A Potted Herb Garden

I am no master gardener. I like to see myself as playing the long game to a flourishing vegetable and flower garden in a picturesque greenhouse in our one-day backyard. But for now, we are renting. And while I usually don’t let my renter-status stop me from doing things, cultivating a full-fledged garden does toe […]

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Creamy Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing

A simple, homemade salad dressing that will add a big kick to your salad! Lime juice, cilantro, honey, and jalapeño give this salad dressing lots of fresh flavor, and a ripe avocado makes it super creamy! It’s an easy, healthy way to dress your favorite salads.

A go-to for all summer salads! This is citrusy, sweet, and has a spicy jalapeño kick and lots of cilantro flavor. I have made this dressing probably upwards of 30 times over the last several summers, but since my usual method is throwing things into a blender and sampling until it is how I want […]

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Painting the Kitchen Cabinets

When we came to check out the duplex, I saw the kitchen cabinets and in my intensive visual scanning for all things on my wish list, they just read as white cabinets. This was a win! I checked it off the mental list and moved along. But then we arrived with all of our boxes […]

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Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew | Chicken thighs get baked with pinto beans and salsa in a Dutch oven for easy, hearty Mexican comfort food.

Something about summertime makes me crave all the mexi-style comfort food. Maybe because Mexican is so fresh while still being a filling, comforting meal. Maybe because we now have air conditioning so effective that it has me reaching for foods that are HOT even on 80 degree days. Whatever the reason, this Mexican chicken stew […]

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Replacing the Towel Bar

I find towel bars to be 100% pointless and 100% infuriating. Were I to be commissioned by the towel bar association to coin a slogan for the towel bar, it would be as follows: Towel bars: where you put your towel if you want it to take up a ton of space and stay wet […]

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Fruit Pizza

Sitting here thinking how we have come up with ways to make pizza out of just about everything and how there is no pizza that I dislike. Veggie pizza=good, regular pepperoni pizza=great, fruit pizza=VERY FESTIVE AND VERY GOOD. Truly, my favorite 4th of July food. A winner in both the taste bud and patriotism categories. […]

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Summer 2019 Coffee Date

What are you doing today? Drinking coffee with me and dishing about stuff? GOOD! If you’re new here, this is a seasonal post where I tell you all the things I need to tell you that haven’t come up in our regularly scheduled food/home posts. Like we’re real-life friends getting coffee together and catching up. […]

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Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry hand pies are the perfect hand-held dessert! These homemade mini pies can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. Use store-bought crust for an easy finger-food treat.

Blueberry pie is a longtime summer favorite of mine. I will eat it for breakfast, for brunch, for an afternoon pick-me-up with a milk-heavy cup of coffee, or hidden under vanilla ice cream for dessert after any meal.  But the line has to be drawn somewhere. And that line is between me and making an […]

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Coconut Curry Mini Meatballs

Mini Curry Turkey Meatballs in Ginger-Coconut Sauce | An easy recipe for curry turkey meatballs cooked in decadent coconut cream with stir fried veggies. These meatballs are so simple and quick to make - they’re ready in under an hour. Stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice for a weeknight flavor boost.

There is a lot of division in the world, but I think we can all agree on one thing: miniature versions of our favorite foods make them even more lovable. Meatballs are a fun addition to the weekday dinner rotation. Especially mini ones. Bite-size foods are conducive to an ultra-efficient food delivery system where cutting […]

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White Bean Salad

When thinking about summer potluck side dishes, my requirements are as follows: Easy to make ahead Fresh summer flavor galore No heating/cooling required before serving Not super expensive to make on the large scale Here is an ideal summer side dish. It’s an easy salad that is embodying all the summer freshness for me. Log […]

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