spring

Balsamic quinoa with sautéed asparagus and a creamy pesto-marinara sauce

Impromptu nights with friends are so much fun. When you have an hour to get ready and no one is expecting much, it’s always a great time to relax and enjoy each other’s company. I’m terrible about putting so much effort into every cocktail party that I often lose sight of the reason that I […]

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Sweet Potato Waffle Iron Hash Browns with Cheddar, Zucchini, and Bacon

Spring has definitely arrived to Northwest Arkansas. When I say that spring weather has arrived, I mean that we have had temperatures that have been consistently over 40 for at least six days in a row. That’s really all I can ask for. I’m sure we’ll have an ice storm next week. With spring’s arrival, though, […]

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Sugar Snap Pea Saute with Chevre, Cherries, and Avocado

We have had some absolutely beautiful spring weather here in Northwest Arkansas (except for those silly old tornadoes, but never mind that). This warmer weather provides all kinds of inspiration in the form of pinterest farmer’s market stands. I love all of the components of this recipe: crunchy sugar snap peas, soft chevre, sweet-tart cherries, […]

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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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