Loaded Sheet Pan Potatoes

Loaded Sheet Pan Potatoes

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved to cook. While I still greatly enjoy it, I don’t have all day to spend in the kitchen preparing dinner, especially not with a little toddler running around. 

One of my favorite kind of dinners is one that allows me to do most of the prep work during the morning (when my daughter naps) and then can throw together...

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Meal Planning 3.0

Meal Planning 3.0

Meal planning and I go way back. I've always been a fan but my methods have varied quite a bit throughout the years. Roughly, this is my third system that's been used for a solid length of time.

As four years of marriage have passed and we're embarking on our first year as parents, I searched for a simpler system. Something that...

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Cravings of a Pregnant Expat

Cravings of a Pregnant Expat

Pregnancy has been a fairly smooth journey for me thus far. As I enter week 13, the nausea has finally lifted and I'm ready for more than buttered noodles and saltine crackers. 

Have I had any cravings, you ask? 

Just for every American restaurant imaginable. Typically...

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Friday 5: Go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Friday 5: Go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Chocolate chip cookies are one of those recipes every baker goes on a quest to find the best of. 

I'm all about creativity in the kitchen and trying out new things. But then there are times when you aren't in the mood for reinventing the wheel and need a solid, go-to...

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Friday 5: Memorial Day Snickities

Friday 5: Memorial Day Snickities

My dad had speed boats during my childhood and every summer we went to Lake Erie and got season passes to Cedar Point. We'd boat out to Kelly's Island, eat some amazing pizza, then go to Cedar Point for their laser show while we devoured Dippin' Dots.

All of this sounds awesome. Except...

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Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

Breakfast food is just the absolute best. It's one of my favorite things about waking up, having a quiet morning with delicious food ("brekky" as my sis in Australia calls it).

I love the whole gamut of breakfast foods–waffles, cinnamon rolls, omelettes, muffins, and last but not least pancakes. The quest for the perfect pancake has been much like that for the best chocolate chip cookie for me. The edges need to be slightly firm with a crisp exterior and warm, soft center. 

And healthiness...

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Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole

As you can tell from Jordan's tweet above, we're pretty big fans of this green dip in our house and, as promised, here's my recipe that is an easy go-to. I'm typically just tossing it into the bowl and going by feel (and of course some taste tests throughout the way. My husband excels at this job), but I've measured it out so you can enjoy the same bowl of guac we do!

Fun fact: I didn't start eating/enjoying vegetables until the summer before my junior year of college. Growing up, I was...

 

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