Pasta | Recipes

Asian Noodle Bowl

When my husband and I moved in together, we loved spending our afternoons in the kitchen making dinner together and had no problem dirtying every dish in the house to get exactly what we wanted. A lot of life has happened since those days… We’ve both changed jobs, we’re on different shifts, and we had […]

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Beyond the Eats

Managing My Anxiety

No recipe here, but I wanted to share something I’ve been struggling with in my postpartum journey. Maybe you or someone you know is going through something similar. (It goes without saying that I am not a medical professional and this is only me talking about my individual experience.) There are days I feel like […]

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Recipes | Treats

S’mores Crispy Treats

I can’t be the only person who thinks “I wish I could have these every day” whenever I have s’mores. It never fails though, I have a true s’more – with a peanut butter cup instead of chocolate bar, obviously – and then spend the rest of the week making sad oven s’mores or even […]

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Recipes | Vegetarian

Cauliflower Taco Filling

When the weather starts to heat up and the Iowa humidity gets out of control, I crave all the veggies. My craving for tacos on the other hand, knows no season. Enter: Cauliflower Taco Filling. It’s hearty enough to keep you full through an afternoon of swimming or an evening by the campfire, but it’s not so heavy that it slows you down.

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Cookies | Recipes

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Almond Cookies

These cookies may be one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. They’re chewy and nutty and not overly sweet. They’re delicious with or without the chocolate coating, but it is definitely worth the extra effort. Preheat your oven to 350. Spread out your coconut shavings and almond slivers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and […]

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One Pot Dinner | Pasta

18 Minute Mac & Peas

I have been a mac and cheese lover since day one. My mom used to make it on the stove top with shell pasta, velveeta, butter, and milk. Sorry for giving away the secret family recipe, mom. It wasn’t until college I realized that people top macaroni and cheese with bread crumbs and bake it. […]

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Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

When summer finally rolls around, I’m always on the lookout for a light, cool side to whatever we’re grilling. I’m not usually a fan of pasta salad, but when Smitten Kitchen’s Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes popped up in my Instagram feed, I stopped scrolling and went straight to the grocery store. No mayo, no […]

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Fear and Rachel Hollis

I’ve always been an avid reader and there are a lot of books I love, but there are very few that I would say have changed my life. Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis definitely make that list.

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week our sweet girl moved from the baby room to the toddler room at daycare. The ladies who have been watching her since my maternity leave ended were so good to her and to us that we made them some treats. Please, please, please don’t skip browning the butter. It really does make a […]

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