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How to Cook the Perfect Steak
September 11, 2016 | No Comments

Blame it on my man years working at a steakhouse or my West Virginia roots, but I am a sucker for a great steak. A flavorful crust encasing a juicy, perfectly cooked interior– insta-drool. Correctly cooking steak is a necessity in your cooking toolbox for budding cooks. In my humble opinion, you don’t need an open flame […]

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Kids, Back to School Stresses Parents, Too….
August 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

I stood, squinting at the paper in my hand, along with six other parents in the cramped Walmart aisle. One mother mutters, “Where the hell are the college ruled composition notebooks?” “Here they are!” proudly proclaims another. For a brief moment, we are all one unified group, muddling our way down this school supply list. […]

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An Average Day on Summertime Maternity Leave
August 3, 2016 | 2 Comments

12 am: Feed baby 2:30 am: Feed baby. Groggily change diaper 5 am: Feed baby 7:30: Feed baby. Groggily change diaper. Decide sleep is fruitless endeavor  and try to not wake other children on desperate path to coffee maker. 7:45 am: Other children awake, want breakfast (usually eggs or pancakes, which take more effort than I can […]

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Snap Pea and Radish Salad
August 3, 2016 | No Comments

There is something whimsical about the summers of Colorado. The hot days are bearable, the sun gives a gorgeous glow to the mountainside and the nights are cool and crisp. It is a beautiful precursor to the snowy win (and maybe fall) quickly approaching. The mild summers are great for growing your own garden goodies. […]

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My love/hate relationship with my mom body
August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

In terms of mom bodies, I know I am a little lucky. My incredibly oily skin that cursed me as a teen has made my skin practically invincible to stretch marks. While distributed differently than before pregnancies, I return to pre-pregnancy weight pretty quickly. However, my mom body may look different to the casual observer than it does […]

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Dairy free coconut hazelnut latte
July 30, 2016 | No Comments

Some days, I wake up in the morning, have a cup of coffee and a smoothie and I am geared to go all day. Then there are days like today…. I’ll spare the gory details, but a bluh work morning being intermittently interrupted by a pukey baby and computer woes makes a long afternoon. This delightful latte […]

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Homemade Energy Bars
July 28, 2016 | No Comments

As a parent that works from home, one would think I would have a lot more time to prepare healthy options through the day, but if anything the distractions of house duties and kiddo make it even more challenging. Oh yea, and don’t forget about an 8+ hour work day. But I digress…. ☺ Eating […]

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Strawberry and Balsamic Glazed Chicken
July 19, 2016 | No Comments

Generally speaking I am a fall and winter food gal. Maybe it is the gorgeous Colorado summers this year getting to me, but I have really been getting into “summer” recipes lately. The herby fruity combination was inspired by Food and Wine Magazine and was not a recipe, rather an article on the current food trends. Being […]

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Summer Berry Sangria
July 10, 2016 | No Comments

There is something truly mesmerizing about a beautiful drink in a glass pitcher– I am a sucker for pretty food and drink. If you can commiserate, this summery delicious adult beverage is for you. This not overly sweet beverage packs a fruity punch with just enough sweetness to bring out the luscious flavors of the berries. […]

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The Art of Breath
July 7, 2016 | No Comments

If you have ever been in a yoga class, you have probably been told throughout practice to come back to your breath. Correct breathing techniques can reduce anxiety, give energy, provide mental stimulation and perhaps even extend life. There is a simple exercise that can reveal your breathing style. Lie on your back. Close your eyes and place one […]

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