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Getting Ready for Outdoor Entertaining

It’s that time of year! Outdoor entertaining is one of my absolute FAVORITE things about summer. There’s just something about enjoying food and drinks (or mocktails for me this year) with friends and family in your own yard. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen that Duncan and I have been investing in our backyard this year. We started back in January in anticipation of Four’s first birthday…

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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you are coming up with your plans for the day. Most years, we’ll celebrate by either taking my mom out to brunch or we’ll host a small brunch at home. Both are great options, but there’s something really special about being able to cook for your mom after she did the same for you for so many…

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Spring Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try

One of my favorite things about spring is all the fresh produce that’s suddenly in season. I also just enjoy lighter dishes in general, so spring and summer foods are typically my favorite. I don’t know about you, but I love a good spring salad. As I was meal planning recently, I came across a few recipes that I wanted to share. Most of these are from my favorite food blogs,…

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7 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

There are few things greater than Christmas morning, am I right? Between showering your loved ones with special surprises and spending the whole morning lounging in your PJs, it is definitely one of my favorite days of the year. We also love to enjoy a big breakfast mid-morning that will hold us over until our early Christmas dinner. We don’t have a specific breakfast that we make every Christmas. Instead,…

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Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails You Need to Make

There’s something so fun and festive about making cocktails this time of year. I love finding creative recipes online and doing my best to recreate them for holiday parties, date nights in, or even just a random Tuesday. ;) I actually concocted my own holiday cocktail this year that turned out AMAZING — you may have seen me sharing it on my Instagram Reels. I had a blast coming up with…

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5 Thanksgiving Sides I’m Making This Year

In case you missed it, I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’ve never felt more “adult” in my life! I recently shared my table for Thanksgiving, and I got a lot of questions about what I’d be cooking. I’m handing turkey responsibilities over to Duncan but I decided to put together a post with some of the sides I’ll be making in case you’re still looking for ideas.…

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What I Want to Bake This Holiday Season

I don’t consider myself a master baker by any stretch of the imagination, but I do especially love baking this time of year. It brings back so many memories of making cookies with family when I was younger, and now I’m excited to create those same memories with Four and Duncan. My strategy when I am looking for tasty things to bake is simple: It has to be easy and…

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4 Recipes I’ll Be Making This Week

Once I find a recipe that is easy to make, relatively healthy, and that both Duncan and I love to eat, I keep it in my back pocket for those days I just don’t feel like being creative in the kitchen. Between work and parenting, I’ll be the first to admit I rely on the same recipes regularly to make sure we don’t fall into the rut of Uber Eats…

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Fall Inspired Recipes I’m Excited to Try + My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Heading into a new season always inspires me and sparks my creativity to try new recipes. A fun date night for us is staying at home and making a new recipe. We pop on our favorite playlist and cook together. It’s such a sweet way to wind down the day and enjoy each other’s company. There are a few recipes I’m really excited to try! Today, I want to share…

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The 4 Summer Salads I Can’t Quit

Summer salads are a go-to lunch for me right now. They’re easy, refreshing and delicious. I love that I can throw them together in a matter of minutes then get right back to work (or let’s be honest pretending to work and staring at pictures of Four instead). And since its almost unbearably hot in Dallas right now, I am always craving something super refreshing.  So, over the past few…

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Mayple Soy Salmon

Today I am so excited to share one of my favorite recipes. Duncan and I eat this (at least) a couple times a month – its delicious AND simple. I haven’t always been comfortable cooking, and lets be honest, I’m still not that comfortable. But, it has definitely been one of my favorite pastimes this year. I love finding easy, go-to recipes. I also love spending time in the kitchen…

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Recipes I Want to Make This Month

It’s that time of the month again – I’m sharing all the recipes I’m interested in cooking this month! I had so much fun in July making Sriracha Shrimp Tacos and Hibachi Style Chicken with Magic Mustard Sauce, but I found some new, fun recipes for this month and I’m excited to share them with ya’ll! Outfit Details: Denim Shorts (my favorite shorts – fit TTS) // Ruffle Sleeve Peplum Top…

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Sweet Potato Avocado Toast

I’ve had so many people tell me to get an air fryer and I finally pulled the trigger and bought one! I was so excited when it came in, that I couldn’t resist plugging it in and trying something out! I love my Avocado Toast and I wanted to try to make some with sweet potatoes instead! And they turned out AMAZING – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a…

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Recipes I Want To Make This Month

Okay Y’all, so  a moment of transparency; I haven’t been cooking as much as I was in the beginning of quarantine and I miss it! With that being said, I found some new recipes that got me excited about picking up my spatula and getting back in the kitchen again and I hoping that sharing these will spark a little summer cooking with all of you. I’m planning to make…

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Where I Find Most of My Recipes

Hey, friends! Y’all still seem to be enjoying my escapades in the kitchen, so I thought I’d share more info about where I go to get my recipes. I’m not quite to the point where I can completely wing it and come up with my own awesome recipes (although I feel like I’m making progress in that department!), which means I’ve become a frequent visitor of various food websites, Pinterest…

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Keller Breakfast Casserole

My mom has been making this breakfast casserole for as long as I can remember. It’s one of my favorite parts of spending time and waking up at home. Since I can’t be home this year for Easter, I decided to make the casserole for me and Duncan and share it with all of you! It’s super easy and can be frozen for later too! I just made it this…

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Meals For The Week // April Week 1

Hi friends! Another week, another recipe post. I’m really getting into this cooking thing. Most of the recipes this week are from two of my favorite authors – The Defined Dish and The Skinny Taste. Duncan and I are also SO excited to have breakfast for dinner! I love sharing these recipes and I LOVE the community we have created here at BTD. I would love for you all to…

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Meals For The Week // March Week 5

Hi friends! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Duncan and I are purging more items, watching a few Netflix shows and relaxing. What are your plans? I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of this cooking thing. I even made chicken piccata without a recipe this week for lunch. This week I’m going to try a few new recipes and repeat a few of our favorites.…