Love Coffee? I love you. (Giveaway!)

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If you love coffee like I do, then I boy do I have good news for you. This week at work we had the pleasure of getting a product preview from the amazing team over at Hamilton Beach. In addition to showcasing their wide range of affordable kitchen appliances, they also sent us home with a little swag. And somehow, I managed to take home not one but two different coffee makers. Now what’s a girl who just got a … Read More

iPhone Photos as of Late

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{Taste panel at work included this amazing Strawberry Sangria.} {A bow-patterened skirt from Banana Republic Outlet makes each week brighter.} {Putting some of my new wedding photos to use as the background of my computer at work.} {Dropping my Blackberry was not the highlight of my week, to say the least.} This weekend we are planning on celebrating my birthday a few days early. Since it’s on a Tuesday, it’s just more fun to celebrate on a weekend when you … Read More

Gluten-Free Chicken Parmesean

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Typically, I don’t set out with the intention of creating gluten-free recipes since I don’t follow a gluten-free diet and neither do any of my family members. But as a food editor, I’ve seen a growing desire from our readers for more gluten-free recipes. Since I’m by no means an expert on the subject of gluten-free eating, it’s a bit intimidating to attempt creating recipes that meet the parameters of avoiding all gluten. In the future, I hope to be … Read More

My First Ever Vikings Game

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{Preparing for kickoff at the Vikings game in Minneapolis!} {Not our most photogenic day, but it will have to do!} {Stunning fall weather!} {Headed home. Bummed the Vikings lost (again!) but fans through thick and thin!} When Joey and I first started dating, we made a little deal. Since he didn’t have a college team to cheer for, he would adopt my team, the Florida Gators, and cheer with me on Saturdays. I, on the other hand, didn’t have an … Read More

Almond Milk Ice Cream

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Hi, friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Joey and I spent the weekend up in Minneapolis for a little belated birthday celebrating (more on that later), and just got home a little over an hour ago. The weekend was packed full and fun but I’m ready to head to bed and rest up for the week ahead. It’s going to be a crazy one! Although it might be a bit late in the season to be posting ice cream … Read More

Candid Moments

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  I promise this will be the last post on wedding-related pictures. I hadn’t planned on posting more pictures, for fear of inducing wedding-related fatigue, but when I got these candid pictures back from our talented friend and photographer, Andy Lyons, I couldn’t resist sharing a few more. Thank you, Andy, for catching some amazing moments!

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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We might as well christen this pumpkin week over in the Espresso and Cream kitchen. In addition to eating it non-stop in Healthy Pumpkin Butter form, I’ve also been baking with canned pumpkin. Joey grew up with a mom who frequently had a pan of bars in some shape and form sitting around the house for hungry boys to eat. And every now and again, I like to recreate this in our home, too. Last month it was Banana Sheet … Read More

Green Cleaning: Stainless Steel

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{Before} {Before} {Before} As long as I can remember, I’ve lived in a house or apartment with stainless steel appliances and bathroom fixtures. And beautiful as they may be, they are a pain in the but to clean. Despite my best intentions and using stainless steel cleaner, I always struggled to get my steel to shine. Last weekend my mom stayed with us on Saturday night. Being the mom that she is, she got to work cleaning our apartment and … Read More

Healthy Pumpkin Butter

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Although it’s only the middle of September, the pumpkin eating is in full-swing over here. Since last week when I first spotted it on the shelves of the grocery store, I’ve eaten five 15-ounce cans on my own. Some might call it excessive; I call it celebrating fall. My favorite way to eat pumpkin is spread atop peanut butter toast. And although I would gladly eat it plain, I find most people prefer to have their pumpkin sweetened and spiced … Read More

Whole Wheat Salt Bagels

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As a child, one of my best memories was going to Brueger’s Bagels with my mom. The nearest location was a couple hours away, so we would stock up on a couple dozen and store them in the freezer and eat away at them for weeks. True to form, my favorite variety was always the salt bagels. Sure, they had way too much salt on the tops, but part of the fun was to pick off the salt until you … Read More

Treadmill Incline Interval Workout 1

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When my typical treadmill routines get a little dull, I frequently head on over to Iowa Girl Eats, Peanut Butter Fingers or Fitnessista for some butt-kicking inspiration. I’m telling you, these girls know how to put together a great workout that has you huffing and puffing without taking forever. After following their routines for quite a while now, I thought it was high time I shared a workout or two of my own. On the days that I don’t have … Read More

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese

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The road warriors are back from Chicago! We traveled across the state of Iowa and over to Illinois for the weekend to stay with my sister-in-law (Joey’s sister) Amber and her hubby Jake. They are expecting a baby in a little over four weeks so this will most likely be the last time we see them until the baby arrives. So darn exciting! The other purpose of our trip was to watch Jason, Joey’s brother, play football. He’s a senior … Read More