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Pesto-Balsamic Couscous with Butternut Squash and Feta

Fall really feels like it is in full swing now that November is here! The arrival of November marks my one year “blogaversary” and as of today I’ve officially been married for one month (can you believe Husband didn’t wake me up with a poem and flowers?!).  It’s also my first fall in my new […]

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I may have chided myself once or twice for my over-commitment-issues. The day that I made these lemon meringue cupcakes exemplify of this trait. I woke up at 4:30am on a Saturday to start working on these. Why? WELL. This little one decided to plan a graduation party an hour after my Saturday class ends (providing […]

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Creamy Ranch Burgers (and Burger Bar Tips)

Feeding a crowd is an overwhelming proposition that I find myself in so very often. I maintain composure and espouse a thoroughly relaxed attitude until about an hour before party time. Then it all comes crumbling down and I turn into the queen diva of the kitchen, bossing around my dogs and anyone with thumbs […]

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Easter Craftiness

Last year, Easter weekend involved just BF and myself, nothing special. Nevertheless, I made about three dozen adorable macaroon birds nests filled with Nutella, Cadbury crackle eggs and Peeps. They were adorable, and largely uneaten. This year, though, I get to spend the holiday with real live children! The kind who find the prospect of […]

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Cajeta Birthday Cake

My birthday had a subtle Mexican theme, in that I had been craving margaritas and guacamole. I went with that craving and served a Mexican menu, complete with a Cajeta caramel-frosted vanilla birthday cake. I had to run a couple of errands on my birthday (glamorous day, I know), so I resorted to a doctored […]

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Birthday Week!

Source: winkchic.com via Ratreisia on Pinterest My birthday is just seven short days away and I can hardly contain myself. Last year I did a brunch party, complete with a make-your-own Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.  This year, I am putting together a Mexican-inspired menu, with my tres leches cake turned into cupcakes, sangria, and […]

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