Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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While pink was the color of most recipes in February, green is the theme for March, starting with these insanely good Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto. I love seafood, fish, shellfish, you name it. If its from the sea I will eat it. Even seaweed.  I think a lot of people are intimidated […]


Skinny Baked Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

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Time for a switch from all the sweets I have made this month to one of my favorite easy and healthy recipes, Shrimp Scampi, made “skinnier” and with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. I would like to thank the AMAZING people over at my favorite butter and cheese company, Kerrygold USA, for sending me some butter […]


Frozen Movie Themed Oscar Party with World Market #MovieLoversSweeps


Do you want to build a snowman? That song, plus many others from the movie Frozen, have been sung or played in my house every day since we first saw the movie at the beginning of December last year. To say we love the movie Frozen is an understatement. I have two daughters so the […]


Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini #GalentinesDayParty

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Apparently its Chocolate Dipped Strawberry month on my blog. This time instead of cupcakes, its martinis!! Yay for Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martinis and they aren’t just for any occasion, they are for Galentine’s Day  happens on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s day (duh), and its a way for gals to get together sans significant […]


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hi Hat Cupcakes (Gluten Free)


One of the first things that comes to mind when I hear the words ” Valentine’s day” uttered is chocolate covered strawberries. It is the quintessential Valentines day treat and I took it one, okay like three, steps further with my chocolate dipped strawberry hi hat cupcakes.   Its February. Its valentines month. Its chocolate […]


Almond Coconut Cocoa Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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Oatmeal is a staple in my house and these overnight steel cut oats just so happen to be my family’s favorite way to eat them. Steel cut oats are hearty, relatively easy to make and the flavor combinations are endless.  This post is sponsored by Maranatha and Arrowhead Mills. I knew that being a parent […]


Tropical Mango Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie, Wishing I Was In Hawaii Right Now and A New Computer

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Sipping on this tropical mango raspberry pineapple smoothie right now is really making me wish I was sitting on a beach in Hawaii while sipping. Not at my desk staring at a computer screen. I miss being in Hawaii. I miss the beach, the ocean, listening to the wind in the palm trees, the waves […]


Simple Roasted Baby Bok Choy With Walnuts

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Roasted Baby Bok Choy, my favorite veggie next to artichokes. I seriously eat baby bok choy all the time and I am FINALLY sharing my favorite and super easy way to prepare them that is insanely delicious. I am not a fan of any other cabbage, weird I know, but the baby bok choy? I […]


Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Pesto and Roasted Red Pepper Puree

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I have been craving brownies for two weeks now. But instead of making brownies I made soup. A really flavorful Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup and I added a little something extra with topping the soup with walnut pesto and a roasted red pepper puree. Filling and healthy!! I actually wasn’t planning on making […]


Best Ever New England Clam Chowder

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I am going to proudly say that this is, by far, hands down, the best ever New England Clam Chowder. Ever. I have been a lifelong New England clam chowder connoisseur. It is my jam. It is pure comfort in a bowl. Its the one thing I crave when its cold and dreary outside in […]


Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Giveaway is now closed What do these Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos, A Kitchen Aid stand mixer and a Gif animation have in common?  Why they are all part of this post!! I have been going the last two weeks not really knowing what day it is. The past two weeks has been Christmas break for […]


Wintertime Ceviche

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Happy New Year!!  I figured I would  have fresh start to the new year with my healthy and fresh Winertime Ceviche. So many look towards the new year as a fresh start with eating healthier, getting rid of the remaining cookies and sweets from the holidays and getting back into that workout routine. I am […]