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Island-Inspired Chicken & Pineapple Fried Rice

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen my announcement a few days ago: we are headed to Hawaii at the end of the year! I’m still getting used to this military life. I can’t believe it’s been almost two years in California and that it’s already coming to an end. But,…… Continue reading Island-Inspired Chicken & Pineapple Fried Rice

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Mediterranean-Spiced Chicken Sandwiches

Most people would say their favorite thing about summer is the weather or being on vacation. Well, here in southern California, as an adult with no children, those distinctions aren’t as prevalent in my life. My favorite part is spending time with loved ones. Summer means beach trips, pool days and cook-outs. It means parties! I’m…… Continue reading Mediterranean-Spiced Chicken Sandwiches

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Spicy Cajun Pasta Bake

Wow! Time has been flying. I can’t believe summer is right around the corner. I mean, it is kind of hard to tell in California sometimes, since it’s pretty much always 70 and sunny where I am. (Not complaining!) While my husband was on deployment, I dropped twenty-something pounds. I did it by exercising consistently and eating…… Continue reading Spicy Cajun Pasta Bake

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Shortcut Banana Bread Muffins

Hey everyone! The last few weeks have been crazy. My husband got back from deployment after 7 months, we had family come in from out of town, we went on our very belated honeymoon to Cabo San Lucas and this weekend was our one year wedding anniversary! Honestly, we were so wiped out, we scrapped our…… Continue reading Shortcut Banana Bread Muffins

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On The Side: Slow Cooker Garlic Smashed Potatoes

My second side dish idea this week is a slow cooker recipe. I LOVE the slow cooker. You dump it all in, forget about it and come back to something delicious. You can set it up before work on a weekday or get dinner prep out the way on a weekend so you can relax.…… Continue reading On The Side: Slow Cooker Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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On The Side: Easy Panzanella

Hey everyone, I’m a little behind on my blog schedule, I know. That’s because the countdown is ON for my husband coming home from deployment. I have been concentrating on that so much, I completely forgot to type up my recipes this week! Yes, that is recipes… plural. I’m going to keep things short and…… Continue reading On The Side: Easy Panzanella

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Growing Up Picky

No recipe today, folks. I’ll probably post again soon, outside of my bi-weekly blog schedule. I had a big week of spring cleaning, including a complete kitchen and pantry overhaul. I was cleaning all weekend with the windows open and some records playing, thinking about what I wanted to write about. For some reason, I kept…… Continue reading Growing Up Picky