Bow Tie Pasta Salad
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Bow Tie Pasta Salad

We’re really loving our new neighborhood. And while we haven’t gotten to know our neighbors super well yet, a few have come over and introduced themselves. One in particular has now brought us fresh veggies from his garden on three separate occasions. I love having homegrown vegetables around the house, and free is even better! … Continue reading

Chicken Schnitzel
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Chicken Schnitzel

I know I’ve been pretty absent this past month. I promise I’ll be back eventually. I have a brand new kitchen I’ve been getting some use out of. And the light that comes streaming in is pretty great. Someday I’ll share some photos once I’ve gotten around to unpacking the stacks of boxes we’ve managed … Continue reading

Quinoa Pizza Bites
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Quinoa Pizza Bites

Well the weekend certainly did me in. Lots of eating and lots of drinking, resulting in a few more wobbly bits to contend with. Healthy eating commence! The typical weaknesses that arise during my healthy lifestyle attempts can be largely attributed to a lack of preparation {as well as my overall lack of self control … Continue reading

Easy {banana} Pancakes
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Easy {banana} Pancakes

Aside from a bowl of cereal, this is one of the easiest things to whip up for breakfast. They are delicious, simple and {dare I say} healthy? Two ingredients. Yes. Just two. One egg and half a banana mashed up will give you a few decent sized pancakes. Here I topped them with cinnamon and … Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I made a pie! My first one ever. And I’m going to claim it as homemade, even though the crust is store bought. Now that I know I can handle the filling, maybe next time I’ll try the crust. Similar to scones, pies were a dessert that I was a little wary of, deciding they … Continue reading

Caprese Salad with Avocado
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Caprese Salad with Avocado

I’m a huge fan of the Caprese Salad, as evidenced here and here. It’s such a refreshing blend of three very awesome flavors {my favorite being the basil –  oh sweet sweet basil}. Iowa Girl Eats, wise woman that she is, shakes up the original by adding a layer of awesomeness – avocado {recipe here}. … Continue reading