PB2 Cups 3

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups {GF + DF}

Chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter and chocolate. Chocolate peanut butter…yup that’s a thing too these days! Any way you look at it, you really can’t go wrong with this combo. Besides that these flavors go perfectly together, I think it’s something about the combo of salty and sweet. In any case, if you are like me, sometimes you just get a sweet tooth that you can’t shake. When this happens to me I don’t want to go all out and face plant into a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. Ok, actually I do want to, but I know better. Usually just a little something takes care of my craving for sweets. Rather than relying on heavily processed candies and treats that are loaded with fat, sugar, and additives I like to make my own treats to have on hand for when a sweet tooth hits.
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Stuffed Banana Peppers 4

5-Ingredient Stuffed Banana Peppers {GF} + Thoughts on Motherhood so Far

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was fairly quiet and uneventful which was a welcomed change from the business of the summer. Brandon spent a bunch of time getting ready for a big North Shore camping trip for his brother’s bachelor party. I visited with my mom and got caught up on some cleaning and other stuff around the house. Brandon and I both spent a ton of time snuggling with Rowan…she is already 7 weeks old! Where has the time gone??? I seriously can’t even believe it!
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Roasted Beet Caprese 3

Roasted Beet Caprese {GF}

Hello! How’s your week going so far? Mine seems to be going fast…like usual. I cannot believe that Brandon and I already have a 6 week old baby. The bad news about that is I will be going back to work soon. I can’t even stand the thought. I know that it’s hard for everyone…I am completely devastated. What keeps me going is that I know Rowan will enjoy being around the other kids. I will be starting a brand new job which means no more commuting and more time at home in the evenings with my family. Although I am so sad to not be able to spend my days with my girl, I am excited for a new challenge.
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Crispy Baked Okra 1

Healthy Oven “Fried” Okra + Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce {GF}

Happy Sunday!! How was your weekend? Mine was super busy and filled with diapers, cuddles, visitors, a bridal shower, and taking care of Oliver who is struggling with hot spots. The dreaded cone of shame is out and he is one unhappy puppy. I still have to sneak my blogging time in and it is pretty minimal. Just when I think I am ready to test a recipe, take a photo, or start typing, my little sunshine seems to need me or Oliver wants some attention. Being super busy with a new baby has made it impossible for me to have a garden or hit up the farmers market weekly like I used to do. What has saved me is our weekly CSA share. Every Wednesday my husband picks up our box and we have fresh, local produce for the week.
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Spicy Zoodles 1

Spicy Zoodles

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a lovely weekend! On Saturday we had a bridal shower for my sister-in-law to be. Rowan got to meet lots of family and was cooperative during the party…always helpful! Of course by the end of the party and for hours after we got home she lost her marbles. All I can say is…overstimulated baby! My favorite little gal is starting to sleep for longer stretches at night, but she wakes up at 3 a.m. and has deemed that to be party time. Needless to say, mom and dad are pretty tired. I declared Sunday nap day and have been trying to catch up on some sleep.

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