Pan-Fried Brie with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Pan-Fried Brie with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I literally dreamed about this appetizer for like four nights in a row before calling it perfect and giving it a whirl. If you don't dream constantly about food like I do, please just act like I'm not a weirdo. Because OHMY-goodness this turned out delicious and it is totally worth the title.

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Baked Brie with Pecans and Roasted Pepper Jam

Baked Brie with Pecans and Roasted Pepper Jam

Tonight may have been a bust, but it was a blessing-in-disguise bust. The boys were supposed to spend the night with my sister while Dan and I attended a Christmas party. Sammy got sick, which was followed by Elijah asking for a nap (uhh..there couldn't be a bigger indicator of impending sickness) and then..

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

I am feeling thankful on this cold, snowy, sleeting, dreary day. My little Sammy is snuggled into my side as I type. Next year he will be in kindergarten and I will miss these daytime snuggles. I cherish every single moment with his cuteness buried into me. Who cares that I can't work for one consecutive minute without being interrupted. A year from now I will be yearning for it!

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Crockpot Reuben Dip

Crockpot Reuben Dip

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, hence no school or work. Dan and I brought the boys to Grandma's house for a few hours and sneaked away to see a movie (a rare but cherished treat!). Have you seen American Sniper yet? I can say with all honesty that it was one of the best, but also one of the most heart-wrenching and saddest movies I have ever watched.

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Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole

I'm not a super huge fan of this week, so I'm hoping for a turn-around starting right about....um, NOW. I feel like I'm swallowing miniature razor blades, my head is pounding and I don't have any sort of appetite. With an appetite, though, I gotta tell you that this guac is THE BEST. It's the classic guac go-to recipe that Dan and I have made for years.

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Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

One of the first things I do every morning is peek at the 5-day forecast on my phone. I got very excited when I saw 48 degrees as the projected high for Saturday. Beach weather! People will be strolling all around the Twin Cities wearing t-shirts and shorts. In the meantime, we are all still cooped up inside, watching the snow fall and wishing the ice on our driveways would magically melt as we continue with our "winter eating."

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Buttery Ranch Mushroom Bites

Buttery Ranch Mushroom Bites

Hello February! I'm not sure I've ever been happier to begin a new month. The sun is shining and my head feels clear at the moment. I have hopes that this month will bring answers for our oldest boy. He has endured an endless string of challenges, and his list grew way more in the past month than we ever could have anticipated.

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