pumpkin streusel muffins

My breakfast game has been seriously struggling lately. I always think I’m going to have time to make eggs/oatmeal/etc. before I leave for work — but I never actually do. I’ve been reaching for applesauce cups + granola bars to take out the door with me. Pitiful, I know. I love a warm breakfast so those applesauce days are not…

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giant chocolate chip + peanut butter cup cookie

Milk + cookies. Is there anything more beautifully simple than a plate of fresh-baked cookies and a glass of cold milk? I defy you to find anything better. Well, I guess ONE GIANT COOKIE loaded with peanut butter cups + chocolate chunks might be just a tad better. Just maybe. It’s the best of both worlds – peanut butter cookie…

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zucchini chocolate chunk bundt cakes

Online shopping is a wonderful + dangerous thing. Exhibit A: this sweet pan I didn’t know what to make with it untilllll a friend brought me some zucchinis — fresh from the garden. As Gru would say – “Lightttttt bulbbbbb.” And, the mini chocolate chunk zucchini bundt cake was born. (This is undoubtedly the longest name for a recipe that…

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bacon, arugula, and parmesan salad

I just found Grant eating this straight out of the fridge. DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITING THAT IS!?!?!??!?!? Ok, now that I’m calm, I can tell you just how exciting it is. Grant will tell you otherwise, but he does not often eat vegetables – especially not in something like salad, where it’s hard to disguise the presence of said…

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peach nectarine galette

This is basically the pie version of an open-faced sandwich. I was a little obsessed with open faced sandwiches when I was a kid – because I thought it meant there was a funny FACE in your sandwich. As a kid, I watched my dad pack his lunches each night before work. I must have thought I was the official…

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grilled flatbread pizzas

Guys. I love pizza. Grant loves pizza. We make pizza in a cast-iron skillet. We make pizza on a pizza stone. We make pizza on the grill. We make personal pizzas. WE MAKE ALL THE PIZZA! I especially love super-easy homemade pizza. Give me some cheese + black olives and I’m set. Pleaseeee please tell me that you like black…

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pumpkin pasties

Any other Harry Potter nerds out there? Yes, I’m a HUGE Harry Potter nerd. (Fan?) I think I mayyyy have crossed out of the fan territory and into the nerd territory after my husband and some friends of ours went with me (were dragged with me) to a Harry Potter trivia night a few weeks ago. Since this event happened…

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s’mores tart

I had to get one s’mores recipe in before the summer completely slipped away. Labor Day is the end-of-summer/start-of-fall weekend and there have been no s’mores in our life all summer. What is summer without any s’mores? Tragic. But, Labor Day weekend + this recipe are here to save the day. I have many fond memories of nights around the…

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summer glory skillet crumble

Summer is fading fast but this easy-as-pie but not-a-pie skillet dessert captures everything we love about summer: perfectly ripe + juicy blackberries, tender and vibrant plums, and tart apples – the sort-of-summer yet kind-of-fall fruit.  This unexpected fruit combination makes the most gorgeous + vibrant shade of purple when baked together.  I stumbled onto this recipe a few years ago when…

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simple + delicious hummus

I used to buy hummus.  That is, until I realized how easy-peasy-chickpea-squeezee (hehe get it?) it is to make!  No-fuss appetizer? Check.  Quick snack? Check.  No tahini required? Check.  Husband slash picky-eater approved? Check.  The perfect way to use up your summer veggies? Check.  Only 6 ingredients? Check.  Throw-it-in-the-food-processor-and-push-a-button-easy? Check.  I could go on.  Orrrrrr we could throw this together…

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