gardening – diy planter

A couple of years ago I thought I’d be ambitious with my first foray into gardening and attempt to grow herbs from seeds. Well, it was very exciting the first couple of weeks when the seeds sprouted and little one inch plants were born. But that’s where it ended. While the parsley quickly did not […]

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meal planning

Meal planning is sometimes a pain in the butt. It doesn’t matter that it will save you five trips to the grocery store, or money on grabbing take out, or your general sanity when THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS HOUSE TO EAT. But, as with almost everything adulthood requires of you, it’s both necessary and […]

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sizzling pork noodles

Back in college, when I moved out of the dorms and into an apartment, I had no idea what to do about food. I never learned to cook growing up, and living in the dorms provided me a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I was at a loss and was really intimidated by […]

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apples and pumpkins and cider, oh my!

So, I’m a bit enthusiastic about the holidays. And when I say a bit, I mean a lot. I seem to be the only one amongst my friends, so I entice them over with football and pizza and chocolate caramel apples, so I can at least have people around while I carve a pumpkin. This […]

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wine & cheese & game night

This past weekend we hosted a game night. I already had several board games, and we got even more for our wedding (yes, we registered for them). We decided to have wine and cheese as well because wine + cheese = good. We are definitely no experts when it comes to either of those, but […]

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fettuccine alfredo & bruschetta

Last week I made a super easy Fettuccine Alfredo and Bruschetta for dinner. It was so good and so easy to make, I thought I’d share it here. Fettucine Alfredo (from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook) Ingredients: *8 ounces fettuccine *2 tbsp butter *1 cup whipping cream *1/2 tsp salt *1/8 tsp ground black […]

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give me pizza

I made my own pizza from scratch this past weekend! It was really fun, really easy, and really DELICIOUS. I used this dough recipe and this sauce recipe and added my own toppings (grilled onions and red pepper). You can roll out the dough super thin, and it will rise to a super yummy crust. […]

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we all scream for ice cream…again

Guys, I don’t know what to say about this ice cream…except that it’s freaking DELICIOUS. No joke. I want to eat it five times a day. I mixed the ingredients together for this Nutella ice cream one Saturday evening a couple weekends ago, refrigerated it overnight, poured it into the ice cream maker Sunday morning, […]

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deep fryer

Last year, we put a deep fryer on our wedding registry. Whitney’s idea. So now we have this huge deep fryer and luckily a lot of storage space. This past weekend we finally brought it out to fry up some food! Obviously this isn’t going to be a super regular thing, but it was a […]

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mushroom pasta

I’ve been following the girls over on A Beautiful Mess for quite a while now and love everything about their blog, especially their beautiful photos. It occurred to me the other day, though, that I had yet to actually recreate any craft or recipe that they have shared. Well, “what is up with that?”, I […]

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