‘The Nutty Bird’ Sandwich

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So there’s this adorable coffeeshop called Pierce Street Coffeworks in the town I grew up in.  Many of our “half days” of highschool ended with lunch at this cute little spot-which, now that I think back, was nearly 17 years ago…what?! Can somebody please recalculate and tell me I’m wrong here?

On top of great coffee the atmosphere was full of art and color…and the sandwiches on the menu were pretty stellar, too.  The Nutty Bird used to be my go-to.  So so delish.  And every year on the day after thanksgiving I use my leftovers to take me back to that place of nostalgia.  Oh my is it yummy.   Continue reading

Sweet, Salty, Antioxidant Rich Snack Mix + Thanksgiving Meal Inspiration

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I planned on just leaving you with a bit of Thanksgiving meal inspiration today.  I did.  But it felt wrong, you know, not sharing a new recipe and all.  It felt like going to a dinner party empty handed.  No dish to share, no bottle of wine or even fresh flowers.  It felt icky.  So it’s not going to happen.  This snack mix is your hostess gift.  I hope you like it 😉 Continue reading

Maple Coconut Snack Nuts

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‘The Holidays’.  Is it safe to say they are upon us?  I’m going to  go ahead and declare a yay on that.  It is November, after all.  And the hustle and bustle is right around the corner.  I’ll be the first to admit, I love it.  Most of it.

I love it because of the constant gathering around the table with loved ones. People just tend to get together more often, at least in my world.  Whether it’s a group of couples having  a fun dinner out on the town, old friends who are hosting a gathering in an effort to get the ‘gang’ back together, or simply having dinner at other families houses, we just tend to do it more often around this time of year.  And I’m TOTALLY cool with that. Continue reading

Autumn Bark

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Happy Halloween Week!  It’s funny, I was never really a fan of this upcoming holiday until my kids came along.  But now, for me, it’s basically pure excitement.  It’s a fun excuse to dress my kids in hilarious outfits (please, just pray Jude allows me to put his costume on him for at least one photo.  one, thats the goal this year, just one little itty bitty photo is all i ask for.  pray friends, pray.)  Not to mention this holiday is perfectly placed among the most GORGEOUS time of year.  Crispy Autumn.  Ahh.

So on top of the costume thing and the beautiful time of year thing I’m pretty sure most of my excitement stems from the fact that it’s a perfectly wonderful opportunity to get fun and creative in the kitchen.  Holidays equal special food.  Always.  Continue reading

3 Fast, Simple Ways to Glorify Pulled Pork

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Can you believe this weather, you guys?  It’s finally here.  And my guess is you want to be out enjoying it as much as possible…I know that is the case for me.  On top wanting to spend time outdoors things are a little nuts for all of us this time of year with weddings, graduation parties, end-of-school parties and BBQs.  Combine them all and it doesn’t leave much time to prepare meals, at least in my house. Continue reading

Coconut Almond Chocolates

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If you are looking for the perfect Valentines Day gift to make this weekend these may be of interest to you.  They are so delicious…and much more nutritious than any other chocolates you could buy in store.  I positively love to give homemade gifts…theres nothing better than knowing that you put valid thought, care and effort into what you have done for someone you love.  They’re rich and decadent and so fun to give! Continue reading

Last Minute…

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Hey you!  In case you need a few last minute ideas for tomorrows big game…here you have it.   It will just be the four of us here…and although none of us are all that pumped about the game…we will be eating in celebration!  I plan to make a big pot of chill and, of course, the dates on the video below (my absolute favorite)…but here are a  couple links to a few other favorites if you guys are interested. Continue reading