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Backyard Birthday Dinner Menu

Summer is coming to a close, so I’m trying to get in all the grilling I can while it’s still light and warm enough! This past weekend, two relatives came over for a nice backyard birthday dinner! Easy meals, but an upgrade from your…

August 30, 2021
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Pad Mama

I’m Thai obsessed, so was naturally very excited to try a recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s mom, Pepper! This recipe was found in Better Homes & Gardens, and it is good! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: VERY tasty. (I used…

August 23, 2021
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Watermelon Poke Bowls

I have been very into rice bowls lately. There’s a nearby restaurant that makes a delicious sticky chicken bowl, and it has really given me tunnel vision! For that reason, I couldn’t wait to try these Watermelon Poke Bowls from Real Simple Magazine! Poke…

August 19, 2021
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Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Chops

So I’ve really come out of my post-baby fog and have thrown myself back into the kitchen, and boy, does it feel good! I’m also trying to change up our meals. I had been serving up a ton of beef and salmon, but now…

August 16, 2021
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Chocolate-Cherry Muffins

I just love a feel-good breakfast! These Chocolate-Cherry Muffins are packed with a ton of good stuff and minimal sugar, making them a healthy breakfast that can get your through the whole morning! Perfect for an afternoon snack, too! Rating: A How to make…

August 14, 2021
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Chicken-Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

I’ve been trying to get myself on a healthier track following this last baby. Now that I can officially work out again, I’m trying to make dinner choices that aren’t so full of fat and carbs. Food Network Magazine’s Chicken-Mushroom Lettuce Wraps definitely intrigued…

August 9, 2021
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Buffalo Chicken Breasts

I never thought Buffalo chicken could feel fancy, but here we are with Martha Stewart Living’s Buffalo Chicken Breasts! Okay, not exactly fancy, but definitely an upgrade from your bar food staple! Definitely a healthier way to fulfill some major food cravings! Details below!…

August 5, 2021
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Blueberry Crisp

When your trip to the berry farm yields 12 cups of blueberries, you need a recipe that requires a ton! This Blueberry Crisp, from Food Network, was a tasty way to use up a very large portion while having fun with the kids in…

August 2, 2021
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Lobster BLTs

Is there a wrong way to enjoy lobster? Maybe somewhere, but I’m sure you will not go wrong with these Lobster BLTs from Food Network Magazine! Stacked high and full of all the right flavors, these summer sandwiches are GOOD! Details below! Rating: A+ …

July 28, 2021
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Double-Crusted Jam Tart

Oh, WOW! This Double-Crusted Jam Tart from Martha Stewart is really the over-sized, grown up Pop-Tart of your DREAMS! It’s incredible. The crust is identical, and the jam filling and icing, well, it’s BETTER! Check out this recipe and my thoughts on the jam…

July 24, 2021