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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Turkey Sausage

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Say hello to a big ole’ bowl of comfort. Right in your face. Hi there.

Fall is my favorite time to get those skills, whatever skills I think I have, cooking and find my niche in the fall (COMFORT) food arena. Yah. I think this pasta might become a staple in my small list of approved recipes. It was even approved by one of my picky eater friends.

When he likes something I make, it feels like I’ve just ran through the finish line of the longest and hardest race of my life.

I have crossed the finish line twice this week.

I think that’s a record.

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Soo. I’m avoiding talking about something not so fun that you can totally relate to. I had a run-in. With cheese. And not just any cheese. That huge stringy creamy mexican cheese. I’m trying to laugh so I don’t keep crying. For me, my allergy has a delay rate of about two days. I feel major anxiety and have panic attacks immediately following, and then the bathroom visits begin. I won’t even go into the whole story of the “incident” but it ended with me bawling my eyes out and chugging the biggest water bottle of my life.

Now I’m hoping, wishing, and praying that it’ll go through my system as quick as possible.

Fingers crossed. Read more

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Lunchbox Monday: The Spooktacular Box

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It's Monday, and you know what that means... Another lunchbox! Since Halloween is just around the corner, I'm trying to keep it fresh by doing halloween themed lunchboxes! How fun would this be to take to school? … Read more

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Coast: Grayton Beach, Florida

Coast in Grayton Beach, Florida

If you have ever been to the Panhandle, more specifically 30A, you've probably heard of a little restaurant in Rosemary Beach called Summer Kitchen. It's basically the food I grew up on in the town I've called home since I was 9 years old. My sister eats four meals a week there, and many of our friends have secret orders named after them. It's the … Read more

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

When you take a huge bite out of this brown sugar and sweet potato cupcake with the maple frosting and meringue ghost on top you will taste a peep. Like those ones you find in your Easter basket. It's a homemade peep. I'm serious. I'm going to straight up tell you that Halloween isn't a super me type holiday. It's basically a pre-cursor for … Read more

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Lunchbox Monday: The Autumn Box

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So I like this thing. It's called autumn. We're pretty tight. It lets me make caramel, and gives me apples, and butternut squash soup, cinnamon toast, and lots of fancy trail nuts. Let's just go ahead and call us BFF's. It's official. No but seriously, can I just use this here blog to only talk about autumn for the rest of autumn and how cool it … Read more

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Restaurant Eating with an Allergy: Dallas, Texas

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Hi peeps! I love this time of the week. Everything's winding down and you're gearing up for a fun weekend. I wanted to share with you the restaurants I ate at while I was in Dallas, Texas last week. Dallas hands down wins on best overall service for someone with an allergy. There wasn't one restaurant that wasn't knowledgable on my specific allergy … Read more

Maple Bacon & Blueberry Sweet Potato Hash

Maple Bacon & Blueberry Sweet Potato Hash

Maple Bacon & Blueberry Sweet Potato Hash

I don't know what possessed me to put blueberries in this hash, but it was the best decision I've ever made. It's like the combo of the crunchy sweet potato and then the pop of the juice blueberries, hello. I know blueberries are almost out of style for the season, but grab those last few boxes and get kickin'. It's like fresh summer meets … Read more

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Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck: Dallas, Texas

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Soaring high above the city of Dallas, Texas hosts a beautiful Asian cuisine developed by the famed Wolfgang Puck called Five Sixty. Five Sixty is a super delicious Dallas hotspot. We had an early reservation to celebrate my 21st (!!!) birthday on top of the city enjoying sushi and poppin' pink champagne. Couldn't get … Read more

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Easy Slow Cooker Apple & Cinnamon Oats

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Get in muh belly, oats. These apple and cinnamon oats are a staple in my house. We have them for almost every Thanksgiving/Christmas morning, fresh from the slow cooker and so tasty. I don't even know how it's possible for oats to taste this good. I feel like a total cheat when a recipe tastes this good but is this easy, but hey, love me for … Read more

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Lunchbox Monday: The Italian Box

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Warning: this lunchbox is dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and you-can't-top-this-eiffel-tower delectable! It's another beautiful Monday! And guess what I just saw in my planner? TOMORROW IS THE OFFICIAL START OF AUTUMN. Is this for reals? Pinch me, I must be dreaming. But seriously, I'm so excited. I just got home from a week … Read more