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Grab and Go Banana Nut Muffin Oatmeal

I’m not a morning person. I wish I was, but mostly I think mornings are full of sleepy induced anger and coldness. So before I leave for work I like a breakfast that is quick and easy that I can take with me (and anytime I have an excuse to put something in an adorable …

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Basil Pesto

A friend of mine was so sweet and gave me several vegetable and herb plants (and so far none are dead!). As a thank you I wanted to make her Basil Pesto from some of the sweet basil she had given me. I love cooking with basil and I love pesto, but have never actually …

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Travels

Pistacia Vera

A friend of mine from college came to visit Columbus and after lunch we went to one of my favorite dessert places, Pistacia Vera. Now, my budget says I can only come here once in a while, but my heart and mouth say I want to live and work and eat and die here. It’s …

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Mackinac Island (aka: Fudge Island)

I went with my family for a few days to Mackinac City, Michigan and visited the island while we were there. Mackinac Island was an adorably unique place with beautifully preserved buildings and quant little shops. There were no cars, only bikes, horse drawn carriages and your own feet to get around the island. One …

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Father’s Day

For Father’s Day I gave my Dad the gift of baked items (i.e. love on a budget). I used the peach pie recipe from one of my favorite blogs Smitten Kitchen (Smitten Kitchen Peach Pie). It was wonderful! Although I was admittedly lazy and did not slice the peaches as thin as I should have, hence …

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Edible Vacation Memories

We are in Hot Springs, Arkansas for vacation and while here went to a local place called Nom Noms. They had delicious homemade ice cream! I tried half banana cream pie and half Nutella, brownie and Heath. They were both so delicious I ended up mixing them all together creating what tasted like a chocolate …

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Tips for Footy French Macarons

So for Easter I attempted to tackle French Macarons. It was a very intimidating task from the beginning, mostly because egg whites are typically not my friend from past experiences. But I really wanted to try! So after a horrific failed attempt or two I feel as though I picked up a few helpful tips …

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