Caramel Popcorn with a Kick

Caramel Popcorn with a Kick

One of my favorite fall activities is going to a live music event at a park near our house. Of course I love the live music, but probably my favorite part about it is the food. There are tons of food vendors lining the closed down street. And my favorite food to get at this event is caramel popcorn. I really got to craving it lately and decided to give it a try because I just couldn’t wait any longer. What I came up with is pretty different than what we eat at the park but totally delicious and super beautiful (popcorn can be beautiful).

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Chicken Alfredo - Crispy Brussels Sprouts - Pea Pickin' Cake - Dinner Club

Chicken Alfredo - Crispy Brussels Sprouts - Pea Pickin' Cake - Dinner Club

So we started dinner club. Once a week, we will cook a meal together. We had our first dinner club meeting a couple days ago and had the best time. We wanted to keep it pretty simple but also, I wanted it to be something pretty impressive too so we decided on chicken alfredo, cripsy brussels sprouts, and pea pickin' cake. We called it Leslie and Ann Dinner club because we are silly and love Park and Recreation.

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Rainbow Spaghetti

Rainbow Spaghetti

Rainbow spaghetti?! Why though?? 

First and foremost, I’m pretty sure when my oldest was about a year and a half old I wrote a blog post about how he was such a wonderful eater. I was super proud of him and also kind of braggy about it. Approximately five minutes after I wrote that post, he became the world’s pickiest eater.

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Keto Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

Keto Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

If you’re on keto and anything like me, you majorly miss bread. Maybe it’s because I’m just starting out (again) but the hunger and cravings have not ceased yet. I found this recipe for 90 second bread and OHHH MY GOD… its good. Plus it’s seriously super easy and takes less than 5 minutes for the whole prepping and cooking process.

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Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Y'all I really love Halloween. Actually, just all of October. Its my favorite month. There are so many fun things in October...... my husband's birthday, our wedding anniversary, Halloween, and our city hosts a super fun thing called Live at Five, with lots of fun, food, and live music, every Friday night in October and we try to never miss.

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Ratatouiile

Ratatouiile

Until recently, I thought I wasn't too fond of eggplant. I saw a recipe video for ratatouille on facebook and thought it looked easy and fun so I wanted to try it. TBH, I wasn't nearly as excited about eating it as I was about making it. I was pleasantly surprised, however, when IT WAS FREAKING DELICIOUS and seriously gone within 15 minutes....with just my husband and I eating it. Eggplant is.....so fine.

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Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi literally means "herb stew" in Persian. It is a dark green stew made with kidney beans, onions, lamb or beef, and herbs (usually parsley, leeks, fenugreek, and cilantro - but different variations exist) and served over tahdig, this amazingly crunchy rice crust that I will go into more detail on in a bit.

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Lent + Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook + A Recipe

Lent + Chrissy Teigen's Cookbook + A Recipe

For the past several years, I have participated in Lent. I did not grow up doing Lent. I grew up in a southern baptist church and had never even really heard of Lent until I was in college. My best friend in college was/is catholic and I became very fascinated when she would give up chips or sodas each year and decided I wanted to do it too. Still, my family doesn't observe it but it has something I have grown to love doing each year.  

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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This is my favorite soup.

I've been craving it all summer but its truly just been too hot to make soup. BUT NOW IT'S FALL!! So I've already made this soup once last week and I'm making it again this week. It is fantastic. My body needs it. Even my toddler loves it. When we're eating it he runs up saying "beans! beans! beans!", which is funny because he doesn't even eat regular beans. Here's the recipe! I hope you love it as much as we do!

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