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ZUPPA TOSCANA

Hard to say that phrase without a little stereotypical Italian gesture. Amiright? YA’LL! I’m back! And I brought soup! It’s been too too long but I’m excited about the new year (same me) and a little project…hashtag THE DAILY DEELIGHT YEAR OF SOUP!! Recently it occured to me that I flippin’ love making soups. Newsflash, []

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Bite Sized Pie!

You guys. I baked! Again! This is starting to become a habit. These mini-peach pies are so flippin’ adorable. With all of the beautiful local peaches showing up at the farmer’s market lately, I couldn’t help myself when I saw this simple & sweet recipe in Food Network Magazine. It really doesn’t get much easier []

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Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

DINNER IS STUFFED! Ok ok, maybe more like overflowing. But hey — my taste-testers were not complaining. This right here is my new muse. Sweet potatoes. Yep. Not quite revolutionary, but still my new sweet-sweet earthy muse. SO VERSATILE. Goodness, the options are endless and such a good healthy base. I need more of this []

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Strawberry Shortcake Bites

  With the 4th of July right around the corner, here’s a little bite-sized inspiration. These are a great- simple take on a classic holiday favorite. Strawberry shortcake is pretty much my favorite “cake” besides cheesecake. Yep, don’t like cake. Sorry? I made these little guys recently for a bon voyage party for one of []

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TDD Summer Cocktail Series // Minty Fizz

It’s summer ya’ll, pour me a drink! In case you haven’t noticed by that sweat forming on your upper lip [cute] — it is OFFICIALLY  summer. Time for outdoor concerts, days at the pool, and you guessed it…fun cocktails! I’ve always appreciated a good mixed drink but lately I’ve been feeling a bit more creative []

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Cold Weather Go-To Recipes

So if you haven’t heard, it’s not warm. These sub-zero temperatures have everyone in a tizzy. I usually run the other way from tizzies, however this one is slightly understandable. Unless you’re living in New England, Alaska, some part of Canada or Siberia, you’re not used to such chilly temps. It’s quite an adjustment. When []

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Cucumber Watermelon Salad

THIS. I think I could eat this everyday this summer. So simple to make but so complex flavors. The sweet from the watermelon combined with the salty feta cheese and refreshing cucumber just sing with the mint kicking it up an octave. Dig in!! And yes, it’s made with mint…shocking. Cucumber Watermelon Salad Ingredients   []

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Summer Sautéed Shrimp and Broccolini

Shrimp scampi just got a healthy[er] kick in the BUTT, thanks to this Cooking Light, Five-Ingredient Recipe. The recipe originally called for the shrimp to be roasted with mushrooms and broccolini. Being the seasonal gal I am, I opted for farmers market fresh – zucchini and squash instead. I also opted to cook this a []

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No-Bake Peach Pie

  As a Cooking Light blogger, sometimes it’s hard to choose which recipes I’m going to try out and tell you all about. It’s hard to choose because they all sound so good! This one however was a no-brainer. I love pie, I love peaches, and I love NOT baking. Any dessert that says “no-bake” []

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Slow Cooked Pork Lettuce Wraps with Quick Pickles

Ever make a new recipe and after your first bite think to yourself, “where has this been all my life?” Welcome to my world. This recipe that I adapted from the latest Cooking Light issue is one of those bites. Holy COW!!! or PIG in this case. This recipe is like a socialite at NYFW []

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Frozen. It’s 2014 and we’re frozen. Cold, icicle forming weather calls for warm and cozy soup. This recipe of an old classic is seriously simple & has some great flavor combinations that really infuse a great modern twist. And as always, the more bacon…the better! 😉 Loaded Baked Potato Soup Ingredients2 medium russet potatoes, cubed []

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Summer Patio Party // Grilled Flatbread Pizzas

It’s SUMMER so get out there a sweat over that grill already–with a beverage of course! We threw these super scrumptious / super easy flatbread pizzas together and toasted’em up over an open flame because that’s how we roll. Grilled Flatbread Pizzas Ingredients1 lb ground lamb or beef or chickpeas for a vegetarian friendly version []

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Roasted Asparagus Pepper Jack Bisque

Soup and fall? Yeah they’re basically BFFs. They go together like that song from Grease…like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong. They’re always there for each other and just seem to get along so well. This recipe might be my new BFF (aka best fall food). Aww snap. Stop it. This recipe was []

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Party Perfect Blue Cheese & Fig Crostini

The holidays are upon us! It’s time to be festive and jolly…by golly. Together with my food-soul-sister-partner-in-crime [Sarah] we’ve cooked up some seriously deelightful & seriously simple appetizers that will make your holiday entertaining a snap. Blue cheesy baby. It does so much with so little. Add a few slices of dried fig on top []

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Everything

Is there anything more comforting than chicken noodle soup? Well, yes…my go to comfort meal is usually mashed potatoes, rotisserie chicken, and green beans. BUT real-homemade chicken noodle soup…yeah there’s just something about it, even just the name, that feels like a warm-fuzzy blanket snuggling you from the inside out. It has wavered between manageable []

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