Category Archives: Cooking

Happy Passover!

Last night was officially the first night of Passover. For all of my Jewish friends, enjoy that dry, brittle matzah for the next 8 days. The first bite is oh-so-good, but after about 3 days of it (and no bread), … Continue reading

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YHL Pinterest Challenge! DIY Menu Board Edition

Well, I have been LOVING YHL (Young House Love) for years, ever since we moved to Richmond and bought our house. I am finally going for it and taking part in one of their Pinterest Challenges! This one is the … Continue reading

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Dessert Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

For my bridal shower (4 years ago!!?!), we had a wonderful spread of delicious foods. Of course, I was such a bundle of nerves, and I barely ate any of it. Thankfully, one of my shower gifts was recipes from … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

With the cold weather going strong this week, we decided to make a soup that we haven’t made in a couple of years. I don’t know why we haven’t made it recently, because it is absolutely amazing! It’s not a … Continue reading

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Marshmallow Cheesecake

This week, it was my wonderful mother-in-law’s birthday. Pat is a truly kind, giving, loving person, and I feel so lucky to have her in my life. From the moment that Tim and I started dating, she completely took me … Continue reading

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Etching

Well, I have really been pushing my creativity craftiness lately, and my newest endeavor is etching! To etch something, you need to have a stencil of some kind, etching cream, and the item on which to etch. For a recent … Continue reading

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Kale Chips for Dummies

Well, after the amazing food from Relay Foods and Chef Tammy during the VA Blogger get-together, I decided that I needed to make some of the dishes for Tim and see if he’d like them too. This past weekend: kale … Continue reading

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VA Blogger Meet Up: Cooking Demo

This past Thursday, I attended my first event with VA Bloggers. I think that means that I am a real official blogger now, right? This was a cooking demo at Kitchen Thyme, which is a rent-by-the-hour professional industrial kitchen in … Continue reading

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DIY Sugar Scrub

WARNING: I will not be held responsible for shortages on brown/granulated sugar and jelly jars due to the nature of this post. I am all about homemade gifts, especially when they can help the gift-giver save money. Some of the … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

A few weeks ago, I made a huge batch of chicken noodle soup. I love crock pot chicken noodle soup! It’s so easy! Ingredients: Celery Carrots 2 large cans of chicken broth Boneless chicken breasts Noodles (for this, I used … Continue reading

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