Thursday, May 11, 2017

Amazing Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting {Can be gluten free!}

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If you've been following me on Instagram lately, you've probably noticed that I have been picking flowers like there's no tomorrow. I pretty much spend the whole day yelling at the top of my lungs about how beautiful they are.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Zuppa Toscana {Olive Garden Copycat Recipe}

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Greetings. I'm here today to offer up to you my copycat version of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana. 

Or maybe I should say a copycat of a copycat of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana, seeing as how I've never actually had it at Olive Garden myself. I only even knew about its existence through the wonderful world of Pinterest. 

But, the idea of this soup captivated me, so I decided to try my hand at it. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Greek Spaghetti

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You know the feeling.

5 o' clock is rolling on in and you still have no dinner plans. You look in the cupboard and find a box of spaghetti noodles.

"Hello, old friend," you say to yourself.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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Being a mom means that I don't have all the time in the world for baking that I used to. I spend most of my waking hours playing with, reading to, feeding, squeezing the thighs of and bouncing the curls of my (six month old!!!!!!!) son. But does this mean I am any less worthy of a freshly baked cookie? I think not.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Grandpa John's Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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I had the best grandpa.

From Grandpa, I learned how to be frugal. When we would go to Sam's Club (partly for the groceries, mostly for the free samples), he would always buy us a big pop right when we got there. He always advised us to drink it fast so we could get a refill, and as we walked out the door, he would say with a wink,

"Save that cup so you can get a free one next time."

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Naked Juice Green Machine Copycat Recipe

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Flashback to Insane Cross Country Road Trip of '17:

We climb into the car to start another day of driving. Samuel turns to me.

"Honey, you know what I was thinking we should do today?"

"Get some Naked Juice?"

*Blink blink* "How did you know?"

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

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So, here we are, back in the US for good. The whole living in Germany thing was fun, but being home is even better. We are back in my glorious home state of Michigan, less than 15 minutes away from the beautiful, sandy beaches of Lake Huron. 

The move went great (mostly). We flew from Berlin to London to Boston where we had an overnight layover. Then we flew to Denver the next day, bought a car, and then proceeded to go on a road trip to Michigan, visiting family along the way. People said we were crazy to do it. I can't say they were wrong. But I can say that I don't regret it a bit, because we had a blast. 
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to See Venice on a Budget

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A few weeks ago, I was sitting around feeling overwhelmed about packing to move to the US. I turned to Samuel, who happened to be writing a paper for school, and said, "Hey, what about our one last trip in Europe before we move?"

Samuel sighed and got up and pointed to the calendar, "These three days I am free. You can plan a trip if you want, but just try to make it cheap."

About an hour later, I had booked flights and a hotel in Venice.

Even on the plane we were thinking, "What are we doing?! We don't have time to be taking this trip!"

But as soon as we stepped into the city, we knew we had made the right decision.

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