Bless You, Parents of Twins

I had trouble starting this post off, because I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks.  It kind of feels like when you had plans to hang out with someone, but neither of you called and then you see each other randomly at the store (you’re there to buy pizza rolls and wine) and you’re […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My neighborhood is kind of wonderful some days.  Hyper-vigilant and Occaaaaaasionally Slightly Paranoid Neighborhood Facebook Group notwithstanding, I feel pretty safe and secure here.  In fact, if I disappeared for some reason, I’m fairly confident that someone would notice!  (Hey, when your husband is thousands of miles and a giant ocean away, that counts for something). […]

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Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was re-reading my last post where I was throwing a fit over not being able to go on a fabulous vacation, and to be honest I feel like a huge jerk.   Obviously the zika virus has larger implications than dashed vacation hopes for yuppies, and obviously the Country is in huge turmoil with […]

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Spicy Cranberry Chicken with Cilantro Cream

Zika is ruining my life!!!!! Just kidding, its not.  That’s probably an insensitive thing to say, since Zika is genuinely ruining some peoples lives.  But, it is creating some infuriating first-world problems for me.  The SOLE silver lining to a deployment is that when ya man gets back, you get to take a swanky vacation (well, this […]

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Savory Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Tart

Here’s a secret that no one writing a food blog should ever admit: I’m paying someone to cook my meals. It’s true.  It’s the awful, embarrassing truth.  And to make matters much worse, not ONLY am I paying someone to cook my meals, but I pay them to DELIVER it, to my front door, three […]

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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Galette

It’s a miracle!  Three days and twelve loads later, all of my laundry is done! Somehow my mother must have sensed that in the hurry to pack Sean up and spend as much time together as possible before he left, I completely gave up on washing clothes.  She also knows that I tend to change outfits […]

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Shrimp, Mango & Avocado Salad

Well, it’s done.  I drove Sean to his squadron this morning, and hugged him for the last time until January.  Although this isn’t our first deployment, it’s the first since we’ve been married, and the first in a town that is 4 hours from my nearest family member.  I cried this morning, recovered and drove to […]

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Seared Lamb Chops with a Sweet Mint Puree

  Yesterday was a rough one.  I may or may not have been stuffing my face with cheese fries at an after-hours bar called “local union” surrounded by the weirdest mix of people I’ve ever encountered at 3am Saturday morning.  Needless to say, Sean and I did not feel so hot a few hours later.  I’ve probably slept […]

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The Perfect Pear & Goat Cheese Salad

It’s T-minus 8 days until deployment, and I’ve finally got my husband back.  I don’t know who is happier, me or the dogs.  Just kidding, it’s totally me. We’ve been celebrating his return to daylight with pretty much non-stop eating out and wine…so much wine.  I don’t feel too bad about it.  Although I can […]

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Spinach, Mushroom & Zucchini Enchiladas

  I don’t go home often.  In fact, I’m not even sure where “home” is, exactly, anymore, since my parents no longer live in my hometown.  On the rare occasion I do make it back to the town where I grew up, you will inevitably find me at Tres Hombres, the most wonderful mexican restaurant to ever […]

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