Oct
09

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One of my best friends is moving to Washington this weekend so this shout out is just for her: I’ll miss you Laura. I’ll miss Tibet Kitchen, our Rojo dinner dates, and even hard boiled egg whites. By the way, I’m so proud of you.

Can’t wait to visit!

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MY OTHER RECIPES

We recently had a team meeting and had this for apps. It was nothing short of delicious.

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During our meeting we made homemade pasta, grilled chicken, salads, and lemon olive oil cakes. I was FULL to say the least.

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Have you tried this stuff? My favorite granola is usually honey and oats or ANYTHING pumpkin flavored.

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Isn’t it obvious I love pumpkin from the bottom of my heart?

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I’ve also been enjoying homemade tomato sauce. My mom has an abundance of tomatoes in her garden.

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Tomato sauce is the best with cheesy pasta. OF COURSE.

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Followed by cookies. Going to bake these in my brand new apartment this weekend! Yes, I’m moving and am so excited.

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Are you a fan of kale? I am! My best tip for kale salads? Let them marinate in dressing overnight. They’re completely amazing the next day.

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I was a little bummed that these weren’t as good as I thought they would be.

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However pancakes can do no wrong! Especially with a little chocolate action.

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CHILI. SO GOOD.

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Waking up to happiness.

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Started editing these weeks ago. Never finished. So I guess you know what’s coming!

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Told ya I loved pancakes.

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And M&Ms. Preferably peanut butter.

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Please make these bars. You won’t regret it.

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VANILLA LOVE.

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A delicious night in San Fran at Boulevard. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend it.

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Excuse me?! Obviously these are a MUST. I mean what if you drizzled them with dark chocolate?

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Brownies + zucchini banana bread (with chocolate chips).

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Skillet ‘O LOVE.

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A favorite healthy snack: tomatoes + basil + red wine vinegar. YUM.

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So judging a bread contest will make you extremely full. Lesson learned.

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All about this orange thing.

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New haircut for fall.

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A little hand modeling for the new Gold Medal Flour website.

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Now a FUN trip to Boston! I needed that vacation more than anything.

Sometimes you have to remember to take out a little time for yourself.

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This is one of my best friends from Australia. His name is Brendan.

On my second day in Boston we went for a long run/walk by Castle Rock in Southie. It was gorgeous. I remembered how much I love the ocean.

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As a tradition, every time I visit we always bake something. We made three cookie recipes. Sorry, not sorry.

I froze extra cookie dough because I’m an awesome friend.

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This is my friend Casey. He’s the best. I hadn’t seen him in two years!

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When we spent time in Australia together, we called ourselves the 3 musketeers.

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I met this darling editor from America’s Test Kitchen. What a small world. LOVE ATK!

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We spent the rest of the weekend exploring downtown Boston and the North End. It was historic, full off Italian food, and amazing people.

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Finally we went to Mike’s Pastry. I had a chocolate chip cannoli and it pretty much changed my life.

If you ever go to Boston, you MUST get a pastry from Mike’s.

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Lastly we ended the weekend with a big night out.

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My flight out was ROUGH.

I’ll miss Boston and my friends. Until next year!

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I just started reading Jenna’s book. It’s amazing!

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Want to live at Whole Foods.

And here’s the rest of my Instagram photos…

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I’ll be back with recipes soon!

Enjoy today. Live in the moment. Hug those who matter. Send a text just to let someone know you’re thinking about them.

And smile!

xoxo