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Krysti Freyaldenhoven
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Chocolate BEET Cake!
Let's talk about beets. It was while perusing the farmers market I spotted them. The largest beets I have seen in my entire life. Of course, I had to have them. It was only days before that I had saved Joy the Baker's Chocolate Beet Cake recipe . The timing...

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Cheese Ravioli with Asparagus and Walnuts in a Brown Butter Lemon Sauce
Spring is here. So are vibrant green veggies. Asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, and artichokes - the produce section is coming alive again. With beach season upon us, I have been trying to limit my pasta (bread, cheese, chocolate) intake. I probably should hav...

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Homemade Tomato Soup and Rosemary Croutons
There is no better cure for a scratchy throat during allergy season than a delicious, warm, bowl of soup. I was delighted to find this simple tomato soup recipe from Bon Appetit . Grill up some cheese sandwiches and you have a perfect pair for dinner tonigh...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwhiches
It's spring break, and this 80 degree weather was signaling for  ice cream. When it comes to sweets, my first love has always been cookies. My second is ice cream.  Before bedtime, my dad and I would always either have milk and cookies or a big bowl of ice ...

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Beef and Brocoli Stir Fry
While attending college, my husband and I were kind of into this hole in the wall Chinese place - Jade China. We would get take out, eat on it for three days, you know, in typical college years fashion. His go-to order was always beef and broccoli. Over tim...

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Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberries
The Strawberry Festival in Plant City , 30 minutes or so outside of Tampa, is in full effect. Sadly, we missed it last weekend due to the rain, but I hope to get to try their world famous strawberry shortcake this Saturday!  While it rained, I channeled all...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup + 5 Ingredient Guacamole
The perfect Sunday afternoon for me starts with a pot of soup. Sundays have become "soupdays" at our house - especially this winter. While soup simmers on the stove I can get so much done around the house - vacuum the rugs, fold some laundry, empty the dish...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup
The perfect Sunday afternoon for me starts with a pot of soup. Sundays have become "soupdays" at our house. Especially this winter. While soup simmers on the stove I can get so much done around the house - vacuum the rugs, fold some laundry, empty the dishw...

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Cardamon Almond Loaf Cake
Recently, I began testing out alternative flours in the kitchen. I have failed, more than once, before starting to get the hang of one in particular - almond flour! So why, almond flour? In this recipe in particular, it's nutty flavor pairs perfectly with t...

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Green Ginger Smoothie
Talk about the breakfast of champions! This little ol' recipe came with my Vitamix (Merry Christmas to me!!) and I have literally had some version of this smoothie every morning since. I am totally one of those cannot-survive-without-breakfast people. Witho...
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