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Is anyone else SO excited it’s almost the weekend?!  We have a ton of fun things planned for this weekend including a girls night for me, bachelor party for Marc, a couples baby shower that I’m co-hosting, and a baptism.  I also plan on hitting up the farmers market.  I love when weekends are jam… 

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Potato, Sausage, and Kale Breakfast Casserole

Potato Sausage and Kale Breakfast Casserole

Every year I try not to jump the gun on fall baking, and every year I fail.  This year, though, I wanted to hold onto every last bit of summer as I could, as the new season means my baby boy is getting older and maternity leave is drawing to an end.  I guess you could say it was more denial than … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Granola

Peanut Butter Cookie Granola

For the days that you wake up and just want to eat cookies for breakfast, this recipe for Peanut Butter Cookie Granola is for you. Breakfast is the one true constant in my days lately.  Lunch is always up in the air - am I going to have time to actually make something for lunch or am I eating … [Read More...]

Grilled BLT Panzanella

Grilled BLT Panzanella

One of my all-time favorite summer meals is a BLT sandwich with a side of sweet corn.  I grew up eating it on a weekly basis during the summer and now, especially when tomato season is at it's peak, I crave like no other. So when I came home from our weekend in Iowa to my heirloom tomato plant … [Read More...]

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Life with Lars: Weeks 1-7

Wow - where has time gone?!  And is my baby really seven weeks old? I really meant to do an update on life with the little guy sooner but - as I'm sure many of you know - life with a newborn is HARD and for the first few weeks, not a lot was done except making sure all of his needs were met. … [Read More...]

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Friday Faves

Woah!  It's been AGES since I've done a Friday Faves.  Like over 10 months.  Which pretty much coincides with when I got pregnant, was tired beyond words, and decided to take it easy on the blog front.  So Friday Faves went out the window. BUT.  It's back!  I mean, it's not like I'm less tired … [Read More...]

Triple Berry Vanilla Cream Pie

Triple Berry Vanilla Cream Pie

Can we just talk a minute about how it's almost the middle of August and it's almost FALL?!  For the first time in years I am absolutely not ready for my favorite season of the year quite yet.  I feel like summer has flown by, as I've been a leeeeetle preoccupied with being pregnant and then having … [Read More...]

Peach Barbecue Sauce

Peach Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce gets naturally sweetened with fresh juicy peaches in this Peach Barbecue Sauce.  Perfect for chicken, pork, ribs, or whatever else you please! When Marc and I started dating, I was a little (okay, a lot) terrified that one of his favorite restaurants was a particular chain barbecue … [Read More...]

Ham Cheddar and Apple Quesadillas

Ham Cheddar and Apple Quesadillas

Last week I talked about the brilliance of open faced sandwiches to the new mom (dats meeee!) with only one hand to spare because she's always holding her baby and guess what!  I found another one hander meal: the quesadilla! Quesadillas are almost easier to one-hand because you don't have to … [Read More...]

Grilled Zucchini Tacos with Mexican Street Corn Salsa

Grilled Zucchini Tacos with Mexican Street Corn Salsa

Last week Marc and I went out on our first baby-free date.  It felt a teeny tiny bit wrong since it was on his 1 month birthday, but let's be honest - he'll never know that we celebrated without him, right??  Regardless, it was so nice to get out and spend some time together without the heightened … [Read More...]

Open Faced Caprese Sandwiches

Open Faced Caprese Sandwiches

Let's talk about things that are difficult to do with one hand.  Or, more specifically, while holding a baby in one arm. 1) Putting on underwear and pants. 2) Any sort of self care (makeup, lotion, cutting fingernails) 3) Putting on and tying shoes. 4) Preparing food. 5) Photographing … [Read More...]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Rich Greek yogurt chocolate zucchini cake with chocolate frosting - both of which are lightened up with Greek yogurt! It's official - we are knee deep in the world of cloth diapering.  We started last week after Lars' umbilical cord stump fell off and we were somewhat coming out of the haze that … [Read More...]

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Mason Jar Peanut Butter Icebox Cakes

While we were in the last month of my pregnancy, Marc and I did everything we could to get all of our favorite summer activities in before the little guy made his arrival.  We've been pretty good so far at getting out of the house now that he's here, but there's no doubt life has changed. Part of … [Read More...]

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Lars’ Birth Story

  Let me start this post by saying a few things.  First of all, this post is NOT for everyone.  It has absolutely nothing to do with food.  It's extremely personal.  So if you're only here for the food, come back tomorrow.  If birth stories are your thing, stay while!   I was obsessed with … [Read More...]

Caprese Orzo Salad

Caprese Orzo Salad

Woah!  What's this?  An actual recipe on here?  And no baby pictures?  It's hard not to overshare Lars pictures because we're obviously in that "OMG OUR BABY IS THE BEST THING EVER" phase and pretty much want to shout it from the rooftop, but I'm trying to contain myself. So yes!  We're back in … [Read More...]

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Introducing: Lars Leonard

He's heeeeeere! Lars Leonard entered the world on Monday June 29 at 11:35 a.m. and life could not be any better right now.  It's been an exhausting 6 days, but it's the most incredible thing to be his mom and it's hard to imagine life without him now. We learn so much about him every hour … [Read More...]

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Can you believe the 4th of July is this weekend?!  While some might call us crazy, we’re packing our little guy Lars (official intro coming in a few days!), throwing our bags in the car, and heading up to the cabin for the weekend.  It’s hard to believe just a few years ago we were spending our … [Read More...]

Bacon Guacamole Tex Mex Chicken Burgers

Bacon Guacamole Tex Mex Chicken Burgers

Oh summer, how I love you.  I just can’t get enough of all your beach days, walks around the lake, outdoor concerts, patio happy hours, and of course backyard barbecues.  Sure, we try to stay regular with friend get-togethers during the winter, but there’s something so much easier and appealing … [Read More...]

Harissa Chicken Salad

Harissa Chicken Salad

I'm trying really hard (REALLY!) not to talk too much about being pregnant, but at this point, it's all I can think about.  Or actually, NOT being pregnant is all I can think about.  With less than a week until my "guess date" (that's what it really is, a guess, right?) we are in full Baby E Watch … [Read More...]

Greek Chickpea Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

This no-cook Greek Chickpea Salad with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, parsley, onion, and a light yogurt vinaigrette is perfect for your summer picnics and barbecues!    Last weekend we took advantage of a gorgeous night in Minneapolis, packed our picnic baskets, and headed to the lake for a … [Read More...]

Coffee Rubbed Ribeyes

Coffee Rubbed Ribeyes

Like I mentioned last week, while I typically fire up the grill for chicken or fish, we’ve been grilling a lot of beef lately.   My family started raising cows last year and every time we visit the farm, we are sent home with our cooler packed with as much steak, roasts, stew meat, and ground beef … [Read More...]