Archive of ‘Food Expressions’ category

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Entertaining During the Holidays

Guys, can you believe how fast this year has gone by?! I feel like I say this every year, but man this year really did go by incredibly fast. Looking back on what 2016 has brought so far, I feel incredibly grateful. Politics and natural disasters aside, 2016 has been a pretty great year so […] Read more…

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Benefits of Infused Water

Lately I’ve been trying to drink a lot more water. It’s recommended that active woman drink at least 2.2 liters of water a day, that equates to 9 glasses. Now that’s a lot of water. I tried to follow this recommendation but after a few glasses, I realized that I wasn’t crazy about the taste […] Read more…

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A Family Tradition: Dried Beef Gravy

Growing up, one of my favorite things my mom would make was her dried beef gravy over homemade biscuits. Absolutely delicious! The recipe was actually my grandma’s and she taught my mom, and then my mom taught me. My mom came to visit the first week of April and it had been honestly probably 3 […] Read more…

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Valentine’s Day Cheese Ball

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I can’t believe it. Do you have any fun plans for this holiday? I’d love to hear all about it. I’m not sure what Chad and I are going to do yet. We may go to a cooking class! We shall see. Anyway, today I want to offer up a Valentine’s […] Read more…

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Chicken Parmesan and Pasta Casserole

I’m a sucker for a great pasta dish, and this recipe really hit the spot the other night. It’s super easy to make, and takes about 10 minutes of prep and then 30 minutes of baking in the oven. So it doesn’t take too long from start to finish. Let’s breakdown the recipe. Chicken Parmesan […] Read more…

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Building a Gingerbread House

For Christmas we decided to visit Carmel Valley. It’s the cutest town ever. When we arrived, they were having a Gingerbread house party and we decided that that was something we couldn’t pass up. They served appetizers, wine and sugar cookies. There were about 30 – 40 people there, many groups of families. Carrie, the […] Read more…

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

With the fresh start that Spring brings, it’s the perfect time to detox the body and get a jumpstart on our preparation for long days spent in bikinis poolside. My favorite way to cleanse the body is to introduce an abundance of lemons into my diet. I try to include them in my diet on […] Read more…

Apple and Pear Salad with Chocolate Dressing

Apple and Pear Salad with Chocolate Dressing

Have you ever had this feeling where you’re craving something indulgent but still want to be healthy? Boy do I have the recipe for you! An Apple and Pear Salad with Chocolate Dressing! can you believe we are going to make a salad with chocolate dressing!?. Yes you read that correctly. Let’s mix our salad […] Read more…