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    WHATS FOR DINNER

    I haven’t been cooking much lately.  Between my stinky diet and it being so hot the last thing I want to do is cook.  I grew up on simple meals.  Chicken, salad, chicken, salad.  In that rotation.  Then I got married and he grew up......

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    WHATS FOR DINNER // LIEGE WAFFLES

    waffle trucks are on every corner these days.  the waffles are really good but the lines are really long and it costs me a small fortune to feed my family waffles.  so after finding several ideas I came up with a recipe.  it’s super easy......

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    BEST BROWNIES EVER

    these are my absolute favorite brownies.  i make them probably once a week.  they are so soft and moist.  everyone i make them for loves them.  i promise they’ll be a favorite.  they are not super chocolaty which i love.  they are so easy and......

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    BUTTERMILK PANCAKES AND SYRUP

    ivan’s grandma is the best cook.  really, everything she makes is amazing.  this past year she put together all of her family recipes and published a cookbook.  i couldn’t be happier.  what an amazing legacy for her to leave.  ava is always complementing me when......

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    SALTED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

    when ivan and i were first married we lived in phoenix near a cute little restaurant called La Grande Orange.  they have delicious food and an entire dessert case full of goodies.  i dont frequent it nearly as much now that we are across town......

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    FETA DIP

    i love this as an alternative to traditional bruschetta.  its a quick easy lunch or the perfect snack or appetizer.  i found this recipe years ago on pinterest.  i tried to source it and my best guess is it came from clover lane but im......

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    THIN CRUST PIZZA

    grimaldi’s is one of our favorite pizza places.  the crust is thin the sauce is simple and the cheese is fresh.  everything about their pizza is delicious.  this is another one of those places we went to 11 years ago when we lived in phoenix.......

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    CARAMEL CORN

    we typically do a movie night every friday.  we like to make a big production of it with popcorn + treats + a new or favorite movie.  one of our favorite treats is caramel popcorn.  this recipe is really good.  i know it might sound......

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    GERMAN PANCAKES

    german pancakes are super easy to make and really delicious.  i love being able to make them all at once so i can sit at the table with the kids rather than stand at the stove flipping pancakes.  our family loves these.     ingredients......

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    TARTS

    tarts glorious tarts!  these are a favorite around here.  they’re so simple yet look so pretty that i whip a batch up almost every time i’m asked to bring a dessert.     dough   4 sticks of butter (melted) 4 c. flour 1 1/2......

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    PASTA AL FRESCO

    i had this dish in san fransisco over 8 years ago and instantly fell in love with it.  its so simple yet so delicious.  i like to pair it with a simple salad and bread + olive oil.   3 large tomatoes 1 log of......

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    BBQ-ING WITH IVAN

    we love bbq-ing.  especially when the weather is so nice like it is right now.  i don’t know what is going on in az right now but i like it.  we try to spend as much time outside as we can before it really starts......

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    BLUEBERRY CRUMB CAKE

    i woke up this morning with jack while everyone else slept in. i really love that quiet time in the morning when its just the two of us or even better yet if i’m the only one up and can have a peaceful moment to......

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    STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

    ava has really taken an interest in cooking. she especially loves it when i let her make a recipe all by herself. she recently learned how to use the stove and is very cautious. we have gas so i explained to her that she has......

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    HUMMUS

    we love hummus around here. the kids love anything dip. sour cream, ranch, salsa, frosting its all dip to them. i love that it gets the kids to eat their vegetables. hummus is one of those dips that is actually healthy while being delicious. this......

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