recipes

The Week: November 14, 2014

We had our first dusting of snow this week in Des Moines, and while I was mildly disappointed that there hasn’t been more of it yet, I’m in no real rush to commit to a full-on relationship with my parka just yet. That doesn’t mean I can’t start enjoying some tiny doses of holiday spirit though… While I spend the weekend curled up with a book and some hot chocolate, here are my favorite bits of Internet from this past week…

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The Week: August 1, 2014

This week I kicked off training for the Des Moines half marathon and started taking a few classes at Power Life Yoga downtown—to say I’m sore would be an understatement. This weekend I plan to spend a lot of time enjoying the gorgeous cooler weather, adventuring with friends and catching up on some reading. But for now, here are a few of my favorite bits of Internet from this week…

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DIY Eats: Peppermint Marshmallows

I’ve been dying to try these peppermint marshmallows forever. Since I got a candy thermometer for Christmas (dream big, you guys), I decided our recent polar vortex was the perfect time to do a little marshmallow making…

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DIY Eats: Fudge Ecstasy Cookies

I’ve never been much of a talented baker, but ever since I can remember, my mom has always been able to come up with incredible, delicious baked creations. These fudge cookies are one of her latest marvels and I’m slightly obsessed…

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DIY Eats: Lasagna Cupcakes

A few days ago I stumbled across a vague recipe for veggie lasagna “cupcakes” on Pinterest. Then, as I was getting ready to leave Chicago, my well-meaning parents piled my mini cooler high with fresh veggies and herbs from our garden…

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DIY Eats: Summer Veggie Tian

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a summer vegetable tian for awhile now so last week when I had a few days off, I decided to put some of my Farmers’ Market veggies to good use…

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DIY Eats: Peppered Kale Chips

I’ve been trying to hop on the kale trend for awhile now. Despite a few substitutions for spinach in pasta recipes, I haven’t truly enjoyed eating this leafy green yet…

DIY Eats: Brown Rice & Beans with Avocado

I absolutely adore Bon Appetit – both from a design standpoint and because of their truly delectable dishes. Recently I caved and finally shelled out for a subscription, meaning that I have lots of foder…

DIY Eats: Avocado Spring Rolls

Yesterday some of my oldest and dearest friends got together to catch up and celebrate the holidays while we’re all still in town. Our party was a potluck of sorts and involved lots of old…