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All of the Green Things

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We had a little shindig over the weekend to celebrate both an early St. Patrick's Day and the fact that my hubster, and most of his grad school pals, completed their comprehensive exams last week. A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT. Now they just have ot pass all their classes, and they will be… Continue reading All of the Green Things

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Crostinis for your Christmas Party

Are you hosting or attending a holiday party and are just fresh out of ideas for some delicious food? I highly recommend a crostini platter. It couldn’t be easier or prettier!

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I tend to always make the same treats for every party I host or attend. So when my roommate and I recently threw a little holiday get together, I decided to switch it up. I finally landed on a build-your-own crostini platter. This idea comes from Julia, as so many of my creative ideas do!

It is exactly as it sounds – first, you slice up one or two french baguettes, at an angle, and coat each side of the pieces with a little olive oil. Simply bake these for 8-10 minutes on each side (anywhere between 350-400 should work) until they are nice and toasty. They can be served warm or at room temperature.

Then pick out your fixings. You can choose whatever you would like! I put out some jam (fig is your best bet), sun-dried tomatoes, plain goat cheese, goat cheese with pesto on it, and…

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Tasty Tuesday: Memorial Madness

Before there was Pinterest, there was foodgawker (well, it still exists, but is less important). Back in 2009 when I posted this post, just after Memorial Day, I had no idea that the photo of my M&M Pretzels would go nuts. I got it on foodgawker, and years later, it spread out over Pinterest. Because of these social media pushes, this post has been viewed more than any other post – even my homepage!!! – with over 58,000 views. Heyo!

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It was an all-in-all successful Memorial Day. I realized that we had a cookout last Memorial Day, just after we moved into the house. Hard to believe it’s been over a year! Anyway, take a look at the goodies we enjoyed…

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Want to make these little delicious treats? Just melt Hershey’s kisses onto tiny twist pretzels (275 degrees, 3 minutes), remove, and immediately press a single m&m on each. Refrigerate until eating to make sure they are deliciously solid!

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See the iced tea I brewed? To try this flavored, yet unsweetened tea, just brew orange spice, orange pekoe, and lemon teas (4:4:2) in 1 gallon of hot water. Allow to cool and serve over ice!

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My dad’s famous pasta salad. Sorry, can’t give out this recipe…but with pepperoni, pepper jack cheese, and green chilies, it definitely has a little kick 🙂

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Chicken kabobs! A summer favorite. We also had burgers…

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Kahlua Chocolate Cake

HAPPY FRIDAY!! I can't even begin to tell you how delicious this cake is. Like, melt-in-your-mouth-"what-is-IN-that" kind of cake. The kind you bring to parties and then people ask you to bring to other things, which is how I got the recipe. My lovely friend Claire made this for our Stock the Bar party last… Continue reading Kahlua Chocolate Cake

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House Warming in O-H-I-O!

It's hard to believe that the hubby and I have been fully settled into Columbus for an entire month now. We love our home, and have already met some really incredible people. So what better way to celebrate the start of this phase of life than to have a house warming party? Over the weekend,… Continue reading House Warming in O-H-I-O!