Buffalo Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Buffalo Blue Cheese Potato SaladI've told you guys before how big of a deal the 4th of July is in my neck of the woods, right? It's huge. Like, if it's a slow news day, you'll probably see my hometown on the national news kind of huge. Which is saying a lot for a town in a flyover state (said lovingly, of course) with a population of 1300. Why is our lil ole celebration newsworthy? Well, it's because we have the oldest consecutive 4th of. . .
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A Day in My Life: June 28, 2015

A Day in My LIfe4:12 am: I feel Juniper squirming next to me (we bedshare). I pull her close and realize she's soaked through her wool diaper cover. Craig wakes up and starts to change her diaper, while I nurse her to keep her calm and quiet. #coparenting. Once her diaper is changed, we're all back asleep in a flash. 5:54 am: I start to wake up for good. Craig and Juniper are still out, so I grab my phone and do some surfing around. . .
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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Dark Chocolate Raspberry SmoothieThis post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. We are swimming in black raspberries. Literally, I think I could drain the pool of water, fill it back up with raspberries, and go for a very fruity (and squishy) swim. We're so fortunate to have acres and acres of wild black raspberry canes on our property, and this year, our raspberry "patch" is producing overtime. You all know I love growing food, but I think I love foraging for food even more.. . .
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Grilled Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese, and Apple Butter Flatbread

Grilled Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese, and Apple Butter FlatbreadThis post is brought to by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Time flies when you're having fun and eating apple butter! It's hard to believe, but we're closing in on the end of my time showing off some of the fun and creative ways you can use Musselman's Apple Butter in your kitchen. Everyone knows that apple butter is tops on a perfect buttermilk biscuit, but my goal has been to show you that apple butter is so much. . .
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One Pot Summertime Primavera

One Pot Summertime PrimaveraConfession time: sometimes I struggle to figure out how to use up all the produce coming off in my garden. I've gotten a lot better at it, but I think my decades of everything-always-in-season supermarket shopping has got me conditioned to really struggle to plan meals seasonally. It's easy when the first asparagus of the season is cut, and it takes all my willpower to wait long enough to get it up the house before eating it. Or when the first. . .
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Sriracha Almond, Bacon, and Sharp Cheddar Scones

Sriracha Almond, Bacon, and Sharp Cheddar SconesThis post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I think my love for Sriracha is well documented on this here blog (um, here and here and here). The fact that I, purveyor of mild foods, hater of heat, chile-pepper-aphobe, loves a hot sauce enough to have not one, but two bottles of it (one mixed with mayo and one just "straight up") in her fridge must make it something really special. Sriracha is my spirit animal. I love Sriracha so much because it's. . .
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Juniper’s First Birthday Party

Birthday CakeThis weekend guys. This weekend was, without a doubt, one of the best weekends of my life. On Saturday, we celebrated my 32nd birthday. I got to do exactly what I wanted to—lounged around, hung out with my family, ate delicious food (fried chicken and cheese grits, kids!), and drank delicious beer. It was everything I wanted for my birthday. And then on Sunday, we pulled together (most) of our friends and family to celebrate this spectacularly adorable now-toddler. We had. . .
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100 Things I’ve Learned in My First Year of Motherhood

Me and JuniperIf you can believe it (I certainly can't) today is my sweet Juniper's first birthday. This year has been the most wonderful year of my life, and I don't just say that because of my funny, smart, clever, and kind baby girl. Having her in my life has been a wonderful catalyst to make all kinds of changes in my career, attitude, and personal life that have made me such a more content person. A happy mommy is a good mommy!. . .
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