August 2012

Perfect Pancake Bites Baby Shower for Picky Palate

August 20, 2012

Today is a super-special day for one of my favorite bloggers! Jenny, the genius behind Picky Palate (and I am NOT using the word genius liberally here – her blog and food are amazing!), is pregnant with a sweet little boy!  And I think you guys know how much I love baby boys 😉 So […]

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Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Cake

August 17, 2012

I kinda have a thing for craving foods that make me dream of island vacations. Part of me thinks it must be some form of self-torture to make things that will only make me think of sand, sun and crashing waves when I live smack-dab in the middle of the United States, next to mountains […]

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Sweet Garlic Chili Shrimp with Rice Noodles

August 16, 2012

Asian food scares me. Not so much to eat because let’s face it – that umami thing?  I’m sold.  100% L-O-V-E it.  Of all the flavors in flavortown, umami anything is going to win me over anytime.   No, I’m talking scary to MAKE because as delicious as Asian food actually is, I’ve found that […]

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Golden Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread

August 15, 2012

There are few things in life that are truly better than fresh-baked bread and butter. I mean, of course there are the obvious:  God, love, family, friends, health, happiness.  Those are all really good – nay, really awesome – things.   But fresh bread & butter?  Come on – if you don’t admit it’s awesome […]

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BBQ Ranch Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

August 14, 2012

Chicken burgers.  It’s what (was) for dinner. Mmmmmk but for real though…this was dinner last night.  See, I’d say that about 98% of the stuff on the blog I actually make specifically for the blog.  Not that I wouldn’t bake like a crazy cafeteria lady on a regular basis anyway, but a lot of the […]

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Walnut Vanilla Bean Shortbread

August 13, 2012

Oh y’all.  I don’t know if I can admit this…but I must.   Here goes.   I…bought…vanilla…bean…paste…from…HomeGoods.  I did.  I looked at the stuff in Williams-Sonoma and decided that I just wasn’t willing to fork out 10-20 bones for the same stuff I saw at HomeGoods.  Call me cheap, but the paste is goooooOOOOOoooood. I’ll […]

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A to Z Joy

August 11, 2012

Yesterday was a day.   For no reason whatsoever I was just having a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.  Everything was wrong and I couldn’t do anything right.  I sat around pretending to be happy while Wes was awake and playing, but when he napped I just sat and cried.  For no reason.  It […]

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Simple Gingered Peach Bars

August 10, 2012

The other day I did something new and super fancy – I bought a great big knob of fresh ginger.   Yes, it’s true.  I did it, and I’m glad I did!  Turns out fresh ginger isn’t scary, hard to use or gross.  It’s, oh I don’t know, probably one of the friendliest, easiest and […]

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Blog Love: Garlic Beef Stew and Savory Cauliflower Mash

August 9, 2012

I’ve been doing a lot of baking and dessert-y things on the blog this week.   Why?   No clue.  It just seems like the right thing to do to stand in my kitchen and sweat with the oven on while I hand-wash bowls and pans and listen to the dishwasher run.  I guess?   […]

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Five Months Old!

August 8, 2012

Well y’all, today marks the day that Weston turns 5 months old!  Long gone are the days of newborn snuggles and sleepiness; we are welcoming new experiences, lots of smiles and a great big new voice! Wes is now officially an ambi-turner, meaning he will roll from back to front on both sides now.  We’re […]

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