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Recap of the Almond Orchard Experience

Hi friends! I had promised a recap post last week but alas time got ahead of me and I didn’t get around to it. I also had planned on creating a recipe to go along but yet, again, time slipped by! Ack! I ordered a Day Designer yesterday so I’m hoping I’ll be able to…

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Roasted Hatch Chile Avocado Mac n’ Cheese

Down here in Texas, people go kinda crazy when it’s hatch chile time. In fact, Central Market (which is a grocery chain just in Texas) hosts a “Hatch Chile Festival” in August to celebrate the spicy pepper. I shop at Sprouts and this weekend they were advertising their hatch chiles for 98 cents a pound….

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Sunday Link Love 8/30

I can’t believe there’s only two days left in August. This year (as everyone usually says) is flying by so fast. But this year it seems to be especially flying by. In September, my little schnoodle puppy turns one year old. It still feels like he is a little baby puppy– just the 8 week…

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Creamy Tortellini Alfredo with Roasted Garlic & Spinach

Sometimes, you just need something goey and cheesy. And super garlicky. I had a craving for fettuccine alfredo this past weekend and found a couple recipes on Pinterest that I wanted to try. One recipe in particular called for one cup of whole cream and three tablespoons of butter and it looked absolutely amazing. I wanted…

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Vegan Pad Thai with Crispy Fried Tofu

Did you have a good weekend? It was pretty relaxing around here. Friday night, my sister came over for dinner and drinks– I made a spinach and mushroom Kashi pizza (so good) and some gin + tonics. Did you know that tonic water has 20g+ of sugar per 8 ounces? I did not. New information….

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Homemade Pizza Crust By Bread Machine

Hi friends!  Happy Friday! I am back in Texas after my trip earlier this week. If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I’ve been in California visiting an almond orchard. I got back super late Wednesday night (almost 1 am) and have been experiencing “trip hangover”!  I plan on posting…

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Black Bean Sloppy Joes with Chipotle Mayo

Happy Monday everyone!  Today  I am in-route to California for the Almond Orchard Experience sponsored by the California Almond Board! I am flying out this morning and I’ll drive down to Lodi, California which is about an hour south of Sacramento. I’ll be there until Wednesday, learning all about almonds and taking a tour of…

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Sunday Link Love: August 10-16

Happy Sunday! Today I am recovering from a bachelorette party I attended yesterday. It was for my boyfriend’s brother’s fiance (that’s a mouthful. someday I will say sister-in-law haha). We spent the day at a Marriott hotel here in Dallas at the pool doing bridal shower things. Then we went and got our hair done…

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Spicy Roasted Chickpea Wraps with Lemon Tahini Dressing

When I was meal planning last weekend, I asked Nick if chickpea wraps sounded good for lunches. He said “Sure!”. When I asked if he was willing to try a veggie pad thai with tofu with tofu this week for dinner, he said “I guess I can try it, it’s just soy right?”  That’s how…

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Steel Cut Oatmeal with Berries & Chia

I hope you had a good weekend! As I type this post, we just finished watching the season 2 finale of True Detective. Not happy about the ending… not really happy about the whole season, really. I found it hard to really connect with any of the characters and found the story line confusing and…

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Sunday Link Love: August 2-9

Hi friends! It’s been a busy couple weeks around here. It seems like the summer always goes by so fast– we’ve had plans almost every weekend. I love seeing my family and friends, but I’m an introvert at heart and will enjoy when things settle down again– which may be several months from now!!  I’ve got…

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