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apple recipe roundup

As we gear up for October and pumpkin season (which starts in September in my mind), I don’t want to leave out another great fall flavor – apples! I eat at least one apple a day, sometimes more, so while pumpkin is my favorite seasonal flavor, there is a special place in my heart for…

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10 summer salads to make for labor day weekend

I find it funny that Labor Day typically marks the end of summer. In North Carolina, the school year starts before Labor Day, and summer weather continues well past the three-day weekend. But, despite those markers, I do find that the feeling of slow summer days and lazy summer nights ends with Labor Day, so…

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cinco de mayo recipe roundup

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend, and to ensure that we are all ready I’ve put together a quick Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup. Cinco de Mayo is a funny holiday that my family never paid much attention to growing up (and still doesn’t do anything special to celebrate), except for the rare…

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pumpkin recipe roundup

I have professed my love for all things pumpkin many times in this space. I try to make at least one new pumpkin recipe a year, and often wind up with so many ideas that I want to try but not enough time to make, photograph, and post all of them. There are so many…

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favorite summer dishes

Summer nights mean longer light, enticing warm weather, and fun outdoor activities. To maximize the time that we can enjoy these slow evenings, we have had a few favorite summer dishes that have rotated through our menus regularly. Having a few go-to recipes that we like makes it easier to meal plan and grocery shop, and…

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memorial day food ideas

The long weekend and unofficial start to summer is just around the corner! I pulled together some great Memorial Day food ideas for your brunch, cookout, or sweet tooth. Brunch: While many families spend the weekend at the beach, our family has a tradition of staying home and making an elaborate Memorial Day brunch together. It is…

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2017 spring wishlist

I just love spring. The beautiful flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the cool, dewy mornings transition into lovely warm afternoons. Alongside the changes in nature, new styles start popping up in stores and we shed our winter closets for spring clothes and our boots for open toed shoes. I love pulling out dresses,…

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happy pi day!

Happy Pi Day, friends! I am celebrating with a round-up of some of pie recipes that have graced the blog in the past. We will start with one of my very favorites, brown sugar cinnamon and raspberry almond hand pies (aka homemade poptarts!). Next is my twist on the classic pecan pie – chocolate bourbon…

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holiday baking

It’s the time of the year where the fridge is stocked with butter and eggs, the oven is on overdrive and the aprons are constantly in use. This probably doesn’t come as a shock, but one of my favorite things about the holiday season is baking cookies and treats to share. I bring lots of…

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the great pie roundup!

Can you believe we are in the single digits for our countdown to Thanksgiving?! With only 8 days to go, we are right in the thick of planning and prep time. One part of the Thanksgiving feast that can be made ahead of time or at the very last minute are the desserts. Many desserts…

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