15 go-to weeknight meals

Will and I have five criteria for good go-to weeknight meals. We came up with them early on in our marriage, and still live when a meal checks off multiple boxes. Our five criteria are: 1. Healthy, 2. Creates or uses leftovers (the reasoning here is to get something out of the fridge or provide…

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one-bowl chocolate cake with fluffy buttercream frosting

Happy love month! As with any good Valentine’s celebration, there are hearts and chocolate galore in this easy dessert. The best part is, you can throw this one-bowl chocolate cake together in under an hour and be ready for any last-minute (or not so last minute) night in. Every year I think to myself, Valentine’s…

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february goals

Does anyone actually think the months feel like they are 30/31 days? Everyone I talk to feels like January either flew by in a split second, or the more popular answer, it dragged on forever and ever. January gets the reputation for being a fresh start with the beginning of the new year, but sometimes…

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january goals

With January in full swing and my 2020 yearly goals ready to go, it’s about (finally) time to get going on my January goals. This month has been the perfect mix of slow, relaxing, fun, and exciting. Now that we know Will’s schedule pretty well on each of his rotations, we can plan more easily…

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2020 goals

Here we are, almost halfway through January and I’m just getting around to posting my 2020 goals. Some people like to have their resolutions/goals/word of the year ready for action on January 1. I prefer to enjoy the holiday season that leads up to the New Year and work on my goals for the year…

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chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies

I have been on a chocolate and peppermint kick lately. I have always loved the combination, but this year I decided that it is probably my favorite seasonal flavor. If there is a chocolate-peppermint dessert offered, I’ll always take it. Peppermint bark is one of my go-to winter treats. It is easy to grab, filled…

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eggnog snickerdoodles

Can you believe Christmas is next week?! It seems so close, but I still feel like there is so much to do between now and then. In preparation for all of the holiday festivities, I have a few cookie recipes to share this week that are easy to add to your holiday dessert plate, bring…

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december goals

I don’t know if it is the mild weather or the long lead up to Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t quite feel like December to me yet. We have our tree up and I’m almost done Christmas shopping, so I’m not sure why I feel like December snuck up on me, but here we are, barreling…

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what are you baking for the holidays?

It is officially the Christmas season! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! While we are barely out of our food coma, I’m already so excited to start baking for Christmas. There is something nostalgic and magical about traditional Christmas cookies and the memories they bring back, and something fun and exciting around…

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shop small gift guide

I started putting together a shop small gift guide last year and it is one of my favorite gift guides overall. There are so many small businesses to include that have beautiful, amazing, and innovative products that there is no way to fit all of them into one small guide. My hope is that even…

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