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Mulled Apple Cider

by Kristin Filed Under: Drink, Holiday 2 Comments

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Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and apple cider bubble! Imagine me witch-cackling as I pour this INSANELY yummy, warm fall treat into mugs for your sipping pleasure. Mulled Apple Cider is heavily spiced, incredibly easy, and just the thing we need for the upcoming holiday season! Growing up…


Hamburger Soup

by Kristin Filed Under: Soup or Stew 25 Comments

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Earlier this week I took the little kids to Madison County (of The Bridges of Madison County fame) to check out this stone tower in the middle of nowhere. Social distancing, FTW! 😂 Seriously though, Clark Tower was built in the 1920’s on top of a massive hill with the…


Chickpea Curry

by Kristin Filed Under: One Pan 9 Comments

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Unlike the Chicken Pad Thai I attempted to make with jarred Pad Thai Sauce, vermicelli rice noodles, and chopped frozen chicken patties the other night (quarantine has claimed half my brain,) the recipe for healthy coconut Chickpea Curry is fool proof, my friend. FOOL👏🏻 PROOF!👏🏻 I felt like a crazed…


Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup

by Kristin Filed Under: Soup or Stew 9 Comments

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In case you didn’t know, there’s actually 13 seasons in the Midwest. While it’s quite frustrating that spring stretches itself out over six “seasons” (Spring of Deception gets me every. TIME!) the Second Summer we’re currently experiencing after last week’s False Fall is quite lovely. Sunny and 80s, baby –…


Loaded Italian Sausages

by Kristin Filed Under: Meat 16 Comments

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I finally got my office unpacked! I don’t know about you but anytime I come home from a trip my suitcase is either immediately unpacked, or it sits untouched next to my bed for the next three weeks. There is no in between. Unfortunately my office suffered a similar fate,…