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Green Beans Amandine

I really got off to a running start with the Magnolia Table cookbook–I can’t stop! So, next up is the recipe for Green Beans Amandine. Perfect to cozy up next to my weekly salmon fillet. Details below! Rating: A- How to make it an…

February 27, 2020
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Brownie Pie

Okay, Joanna Gaines had my attention when I flipped through her Magnolia Table cookbook and saw this Brownie Pie. It seemed like an unbelievable combination that should have been dreamed up wayyyyy sooner. See the details on this bad boy below! Rating: A- How…

February 26, 2020
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Layered Arugula Salad

Boy, did my first dabble into the Magnolia Table cookbook start out strong. I LOVED this Layered Arugula Salad! Moving forward, I think every salad should be made in a trifle bowl to maximize the beauty of spicy/sweet nuts, colorful pomegranate seeds, blue cheese,…

February 26, 2020
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Creamy Salmon Spread with Horseradish

I have been making this Creamy Salmon Spread with Horseradish for over a decade now! This Real Simple recipe makes the perfect dip for crackers or an amazing bagel schmear! The combination of smoked salmon, dill, cream cheese and horseradish is just perfection! Rating:…

February 26, 2020
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Cheddar-Chive Potato Soufflé

What a fancy way to enhance mashed potatoes! This Cheddar-Chive Potato Soufflé, from Real Simple, gives a smooth, fluffy upgrade to a classic side! Recipe below. Enjoy! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Delish if you’re into super-light and smooth potatoes. If…

February 24, 2020
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Bacon-Potato Soup with Cheddar and Chives

What an ending to the weekend! The weather was on the warmer side for February which meant that we covered a lot of New York City ground! This tired mama didn’t want to prepare anything too crazy, so here is a Bacon-Potato Soup with…

February 23, 2020
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Remember These Words

Ah, 35. It’s been a winding road full of surprises. Different countries, different jobs, different cities, different circles of friends. It has all led me to exactly where I am meant to be. Here with my two amazing daughters, one wonderful husband, and lest…

February 21, 2020
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Baby Apple Banana Oat Muffins

I didn’t want to go to a playdate at a friend’s house empty-handed today, but I needed to make sure whatever I made was kid-friendly by today’s standards. That meant no nuts, and MINIMAL sugar. I was a strict no-sugar under two parent, and…

February 19, 2020
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Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

I finished off our special Presidents’ Day Weekend brunch with this Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding from Real Simple magazine. Move over pain au chocolats, we’ve added cream, sugar, eggs, and made the most moist and delicious breakfast side imaginable. Details below! Rating: A+…

February 17, 2020
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Candied Bacon

Bacon and brunch go hand-in-hand. But, I am a SUCKER for any candied version, combining the salty and sweet, but bonus for spice! This Candied Bacon, from Food Network magazine, is all of the above, and then coated with COFFEE! Details below on this craziness.…

February 17, 2020