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Tangelo Margaritas

May 3, 2013
Tangelo Margarita

It’s probably no surprise to any of you, but when I see a new fruit come in season – or priced low enough that I can’t resist hoarding – the first thing that comes to my mind is: I have tequila at home, right? Because, really now – what fruit doesn’t make a good margarita? [...]

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The Whole30, Week 3: Now With Dr-Recommended Cheating!

April 18, 2013
Whole30 Week 3 Foods

Unless you’ve showed up at my house at 9pm with a cheer-you-up cupcake or are super close family, you probably don’t know that I have this minor heart thing. But I do. And now everyone knows. And in the spirit of the Whole30 – and what I’ve learned because of it – I’m going to [...]

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The Whole30, Week 2: The Return to Rational Thinking

April 10, 2013
King Crab Legs with Clarified Garlic Butter

We started Week 3 this week – we’ve officially made it halfway through! We were a little more organized this past week, since the sugar withdrawals are gone and we’ve returned to the era of rational thinking. (Well, as rational as things get around here.) Here are a few things I’ve learned in 14 processed-food-free [...]

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All Aboard! It’s A Dinosaur Train Birthday Party

April 4, 2013
Dinosaur Sugar Cookies

“Mooooo-mmyyyyyy! Have you seen my glass slippers?” “No, have you seen mine?!” [sigh] The door hasn’t completely closed on the dinosaurs and bugs and lizards and legos phase… but it has definitely taken a backseat to Pink Princess Pandemonium. It started with Cinderella. And it now includes Merida (who, by the way, is the coolest [...]

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The Whole30, Week 1 (in Which I set a new PR for F-Bombs)

April 2, 2013
Lettuce Wrap Chicken Fajitas with Onions and Peppers

I’m not gonna lie. That was ugly. We are just starting Week 2 of The Whole30. If you’re unfamiliar with it, the quick & dirty & vague & incomplete version: it’s an elimination diet where you strip dairy, grains, processed sugars, booze, and beans from your diet for 30 days to “reset.” After 30 days, [...]

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Over-Achiever Friday: Thanksgiving Menu = 97.24% done

November 2, 2012

Show of hands. Who else spent a couple of hours yesterday sorting through browser bookmarks, magazine recipe tear-outs from years past, Pinterest, and favorite blogs to plan their Thanksgiving menus? You are not alone. My parents and I usually alternate hosting every other year but a glitch in the matrix means I get to host [...]

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Getting ready for The Big One: Cinco de Mayo

April 27, 2012
Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Who else has tequila and limes at the top of their weekend shopping list? Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year (woohoo!), I’m preparing for a big weekend. I’ve already stocked the freezer with 3 jars full of lime juice for next weekend’s festivities. We’re mashing together a pool party with our [...]

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

January 29, 2012
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Birthday Party

So, as of Tuesday, I’ll have a 2 year old. I’m not really sure how that happened. I mean I kind of do. I was there after all. But still. A 2 year old. That goes to preschool. And gymnastics. And can roll her eyes. Right now, she’s obsessed with most things Dr. Seuss and [...]

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