Introducing Our New Apartment

I’m so excited to share with you a little sneak peak tour of our new apartment! This has been a labor of love, anticipation, and stress as we’ve gone back and forth on so many things before settling on this lovely, and very sunny, little abode. I think in the process we altered our plan twenty different times – are we staying in Minnesota; no, we’re moving back to California;

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Mexican Chocolate Cake for Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot sweeter with this decadent spiced chocolate cake filled with gooey dulce de leche and spicy chocolate ganache. When I say spicy, this cake has a touch of heat to it with flavors such a cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. This seriously may be my new favorite cake and it’s actually made with boxed cake mix! Yeah, we are about to get

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Blood Orange Moscow Mules

Blood orange season is quickly coming to an end, but there’s still time to mix up one of these delicious Blood Orange Moscow Mules. You will find me relaxing with friends and family on the patio, with this drink in hand right about now, soaking up any little bit of sun I can get! I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited that the weather is finally showing signs of true spring

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The Hot Brie Melt Sandwich

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day everyone! I will never fully understand how all of these random holidays came to be. However, anything that celebrates melted cheese + carbs is completely fine with me, and absolutely worth celebrating! We are coming at you with a fun grilled cheese sandwich oozing with deliciously melted brie, vine ripe tomatoes, applewood smoked ham, and fresh basil. To bring some sweet heat, we’ve also added

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pork Belly & Mushrooms

Anyone else love brussel sprouts as much as I do? They get such a bad rap, but I find them to be incredible, super healthy, and ultra delicious when roasted to a caramelized crispness. Despite their health benefits, I couldn’t resist tossing that option out the door and adding in some yummy chunks of pork belly to take this easy-to-make, “one pan” side dish up about ten notches and my cholesterol up

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Stuffed Bourbon Mustard Pork Belly with Tangy Pears

If you’ve never had pork belly before and you’re a serious fan of bacon, then you will instantly fall in love with this tender and extremely flavorful cut of meat! Pork belly is so rich, and let’s be honest, it’s basically uncut bacon anyway so a small slice per person is all you need, which means you’ve got a decadent meal to feed a large crowd. This is indulgence in

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Mango Thyme Mimosas

It is officially spring! I thought this day would never come… and can I be honest with you? I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to make it through this winter without losing my mind, and eating all of the chocolate in my house! Chocolate + red wine = happiness and I’m not ashamed to say that, haha! You know what also equals happiness? The brilliant sunshine-yellow of these

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Salted Nutella Nutter Butter Cookies

I’m excited to share this Salted Nutella Nutter Butte cookie recipe with you today as it’s one I’ve been making for a seriously long time! Well, a rendition of these cookies to be exact, but I’m loving the addition of Nutella and fleur de sel so much better that I regret not doing it way back when! All this reminiscent talk requires a small story to explain a little bit about these

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Spicy Grapefruit Margarita

“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.” – Osho. Happy National Margarita Day!!!! Talk about the perfect time of year to celebrate this holiday. Winter feels like it’s been dragging on for the longest time, so mixing up this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita is an excellent way to pretend you’re relaxing on a beach somewhere in a much warmer climate. I know those of us in these colder

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15 Kitchen Tools I Cannot Live Without

I often get questions about kitchen tools and equipment. There are so many options out there that it can be daunting to choose the right one that works for you, right? That being said, today I decided to share 15 different kitchen tools that I use on a regular basis in my kitchen. They are not my basic, essential tools all kitchens really should have, such as cutting boards, knife

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