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Nine Favorite Things.
July 28, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. (my favorite little sister) Looking at my calendar, I am only just now realizing that it’s somehow already the last Sunday of July. Summer 2019 is surely flying by, isn’t it? This makes me feel both sad and excited. Sad because like most of you, […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
May 5, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. {my favorite strawberry shortcakes} Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! As crazy as it is that May is already here, I do have to say I am so very excited for the end of spring, the start of summer (tomato and berry season are coming and […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 2, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. {no fuss lemon tart} Happy June 2nd! I am so excited June is here and feeling very confident that our weather is going turn beautiful very soon. Postive thoughts!! We’ve had one of the coldest springs, and truthfully, it’s taken its toll on my mood […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
August 25, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. We are slowly entering into my very favorite time of year, late August through December 25th. The next few months hold so many exciting things and I truly can’t wait. At this moment I am soaking up these gorgeous late summer days and loving them […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
August 19, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. We are less than two weeks out from the start of September and I am all things excited. September is one of my favorite months, as it’s the true start to fall. And along with September comes the four most magical months of the year… […]

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Favorite Recipes of 2014.
December 28, 2014
Favorite Recipes of 2014.

Here we go, time for another New Year!!

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Nine Favorite Things.
August 6, 2017
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post!

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Nine Favorite Things.
July 7, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Hello, all the way from Costa Rica! Well, technically I’m writing this in Colorado, but I’m on my way to Costa Rica tonight, on a red-eye flight. By the time this post goes live, I’ll have spent my first day in the warm tropics of […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
October 7, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. With the first full week of October now tucked behind us, I am in full on fall mode. I’m craving all things warm and cozy, and of course, everything pumpkin spice. Typical of me? Yes, for sure, but I love autumn so much…I know, I […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 16, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. {bursting blueberry lemon layer cake…perfect for Father’s Day} You know how some weeks are just better than others? Well, this week was a good week, much better than the last. It didn’t have any crazy “crisis” moments like the previous week. It was full of […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
July 29, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Hey, hi! I am back again today sharing my weekly favorites! This past (note that instead of past I actually wrote out pasta…) week seemed so long, yet it also flew by. I spent a good amount of my days in the kitchen, and a […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
October 14, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Sunday is one of my favorite and least favorite days of the week. I love Sundays in the fall because they are full of cooking, football playing in the background, and cozy fires. But Sunday will also forever be an “uneasy” day for me. As […]

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  • Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup with (butter) Roasted Mushrooms. The coziest bowl of soup because it's December and it is cold. Sooo creamy bowls of slightly cheesy, extra delicious rice soup on repeat. This is everyone's favorite at the moment. It's very good. And? Very easy to make. Throw everything in the crockpot (instant pot/stove-top directions on the blog) and done. One thing? Do not skip the mushrooms. They are SO. GOOD. Buttery, crispy and just a little garlicky too.
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In the crockpot combine...
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups dry wild rice blend
6 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 medium shallots, chopped
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbs chopped thyme or 2 tsp dried
1 tbs chopped sage or 1 tsp dried
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Add 1/2 cup water. Season with salt + pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. 
Shred the chicken. Stir in...
2 cups fresh baby spinach or kale
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan
Cook until warmed through, about 30 minutes. Stir in 2 tbs parsley. If the soup is thick, add an additional 1/2 cup water.

To make the mushrooms. On a baking sheet, combine the 6 tbs butter, 2-3 cups mushrooms, 4 garlic, 2 sprigs rosemary, 1 tbs lemon zest, and salt + pepper. Roast at 425 for 25-30 minutes,  until golden and crisp

Divide the soup among bowls and top with rosemary and additional parmesan. enjoy...enjoy! 
#crockpot #instantpot #recipevideo
  • Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Bacon. Took my favorite childhood food (hello Mrs. T's Pierogies) and made it SO. MUCH. BETTER. Hello to homemade potato + cheddar filled dumplings. Every pierogi is a little cheesy, full of creamy potatoes, layered with caramelized onions...and salty bacon. Nothing is better…or cozier…on a cold night. Shared the recipe on HBH - linked in profile. PS. Pierogies or Pierogi...there is some debate 😬
  • Salted Caramel Pretzel Snickerdoodles. These are snickerdoodles, but better... because browned butter, chocolate-covered caramel chunks (decadent, but oh so good), cinni sugar and a little pinch of flaky sea salt. Each cookie is slightly crisp on the edge but soft and gooey in the center…with just a little pretzelly crunch. Sooo yes, you should bake cookies on a Tuesday night because it's December and that's what you do. Then? Take the leftovers to work and make everyone’s day. ‘Tis the season for giving! Sharing the recipe on HBH - linked in profile. #f52grams #chocolatechipcookies
  • Instant Pot Pesto Zuppa Toscana...tastes kind of like the Olive Garden version…but better...if you ask me anyway. It's a little spicy, extra creamy, made with pesto, potatoes, a good amount lemon, cheese, and yuppp, it is topped with salty bacon too (all the good things, right?). It's without a doubt a bowl of comfort food and yes, it's making Monday night very GOOD.  Recipe up on the blog - link in profile. PS. stove-top and slow cooker directions on the blog too. #instantpot #soup