Panzanella Salad

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Considering I’m a true adult now and all, I figured I should start expanding my salad repertoire and get a little fancier. Just kidding. I just had some rock hard bread that I didn’t want to go to waste. Truth is I love carbs as much as the next runner gearing up for a big […]

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30!

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I’m thirty. 30 years old! Thirty! I did it. I finally passed the last milestone birthday that all of my friends passed nearly a year before me! Being the youngest of the group, I was used to being last in line for all age-related events. Last to drive at 16, last to do whatever a […]

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Banana Crumb Muffins

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If you’ve been reading my recipe posts as of late, you’ll know that I’ve been doing everything in my power to avoid turning on my oven this summer. With the exception of this ombre birthday cake for Matt’s birthday, I have stuck with no-cook or grilling meals to combat the summer heat. When Rizzi from […]

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Approaching 30

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Do you know how hard it is to write a recap of a weekend you aren’t ready to let go of yet? Hard. Chicago had everything going for it this weekend. Great food, perfect weather, a music festival that keeps hundreds of thousands in Grant Park so you can enjoy the rest of the city crowd-free and a […]

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Currently I’m…

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In the middle of a full-on middle school crush with The Mindy Project. It’s been about 4 years since I had sophisticated TV equipment so I’m on technology overload as of late. How did I go so long without this show in my life and why can’t all OB/GYNs be that funny? Finding it hard to concentrate […]

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Tabbouleh Salad and Sangria

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Before I share with you a super easy salad recipe that goes great with blazing hot weather, I want to give you a quick rundown of some observations from the weekend. Bridge runs are for the birds On Saturday mornings, we like to take Finn down to a park along Sarasota Bay where he can play […]

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Lessons in layer cake

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Some of you may remember when I made my first attempt at an ombré cake back in March for my Mom’s birthday. It wasn’t a complete flop but I rushed through it, failing to execute the preschool-mastered skill of color order. Yes, it still tasted good and fit in with the whole St. Patrick’s day theme […]

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Summer meal planning

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Oh hey there. Me again. I’ve been meaning to share our meal plan this week with you but apparently I can only get my stuff together to make one of them happen at a time. Now don’t assume I’m a super planner who writes down her weekday meals every Sunday or anything. I want to be that […]

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Running in a humid climate

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Hey remember when I used to run outside? I don’t. OK so I do remember it, but I also remember it being much more enjoyable. I was back in Illinois a few weeks ago and got a chance to run on the trail near my parents house. The weather was perfect. I could actually breathe. […]

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Buffalo Turkey Flatbread

I don’t like to toot my own horn but over the years I’ve learned to make a pretty mean turkey burger. Toot. Toot. And so on my weekly (ok maybe more than weekly) Target trip I bought a pound of ground turkey with plans of making burgers. But then I saw this recipe from Little Leopard Book using […]

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