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Apple Streusel Pie

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First things first, a little bit of business to discuss. A number of you have requested that I make my recipes easily printable. Ask and you shall receive! Recipe will now be formatted so you can print recipes without having to print the entire web page. Enjoy! If you look closely at the photos of this apple pie, you’ll notice that the edges are not crimped perfectly. There are spots where I had the right amount of dough and spots … Read More

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Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes

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It took me a long time to start loving my slow cooker. Even today, I wouldn’t describe myself as a true slow cooker devotee, but I can certainly see the merits of using it now and again. I don’t have a lot of food pet-peeves, but cooking boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker is pretty high up there on my list. I used to be guilty of doing this, until I realized the error of my ways. You … Read More

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Beet-Apple Juice

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It’s Tuesday. Tuesday is way to early to start making complicated recipes that require a lot of brain power, right? I thought so. Now that I’m curbing my caffeine addiction, I’ve been dragging a little bit. I think I’m over the worst of it, but I’m still not on my game 100%. I just keep reminding myself that the worst is over. But then I got a huge zit on my chin and I’m thinking that somehow that is related … Read More

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Grocery Shopping at Whole Foods (without breaking the bank)

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Once upon a time, not all that long ago, I used to go into Whole Foods strictly to browse or pick up a specialty item for a recipe I was making. I would look at all the people doing their weekly grocery shopping, carts piled high, and wondering how on earth they could afford to shop exclusively at Whole Foods. I wondered what types of jobs they had that afforded them the luxury of shopping at the mecca of natural … Read More

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Curbing The Caffeine Addiction

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My love affair with coffee has been well documented on this blog. And it’s not an overstatement to say I love the stuff. But lately, I’ve been doing a little health inventory, searching for ways that I can eat and live healthier and feel even better. I’m already a pretty clean eater, but my caffeine addiction stood out to me as an area where I could make some changes. My typical coffee consumption, if I’m being totally honest, looks a … Read More

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Sunday Funday

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Want to know a little secret? Sometimes I have a deep desire to be a really good lifestyle blogger. Some of my favorite blogs fall into the lifestyle category (Story of my Life, Love Taza, Aspiring Kennedy, to name a few.) These women take beautiful photos and inspire me every time I read a post. And their photography? It’s amazing. Of course, the first step to capturing more life moments would be to actually take your camera out and use … Read More

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Making Hummus at Home

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Being a vegetarian, I consume a lot of hummus. It’s a great source of protein and makes a super healthy dip to enjoy while watching football games on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It’s no secret that I slather hummus on everything from sandwiches to veggies to pizza. I’ve known that making hummus at home is easy for a long time, and I’ve even made a couple batches of hummus in the past, but I never got into the habit of … Read More

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Cookies

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These cookies were almost the death of me. I kid you not, having to make and photograph them 4 times really tested my commitment to this recipe. But I guess issues with your memory card and card reader will test almost anyone. Since I work in food for a living and spend a lot of time in the kitchen each day, developing, testing and re-testing recipes until they reach perfection, it’s rare for me to spend that same amount of … Read More

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Gator Gameday

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For years, my dad and I have had a little family tradition going. We pick a weekend in October (usually around my birthday) to head down to Gainesville, Florida, to watch the Florida Gators play football.( Joe has been allowed into this club for the past three years, and my Aunt Gwen came this year, too.) Ever since I was very little, I remember sitting with my dad and watching the Gators play while drinking Five Alive fruit juice and … Read More

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Loving This Body

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One of the topics I’m most passionate about and have enjoyed writing most on Espresso and Cream has been body image. It’s been a while since I talked about anything related to body image, mainly because I find myself in a funny place lately in terms of my body. Joe often says that the things we struggle with the most are the areas in our life that God uses in the biggest ways to help others and connect with those … Read More

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Life (on Instagram) Lately

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1. My two loves spending time together Sunday morning before church. For some reason, Nutmeg insists on using our neighbor’s yard as her own. 2. I chopped my hair! I was clinging desperately to my longer hair, even though the ends were incredibly unhealthy and looked horrible. I desperately want long hair, but I think it’s time to accept that it might not be in the cards for me. I’m learning to deal with the idea. 😉 3. We are … Read More