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Homemade Ricotta + Zucchini Stuffed with Ricotta + Ricotta Dip

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 For this month’s theme, I’d originally planned on making a different recipe, and was trying to figure out when I’d have time to do it. I was getting stressed realizing how limited my time was this week… which, you know, is … Continue reading

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Chipotle Mayo

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Strudel had the brilliant idea of making August, “Foods you usually buy but can make yourself” Month!  The first thing that came to my mind was mayonnaise.  I learned to make my own mayonnaise about 2 years ago and since … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcakes

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What could be more classic and more summer than Strawberry Shortcakes!  I found a wonderfully easy recipe in a great cookbook that I have been wanting to share with all of you so now is the perfect time! A friend … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Cherry Pudding

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I couldn’t let cherry month end without sharing a dessert that I grew up eating.  One of my fondest memories of my grandma is her cherry pudding.  She lived in Ohio and whenever we would visit she would always make … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mousse

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This is an easy and fluffy strawberry mousse, perfect for this weekend’s celebrations!  Let’s officially kick off this first unofficial weekend of summer with something full of strawberry flavor.  This recipe is easy but let me warn you, it uses … Continue reading

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Roasted Veggies

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The other day I was mulling over what exactly I do in the kitchen, and decided to break down, by percentage, my time per task. Here’s what I came up with: 30% washing dishes 20% chopping 15% stirring 10% fretting if … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken Soup

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Next to Yak, my other “go-to” protein is Rotisserie Chicken.  I love that grocery stores roast chickens.  The BEST idea grocery stores came up with next to the self-scan! Need a quick Chicken Salad?  Throw on some roasted chicken. Need … Continue reading

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Nicoise Salad with (my favorite) Lemon, Ginger & Sesame Dressing

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   Many years back – when Brandon and I still lived in Denver – we flew to Washington for the holidays. We met up with Brandon’s sister, Brianna, at the airport (she’d just flown in from Texas) and together we rented … Continue reading

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Yak and Zoodles

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Strudel and I decided “go-to” meals would be fun this month.  When I think of “go-to” meals I think of simple.  I spend part of my Sundays prepping food for the week, this way when I come home from work … Continue reading

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Espresso Chocolate Chunk Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

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 It would seem that I’m using this month’s theme as an excuse to eat chocolate at breakfast, While I’m a little surprised – I *do* try to be a healthy eater – as a social worker, I’ve learned that sometimes … Continue reading

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