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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of […]

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Win a KitchenAid 5Qt Mixer!

I’ve been waiting for today’s post since I first started talking about it with some of my blogging friends. There is one appliance in my kitchen that is my absolutely favorite. I use it at least a couple times a week, and if you read the title of this post […]

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Egg and Hash Brown Nests (Two Ways)

**I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are 100% my own.  Just over a week till Easter, are you guys ready? Without any kids at home […]

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Eggless Cookie Dough for Two

One of the things I have missed eating since becoming pregnant is cookie dough. I mean, who doesn’t love licking the bowl clean after making a batch of cookies, or eating a small grabful along the way. But also I’ve missed licking out my bowls of cake batter, and brownie […]

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Merco Local Box – April

**I received free product in exchange for this review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are still my own. Nate and I have a list of local restaurants in our area that we want to visit. We like having the opportunity to try a lot of new places, with […]

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Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of […]

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I’ve been waiting for today’s post since I first started talking about it with some of my blogging friends. There is one appliance in my kitchen that is my absolutely favorite. I use it at least a couple times a week, and if you read the title of this post […]

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**I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are 100% my own.  Just over a week till Easter, are you guys ready? Without any kids at home […]

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One of the things I have missed eating since becoming pregnant is cookie dough. I mean, who doesn’t love licking the bowl clean after making a batch of cookies, or eating a small grabful along the way. But also I’ve missed licking out my bowls of cake batter, and brownie […]

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**I received free product in exchange for this review. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are still my own. Nate and I have a list of local restaurants in our area that we want to visit. We like having the opportunity to try a lot of new places, with […]

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Being pregnant makes me hungry pretty much all day long. Luckily, I’m passed the point of feeling nauseous when I don’t eat, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to eat and […]

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I know I can’t be alone in saying that I love Easter Candy. Its one of two times a year that cadbury eggs and mini cadbury eggs are available, I love whoppers – so of course I love robin eggs, starburst jelly beans and more. So when I first saw […]

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I first thought of making a fabric garland when I saw a picture that my friend Elise posted on instagram of one she was making. I decided it was easy enough to do and would look darling somewhere in our #babyberrett nursery. We have decorated baby boys room in a […]

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We’ve made stuffed peppers a couple of times now, and every time we make them I remember how good they are and wish we ate them more often. These are mexican stuffed peppers because they are seasoned with taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and stuffed full of tomatoes, corn, black beans […]

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I haven’t written a 5 fact Friday in a while, or about my pregnancy either, so I figure now that I am on the final stretch of this pregnancy I might as well tell you a little about it. (Though I’m sure most of you come to the blog for […]

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Sorry I haven’t written about Bountiful Baskets in a few weeks, we haven’t gotten a basket in a couple of weeks because of traveling and other things, so now we finally got a new basket on Saturday. When I first saw what we got, I wasn’t super impressed. It wasn’t […]

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Who can pass up this colorful, delectable vegetable rainbow pizza?  You have probably seen this rainbow pizza popping up all over pinterest, I did and could not resist making one.  I mean pizza has to be the best way to deliver your healthy veggies to your mouth and tummy. With […]

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**This post is sponsored by YourFreeTree.com and I also received a free meal and gift card (to giveaway) from Decadence Cafe. As always, all opinions are my own. Do you remember that last month I had the opportunity to go to an awesome blog conference in Salt Lake City called […]

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I can’t believe I have not posted a single smoothie recipe before here at LMLD,  so let this orange berry smoothie be the very first.  I drink a smoothie 2 to 3 times a week for breakfast, usually it is very simple – fruit and juice with the occasional spinach […]

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I always have to try to one up an amazing chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting that my husband made for my birthday a couple of years ago. It was one of the best cakes I’ve ever had in my life. This year for Nate’s birthday I sent him a […]

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New vegetable, new flavor, new experience – that explains this breaded fennel quite well.  Fennel is eaten and added to many Mediterranean dishes but I had never cooked with it or eaten it before.  Craig enjoyed fennel on his LDS mission to Italy often and usually ate it raw, it […]