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Food Photography + {Buffalo Cranberry Grilled Cheese}

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! We spent ours up in the mountains at my inlaws' cabin.  A good time was had by all.  It was beautiful, mostly relaxing (because a meal with a two-year-old can NEVER be described as fully relaxing!!), and fun.  The cranberry relish and pie bites were a hit!  My father-in-law mentioned at the table as we were finishing up the lavish meal, just how much love (and effort!) goes into preparing such a feast, and how quickly it is gobbled up and over.  So true! ... Read more » about Food Photography + {Buffalo Cranberry Grilled Cheese}

Thanksgiving Side: {Tangy Green Bean Casserole}

This is the last day in the healthier Thanksgiving series that I embarked on this week.  It sure was fun to create all these new healthy dishes for you and your families to enjoy!  Like I said at the beginning, you don't have to use all of them, but just subbing in one of these healthier versions instead of the traditional will help you not to overdo it on Turkey-day :)  I'd love to hear which ones you actually cook, so be sure to email me or leave a comment afterwards!  Before making this di ... Read more » about Thanksgiving Side: {Tangy Green Bean Casserole}

Thanksgiving Side: {Slow Cooker Apple Sausage Stuffing}

I am LOVING this healthier Thanksgiving series!! It was just what I needed to get back into the swing of things (cooking, photographing, and blogging) after the big move.  And it seems you are loving it too! I received this sweet blog reader comment yesterday: "This Thanksgiving series is as beautiful as it is healthful. Thank you for your creativity and passion for living the healthy way. ... Read more » about Thanksgiving Side: {Slow Cooker Apple Sausage Stuffing}

Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

 I lovvvvvve pumpkin pie. I always have. It makes me happy just thinking about it and the traditions surrounding it. My mom and I were crazy pumpkin pie eaters. Growing up, we literally ate it for breakfast every day of the entire week following Thanksgiving.  We always made a full extra pie just for this purpose. ... Read more » about Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

Thanksgiving Leftovers + {Cranberry Pumpkin Relish}

This Cranberry Pumpkin Relish has a few surprising additions, but is a constant at our Thanksgiving table. And it has been for years. Forget store bought. Forget canned. THIS will be your new go-to cranberry relish recipe from this moment forward!

And if you haven't noticed, I use it in soooooooo many recipes because it makes great leftovers!

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From Book to Blog: {Florentine Peas}

A few months ago, I was contacted by one of my readers, Ginny, to see if I'd be interested in reviewing a new Italian cookbook called "A Family Farm in Tuscany."  I'm Italian. I love food. And I love free things.  So, I agreed almost immediately :)  Then life happened.. ... Read more » about From Book to Blog: {Florentine Peas}

Trout Food + {Honey Almond Sweet Potato "Fettucini"}

This weekend we went up to the mountains...again ...searching for our future home.  Though a bit impatient and frustrated we're not finding what we want, it isn't a bad place to be spending every weekend :)  We stopped by the river to check out the trout and Babycakes wanted to feed them some Cheerios.  Surprisingly they actually rose to the top of the water to eat them!! Evidently these fish are desperate.  Besides having a blast, we captured this wonderful moment with a pair of amazing smiles. ... Read more » about Trout Food + {Honey Almond Sweet Potato "Fettucini"}

First Snow + {Honey Mustard Kale Chips}

Would you believe me if I told you it snowed inches upon inches last night in Denver and that Babycakes and I went sledding this morning?! Some of you probably woke up to nice 80 degree weather. Us, not so much. ... Read more » about First Snow + {Honey Mustard Kale Chips}

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