Good morning!

Oooo, I have to show you the dessert I had last night! In a moment of weakness at the grocery store last week, I picked up some Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Toffee Almond Nuggets (say that 5 times fast!)

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Last night I paired them with sliced strawberries for, um, the most decadent, summery dessert ever! These chocolates are seriously to die for, and I love pairing chocolate with fruit, so this was right up my ally. Enjoyed on a perfect summer evening on my back deck. Bliss. :)

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This morning I enjoyed another three mile run after my morning Mom walk (seriously, why can’t early morning runs be as enjoyable in the winter when I’d rather, ohhhh, suck on cardboard, then get out of my warm, toasty bed?!) then dug into some MORE summery fruit, with a bowl of Fruit Cobbler Oatmeal!


Named “fruit cobbler oatmeal” because the vanilla and cinnamon oats, paired with the sweet fruit and crunchy almonds, tasted JUST like a warm fruit cobbler!


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana (sliced in while cooking)
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Peaches
  • Sliced almonds


I honestly can’t say enough good things about this bowl, so I won’t even try. You can imagine how fresh and juicy it was!


Oh, one thing, these peaches ARE amazing! Though they weren’t from the Farmer’s Market, and they were more of the “white” rather than the traditional “peach” colored variety, they were just as sweet and fantastic. :)

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I brought a leftover Mozzarella Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burger and asparagus for lunch today!


That balsamic reduction/glaze SERIOUSLY makes the burger. It is sweet and thick and outstanding.

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Ben put these burgers in the category of “one of the best things you’ve ever made.” Awww! Yes! I’ll be sure to give you guys the recipe soon!

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Well, it’s hump day – which means the week is HALF over!! Who is working/schooling the whole week? Who’s taking an extra day off?

I’ll be working on Friday, then I have the weekend and Monday off…which is my BIRTHDAY! Holy cow, it snuck up on me!!

Have a good one, guys!


Favorite ways to enjoy chocolate?! Or, are you one of the rare people in the world that, gasp, doesn’t like chocolate?!

My #1 fave is the Wuollet Brownie (it will seriously change your life) drizzled with thick caramel sauce. Honorable mentions go to Starbucks’ Caramel Nut Hot Chocolate (so rich you seriously only need 3 sips) and Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. That, when served warm and topped with cold vanilla ice cream, will also change your life!