8 Simple Rules for an Efficient Kitchen

AAAh, the kitchen! What a wonderful room. In fact, it is possibly the most important and most used room in any given home, on every continent, in every country. The kitchen is the room in the house where laughter peals, important conversations happen, connections are made, tears are shed, and families…

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The Best Smoothie for Road Trips

Jump to recipe This post may contain affiliate links that help support my blog and home at no extra cost to you. For more information, see my disclosures. I am a frequent convention participant, whether it be as a staff member, exhibitor, or attendee. When you’re working a convention, it’s…

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Thai Tea

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to Thailand, mostly to visit, but also to teach English. There was a time in my life – a span of almost a decade – where I ate Pho 7-10 times each week. I honestly never felt healthier. The…

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Sesame Oil

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Sesame oil

It was Valentine’s Day, and he was making dinner: Salmon with a Chardonnay cream sauce, and bacon wrapped artichoke hearts, and a last-minute decision for my signature heirloom tomato salad. We spent the first hour of our time together in the grocery store, romantically walking down the aisles, huge smiles…

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Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe comes to us from my friend Colette, and I don’t know if she wrote it herself or it came from someone else, but it has quickly become a favorite around my house. They are perfect for last-minute guests and parties, because they are so easy and fast to…

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How I Got to a Spork in the Road

How I Got Here - to A Spork in the Road

I was sitting on my parents’ patio a few evenings ago, watching the sun slowly set below the Rocky Mountain skyline. I was lost in how stunning the orange was as it faded to purple and the fiery orb slipped quietly below the mountains, when it hit me: this isn’t…

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