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Vest Love

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Happy Wednesday, friends! As I write this, I’m getting ready to head to California for a mother-daughter weekend in wine country. I’m posting from my phone so I’ll keep this short. I’ll check in later this week with updates! In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a few photos of my favorite vest. If it wasn’t strange, I think I would wear it every day. And the best part? It was only $35 dollars at our local department store.

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My 5 Things: Julie Wunder

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WHO: Julie Wunder WHAT: Meteorologist, Runner, Animal Advocate and New Blogger BLOG: Running in a Skirt Hello, E&C readers! My name is Julie, and I love smiles, the color pink, football and country music. I have been reading and enjoying Madison’s “My 5 Things” series on Espresso and Cream. It seems like life gets so crazy these days that sometimes we forget to step back and appreciate all the beautiful things in the world. I think it’s amazing she’s bringing … Read More

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

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It’s early Sunday morning and, per usual, our apartment is still, quiet and peaceful. Most mornings throughout the week, and even the weekends, I choose to rise earlier than Joe so I can have 30 minutes to an hour of quiet time to myself. I make my coffee, get breakfast ready and sit at the island table. Sometimes I work through my devotional or read a bit from my Bible, other times I catch up on blogs or sift through … Read More

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Espresso and Cream: The Home (Apartment) Tour

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Last weekend I spoke to a group of women at our church about hospitality, recipes and my life as a food editor. I had so much fun with the women, and loved that it was a small group so we could talk casually. A few of the ladies mentioned that I should put up photos of our apartment, and so today I’m doing just that! I don’t know what took me so long, or why I never thought to put … Read More

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

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I’m so sorry that I left you hanging yesterday without a “5 Things” post. I was feeling under the weather and didn’t go to work, so the post didn’t get put together. But I promise I’ll have something ready for you next Tuesday! During last week’s giveaway, so many of you mentioned that you were excited to bake pumpkin bread this fall. I don’t know why, but I’ve never made pumpkin bread, despite making endless variations of banana bread. Crazy, … Read More

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Lentil-Ricotta “Meatballs” with Spinach Pesto

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Happy Monday, friends! Thanks to everyone who entered the Anthropologie giveaway. I loved reading what you were going to make this fall. So many of you said that you were going to bake pumpkin bread that I whipped up a batch this weekend. I’ll be sharing the recipe later this week! Without further delay, the winner of the giveaway is: Anna, please send me an e-mail ( with the address you would like to have the apron sent to! On … Read More

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Friday Anthropologie Giveaway

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Because it’s Friday, and because I love Anthropologie, let’s do a little giveaway, shall we? I have a serious love of all things Anthropologie, especially the items that are in no way necessary, like pretty little plates, fancy pajamas and apron’s that look like dresses. But the practical part of my brain usually wins when it comes to purchasing such items. Do I really need an apron or pajamas that are pretty enough to wear out in public? Not really. … Read More

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Vegetarian “Meatballs” with Spaghetti

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Lately, I’ve fallen into a bit of a cooking rut. It’s not that Joe and I have been eating takeout every night, but I haven’t really been cooking anything interesting. Most nights, I find myself falling back on easy staples like roasted veggies, baked chicken breasts for Joe, and some whole grain, such as quinoa, whole wheat pasta or brown rice. Tasty? Sure. But I’ve hardly been pushing myself out of my culinary comfort zone. This week, I set out … Read More

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My 5 Things: Stephanie May

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I’m running a bit behind on today’s No Fat Talk Tuesday post, which is a shame because I’m so excited to share with you Stephanie May’s 5 things! You know the drill… Stephanie May is a world-traveling journalist who is in love with Jesus, with life and with all things beautiful. In early September 2012, she returned from the World Race, an 11-month mission trip to 11 countries around the world (she blogged about it, too!). Currently, she is working for Adventures … Read More

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Chocolate-Pumpkin Pie (aka Pumpkin Spice Latte Pie)

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Today, my friends, was the ultimate relaxing Sunday. In fact, Joe and I had an entire weekend full of relaxation, which was exactly what the doctor ordered. Both of us seem to be coming down with a bit of a head cold, and it was incredibly rainy/stormy for most of the weekend, giving us an excuse to do very little other than watch football, bake (things like this Chocolate Pumpkin Pie) and run some errands that have been on the … Read More

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Old-Fashioned Mini Peanut Butter Cookies

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I have a lot of peanut butter recipes on Espresso and Cream, probably because peanut butter is, without doubt, my favorite food. We go through a jar of peanut butter each week in our house I love it so much. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to me that I don’t have a single recipe for basic peanut butter cookies on the site. Today, I’m here to remedy that with these bite-sized peanut butter cookies based off … Read More

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Running Short on Time

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A couple weeks ago, Joe and I got to talking about time, more specifically what seems like the lack of time we have as we grow older. As we’ve gotten married and transitioned into adulthood it feels as if the number of things, events and people demanding of our time grows and our time shrinks away. In many ways this is a lovely problem to have I suppose, a sign of a full life with many loved ones to see … Read More