Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut Squash Pasta via sewletscook.com

I’m pretty sure Butternut Squash Pasta falls into the category of drool-inducing dishes. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I was cooking it, but it ended up being slightly sweet and a lot of savory and warming and satisfying. Nom-nom-nom to the max! And, like any good parent, I forgot to mention to my kids that the “yummy cheesy noodles” didn’t really contain a cheese sauce until after they were well past the halfway point.  Oops. Haha!


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Craft Fail Review

  I recently received an advance copy of Heather Mann’s book Craft Fail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong to review.  Let me begin by saying that I am totally mortified every time I attempt to make some spectacular looking something I saw online and it turns out looking like a melted pile of bedazzled sadness that… 

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Halloween Thumbprint Cookies

Halloween is hands down the best holiday. But it’s also probably the only holiday where I don’t bake because I don’t really have time. I’m usually decorating, doing crafts, and making costumes for my kids all month. Baking and frosting cookies are the last thing on my mind. Halloween Thumbprint Cookies though, are simple, festive, and… 

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DIY Mod Podge Halloween Wine Glass Charms

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday because I have so many excuses for getting creative. When Mod Podge sent me a box of supplies, my head instantly swarmed with a million ideas. I… 

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Meatless Tacos

One of the things we do more in the summer as a family is to eat more meatless meals. Why? Meat is expensive Meat is warming It’s a wonderful way to eliminate food boredom


Dark Cherry Torte

  When I was younger I think I was fueled by canned cherry pie filling. And maraschino cherries. I’m only a little ashamed to say that I’d eat them by the spoonful. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I actually even ate a realio trulio, fresh cherry. I was obviously hooked by… 

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100 Days to Squeeze

This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. The wonderful folks at Stoli want to help you squeeze the most out of your summer! Did I hear you ask how?!  With Stoli’s very own Limo-nade trucks and more than 300 lemonade bar night events in 12 cities (including Boston, Chicago, Dallas,… 

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Summer Squash and Quinoa

Every year, I eagerly await Spring so I can get my garden in order. I look forward to the tons of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. I drool thinking about all the gourmet meals I will make. I plan out my canning weekends. And then I remember that I’m the worst gardener ever. Horrible. Deplorable. There… 

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Grownup Smores with Coffee Marshmallows

Summertime means s’mores at my house (and I assume most other houses with any kids underfoot). I have a confession that would make my kids think I’m crazier than they already think I am–I don’t like s’mores. I mean I sort of do…a little. But for the most part, 1/4 of one is my limit… 

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Bunless Portobello Burger

  The Bunless Portobello Burger is a version of a sandwich I made a while ago for my husband. In that version I used grilled chicken instead of ground beef, and I piled on the toppings. We still talk about that sandwich with drool cascading from our mouths. So, in honor of the upcoming 4th of… 

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4th of July Dessert Kabobs

  I can’t get enough of fresh fruit in the summer. Usually, I’m all about the rich decadent desserts. When summer hits though, I want something light and fruity. Everyone is gearing up for 4th of July, with some pretty amazing pins on pinterest (by the way, come connect with me!). A lot of those… 

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