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Friday, March 15, 2019

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last week we had a horrible, deathly cold. Usually when you have a cold, you are lucky enough to be able to say, "oh, it's just a sniffle". 

Not so lucky this time. I will consider myself lucky if I get rid of this cough and get my voice back a month from now. 

I was the last victim the cold took, so while Samuel and the kids were suffering, I was making cookies. "Good thing I've been taking my prenatal vitamins! I think they're keeping me from getting sick at all this time!" I said to myself, whistling as I worked. 

Several days later, Samuel emerged from the couch and croaked, "Where are those cookies?"

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Persian Saffron Chicken {Zereshk Polo Ba Morgh}

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Back when we lived in Berlin, you may recall, we had LOTS of Persian friends. They were all Christian refugees from Iran and Afghanistan that we met at our church there, which was packed to the brim every Sunday. 

Usually after church, there would be huge meal that some of the Persians would make, and we would squeeze through the door with the crowd, mouths watering and fingers crossed that it would be "the chicken with the red sauce". 
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups

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Valentine's day is just around the corner. Whether you forgot/were too lazy to remember to buy your honey a gift and are frantically searching for a way to make up for it (like me. heh.), or you're single and looking for something to snack on with the girls while you indulge in some sweatpants and a corny chick flick, I've got you covered. 
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

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I know, it looks like a one million calorie, dark, rich, fudgey, brownie-ish, delight. Guess what? Tastes like it too. But no, this guy is the most innocent loaf of banana bread in the world right here. No butter or oil, very little add sugar, and loaded with fruit!

Samuel tasted it and nodded approval.

"It's healthy," I said.

"No, it's not."

"Yes, yes. It is."

"Isn't there sugar in it?"

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Friday, January 18, 2019

The Easiest Shrimp & Noodle Stir Fry {Naturally Gluten Free}

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Today I am FINALLY sharing a recipe that I have been telling all of my real life friends and family about for a long time.

I am always raving to everyone I meet about the perfect harmony of the flavors of chili, sesame, garlic, and ginger. The beautiful texture of the caramelized fried noodles with the juicy shrimp. 

It's so simple to make! It's so easy to keep all the ingredients on hand at all times! It really only really dirties one pan! Well, when I finish, panting and out of breath with excitement, they are always bound to ask for the recipe. No, not a squirt of this and a handful of that, a RECIPE. 

Well here I am, finally here with your recipe. 

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Best Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets {Plus a BIG announcement!}

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So, I have some big news to share with you. I keep forgetting to tell you because we were in the midst of packing/moving the past few months so I have just been really busy and scatterbrained (oh yeah, there's another big announcement that I never really even announced).

Please don't be too distracted as you scroll by this perfectly crispy, juicy, easy and healthy chicken nugget to read the news... 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Most Popular Posts of 2018!

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Happy New Year! 

As has been my tradition since 2012, I'll do a little recap of the year for you. Here are the past posts if you're feeing nostalgic:

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Friday, December 14, 2018

3 Ingredient Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs

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This is my Grandma's famous recipe for cranberry sauce meatballs. They are three ingredients, because the meatballs themselves are always a big bag of frozen meatballs from Sam's Club.

I was going to make a brand new recipe for meatballs from scratch for this post. The only problem is, I had a little helper. He was "stirring" the meat mixture for me (read: stabbing a spoon in and out of it vigorously and flinging bits of raw meat and parsley everywhere). I turned around for one second, and he had dumped an entire bottle of garlic powder in and begun stirring (stabbing) it into the meatballs.

I decided to bake them anyway, but of course, I forgot to set a timer, got busy with the kids getting up to no good or something, and when I finally went to check on them, they were burnt to a crisp.

So, frozen meatballs it is.


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