Recipes || Healthier, Boozy Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshakes

Today’s recipe is in honor of the “This is Us” TV binge that’s about to happen tonight since Aaron is out of town.  Anyone want to come over for (healthier) boozy chocolate chip cookie milkshakes after Parker goes to bed?!  February is always a busy travel month for Aaron, so I’ve been using the extra solo time after Parker goes to sleep to catch up on the stack of books on my nightstand and some of the shows that Aaron is less than a fan of. (Meanwhile, there is a very important marriage pact that says no one …

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Weeknight Meal Plan || #2

I’m so excited for this round of Weeknight Meal Plan, mostly because of all of the great recipe suggestions you guys left last week! I feel like this is going to be a great way to break out of my usual rotation of meals and try some new things. There is a strong quinoa theme this week which I’m not at all mad about. We’ve also been doing a lot of kale caesar salads as a side since this post, so I’m sure that will pop up at least once.    In other news, we spent the week brainstorming ideas for the rest of our spring …

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Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! We started the day off in our house with heart shaped waffles– saving the leftovers for these guys after dinner tonight!  Do you guys have plans? I know it’s a day that people tend to have a love/hate relationship with, but it seems like we could all use an excuse to celebrate love over hate.  I can remember years past where Valentine’s Day has been a total letdown, not at all living up to expectations. I also have really wonderful memories, though, too. Memories of my dad coming into …

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Weeknight Meal Plan || #1

When I was in college I worked on the weekends for a wonderful family, doing some of their grocery shopping and errand running so that they could enjoy more time with their kids. Every Sunday afternoon, the mother would sit at the dining room table with her favorite cookbooks and come up with a meal plan for the week and then carefully craft a grocery list accordingly.  It’s taken me many years to get in the habit of planning our weeknight meals ahead of time, and some weeks are better than others (Aaron can attest), but it’s …

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