Creamy Dijon Potato Salad with Herbes de Provence

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If you’re looking for a new twist on a classic favorite side dish, Creamy Dijon Potato Salad with Herbes de Provence is the answer! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that when Mike and I were in Paris there was no holds barred on things like bread and cheese (come on, it’s Paris). We tried to make up for it by walking seven to ten miles a day (and that wasn’t even our sole means of transportation; we typically took the Metro three or four times a day too! What can I say? Paris is big and there’s a lot to do). And […]...

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Patriotic Cheesecake Parfaits

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Fun and festive Patriotic Cheesecake Parfaits made with fresh strawberries, blueberry sauce, and goat cheese-based cheesecake are perfect for the 4th of July or any summer party. One of my favorite 4th of Julys was when I was about 20. I went to a carnival with a group of girls and we packed a cooler with food and drinks to take with us to watch the fireworks at a local town park. It seemed like the epitome of summer fun....

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Strawberry and Cream Smoothie Bowl

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Every spring I look forward to picking strawberries the same way I look forward to picking apples in fall. It’s like a seasonal rite of passage. But then when the time actually comes to do the picking, typically my basket isn’t even halfway full when I end up thinking about how much easier it would be to just buy the fruit pre-picked. So it goes every year, lol....

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Mango Lassi Poppy Seed Muffins

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One day a while ago, Mike came home with a box of mangos. He was so excited because he found them up at a local Indian market for me because I had asked him for Indian (Alphonso) mangos. I asked him where the mangos were from and he proudly exclaimed “The Indian market!” I checked the produce stickers and had to laugh when I saw that they were from Mexico. He still gets the best husband in the world award for that though....

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Minted Blueberry Balsamic Smoothie

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I’m the girl who eats soup in summer and ice cream in winter. (But maybe that’s not so strange…scientists say a hot drink on a hot day can cool you down and ice cream can warm up the body because of its caloric content.) Smoothies are my anomaly though; I enjoy them just as much in the dead of January as I do in the blazing heat of July....

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Chocolate Sorbet

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Ladies, if that picture doesn’t take your breath away just a little, I don’t know if we can still be friends. Once glance gives me butterflies in my tummy and turns my knees to jelly....

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Traveling to Paris? Read This Before You Go.

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If you’re planning a trip to Paris for the first time, you’re probably thrilled, slightly overwhelmed, and maybe even a bit baffled as to where to begin. This travel guide is for you. My husband and I recently got back from a 12 day stay there and I’m sharing all....

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Foul Mudammas (Egyptian Mashed Fava Beans with Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and Garlic)

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Each year, Ramadan comes about 11 days earlier than it did the previous year because it’s based on the lunar calendar. The good news is, this rotation around the calendar year makes it more fair (so to speak) in terms of the length of day because that’s what determines how long is spent fasting (Muslims fast from dawn to sunset during Ramadan). Meaning, if Ramadan were on a set date, for example, on June 21, people fasting in the Northern Hemisphere would always have to fast a much longer day than those fasting in the Southern Hemisphere (or vice versa if Ramadan were on December […]...

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