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Pecan Butter

The past week has felt like a failed attempt at finding balance. I spent the week before last on glorious holiday with two guy friends in gorgeous Crested Butte, Colorado. It was a vacation in every sense of the word; each day began with a big, home-cooked breakfast, followed by a long, easy-going game of Scrabble with frequent mimosa refills.
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Fresh Mint Dressing

Meet my latest salad dressing obsession! This mint dressing is as refreshing as they get. It’s made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and lots of fresh mint. Honey, Dijon mustard and garlic round out the flavors and make it irresistible.This dressing is light like a classic vinaigrette, but offers loads of fresh mint flavor.
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24 Meatless Recipes that Carnivores Will Love

By carnivores, I mean the diehard meat lovers, of course. The ones who don’t believe dinner is complete without it. My brother is one, and I love him, so I’m not passing judgment here. One of the best compliments I hear on the blog is that your beloved “carnivore” enjoyed one of my recipes so much, he (or she!
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Costumes in Black and White

I know Halloween was, like, so last month, but I came across my costume as I was organizing my apartment and decided to share. For the first Halloween of my twenty-four thus far, I decided to be a typical Halloween character: a black cat. Meow.I don’t even like cats but the costume seemed cute and easy enough.
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Tropical Fruit Salad

Introducing the world’s most simple fruit salad recipe, with a tropical twist! It’s a refreshing salad starring ripe watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe. (I know cantaloupe isn’t everyone’s favorite; feel free to substitute honeydew or your favorite tropical fruit.)I encountered this fruit salad last December, when I kept my grandma Virginia company on her dream trip to Costa Rica.
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Peanut Slaw with Soba Noodles

I’m re-introducing one of my all-time favorite recipes today! It’s a colorful slaw with tender soba noodles, tossed in sesame-ginger peanut sauce. Need I say more?Ok, I’ll tell you more about it. It’s packed with nutritious vegetables, including carrots, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. This slaw is crunchy and satisfying, filling and full of flavor.
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