Baked Brie with Pecans and Cranberries

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I had intended to get this blog post up a few days ago. I wasn’t slacking intentionally I’ll have you know. I actually spent the last few days writing, deleting and rewriting this entry. I felt as though I had so much to say but found myself writing a mishmash of thoughts. I even felt ashamed at certain points for sharing such vulnerabilities. Although, that’s where my head has been over the past month or so, one minute it’s a mishmash of anxiety, fear, doubt and then the next it’s happiness, love, confidence.  Continue reading

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Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

If there’s a green veggie I can’t get enough of this time of year it’s brussel sprouts. I know my kid self would have been like, “Eww gross!” But as a responsible, healthy, veggie eating adult my tastebuds have come a long way. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders


There’s so many things to be grateful for. Sure I have my moments when I feel like all hope is lost but then I am reminded of all of the good that constantly surrounds me. I feel fortunate to be able to put things into perspective and say, “You know, it’s really not THAT bad.” Like everything, it’s only a stepping stone. There’s a great quote by the explorer Ernest Shackleton, “Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” and he’s right. Anything in life that can be termed difficult doesn’t also mean the end.  Continue reading

BBQ Beef Empanadas

How does the saying go? “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again…” or something along those lines? I take this especially true in cooking. I mean not every recipe I make comes out blog worthy or even edible for that matter. So rather than nixing the recipe in the you know what I like to take another stab at it just to be sure, making any necessary modifications if needed. Though sometimes the second time around fails just as miserably as the first it’s always worth a second shot. Continue reading