Grapefruit Bacon Scallops

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Life in Pictures

It has been many, MANY months since I’ve done a life in pictures update! I don’t have tons and tons to share — you saw Alaska and the wedding, and most of my life pictures end up on instagram (so follow there if you want more day to day stuff!). Here is a small glimpse into the last month or so ....more

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

We’ve skipped right over fall, straight into winter. Almost. It’s rainy and cold and gross outside (and we saw plenty of snow this weekend), and last week was our first official freeze ....more

ONE WEEK Until the Twin Cities Marathon

Yiiikes! [For information on how to track me during the race, read the very bottom of this post!] I’ve been dilly-dallying on writing any posts about Twin Cities next week, mostly because I’m not sure exactly how I feel about it. I’ve felt a bit behind the ball in my training, the ENTIRE TIME, and therefore come into race week completely unsure of what to expect ....more

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

As the wedding falls further and further into the past, and my list of “thank you” notes to write grows (SLOWLY) shorter and short, I also get to USE the gifts we received: AWESOME. Some were contributions to our honeymoon, which will happen after Derek finishes school, and some were donations to our favorite charities, but some were tangible THINGS. For example: ice cream maker ....more

Brown Butter Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Since I’ve posted pumpkin recipes each Monday of September thus far (one, two, and three), I figured I shouldn’t break the streak now! It seems I always have half of a can of pumpkin open in the fridge, which I then have to use! Don’t hold your breath for next Monday though — I’m not sure I’ll be delivering on the pumpkin front ....more

Banana Almond Meal Pancakes + a GIVEAWAY

Time to get EXCITED!! Apparently September is Better Breakfast Month — aimed at helping people make smarter choices for breakfast foods. When California Almond contacted me about helping promote Better Breakfast Month, and their Better Breakfast Challenge (more on that in a minute!), I was REALLY excited — I already love almonds, and Derek and I eat a LOT of almond butter around here ....more

Blackberry Asparagus Gruyère Pizza

I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen those four words together before: Blackberry + Asparagus + Gruyère +/= Pizza? Yeah, fo reals. Back to this in a minute! ...more

Brown Butter Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bars

Well, that’s a mouthful! Literally. You’re going to be shoving these in five at a time, so don’t expect to get much chatting done if you take these to your afternoon tea ....more

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

I figure I’d better get this one out of the archives before summer is REALLY over (this coming after a post declaring FALL IS HERE AND REAL). Cold pesto tortellini pasta salad = perhaps the easiest summer salad to throw together. No fancy sauces, weird ingredients: pasta, pesto, veggies ....more