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Spring pea & asparagus salad

I feel like spring officially starts when I start cracking my kitchen window open…all day. You know what I’m talking about. That breeze that comes through when you’re standing at the sink all day long.

It first starts off a little chilly, and almost too cold you’re tempted to shut the window.  But by the afternoon the breeze feels likes a welcome change.

And all the sounds and smells that come with that one open window. It’s as if a whole season of sensation comes rushing through that tiny cracked pane of glass. It’s for sure my marker of spring.

And this week, it happened. My kitchen window was cracked ALL DAY. It made me so happy.

So I suppose spring is here.

In honor of this glorious time of year, I’ve been working on some new dishes using some of my favorite spring ingredients; fresh shelled spring peas, and asparagus.

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Buffalo cauliflower wraps

JonPaul always teases me that “Grace in the Crumbs” should really be titled “what Katy’s having for lunch”.  He thinks he’s funny.  And I think he’s kind of cute, so I let his awful jokes slide 😉 But in all seriousness, most of the food I share on the blog IS what I’m having for

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My morning routine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WakeUpWithBliss #CollectiveBias How does that saying go….”how you do one thing, is how you do everything”? I love that quote and find that it applies to so many areas of my life from how I respond to the

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Two different worlds

And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself, well how did I get here?  Letting the days go by… Every time I hear this Talking Heads song I find myself silently responding….I’m not really sure. I’m a “stay-at-home-mom” to four kids, living in the suburbs

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Mediterranean stuffed sweet potatoes

This has been one of those weeks where I feel like I just can’t get myself going. I’ve felt behind all week, not to mention incredibly tired and with little motivation. I don’t usually feel like that, so rather than fight it, I gave into the swell and rode the wave. Our bodies usually tell

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Hearty winter vegetable soup

JonPaul and I just got back from a quick 48 hour trip to New York. It felt so great to get away. I LOVE our life here in Chicago with the kids. I sincerely do. But I equally love getting away and exploring with JonPaul. We do pretty well together raising our kids, but do

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Rose & pistachio white chocolate bark

JonPaul and I are usually not big “gift” people when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Instead, we usually opt for an experience together, which if I get to pick, usually means traveling. Traveling together is one of our favorite things to do together. I think it’s because it gets us away from our

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