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best trader joes snacks

trader joes favorites :: snack edition

trader joe’s is kinda cultish. and if you’re like us, there’s no where else you’d rather shop. in fact, wandering around trader joe’s was…

birthday cake jello shots

boozy birthday cupcakes.

for my girlfriend alicia’s birthday party i wanted to bring a surprise treat. my theme for her birthday was “a magical year” so i…

cake in a cup recipe

piece of cake in 2 minutes.

we’re not big on sweets around here, but there are definitely those times i’ll get a craving for a brownie, cupcake or slice of…

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homemade bruchetta.

some of my favorite things. bread. oil. cheese. fresh tomatoes. i dug around the fridge and  found  pesto & a jar of sundried tomatoes which…

baking for a craving.

it’s official. i’m a terrible baker.  good thing i usually only crave all things savory. but when i do want something sweet and my…

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doin’ our willo thing.

a little spread to get filled up on before the willo home tour. we chatted. we sipped. we toured. it was a lovely little…

our first spaghetti squash.

(yes, i changed half way through making dinner because i knew the white knit sweater was going to be bad news) have you made…

trader joes recipes

healthy dinner in 7 minutes.

if you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s close by, grab a bag of Quinoa Duo next time you’re shopping. we always have…

cooking class for two.

not the two you’re thinking… … danny and kayman, say cheeeeeeese (literally). a couple of weeks ago danny let me know that he’d be…

eat your brussels sprouts, mister.

why do brussels sprouts have such a bad rap? they’re delicious! and we just figured this out. i also just realized that brussels sprouts…

kitchen tip :: veggie storage.

we’ve started chopping our vegetables in bulk and storing them in mason jars in our fridge (or any old glass jar – pickle or…

hummus. the homemade way.

homemade garlic hummus the tings love us some hummus. its a go-to snack around our home but we can polish off a little $5…

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faux beef with real beef cakes.

we (especially my ting) are so excited that our dear dan has landed a new job that requires him to be in phoenix one…

getting my bake on.

as mentioned here, one of my goals this fall is to be more open minded about pumpkin flavored things. so last night i whipped…

super zesty sunday night.

Last Sunday we had plans with our friend Alex to come over for pizza and beers, but after Danny’s parents called to see what we…

greek freak.

lately i’ve been craving greek food – a lot. perhaps its the heat, but all i’ve wanted are greek meals. here are two recipes that have…

guilt-free ranch dipping.

Ting and I love us some ranch. Salads, pizza crusts, buffalo wings, veggie sticks… you name it, we’ll dip it. But unless you choke down…

delicious blueberry & herb pork.

I’ve been looking for recipes that use all the fresh berries that are in season (and so cheap) right now. I was flipping through…

tasty & easy summer fish recipe.

On Sundays, we take a look at what we have on the calendar for the week, plan our meals and get our grocery shopping…

cook off: pizza war.

Ting and I love making homemade pizza. It’s so fun and you feel a little less guilty about eating homemade verses store bought. This…

homemade cookies & cream, kinda.

Ting decided to take his craving for Cookies & Cream ice cream into his own hands and whip up a frozen creation. Watching him…

grillin’ weather.

We’re on a major kabob kick. Lately, they feel like the perfect summertime meal. We typically use a mixture of beef, shrimp, chicken and…

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two mom’s in the house.

Danny and I hosted Mother’s Day dinner for his mom and sister. It was a big one for the family – Tricia’s first as…

summertime sangria.

Sangria is a summertime staple in our home and I have a feeling we’ll be making a big ‘ol pitcher of it this weekend. It’s a light,…

this is how we roll (bad sushi pun).

Saturday night’s forecast was cold and rainy so we decided it was the perfect night to stay in and try making sushi for the…

super bowl sunday eats.

We’re not football fans but we do enjoy Super Bowl Sunday for very obvious reasons – I love the ads & homemade Chex Mix…

healthy santa fe chicken soup.

I think we have a new hobby – cooking. Over the years, Ting and I have started cooking a lot and we really enjoy it….

recipe for chili relleno casserole

After two weeks apart, we were finally reunited with our little man last night. Oh we missed him so much! We felt bad having…

mexican lasagna.

It’s not as sinful as it sounds. I promise. A couple girls from my sorority started a cooking blog called Forks & Amusement – check it…

quick & easy fish tacos.

At one point in my life, I think I claimed that Rubio’s was one of my favorite restaurants. Since then, my taste has evolved…

summer salad recipe

healthy strawberry summer salad.

If you’re like us, the question of the day is, “what’s for dinner?” It’s just us, so you’d think this would be easy –…

homemade iced coffee.

I left for work this morning and my car read 91 degrees. Think I’m lying? Look at the time stamp. Clearly, a hot cup…