Rainbow Quinoa Bowl

I know April showers bring May flowers or whatever, but it looks like this year the April showers procrastinated (like me) and saved every drop for these past few days! What was actually just a super rainy week felt like years of cold gloom. Having the sun back has been such a blessing, especially for…

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Easter, friends! I hope your day was full of joy and celebration for the renewal we have in Jesus’ resurrection. This weekend was full of much-needed rest and relaxation for me, as well as necessary spring cleaning and errand running. I don’t usually stay in Chapel Hill for Easter, but having a few days…

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Chicken Salsa Stir Fry

This morning, I tripped over a clothes hanger and stubbed my toe on the corner of my bed (#thriving). I’ve been out of town almost every weekend, so my room has turned into a disaster zone that requires a level of agility I lack in the AM. Between packing and unpacking every weekend and scrambling…

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Mountain Weekend in Boone, NC

My heart is so full… and so is my belly. I could detail you on the amazing lasagna and berry cobbler we had this weekend (and how I basically ate my weight in cookies), seeing that this is a food blog. But that’s really not what I came away with after retreating to this gorgeous…

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Odds & Ends – March 2017

I love making lists. It’s how I dream, think, and get things done in life. Putting all the random things floating around in my head onto paper is not only productive, but is also somehow relaxing for me. NPR’s 10 Reasons Why We Love Making Lists says it best- lists bring order to chaos. Favorites videos…

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Nutella Stuffed Blondie Cups

This recipe for Nutella Stuffed Blondie cups is a spinoff of one of my go-to recipes – peanut butter blondies. I made those blondies all the time in high school because they were perfect for my impatient self; the butter doesn’t have to be softened, and being in bar form means no messing with sticky…

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Spring Break in Clearwater Beach, FL

For a beach that’s consistently ranked as one of the best in Florida and the US, Clearwater Beach seems relatively unknown. I ended up just saying “Florida” when people asked where I was headed for spring break. (And then they’d assume Miami, Panama City Beach, etc.) I’m here to change that though, because Clearwater was…

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Spaghetti Squash Boats with Chicken & Broccoli

After a long week of treating myself to ice cream, pasta, sugary drinks, hush puppies, and more ice cream (did I say ice cream?), it feels really good to get back on track with what I’m eating. I can definitely feel it when I eat well vs when I don’t. Not gonna lie, the first day…

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48 Hours in Charleston

For my last spring break ever (!), three of my closest friends and I road tripped to Florida. We broke up the drive by stopping in Charleston for that first weekend. Katie’s cousins graciously hosted us and even prepared a delicious meal of homemade lasagna when we got there on Friday night! It was wonderful…

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Avocado Chickpea Salad

Two days later, I still giggle out loud every time I randomly think about Michael Jordan’s profound proclamation, “the ceiling is the roof.” And I can’t help but grin like a fool reminiscing about the anticipation, the hype, the adrenaline, and the unbridled joy of being a part of so many significant moments all rolled…

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25 Things to Do in DC By Neighborhood

How is it already March?! We’re officially in the month of “What are you doing for Spring Break?” as the #1 most common topic of conversation (well, maybe #2 around here, following “Did you get tickets to the d00k game?”). I’m pumped  to be Spring Break-ing somewhere warm for the first time because I’ve only…

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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I feel like I was the last person on earth to see La La Land. My friend’s sister was in town last weekend and saw it for the third time with us – that’s how she knew, about thirty seconds after the lights dimmed, to lean over and whisper… “This isn’t La La Land.”  Suddenly,…

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