropical Green Smoothie

The number one questioned I’m asked when people find out that I write a food blog is how I manage to not pack on lots of pounds.  This always makes me laugh because I eat plenty of the food I prepare.  I just don’t eat all of everything I make!  Lots of food that I […]

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Hill Country Pizza

It’s hard for me to believe but it’s been 2 years since we got a call from my parents telling us they’d be moving to Lubbock.  And not only were they moving to a new town but they’d both be beginning new careers helping start a new campus of the church I grew up in.  […]

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Ramen Stir Fry

Have you ever been to one of those restaurants where you make your own stir-fry?  I still remember the first time I ate at a place called Stir Crazy.  My mom and I had come to Illinois to look for an apartment before I started grad school.  This trendy style of restaurant had yet to […]

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Baked Banana Donuts with Chocolate Icing

I’m sure that many of you can relate but I am absolutely addicted to Target.  I love their clothing and shoes for myself and my kids.  I can get lost in the aisles of home décor, party supplies and stationary.  I just enjoy shopping there.  When Blythe was a baby, I’d just go to Target […]

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Cookies and Cream Cake

This weekend we celebrated Bennett’s 2nd birthday.  Since he’s just 2 we opted for dinner with friends instead of an elaborate party.  Given that it was going to be a low-key birthday, I wanted to make an extra special cake so I opted for a Cookies and Cream Cake.  In addition to being beautiful, this […]

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Stitch Fix Review #1

Hi there friends!  Today is a small departure from my regular recipe posts but I really wanted to share with you about Stitch Fix.  I’ve been using this styling service for 3 months and I absolutely love it.  I get so many questions about Stitch Fix and how it works, so I decided to do […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you read many food blogs, you know that each blogger has a story as to why they started cooking and blogging.  For some, its years spent in the kitchen with their mother or grandmother that fostered an early love of cooking.  Or maybe it was allergy that required a diet shift or a weight […]

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Bacon Jam and Arugula Pizza

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been in a bit of a blogging funk.  We’ve been eating really basic meals and I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen creating anything interesting.  For all of you that believe we continually eat gourmet meals, please find peace in knowing we eat Kraft mac and cheese at […]

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Ampersand Burger

Can I tell you that I have an incredible love of cheeseburgers?  Like, if I had to eat one meal forever, it’s likely that a great burger and fries would be my pick.  Burgers remind me of summer time cookouts and evenings spent with friends.  A burger is a classic staple that can be made […]

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Onion Strings

True confession.  I’ve never made onion rings before.  In my mind, they are one of those complicated, messy and time-consuming recipes that doesn’t even taste that good once it’s done.  Although I’ve fried plenty of things in my kitchen, the thought of homemade onion rings has overwhelmed me. And yes, we’ve fried all sorts of […]

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Coffee Steak Rub

Hello sweet friends!  Thanks for sticking around as I slowly return to the world of blogging.  Readjusting to life after Haiti continues to take longer than I ever imagined.  I’ve been home for 2 weeks and still can’t talk about the trip without crying.  There’s still so much to process but I continue to feel […]

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Chicken and Dumplings

I’ve spent the week in the kitchen.  I hadn’t cooked in 9 days while I’d been in Haiti and I was aching to create.  I had spent the trip living with 11 other people, which was a stretch for my introverted self.  While I dearly love everyone that I traveled with, I was craving time […]

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Home From Haiti

Hi there friends!  I’m so glad to be back after my trip to Haiti.  As always, I had big plans to write posts to auto publish while I was away but time with Currey and the  kids took priority.  Thanks for understanding. I’ve got to tell you, after experiencing all I saw in Haiti, it’s […]

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Lemon Squares

I’m in denial about winter.  I’m so afraid of what the weather will be that I simply refuse to look each day.  It’s as though I’m operating under the assumption that ignorance is bliss in regard to the frigid temps.  Imagine my surprise when it began to snow today!  No idea that was in the […]

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