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Crunchy Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

I made this sooo long ago (pre-baby) and just haven’t gotten around to posting it! You know, in between all the gloriously poopy diapers and having a baby on my boob every 2.5 seconds. It’s been the most challenging…

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Cucumber Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls

Summer is around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you like to avoid using the oven too much and even preparing hot food for lunches or dinners. This cold noodle bowl satisfies my craving for starchy foods without…

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Spicy Hot Jalepeño Corn Dip

Dip, dip, hooray!  One of my all-time favorite food holidays is right around the corner: Cinco de Mayo. Though this holiday actually has cultural significance for Mexico, we Americans have turned it into a day all about tacos, tequila and…

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Buffalo Chicken Melts

I heart all things buffalo. Buffalo chicken salad, buffalo chicken wings, buffalo quinoa bites. If it has a buffalo flavor, chances are I will gladly consume it. Now that I’m on maternity leave (with my little lady still baking…

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Healthy Slow Cooker Taco Soup

I’m so hesitant to call anything “healthy,” because 1) I work in marketing, where that word immediately raises tons of legal red flags without the proper claims; and 2) because I think each person’s definition of “healthy” may be…

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach & Grilled Sausage

So, despite my best efforts (best = not giving into my donut cravings on every occasion), I am — according to my doctor and online resources — already at the weight I should’ve gained for my whole pregnancy with a ways…

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Apple Pastries with Dulce de Leche Sauce

For Christmas, I decided to make one of my favorite appetizers: Asiago Pepperoni Pinwheels. Given my newly immobile state, I Instacart’ed the ingredients instead of making my poor husband run to the store (again). These joyous little pinwheels require…

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Almond Snowball Cookies

Ever since I was little, my extended family gets together for a day of cooking/baking on three occasions: Pierogi Christmas cookies Paczki (pronounced punch-key) Yep, I may not look it, but I’m half Polish. My 98-year-old grandfather — birth…

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Cheesy Bacon Hash Brown Waffles

I woke up last Saturday morning to my grown 29-year-old husband craving waffles. At 7:30 am. “Let’s go buy a waffle maker! And waffle mix! And make waffles!” If only Williams Sonoma’s business hours matched his early morning ambitions. Lucky…

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Vegetarian Chickpea Chili

Funny story about this chili.  Laura and I recently spent the day together enjoying a much-needed cooking date, and we decided to make this chili from Cooking Light. Fall was just on the horizon, and as the temps in…

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