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Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

Yum. I mean, seriously. Why have I never made this before now? Ever since our trip to Hawaii a couple of years ago, I’ve been obsessed with acai bowls. We have two local places where we enjoy ordering them, and we make them often at home. I particularly love the combination of peanut butter, chocolate and banana on my acai base, so this bowl with a chocolate base? Yes, please. It tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s much […]

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Acai Smoothie Bowls

Acai Smoothie Bowls are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. When my husband and I went to Hawaii a couple of years ago for our honeymoon, I had one for the first time at a lovely little restaurant with a second-story, open-air lanai. Not only was it delicious, but it was a work of art. Plus, it was one of those moments that sticks in your memory forever– it was the last day of once-in-a-lifetime trip with […]

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Back-to-School Survival Strategies

Today was my first day back-to-school, face-to-face with students since March 12. If there was ever a year that we needed Back-to-School Survival Strategies, it’s this year! There isn’t a teacher I know who isn’t struggling with the immense weight of keeping students, coworkers, families (and ourselves) safe. I am sure that parents are feeling similar kinds of stress and anxiety right now. There are just so many unknowns to navigate. Get Your Head in the Game The first, most […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Snack Cake

This Chocolate Chip Banana Snack Cake is so easy, and so good. It’s dense, moist, and because it’s baked in a cast iron skillet, it has just the tiniest bit of a thin crispy outside layer. Plus, it’s the perfect way to use up your brown bananas, which unfortunately, I had a few more of than I wanted today. Yesterday, I placed a grocery order for delivery with Whole Foods. Have you guys tried it? If you have an Amazon […]

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What to Buy at Costco

Amazon and Costco are the two places that keep things chugging along in my life. Having things delivered to the house with Amazon, and buying in bulk at Costco are such time savers. There are several things that we buy regularly at Costco, but I enjoy the fun things you can find at Costco seasonally, too. Food Items We use a lot of almond butter, and these big jars are a great deal at Costco. You get a 27 ounce […]

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A Mashup of New Year's Eve Ideas

You guys, the new year is just over the horizon, and today I’m sharing a collection of past posts that include some ideas to help as you plan your New Year’s Eve celebrations. New Year’s Eve Party Ideas My post on How to Host a Couples Cocktail Contest Party is one of the most popular on my site! If you want to add some friendly competition to dial up your NYE party a bit this year, check out my post […]

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High Protein Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Bread

This High Protein Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Bread has multiple personalities. It can function as a decadent dessert, because of it’s chocolately/peanut buttery deliciousness. Because it’s a quick bread, it works as a great after-school or coffee break snack. And, it functions as a perfect grab ‘n’ go breakfast with staying power, because of the addition of protein powder. Basically, you can’t go wrong with this. 🤪 The Ingredients Here are all the ingredients (plus 2 bananas that aren’t […]

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A Rustic Galette with Fresh Summer Peaches

You guys, do you remember last month when Mark and I spent a morning at the strawberry patch and came home with 17 pounds of fresh summer strawberries?! 😗 Well, now this happened… Tree-Ripe Fruit Company Recently, I came across an advertisement for a fruit company out of Georgia that was planning to set up a fruit stand not far from our house, with a truckload delivery of fresh Georgia Peaches. After getting our freezer stocked with all those strawberries, […]

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Mom’s Banana Bread

I’ve been out to purchase food and supplies only once in the last 2 1/2 weeks. During that time, we’ve worked on utilizing things from our freezer and pantry to maximize our resources. On our one trip out about 2 weeks ago, we went to Costco and came home with a Costco-sized bunch of bananas. We used some on acai bowls, and then as they started to get a bit too ripe, I put a few in the freezer for […]

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Cooking at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Social Distance The Coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis has put most of us in circumstances like none we’ve ever experienced before. Maybe you’re suddenly working from home. If you have kids, most likely they aren’t in school, and are home with you. For many of us, entire family units are “social distancing”, which means you’re spending a lot more time together under one roof. This also likely means you’re responsible for more meals per day than you typically make. And quite possibly, you […]

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