Slow Cooker Chicken Broth

Slow Cooked Chicken Broth

I never thought I would be one of those people but I actually started making my own chicken broth. In the slow cooker. So it’s almost effortless. This isn’t the only kind of chicken broth I use now (I still love the jarred bouillon paste in a pinch) but for chicken noodle soup this is…

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7 Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away. This will be my first ever Mother’s Day as a mom. My baby girl is less than 1 year old and between her and me it’s mommy & baby day every day! But in just a few years this day will start having meaning for her. This brings me…

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Apple Pie Granola

Apple Pie Granola

I have an undying love for granola!! It’s somewhere right after God, my husband and my baby. Considering that, I cannot believe I went almost 6 months without posting a new recipe for my favorite breakfast and snack food. But I am here, right now, to remedy that situation. I suppose it is not exactly apple or apple…

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Sunrise Mimosas

Sunrise Mimosas

This will be my first Mother’s Day of being a mom myself. Last year, a few coworkers were already wishing me a “Happy Mother’s Day” but it felt so weird. Though I was (high) pregnant with Olivia, I didn’t quite feel like a mom yet. To be honest, I am not sure if the title ‘mom’…

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Maple Pecan Baklava

Maple Pecan Baklava

Do I ever have a treat for you today! This version of delicious baklava is made with pecan nuts and maple syrup. And it’s an absolutely decadent treat. I brought this baklava to an Easter dinner and everyone couldn’t stop raving about it. When I first had the idea to make a maple pecan version…

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Creamy Crunchy Carrot Salad with Garlic

Creamy Carrot Salad with Garlic

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend! I told you that my sister and her family were staying with us over the holiday and we had a fantastic time, but definitely too much chocolate. Usually, I don’t eat much candy anymore, aside from treats I made myself. For this holiday I thought I would…

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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Originally published Nov. 03, 2014. This post is brought to you by Spectrum Naturals® – the makers of gourmet culinary oils like the awesome organic coconut oil used in these yummy breakfast cookies. Who ever said pumpkin recipes are only for fall? Canned pumpkin is available year-round so you can make delicious pumpkin yumminess whenever a craving strikes….

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spelt Flour

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spelt Flour

Ooey gooey, rich and melty chocolate are the theme of this post. Actually, double chocolate chip cookies are. But then I look at all these melty chocolate pictures and I totally lose focus… You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any cookie recipes in a while on here. It’s not that I don’t like them…

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Lagman – Uzbek Beef Noodle Soup with Vegetables

Lagman Uzbek Beef Noodle Soup with Vegetables

These are my absolute favorite posts, when I get to share with you a traditional recipe that I ate growing up. My mom usually cooks these meals from the top of her head, so it is very exciting to me being able to put measurements to these recipes, so me and everyone else can recreate them. But it is…

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding from Scratch

Vegan Chocolate Pudding From Scratch

Woah…we are just 1 week away from Easter!! Really? And Olivia is almost 9 months old now. I cannot believe we have now spend as much time with her as we have spent anticipating her arrival. This last month was one of many firsts – and not only pleasant ones. Olivia got sick for the first time….

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Mini Salmon Spinach Quiches

Mini Salmon Spinach Quiches

This post was brought to you by the makers of French’s Dijon Mustard. I received compensation to write this post through the French’s Easter Program. All opinions expressed are my own.  I love this time of year. Winter is (slowly but surely) coming to an end, making way for Spring with warmer weather and sunshine….

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Baked Tortellini + Broccoli with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Baked Tortellini and Broccoli with Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta and creamy sauce were my favorite foods growing up. To my dismay, I had to realize that Konrad (my husband) doesn’t care much for pasta or any kind of creaminess. I can’t explain the first – like seriously, who doesn’t like pasta? But the later might actually be out of some sort of ‘self-preservational’…

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