• Chunky Chorizo Chili

    January 14, 2019

    Something happened recently. Something big. Hell froze over! OK, maybe not literally, but here in the desert, where summers temps are regularly in the triple digits, it can feel like hell. And it didn’t just get cold here. It got really cold! Like “colder than Anchorage, Alaska” cold. Like “it freaking snowed” cold!! While that…

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  • Quick & Easy Caldo de Queso (Mexican Potato & Cheese Soup)

    November 12, 2018

    Filled with hearty potatoes, flavorful broth, and melty cheese, this traditional taste of Mexico is sure to warm your heart as well as your stomach!

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  • Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls (and a Pumpkin Round-Up)

    October 5, 2018

      This post was originally published on September 28, 2017 It’s fall, ya’ll! And you know what that means . . . pumpkin all the things! Fall brings pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Patches and pumpkin décor. So I’m embracing fall and jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon with my Pumpkin Spice…

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  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness Salad (and a Giveaway!)

    July 30, 2018

    Thank you to Sweet Tomatoes for providing the recipe for Joan’s Broccoli Madness and for sponsoring this giveaway! I love Arizona. The beautiful mountains. The amazing wildlife. The near constant sunshine. The wonderful temps of the Spring, Winter, and Fall. But the Summer? It gets hot! I’m talking triple digits hot. Bake-cookies-in-you-car hot. Surface-of-the-sun hot!…

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    Mocha Almond Protein Smoothie

    June 29, 2018

    ** Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure policy here ** They say that breastfeeding is supposed to help you lose the baby weight. Well, I’m here to tell you that that’s not always the case. While I was exclusively pumping for Charlie, I was starving. All. The. Time.…

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  • Super Simple Boxed Cake Mix Hack

    May 18, 2018

    I like to bake. In my family, my husband is the cook and I’m the baker. Usually it’s cookies, sometimes it’s brownies, occasionally cupcakes. But cakes? Those are rare. Usually only for the girls’ birthday parties, and with so much other party prep going on around then, baking a cake from scratch is the last…

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  • No-Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lactation Energy Balls

    September 11, 2017

    I have a confession . . . I’m having a bit of a love affair . . . with energy balls! If you’ve never tried an energy ball, they’re little bite-sized snacks packed with protein, carbs, and fats, perfect for a little pick-me-up when your battery is running low. They’re super easy to make, no…

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  • Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

    August 18, 2014

    A couple years ago, I coworker brought in some cookies that his wife had made. They were shortbread cookies made with lavender. And they were divine! I swear I ate a dozen of them! Since then, I’ve had it in the back of my mind to try and make my own sometime. Well a couple…

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