Spring 2019 Coffee Date

It’s time for more coffee. Always more coffee! Welcome to the spring 2019 installment of the coffee date series! This is where I dish about lots of different topics that probably don’t need their own post but I want to tell you about anyway. All while drinking coffee! Drinking coffee while reading is also strongly […]

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Giant Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a long-time favorite of mine. An enormous sugar cookie from the grocery store bakery was usually my reward (read: bribe) for grocery shopping with my mom when I was little, so they have always felt like a super special-treatment cookie to me. These sugar cookies are HUGE. Which I like in a […]

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Fridays Have Been Cancelled

Oh, hi there! Just popping in to let you know to not expect Friday posts from me for the foreseeable future. It turns out packing for an out-of-state move while corralling a newly-mobile baby is time-intensive (who knew!) and I now go to bed every night feeling like I ran a marathon. But don’t go […]

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Rental Shopping

I think looking for rentals is super fun. There’s no pressure to know how many bedrooms you’ll need in 10 years, or if you can live with those small closets for the long haul. Renting is a low-commitment way to try out different layouts and set ups and appliances to get a really good idea […]

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Fresh Corn Soup with Avocado Salsa

Fresh Corn Soup with Avocado Salsa

Corn season is getting closer and I can feel it in my midwestern bones. Straight off a freshly grilled cob is my favorite way to eat corn, but I make do with all other forms when ears aren’t available. Frozen and canned get me through every season that’s not corn season. This soup is ultra […]

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

If you can fit your whole dinner on a single sheet pan, you are winning at LIFE. For this sheet pan dinner, marinated strips of chicken and bell pepper and onions get tossed on a sheet pan and charred up in the oven for a totally satisfying fajita! If you’re in a pinch and a […]

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Baba Ganoush

Homemade Baba Ganoush

Eggplants are a food I have historically avoided putting in my mouth. I am not a fan of their slimy texture or bitter taste. Years ago, I tried my hardest to get myself to like eggplant by eating it in the form of eggplant parmesan. Nothing says a last-ditch effort to like a vegetable like […]

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We’re Moving (again)

We’re headed back to Michigan! Our old stomping grounds! We did not anticipate moving, and definitely not so soon. Everything just sort of fell into place and it’s happening and happening fast! There is a moving truck coming to our apartment in THREE WEEKS. Cue panicked packing. Moving is always a little bittersweet. We will […]

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Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Carnitas! One of my favorite meats. Shredded pork that is crispy and juicy at the same time with all of our favorite Mexican flavors and a heavy dose of porkiness. Carnitas are a fun alternative to our usual taco fillings, and are also pretty simple to make. The pork cooks in the crock pot and […]

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105 Toppings for Your Mac and Cheese

Topping Ideas for a Macaroni and Cheese Bar

I love mac and cheese. I especially like it jazzed-up with toppings. ESPECIALLY if it’s like a build-your-own toppings bar kind of set up. Not only is a mac and cheese bar a good way to make all the people happy, it’s easy to get your whole meal in a bowl. And when you can […]

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