Caramel Apple Poke Cake

This cake is one of my absolute favorites!  It’s a spin off of my all-time favorite cake (BTS cake…) but it is made with caramel and apples instead.   I can’t get enough of it this time of year! To see the full post, and find the recipe, visit Mandy’s Recipe Box (where I am a… 

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Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

  There seems to always be things in life that no one ever warns you about.  You expect one thing and get another. One of these topics is pregnancy.   To the outside world, pregnancy is a wonderful, glowing, radiant 9 months of your life.   REALITY CHECK: It’s the longest, most dragged out 9 months… 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dessert Pizza

  I have some exciting news to announce, friends!  I am now a monthly contributor over at one of my very favorite blogs, Mandy’s Recipe Box!  If you aren’t already following Mandy’s blog, I highly encourage you to do so – it’s a good one   I am very excited for today’s post!  My mouth… 

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Squash and Bean Chili

Squash and Bean Chili

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Who agrees with me!?  I just think that Fall is the most beautiful and wonderful season there is. Summer has always been my favorite…until now.  I mean, who can resist all the hot summer days, sunglasses, and days at the beach?   A pregnant woman, that’s… 

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Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

   Have you ever locked your keys in your car?  It is one of my daily fears, and I always double check that I either have my keys in my hand or in my purse before I close that last locked door. Well.  Maybe not always. One day I was driving into work and I… 

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Skinny Chicken Feta Salad

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  Don’t you just love food that is completely healthy?  Unfortunately though, it seems as if most “healthy” foods are the ones that are a bit harder to consistently eat.  Like celery sticks.  Or spinach.   It is so much easier and tastier to eat foods that are loaded with fat and calories.  But it… 

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Fresh Peaches n’ Cream Dessert

Fresh Peaches n' Cream Dessert: A Pinch of Glitter

My parents have an orchard, and a recent addition to their orchard was a few peach trees.  They have had them for a couple years now, but this is the first year they were able to reap a full harvest.   We have peaches galore, and I couldn’t be happier! My favorite way to each… 

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Pregnancy Update: The Unexpected

**I have been MIA for a couple weeks again – right after my return from a miserable first trimester.  Why might you ask?  Isn’t the second trimester supposed to be the easiest??  Well, it was all smooth sailing until I went to my 20 week appointment…** *Note, if pregnancy talk makes you squeamish, you may want… 

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Top-Secret Fruit Salad

Top-Secret Fruit Salad: A Pinch of Glitter. The only fruit salad recipe you will ever need - just ONE secret ingredient!

  I have never craved fruit as badly as I have during this pregnancy.   One weekend, before I even told my parents that we were expecting, I craved watermelon.  I HAD to have it.  I bought one and took it down to my parents house so that we could all share.  Then, my mom… 

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2 Ingredient Roasted Italian Zucchini

2 Ingredient Roasted Italian Zucchini

  In my previous post, I mentioned how much I love going to the farmers market in the summer and early fall.  It seems like every time I go, I walk away with some zucchini.  I never know why because I didn’t go with the intention of buying any, and I don’t really like it!… 

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