Category Archives: easy


Chow Mein Nests

Are you guys all ready for Easter on Sunday? These simple and adorable chow mein easter egg nests will be a perfect addition to your Easter festivities. Whether you let your kids help and make these (warning – they are a little messy and your children may end up with chocolate on all parts of […]

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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 the Romeo and Juliet fame.  […]

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Easter Bark

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 the idea for Easter Bark […]

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DIY Fabric Garland

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 nautical theme and I wanted […]

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Rainbow Vegetable Pizza

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 a refrigerator full of vegetables […]


Orange Berry Smoothie

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 thrown in to make a […]

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Breaded Fennel

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 has a refreshing crisp flavor […]

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Easy Ground Beef Tacos

These easy ground beef tacos are one of my favorite meals from growing up. We had a few regular meals that we ate often, tacos, spaghetti, chicken enchiladas or barbecue chicken, to name just a few. All delicious. These tacos really are easy to make with only a few ingredients and they are delicious! In fact if […]

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Tilapia with Citrus Butter

Sometimes it is a lot of fun to explore recipes and discover new ones that are really good.  BUT it doesn’t always work out, take today as an example; tilapia with citrus butter turned out GREAT – beet chips not so great/actually down right awful. In my attempt to try new recipes and new foods […]

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Easy Fruit Smoothie

Mmm, I love smoothies. I love drinking them for breakfast, for a snack, or for a healthier dessert option. In fact, I think one of my best friend’s and I truly connected over drinking smoothies together. She and I had class together my first semester at BYU, it was a freshman English class. I hadn’t […]

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Berry Syrup

This berry syrup was inspired by Aimee’s stuffed French toast post when she mentioned the Kodiak Cakes syrup she enjoyed from Costco.  Craig and I had our oldest with his family here visiting, and decided it was the perfect time to make the stuffed French toast but we, alas, did not have the Kodiak Cakes […]

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Indoor S’mores Bars

I had my friend Kelly share a recipe for Indoor S’mores almost 3 years ago. Whenever I make these delicious bars I think of our time spent with Kelly and Brandon. They live in NYC now so we don’t see them very often anymore, but these bars always remind me of them. These indoor s’more’s […]

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Kumquat Oatmeal Bread

We have had kumquats almost coming out of our ears, each week in our CSA box we have received a lunch bag full of kumquats (that equates to about 40 kumquats a week). I have been looking for numerous recipes to use the kumquats in because although they have been a favorite of my mom’s, […]

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Goat Cheese Personal Pizza

I love pizza, I love pizza with yummy ingredients like goat cheese, veggies, artichoke hearts, and pesto.  I LOVE this goat cheese personal pizza.  My hubbie, Craig has been out of town for a few days working in Mississippi and so I have been preparing dinner only for myself.  I have been trying hard to […]

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Easy Waffle Cinnamon Rolls

I think I have mentioned it before, but I grew up with and still have a strong love for Pillsbury’s canned cinnamon rolls. We used to have them almost every Sunday morning for breakfast. The regular cinnamon rolls or the orange rolls are both great. And we also grew up having them for Christmas morning […]

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Nutella Caramelized Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich

Sometimes lunch can be really hard, not actually eating it – eating is never a problem, but deciding what to eat for lunch; especially if there are not any good leftovers. I often enjoy a really good leftover for lunch but lately I have been doing too good of a job making just the right […]