November 2011

Tangerine-Scented Quinoa Pilaf

November 30, 2011

First of all I have to show you guys this first photo because I bought a new citrus-juicer and I’m such a proud new mama.  Look how pretty and rustic it looks with the tangerines!  Plus it can kind of annihilate any citrus in a matter of shear seconds.   Yes, I’m proud.  So what? […]

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Carrot Pineapple Muffins

November 29, 2011

As many times as I’ve made muffins for the blog in the past, I’m really not a muffin girl. I don’t know what it is – the only muffins I ever really L-O-V-E-D were the blueberry ones my mom would make for us on Sundays.  Or the too-big-for-a-linebacker Otis Spunkmeyer monstrosities that were covered in […]

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This Thanksgiving I Learned…

November 28, 2011

That you actually will not fade away into nothingness if you don’t eat Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to #1, a Thanksgiving dinner consisting of mashed potatoes and cheesecake really isn’t all that bad.  Really. There are a LOT of baby things out there and I feel like the fact that I’m totally clueless about at […]

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Cousin Carrie’s Perfect Pork Loin

November 28, 2011

Some of you are going to think I’m crazy, but that’s OK.  Make this and my lunacy will suddenly disappear! Now I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I truly hate mayonnaise.  I don’t like the texture, I don’t like the smell, I don’t like the taste.  The first time I heard about […]

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A Sad Story

November 25, 2011

SOOOOOO sad story time:  yesterday was Thanksgiving, and while there were many thanks given we ended up staying home all day because Nate was incredibly sick.  Like nausea-vomiting-achiness-fatigue sick.  According to him, he’s never felt that terrible before so we ended up staying home and I “took care of him” meaning that I hovered and […]

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

November 24, 2011

IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU EVER SAY IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS “THANK YOU” THAT WOULD SUFFICE. -Meister Eckhart God, thank you for the enormous blessings in my life.  Thank you for my amazing family who loves and supports me no matter what – always has and always will.  I never doubt their love for […]

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Baked Mustard Chicken

November 23, 2011

I know what you’re thinking.   Why on earth am I posting a chicken recipe the day before most of the nation gorges themselves on turkey and sides?  Aren’t we going to eat enough protein tomorrow to last us the rest of the year?   Well, yes.  But the answer is because I want to, […]

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Buttery Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

November 22, 2011

I didn’t always love pecans.  No sirree, I hated the things.  I didn’t like the dryness in my mouth after eating them, I didn’t like cracking the shells (because let’s face it – the shells sometimes look too much like the actual nut and, well, it’s not that easy to chew.  Trust me), and I […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

November 21, 2011

This past Friday I watched Friends for the first time in months.  It was the one with the Unagi.  We know this can only lead to good things. Nate is shocked that when Friends first came out I wasn’t allowed to watch it, but I have to say that I’m thankful that my parents only […]

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My Go-To Pregnancy Products

November 20, 2011

Since becoming pregnant I’ve heard and seen a LOT about products to make things easier and healthier for the mommy to be, and I have to say that there are not very many that I use or have been consistent in using.  Here are just a few of the things that I’ve been using since […]

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