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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Pesto Chicken Zoodles

You might be looking at the title and be asking what are zoodles? For those unfamiliar with this new phenomenon, it’s spiraled zucchini that act as a replacement as spaghetti. What’s crazy is if you have a spiralizer, you can spiralize almost any type of vegetable…

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Crater Lake Pyrography

For anyone that loves the outdoors, Crater Lake should be on your Bucket List! Luckily for Lauren and I, we were able to cross it off our list 3 years ago. I’ll be honest that I had never even heard of Crater Lake before I moved to Oregon…

Moscow Mule

Up until a little over two years ago I had never tried a Moscow Mule, much less heard of it. It’s pretty easy for me to remember the first I tried one as it was the week after I got engaged to Lauren. My Dad was in town…

Blackberry French Toast Casserole

A little over a year ago my Dad fulfilled a dream and bought a cabin in the mountains of North Georgia. As Lauren and I recently got married and bought a house, we were looking for a vacation that wouldn’t break the bank. So his cabin was the…

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Wooden Coasters

There really isn’t much more fulfilling to me than making a gift for someone from scratch. My goal this past Christmas was to make almost all the gifts I gave people. I realized afterward that it was maybe too big of an undertaking (especially with a honeymoon right…

Greek Goddess Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Mediterranean style food is one of those cuisines we just don’t have very often. Part of the reason is Lauren is not a fan of olives so it’s hard to make something mediterranean without olives, but I digress. Recently, as usual, I was browsing Half Baked…

Prosciutto, Cheese and Onion Quiche

Growing up, breakfast was by far my least favorite meal of the day. I definitely didn’t follow the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal. Most of the time if I had anything at all it would be some unhealthy cereal. As I got older my…

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

I had never been a huge fan of zucchini as it just didn’t have much flavor to me. That was until I realized that you can actually use this to your advantage and impart some flavor into it. Because of that, preparing dishes with zucchini is a great…

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Reinvented IKEA Dresser

Like many people, Lauren and I want to move to Waco, Texas. Well, not really, but we’d love to have a house designed by the Gaines. I’m not really sure when we got into watching Fixer Upper, but by now we’ve seen every episode…

Chicken Tikka Masala with Aloo Gobi

I’ll admit when I’m thinking of recipes, one of the last things to cross my mind is Indian. And I’m not really sure why. Once a week, my work caters lunch for everyone and every couple of months we have an Indian restaurant bring…