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Let’s talk about Nutella frosting.

More specifically, this Nutella cupcake recipe from Gimme Some Oven. Last weekend, we celebrated Labor Day and my friend Steve’s birthday with a lake day and BBQ. I offered to bring cupcakes — I will always volunteer as tribute for handling dessert — and since Steve is the only person on…
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Iced Coffee for Dummies

Today’s installment of Ways Pinterest Changed My Life celebrates convenient caffeination with a side of reduced morning frazzle. Here’s the deal for the easiest iced coffee you’ll ever make, even at your groggiest: Brew a strong pot of your favorite coffee. Let the coffee cool a bit, then pour it into…
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quinoa breakfast bowls

Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then. Starting with a simple…
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sunday comfort food: banana oat pancakes

I love pancakes of every persuasion. These simple banana oat pancakes can be mixed in the blender, which means less time for cleanup and more time for post-brunch naps. You’ll Need: 2 cups oat flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 large ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 heaping tablespoon…
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sunday comfort food

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 Today is the first real day off I’ve had in about a month — no work, no agenda, nowhere to be — and I’m savoring every minute of it. After weeks of sustaining out of takeout boxes and juice bar protein…
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An artsy evening and artsy cocktails with Noble!

Every great soiree needs a great cocktail! At last night’s Downtown Art Walk, we served up an Italian twist on the classic mimosa, made with chilled Noble 100% Pure Blood Orange Juice and prosecco. Noble juices are artisan-crafted right in our hometown, so it was the perfect addition to the local-art-themed event!…
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happy hour: the tennessee twist

Last Saturday, C and I left our four-legged child with my parents and snuck away for a night at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. After delivering a wedding order to Seasons 52 — and enjoying the most delicious blue cheese bison burger I’ve had in mah life — we spent…
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please pass the cranberry sauce.

After this Thanksgiving, I’m adding canned cranberry sauce to the list of Things I Shall Not Buy Because They’re Too Durned Easy to Make From Scratch. {Also on the list: whipped cream.} When I volunteered to bring the cranberry sauce to family dinner, I planned on making a version of…