The Perfect #GiftsThatWorkout

And just like that, we’re through November and on our way to the holidays! This time of year gets crazy as we all try to balance work, friends and family, taking care of ourselves, and gearing up for the perfect madness that makes up these next few months of giving and holiday cheer. Has anyone else been feeling like time is absolutely flying by? I feel like the older I get, the more quickly the months go, by whereas when I was younger, these months used to drag on. That Christmas anticipation felt like it could have lasted months and months on its own, and now I’m looking at my calendar and starting to worry about finding enough time to get all my Christmas shopping done!

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Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs- so easy and so addictive! Perfect for any potluck!

Glazed Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

One of the absolute best parts of the holiday season is the rekindling of relationships. Everyone seems to slow down during the holidays and put aside our busy lives to get back to their roots of family and friends for holiday parties filled with good cheer, food, and drink. It’s a beautiful thing and I’ve…

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Slabs

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Slabs

Let’s be real, the biggest reason why I came up with this recipe is because I wanted to have another excuse to make one of my favorite foods! Apple pie, I love you. Specifically this recipe since it’s based off of the best apple pie recipe in da world: Grandma Ople’s. I randomly found the…

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15 Minute Lightened-Up Creamed Corn- a healthier version of the holiday favorite that's just as decadent tasting!

15 Minute Lightened-Up Creamed Corn

Who else is majorely preparing for all the holiday eats that are about to hit our homes? Thanksgiving is coming up next week (!) and Christmas will follow shortly after. Gimmmmeee allllll the comfort food! Slow cooked meat, fluffy mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and so much more! One of my favorite holiday side dishes has…

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Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew- let the crockpot do the work for you!

Harvest Crockpot Beef & Barley Stew

This is me blindly closing my Southern Californian eyes and embracing “fall” vicariously through food. Never mind that 80 degree weather outside. Never mind that I’m looking at thriving tropical flowers as I write this. Never mind that turning on my oven makes kitchen into a sauna. I close my eyes, take a bite, and…

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October Favorites

I know, I know. A monthly “favorites” recap should be posted on the first of the next month, but ya girl doesn’t have it all together when it comes to blogging lately . I haven’t made a habit of writing a post summarizing my favorites from each previous month, but want to start since it seems…

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Let’s Catch Up

Why hello there! It’s been a while since we chatted more about my life rather than focusing on food. While I’m all about keepin’ my food game strong, I honestly miss checking in with you guys about what’s happening behind the scenes. As some of you might know, these last few months have been a…

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Harvest Cheese Board

And just like that, we’re halfway through October! It’s crazy how fast the months pass once you get older. It feels like just a month ago when I was graduating from college and embracing adulthood (kinda) with open arms. Then I closed my eyes and opened them to find that warm summer months have come…

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Skinny Vanilla Pumpkin Muffins

Hands up if you’re all about that pumpkin life! I’m guessing if you’re reading this blog post, you’re revving up for #allthepumpkin and are looking to add a few new recipes to your collection. And if you are also trying to keep things on the still-delicious-but-lightened-up side, these Skinny Vanilla Pumpkin Muffins are for you!…

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Easy Pumpkin Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoundMyDelight #CollectiveBias I feel like half of my posts contain some sort of small talk about California’s weather. It was hot hot HOT, then cooled down and I was getting my sweaters out of the closet and breaking…

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