herb stuffing with mushrooms and roasted pearl onions

Happy stuffing season everyone! I luuurrrrrveeee stuffing and make it all year. Summer stuffing? Hell yes. Stuffing for breakfast, why not? So I’m obviously in my natural element for the month of November. Since I’m on a mission to try to love mushrooms, I thought I’d whip up a recipe for a mushroom-y stuffing –…

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crazy easy banana bread

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snoooooowwwwwww! We just had the first snow of the season in Chicago and I love it! People think I’m nuts but I love the cold too – it must be my Michigander roots. I think I’ll throw on Elf and start decorating the house today. It’s never…

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all in vegetable & bean soup

I have a really weird love/hate relationship with soup. As you know I love nothing better than chomping down on a giant cheeseburger or eating a plate full of tacos – so soup just often seems kind of meh to me. Geez, am I selling you on this soup recipe I’m about to post? Lol.…

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travel blog: madison, wisconsin

I decided that Sir Dave and I were due for a weekend away to relax, eat out and do some exploring. I have had several pals tell me that Madison is a super adorable place to visit with lots to do (and plenty of fried cheese curds to eat), so off we went! We stayed…

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fluffy fall spiced pancakes

Morning all! I hope everyone is having a rockin’ fall so far. I can’t believe Halloween is in ten days as I haven’t even done a dry run of my costume yet – EEK! This season has just been flying by, so when I realized I hadn’t made any fall-ish meals yet I decided to…

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spicy jambalaya with shrimp + sausage

Well, I woke up sick this morning with some plague-esque situation, which is especially a bummer since I’m on day three of my ‘funemployment.’ I start a new and exciting gig on Monday, so I suppose I’ll spend the rest of my time curled up with some tea and a Harry Potter movie marathon so…

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slow cooker pot roast with gravy over egg noodles

Is anyone else super cranky about this unbearably hot heat wave we’re having in the Midwest? I had all of these wonderful Halloween + fall decorating plans for this weekend but it seems ridiculous to get sweaty while hanging my twinkly purple Halloween lights. Le sigh. So while I can’t quite fall it up outside,…

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travel blog: london, england

Woops! I went to London three months ago and am finally getting around to posting about it, which is ridiculous, because it immediately became one of my very favorite places. It’s such a vibrant city, like there is a pulse to it you can feel just by being out and about. The food, the culture,…

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my first real camping trip + our campfire recipes

I went camping in the woods, slept in a tent, got eaten by mosquitos and lived to tell about it! I certainly do not fancy myself a camper, but trusted my girlfriends Renee + Adie, who promised it’d be a blast and that I wouldn’t run into too many monsters in the deep, dark woods.…

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raspberry tiramisu and an al fresco italian dinner

Okay guys, as excited as I am for fall (seriously, I already have my Halloween costume + my apple cider candle is LIT) – I am kinda bummed to see summer come to an end, especially because this one really went by in a flash! My favorite part of summer is being able to cook,…

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