Apple & Manchego Bites with Balsamic Walnut Butter

Apple Manchego Bites with Walnut Butter and Dried Cranberries

I’m sure you are also sad to be saying so long to summer picnics and hello to earlier evenings. The only reason why I am excited is the produce that fall brings – especially incredible apples! The last time we had friends over for dinner, I wanted to go a more formal route and put together… 

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Oatmeal Cookie Slab Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Slab Ice Cream Sandwiches

Let’s talk about ice cream sandwiches for a minute, because ice cream is a year-round pleasure, and because Noah and I just got to India and it’s freaking hot and all I want to do is not eat and/or eat ice cream. I always love getting ice cream sandwiches, but they’re expensive and the effort… 

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef (Barbacoa)

Set It + Forget It- Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Barbacoa, similar to Chipotle's shredded beef

We have landed in Portugal…sorry if you were hoping for a Portuguese egg tart delivery via email (check to see if I already found one via Instagram though!). I know I am exhausted as we will be go-go-go all day on our feet to avoid feeling any jet lag the rest of the week here. Noah has taught… 

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Red Grape, Walnut and Goat Cheese Salad

Red Grape, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Salad

I finally went to one of those olive oil/balsamic vinegar stores. You know, where you sample flavored oil oils and vinegars like fine wines? Kind of a weird experience but totally delicious in terms of elevating a simple salad- and of course I left with my favorite sample, the peach white balsamic. Here is a… 

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Single Serving Peach Gazpacho

Easy Peach Gazpacho

Let’s hold onto summer with one last big hurrah as we begin September – snag those peaches up before we’re regretting not eating another 10! Late in the spring, I signed up for a fruit CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to help encourage me to eat more fruit as snacks and enjoy summer produce beyond veggies…. 

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Denver To Do List

Root Down

As I excitedly prepare for a month of jet setting around, starting with this long weekend in Toronto, I am sad to leave Denver during one of the most beautiful times of year – late summer to early fall. While I know that my destinations will force me to be more spontaneous and pull me… 

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Cheesy Stuffed Peppers with Zucchini and Corn

Zucchini and Corn Stuffed Peppers

I have never been a big fan of queso (stay with me, I realize this post is about queso). The cheesy, salty dip that appears at every football watching party in a slow cooker, or slathered over nachos at any sports stadium, just didn’t have much appeal. The reason? That block of Velveeta cheese. When Pacific… 

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Easy Pico de Gallo

Easy Chunky Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, also known as Salsa Fresca, is the perfect fresh combination of chopped tomato, onion, and jalapeño. I make this all the time as a low-calorie way to jazz up a boring meal: it’s great to keep in the fridge for the week for topping anything and everything. As summer tomatoes are peaking… 

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