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You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Me Off the Coast of Cuba

February 28, 2015

Hi everyone!

My goodness, I had such a good time on that cruise, and so much to tell you – so, so much. But I’ll get to it all in good time. Let’s get started with the tale of my first ever Carnival Cruise (a first I can cross off my bucket list) to the Western Caribbean. Seven days of fun, sun and visits to Costa Maya, Isla Roatan, Belize and Cozumel on the beautiful Carnival Glory over Valentine’s Day and Sean’s and my third anniversary of our first date.

Are you excited yet? Look at the size of the cruise ship!

Are you excited yet? Look at the size of the cruise ship!

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Sweet Potato Beef Chili

February 14, 2015

Hey friends! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

I’m super excited to tell you that today, I’m leaving on a one-week cruise in the Caribbean! What better way could you think of spending Valentine’s Day and my third year anniversary of dating Sean than that? What’s also awesome about this is that for an entire week I’ll have little to no Internet or cell phone access, so I’ll be truly, completely off the grid.

But fear not, I’ll be back before you know it and  making you totally jealous with pictures of beaches and blue water and warm weather. First though, a unique twist on an old classic: slow cooker beef chili with sweet potatoes.

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Rib Eye Steak Wraps

February 11, 2015

Hi friends!

I don’t think there’s anything much more perfect than steak. As much as I love steak though, sometimes I just don’t feel up to tackling a big, burly strip steak or porterhouse by myself – it puts me into a food coma. However, I’ve found a much lighter way to have my steak and not fall asleep immediately afterwards too. A little less steak, the addition of a tortilla wrap, some good greens and you’ve got yourself a perfect recipe. Rib eye steak wraps, coming right up!

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas

February 8, 2015

Hey everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the weekend as much as I am!

Even though I’ve been on a health kick lately, that’s no reason to sacrifice taste. All it means is that I need to get more creative with the ingredients I’m using in the kitchen and turn to other countries for some spice inspiration. My next dish is a new twist on the classic Moroccan tagine dishes cooked in earthenware pots and full of delicious spices and curries. But don’t fear if you don’t have an actual tagine – my recipe makes good use of a crock pot instead.  Continue reading

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Shrimp Wraps

February 4, 2015,

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday!

Today’s post is going to be short, sweet and to the point, just like the recipe itself. This is one of those recipes you can throw together when you’re short on time, ingredients and the will power to put much effort into dinner. Another bonus is that it’s pretty light and won’t leave you feeling lethargic afterwards. Winning all around. Try my new shrimp wraps recipe the next time you need a quick go-to lunch or dinner.

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Healthier Meatloaf

February 1, 2015

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday and happy Superbowl (if you’re a fan of that). I don’t know the first thing about football, but I love getting together with my friends, eating some good food and watching the commercials.

Today’s blog post is actually sparked by a company called ALOHA – a place to say hello to good health and happiness. They inspired me to share some tips I have for staying healthy during the winter time months, and especially with all the cold and flu bugs going around, I was more than happy to list some of my favorite ways to incorporate more super foods into my diet to stay strong and healthy year round. So I’m sharing a super healthy version of the classic meatloaf guaranteed to warm you up and keeping you going strong. Continue reading

Chocolate Coffee Cake Mug

Chocolate Coffee Cake Mug

January 28, 2015

Hello everyone,

I hope your week’s going better than mine. I’m not trying to be a downer, but a series of unfortunate events beginning yesterday afternoon when I left work, really threw a wrench into my mood. And I don’t know about you, but when I’m having a tough day, I need a pick me up, usually in the form of chocolate or some other comfort food. Lucky for me, the recipe below is chocolate cake that can be whipped up in under three minutes. How sweet is that?

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