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Haleakalā National Park

Haleakalā National Park

Steve and I went to Hawaii for a belated honeymoon in February 2018. It was one of the most amazing trips we’ve ever been on. While on Maui, we had the chance to go to Haleakalā National Park. We decided to drive to the summit […]

Mango Chicken over Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Mango Chicken over Coconut Cauliflower Rice

The Caribbean inspiration continues over here! Mexico is two weeks away, and Steve and I are counting down the days until we’re on the beach! This recipe definitely took a fair amount of prep, so find your sous chef and get to work because it’s […]

Christmas Coffeecake

Christmas Coffeecake

I really love traditions. There’s something so special and comforting around the consistency of traditions when you’re growing up. This delicious coffeecake was a Christmas tradition in my family. It was the only day of the year that we ate it, which of course made […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

I’m not going to lie–Steve and I were pretty nervous to try this recipe. I just had no idea how the zucchini was going to turn out, and Steve thought the whole thing was going to be green. Let me tell you… it was AMAZING. […]

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

We got to go to Washington for a friend’s wedding, and spent a few extra days in Seattle afterwards. We woke up bright and early at 3:00 AM to leave Seattle for Mount Rainier National Park. We had decided that we really wanted to do […]

Cabin Pancakes

Cabin Pancakes

I have to confess–I am a complete pancake snob. I’m actually the worst. I will not eat pancakes unless they’re my family’s recipe. No other pancakes can compare. I debated about whether or not to even share this recipe because it’s so dang good that […]

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken

Steve and I are headed to Mexico in a couple weeks to escape the Chicago winter. I must have had the Caribbean on my mind as I picked this weekend’s recipes–up first, Coconut Lime Chicken! The chicken was so tender and flavorful since you finish […]

Chicken & Sweet Potato Pad Thai

Chicken & Sweet Potato Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a dish that I’ve always really loved because of the balance of creamy peanut sauce, fresh vegetables, and hints of lime and cilantro. But if you’re like me, I usually feel pretty guilty eating a big portion of it since it can […]

Creamy Salmon Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

Creamy Salmon Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

I’ve always been very skeptical of getting a spiralizer.  It just seemed like another kitchen gadget that you end up storing away and never using.  But….I got a handheld one last weekend, and so far, I really am happy with it! I’m (semi) doing Whole30 […]

Homemade Cinnamon Granola

Homemade Cinnamon Granola

I absolutely love making my own granola.  Most store bought granola is pretty expensive, and it’s actually really easy to make yourself.  My husband and I love having a fresh supply of it, especially in the fall. We typically just have it with milk, but […]


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