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Smoky black beans

We have taco night almost weekly in our house.  I can’t say it’s anything fancy.  It usually consists of shredded chicken from the crockpot that has been smothered in Frontera green chile enchilada sauce, but it’s probably my kids favorite night of the week.  It couldn’t be simpler.  But really the star of taco night

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Blackberry and honey ice cream

There are few things that can mark the start of summer the way a few scoops of ice cream can.  For me, the first few scoops of ice cream on our back porch is the official start of summer.  My kid’s sticky little fingers, t-shirts stained from tiny drips, and the biggest grins smeared across

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Peanut butter oatmeal cookies

I don’t know about you, but right about 4 in the afternoon, the kids and I area always craving a little sweet treat.  Cookies, cakes, we’re not picky, anything sweet will do.  But I’ll be honest, I am NOT a baker.  I can do a lot of things well, but baking is not one of

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10 kitchen inspired gifts to give this Mother’s Day

I think you could probably label me as an obsessive purger, a minimalist, or an organization optimizer.  I’m a girl who believes in less is more (except for when it comes to popcorn, that you can never have too much of).  I like my life, and my home, as clean and streamlined as possible (which

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Needing more than motherhood

I’m a mother to four young children, but that’s only a small part of who I am. Before having kids, in my early twenties, I worked in Advertising.  It was high-paced and exciting. You would have thought it would be the perfect career for a 20-something-girl who had little, to no, responsibilities.  But after only

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Spring pea and ricotta toast

One of my favorite things about the weather changing is all of the delicious produce that is coming into season.  Spring onions, asparagus and of course one of my all time favorites, peas.  This pea and ricotta toast showcases some of my favorite spring produce, and equally as important, what I love most about cooking;

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