Hey, guess what?  We’re having a birthday!  We can’t believe we’ve been at this for two whole years now.  On the one hand, it’s gone by in a flash and on the other, it seems like it’s been a part of our lives forever.  Either way, we’re so thankful for all of you who have…

Swiss Meringue Buttercream
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  Every morning I have the same conversation with my 4 year old.  It goes like this: Me:  Hey buddy, what do you want for breakfast, cereal or oatmeal? Him: Um.. pancakes. Every once and a while just to throw him off and make myself appear to be Supermom I say, “Okay”.   I wish I…

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
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So when a recipe calls for X cups of cooked or shredded chicken, I usually just use leftover chopped Fauxtisserie Chicken. But what about those days when I don’t want to cook a whole chicken just to use the leftovers the next day? Or when, maybe, it’s 3:00 in the afternoon and I haven’t started…

How to: Cook Chicken Breasts
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A few weeks ago I mentioned Muddy Buddies in my Sweet and Sour Meatball post.   And sure enough there were comments and emails asking what the heck they were.  Some of you have probably heard of this addictive little snack referred to as “Puppy Chow” but I refuse to call anything this delicious by a…

Muddy Buddies {PB & Choco Crunch}
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Ya know, I hesitate to post yet another bread recipe because Kate and I aren’t too big on carbs… Hahahahahaha.  Psych.  (Remember when it was cool to say that?)  We’re pretty much obsessed with carbs.  And my obsession only increases with pregnancy.  Some people luck out and crave things like oranges and water.  (Who ARE…

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
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If you live in Utah or have lived there (or even if you’ve visited), I’m sure you’re familiar with places like Crown Burger (which is hands-down the most popular), Burgers Supreme, and Apollo Burger. They’re part steak fries and flame-broiled burgers and part gyros and baklava, but no matter what you get, it’s awesome.   When I…

Tzatziki
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So…life is hectic in my corner of the world. We are closing on a house in *5 DAYS* and with that comes all the stresses of property virgindom and moving. With two kids who are THIS CLOSE to sharing the monkey cage at the zoo. So…in times of stress, I need two things: carbs and…

Flatbread
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We get a lot of emails requesting ideas for freezer meals.  This is another great one to make for a Valentines Day dinner.  I make a pasta dish quite often that is almost identical to this, only I use my Guiltless Alfredo sauce.  It’s actually become a Valentines Day tradition for my husband and I. …

Baked Chicken Penne {Freezer Meal!}
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So awhile ago, I blogged about my new favorite side dish. And it’s still pretty much my favorite side dish, except now that fingerling potatoes are difficult to come by, I just buy a bag of red potatoes and pick out the smallest ones I can find and it works beautifully. One of my favorite…

Garlic-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
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I was trying to decide what to post for Valentine’s Day this year when I found myself immersed one Saturday afternoon in a Lindsay Lohan marathon on ABC Family. (Don’t mock, you know you love Mean Girls). As soon as the magic fortune cookie scene hit in Freaky Friday I knew that was it. I…

Fortune Cookies
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So…I kind of had something else planned for this post. It was slightly experimental…slightly disastrous picture-wise and didn’t taste as good as I remembered it. I was racking my brain for manly appetizers and was about to resign myself to bruschetta with “Who Dat?” toothpick banners (let’s not mock here) when, out of the blue,…

Jalapeno Popper Dip
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Okay folks, we’re kickin’ it back old school today.  This is one of those little recipes that I just assume everyone and their grandma knows about.  Then I make it for some gathering and inevitably find out that there are people in the world who have never heard of such a thing.  (I experienced this…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs {Easy!}
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