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The Daughters of the American Revolution {A visit to Washington D.C.}

Today we are diverging a bit from the norm, so that I can tell you about my most recent trip! I planned to tack this onto the post about Ginger Peach Oat Bars, but it got a bit long. In some ways this post is what my blog is all about: an homage to American… 

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Salted Maple Caramel Sauce

Salted Maple Caramel Sauce

I am super lucky that my husband and I live on the same page, but every now and again we disagree about something. One of those rare things is Maple. My Husband is “meh” about maple, whereas my blood is probably 20% maple syrup. I love maple. All things maple. If I could live in… 

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The time has come. My first pumpkin post of the season! And it’s a doozy! Chocolate chip cookies only seem fitting, no? I. Have. A. Problem. But these are Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! I’ll let all that sink in. Nutty brown butter compliments the traditionally spiced pumpkin, and the milk chocolate chips pull… 

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$250 Amazon Giveaway

Triple Blog Anniversary $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Today we are celebrating 3 blogiversaries with a $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Join me in congratulating three of my favorite bloggers on their 2 and 3 year milestones! Flavor the Moments – 2nd Anniversary Spoonful of Flour – 2nd Anniversary Wishes and Dishes – 3rd Anniversary So many wonderful bloggers got together to help celebrate —… 

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Quinoa Vegetarian Meatballs

Quinoa Vegetarian Meatballs {GF Option}

Instead of all the pumpkin and apple baking that I should be doing, I’ve been going a little quinoa crazy! I have been using it in everything from salad (coming soon!) to these Quinoa Vegetarian Meatballs. I just can’t get enough! I used to think of homemade, Italian meatballs as an occasional indulgence, but these… 

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Healthy Ginger Peach Oat Bars

Healthy Ginger Peach Oat Bars {gluten free; vegan}

These healthy Ginger Peach Oat Bars are gluten free, vegan and incredibly easy. With less than 200 calories each, they will fill you up without expanding your waistline! My number one concern going into Fall is not pumpkin. It’s not even apples or pie. It is how I am going to get through 6 whole months without… 

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Double Chocolate Lemon Surprise Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Lemon Surprise Cupcakes

A rich, moist buttermilk chocolate cake is paired with a silky bittersweet chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream and filled with an easy homemade lemon curd in these fabulously addictive Double Chocolate Lemon Surprise Cupcakes! The Chocolate SMB is creamy and smooth with a delicate chocolate flavor. Unlike the American Buttercream, this frosting isn’t overly sweet – a… 

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Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I am guest posting for the inspiring Hayley over at The Domestic Rebel while she lives it up in NYC! Hayley seriously dreams up the most delicious and irresistible treats imaginable, so I figured Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies might be right up her alley. A brown sugar, cream cheese and browned butter… 

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Fiery Chili Chicken Burgers

Fiery Chili Chicken Burgers with Cool Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce

These fiery chili chicken burgers are seasoned with roasted red chili paste, garlic and cilantro! Served with a cool mint lemon yogurt sauce they make a perfect fast, easy and healthy meal! So these Fiery Chili Chicken Burgers aren’t really that hot. Certainly not hot enough to warrant a Cool Lemon Mint Yogurt Spread. But you’re… 

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Easy Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd {Lemon Sunshine}

Hello, from Bald Head Island, North Carolina! I thought a bright, sunny Homemade Lemon Curd would be the perfect recipe to celebrate this bright, sunny island and my mini vaca! My family has been coming to BHI for almost two decades. Since I have long left the nest, I haven’t been here as frequently and… 

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Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

Remember how I said #whycantidreamofsalads? Well that was because I hadn’t made the right salad! Today I bring you a dream-worthy salad! A healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad. This is one of those obnoxiously healthy, yet strangely delicious, salads that people would pay $20 for in California. And unlike all my other salads, it’s… 

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