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Brown butter waffles with a whipped maple brown butter

So breakfast is kind of a big deal in our house.  If you’ve been following along with us here, you’ve probably seen me share our favorite buttermilk pancake recipe once or twice (or a thousand times).  They’re pretty darn delicious.  What started out as JonPaul making pancakes on Saturday mornings when the babies were first

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Vegetable barley salad with a lemon dill dressing

It’s funny how easily we can forget how little things matter.  How small choices, that can seem insignificant at the time, add up to such big change. As of yesterday, JonPaul and I completed a 21 day cleanse.  I haven’t felt this great in years.  Honestly, years.  It’s not so much the physical change that

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Salted caramel coconut ice cream

I am a huge ice cream lover.  HUGE.  When I was a little girl chocolate ice cream was my favorite treat.  I used to eat as much as I could until my belly hurt. To this day, I still love ice cream.  However I am not a huge fan of how I feel after eating

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Southwest chicken quinoa bowl

JonPaul has been so patient with me this entire month.  Like husband of the year kind of patient.  Drinking green juices for breakfast, taking countless supplements, going to bed at 8pm, and eating whatever I put in from of him (he’s a good boy).  This cleanse has been teamwork, and he’s held up his end

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Our ultimate smoothie recipes

January is a time to set new routines and make new starts.  For JonPaul and I, one of those was to be mindful of how we eat.   Trying to be better about eating real, whole foods.   For the most part, eating healthy for lunch and dinner came somewhat easy.  But where we often struggled was

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Sweet potato and black bean taco

We are big taco lovers in our house.  And  I mean BIG.  We probably have tacos every week (creatures of habit, what can I say).  It’s one of my kids favorite week night meals. While the kids and JonPaul love a recipe I make for chicken tacos (chicken thighs and enchilada sauce in a crockpot

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A more mindful way to start your day

As of today, my coffee maker is officially put away (well, at least in the pantry where I can’t see it).  Our relationship was getting out of hand, and we both needed a break.  You see over the past few months, I had overworked my poor little coffee maker.  So I’m taking a break. I

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What I’ve learned over a decade of entertaining….

One of the very first dinner parties I ever threw, I lined the table with hand painted metallic pumpkins.  I think 24 to be exact.  24 pumpkins I painted…for a table.  There was no magazine photo shoot.  Martha Stewart wasn’t stopping by.  No front cover of good housekeeping.  I just did it so I could

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