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My Dad’s favorite cake in the world is carrot cake. He doesn’t feel strongly about a lot of things but good carrot cake, he feels strongly about carrot cake. Last year, we attended the Madrigal Dinner at the high school. The whole environment, the entertainment and the food was spectacular. They served carrot cake. My […]

gold star recipes, sweets

April 16, 2019

Carrot Cake Roll

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This is going to be an exciting week. Not just on the blog but in life. The week before holidays are always a little fun, aren’t they? Here’s our menu plan: Sunday – Cheese tortellini with a rustic cream sauce (recipe coming next week!) Monday – Leftovers – we have a very busy evening, so […]

dinner, meals, menu planning

April 15, 2019

on the table

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I just love this recipe. It’s so incredibly easy, doesn’t take a ton of ingredients, it’s made in your instant pot and can be used for so many things like chicken tacoschicken enchiladaschicken nachoschicken burritoschicken tostadaschicken tortilla soupchicken quesadillas Could you tell I was channeling my inner Bubba there? If you could tell, we’re obviously […]

dinner, gold star recipes, meals, menu planning, my own recipes

April 14, 2019

Shredded Chicken Tacos

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This recipe…THIS RECIPE…it delights me in so many ways… First, these muffins are scrumptious. No other word could describe them better. The kids? They adore them. They beg for them. They cry for them. They clean their rooms for them. Secondly, these are so easy to make. No mixer! Quick prep time. Easy clean up. […]

muffins, my own recipes, sweets

April 12, 2019

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Many, many years ago, I tried guacamole. I liked it pretty well, enough to learn how to make it but I didn’t loooooove it. Fortunately, I rarely give up on food (it’s my best/worst trait) eating it again and again until finally, I fall in love. Like, I love it so much, I made it […]

gold star recipes, my own recipes

April 10, 2019

Guacamole

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Field sessions in June and September are my favorite sessions in the world. And this family? One of my favorites. In a favorite field. In one of my favorite months. Since this session, they’ve welcomed a new member to their family! (I’ll be sharing her newborn session soon.)

beth fletcher photography, client spotlight, indiana, session spotlight, valparaiso

April 10, 2019

session spotlight: fox family in the fall

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  I’ve been talking about this recipe for so long, I love that I’m sharing it with you today. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you know that this recipe started with a big fat mistake and ended with the perfect biscuit. These gorgeous biscuits are soft and flaky, and not dry at all, the absolute […]

bread, gold star recipes, my own recipes

April 8, 2019

Buttermilk Biscuits

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We have another busy week ahead, I can already feel our schedules becoming busier with the warmer weather. Warmer weather, I like. Busy schedules, not so much. But, that’s okay. Sunday – Chicken quesadillas and guacamole (we have a guacamole addiction in this house.) Monday – Oven baked chicken and rice Tuesday – Burgers on […]

dinner, meals, menu planning

April 7, 2019

on the table

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When someone tells me they don’t enjoy cooking or baking, I often respond with “is it the cooking and baking you don’t enjoy or is it the search for ingredients and the clean up?” Often, the answer is “no, I don’t like cooking…” But mostly, it’s the prep and the clean up. In my quest […]

give grace in your space

April 4, 2019

give grace in your space – dirty dishes

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It’s that special time of the week when we plan ahead and hope for the best. Do all of my meal plans work out? No! That’s okay…being flexible is key. Sunday – Grilled cheese and fries Monday – Chicken tacos Tuesday – Chicken Tortilla Soup Wednesday – Leftovers Thursday – Jacked Up Chicken Scampi with […]

dinner, meals, menu planning

March 31, 2019

on the table