Iced Bubble Coffee {And a Coffee Giveaway!}

Iced Bubble Coffee

I love my coffee, but it’s one of those things that I try not to have every day. I like to think of coffee as an indulgence…not quite on par with triple-layer chocolate cake or lasagna, but still something that isn’t for daily consumption. So when I have coffee, I take my time to make sure that a) its good stuff and b) I have time to actually sit down and savor it. I am a fiend for local artisanal coffee shops and at home my French press sees more action than any other coffee brewing tool in my kitchen....

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Caramelized Pineapple Grilled Cheese with Honeyed Walnuts

Caramelized Pineapple Grilled Cheese with Honeyed Walnuts

What’s up with the pineapples on houses everywhere?, either Mike asked me or I asked him when we first moved to Virginia. Because they literally are everywhere…we noticed them carved or engraved on mailboxes, porches, doorways, doorknobs, door knockers, and welcome mats, and that’s before you even get inside. Once inside a traditional Southern house, you may notice a pineapple design integrated right into the house (for example, carved into fireplace mantels), as well as throughout the décor (like in paintings and carpets)....

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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

I’ve been on a real pizza kick lately. (I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but there will be another pizza-inspired-but-not-really-pizza recipe coming soon! Update: Check out my recipe for Pizza Salad with Pepperoni Chips and Creamy Roasted Tomato-Garlic Dressing!)...

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A Juicer’s Glorious Morning Muffin

Morning Glory Muffins with Juice Pulp

Since I started juicing about a year ago, I’ve frequently wondered what other uses I can come up with for the pulp. Even composting it seems like such a waste since it’s still full of nutrition…just in an altered form. What am I working with? Kale, apple, pineapple, and carrot go into my usual juice, but sometimes beets, parsley, celery, spinach, lemon, grapefruit, and/or ginger get added in....

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Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Nut Squares {Paleo}

Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Nut Squares {Paleo}

So, here’s how this oddball recipe came to be… I was recently thinking about my Stovetop Maple Nut Brittle when the idea for a savory version came to mind. That spun off into a savory granola idea, then a savory granola bar, and then nut bars. Teriyaki nut bars, to be exact, because Mike and I had just come home from lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant and I had Japanese food on the brain. Welcome to the inner workings of the mind of a food blogger, lol....

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Blue Cheese, Chicken, and Cauliflower Skillet with Bacon, Walnut, and Date Topping

Blue Cheese, Chicken, and Cauliflower Skillet with Bacon, Walnut, and Date Topping

I go through phases when I just don’t feel like cooking. At all. Sometimes, if I’m really burned out, the better part of a week will go by before I feel inspired to cook. That’s when Mike gets to do one of his favorite things: live off the food from the Pakistani restaurant a block from where we live. It’s a windfall for him and a win for me too since I get a much-needed break and time to recharge....

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