my lavender blues

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just got home from a crazy wild portfolio review trip in the middle-of-nowhere, Montana. So pardon my MIA. Weeks of preparation leading up to the big trip followed by a weekend of trying to prepare an empty home for a Sunday party, life has been anything but quiet. But more on that trip and some […]

Everything Peppered Maple Bacon

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  the simple joys of parenting and potty training yes my three year old boy is still in diapers and literally it’s not because he doesn’t know how to use the potty. he does. he’s incredibly capable. i’ve seen him do it. and whenever he is around kids his own age he literally rolls his […]

Fall Apple & Sage Meatloaf

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First things first, i’m keeping my half promise. sort of like telling a half truth. which we all sort of know is a lie…… but then maybe this is a partial promise kept. i told you i would be posting 1-2 times a week. this is 1 of 2, and i can guarantee you there […]

Summer Vegetable & Pork Zoodle Ramen

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When someone asks me to go on an impromptu swimsuit shopping trip with them: Don’t ever ask me that. Seriously. Don’t. Or if you plan on it at least ask me a week in advanced so a) I can work on eating air. b) I can prepare to shave my legs because, well, winter = pants […]

Pork Bahn Mi Endive Boats

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Monday feelings in Irish terminology: I’m wrecked and could use a shoulder of whiskey in my coffee. To be honest, if I were in Ireland I’m 99 percent positive I would be tipsy the entire time being that when you actually look up “common Irish phrases” about 50 percent of them are somehow related to […]

Quick Sweet Potato, Cabbage & Sausage Stovetop Dublin Coddle

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Dating apps. Thoughts? I decided to give it a go as a little experiment, as I am constantly knocking them without ever actually trying it out. Putting my money where my mouth is. And so far: Every. Single. Person who does an Iron Man is single. Or every single man on this app has done […]

Yakizozba (Healthier Yakisoba and Zoodles)

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Football season is depressing AF this year. Both cowboys & patriots are in it to possibly win it and the thought of that happening to either team makes me lose my appetite. Which basically is unheard of. So therefore I am probably lying. Which I am, sadly. SO I retract the losing my appetite statement. That was […]

Kickin’ Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

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Current happenings in my life, myself on dinner dates. Me: Orders food, politely picks at food, being sure to chew like 100 times per bite. The moment date leaves for the bathroom:   The moment date returns far too quickly from bathroom trip, clearly forgetting to wash hands: The struggle is real. Which is why dinner dates […]

Butternut Squash & Prosciutto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin