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Cinco de Mayo Style Happy Hour at Home!

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate this year, Happy Hour at Home–Cinco de Mayo Style– is a great way to have all the fun right at home! I’m missing going out at the end of a busy work-week for a relaxing happy hour with my husband, co-workers, or friends. You guys, it’s the simple things like this that really get me–those little slivers of normalcy that made up the patterns of our lives. It seems like […]

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Happy Hour at Home (+ Hot Reuben Dip Recipe)

Happy Hour at Home is a regular occurrence at our place. On nights when we don’t have any kids here for dinner, we frequently elect to have something easy, rather than cook a full meal. Happy Hour Out and About Sometimes we choose to go out for happy hour. Last week, after rushing from work to a late afternoon appointment downtown, we decide to pop in to a local place, Republic on Grand, for happy hour. We enjoyed some cocktails, […]

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Romantic Dinner for Two at Home

A romantic dinner for two at home is a fun way to celebrate a special occasion. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this week. I wanted to do something to surprise him, because he always has sweet little surprises up his sleeve for me. 💕 For example, this is what I stepped out of the shower to on the morning of our anniversary. Since we still aren’t eating in restaurants due to the pandemic, I decided that a romantic […]

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (and a Mother’s Day recap)

The older I get, the more I realize that Mother’s Day can be bittersweet or even complicated. One one hand, I feel so blessed to be the mother of such amazing children. They have brought immeasurable amounts of joy to my life, and I am so proud of them. On the other hand, this is my third Mother’s Day without my own mom. They just don’t get any easier. It is a strange and empty feeling to see and hear […]

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Homemade Croutons Are So Easy

The weather was so nice on Sunday! It felt like summer and I loved every minute of it! A local greenhouse right up the road from us finally opened up. They were previously only doing curbside pickup for plants, which I was grateful for, but now they’ve opened with some strict social-distancing guidelines. Most of their plants are outside, they had arrows marking all the paths as one-directional, and even moved their check-out stations outdoors. Plus, they weren’t overly crowded. […]

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Cooking at Home during Quarantine–Week #3

This is my 3rd edition of “Cooking at Home”, but definitely not “week 3”. Time is starting to become irrelevant to me, and apparently one week equals 7.26 million years now. Don’t you agree? But, I am back today to give you another run down of what we’ve been preparing for meals around here. Since we’ve been cooking at home 95% of the time, that requires a lot of planning, and frankly, I’m starting to run out of ideas. I’ve […]

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Homemade Pizza on the Grill

YOU GUYS, we’re craving spring around here so much, that this past weekend, we cooked outside on the grill all three nights. This homemade pizza on the grill is just one of the delish dinners we’ve cooked outside recently. On Friday night, which was Valentine’s Day, we grilled some delicious, buttery Chilean Sea Bass. We went grocery shopping on Saturday, and my husband noticed that T-Bone steaks were on special for a great price, so of course he bought some, […]

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Sundays on Silverado #51

Welcome to Sundays on Silverado #51! Life Lately It’s HOT The weather this week has been a hot, humid mess. We love being outside as much as possible, but during the middle part of the day, it’s just been terrible. It’s nice to drink coffee outside in the morning, since we typically get up early, and usually, if we have a late dinner, we can eat outside. But the middle part of the day? No way. More Pickles! I made […]

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Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Glaze

My garden is out of control this year! Anyone else’s too? I mean, wowza, I’ve never seen anything like it. Currently, we are up to our ears in cherry tomatoes and basil. Fortunately, this Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Glaze is delicious, easy to make, and the perfect way to use up all that fresh summer garden produce. Even if you don’t have a crazy garden like I do, this simple flatbread is still fabulous made with tomatoes and basil from […]

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