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Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Craving bite-sized holiday cheer? I know I am! A few of these with tea in the afternoon wouldn’t hurt. The snow is COMING DOWN! Everything is a perfect winter wonderland…

Almond Butter Cream Pies

Is it a doughnut? A cupcake? A Pie? Who cares?! It’s delicious and healthy, that’s what I know! Your Valentines Day is not complete without these perfect and decadent holiday…

Pumpkin Custard Cups

Ahh…. settling back in. From traveling over salty seas, snowy mountain passes, and going from 85 degrees to -1 degrees, it feels good to finally be settling back into the…

Carrot Cake Cranberry Muffins

So, I was trudging through the knee-deep powder this morning on my daily walk and all I could think was carrots, spices, zesty orange, and lots of cranberries! I have…

Paleo “Corn” Dogs

Being the awesome wife I am, I made it happen. While my attempt at a tot-like exterior failed (miserably) I ended up with a nice, sticky batter with a nice,…

Homemade Barbecue-Ranch Chicken Pizza

How we love to make homemade pizzas here together and experiment with flavors! Homemade BBQ: Chicken Ranch pizza has been a favorite of my husband and I for years. While…

Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cake

Moist, lightly sweet cake, flavored with Bigelow Tea and lemon is a scrumptious, tart, sweet pick-me-up on a brunch buffet table, with tea in the afternoon or as dessert after…

ROAST CHICKEN DINNER

The beauty of this recipe is that everything is cooked in a skillet, so there is very little washing up afterward, unlike a traditional roast dinner. You'll need a large…

CHEESY BBQ POTATO CHIP CASSEROLE

Are you caught up in the “hoopla” and the exciting college basketball this month? (Get it- hoopla. Basketball hoops. See what I did there? :-)) What a roller coaster ride…

LEMON BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

This lemon blueberry bread is one of the best-loved recipes on my blog. It just keeps going and going, and one of the reasons is because it is delicious. I’ve…

Almond Poppyseed Bread

Almond Poppyseed Bread was one of my first recipes my husband fell in love with when we had first married almost eight years ago. He would ask me to make…

ROASTED GARLIC TOMATO SOUP

This is a recipe for Paleo Tomato Soup, but this is not your regular old canned soup variation. This is a soup recipe with a ton of flavor and kick!…

SWEET POTATO CARROT CAKE BARS

Here's a paleo recipe that was inspired by carrot cake and my need for pre and post workout snacks / on-the-go recipes. It has a pasty texture and is full…

TROPICAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN PANCAKES

This is one recipe I've held on to for quite a while. In all honesty, I don’t even really remember when I last made these! I have been trying to…

Crock Pot Chili Recipe | Chili con “Coffee” with Local Ingredients

There is little I enjoy more than exploring my environment, and that requires a lot of stamina. While I don’t exactly consider myself a ‘foodie,’ finding great things to eat…

High-Protein Pancakes

The pancakes of dreams and television are pillowy and practically airborne. The pancakes, in reality, are a mixture. The worse among these often involve gluten flour and have an elastic…

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

Choose Sustainable ShrimpThe "best choice" sustainable shrimp are wild-caught in the Canadian Pacific, the U.S. Pacific, and on the Oregon Coast, according to the Monterey BaySeafood Watch organization. These shrimp…

Red Beans and Stewed Tomatoes

If ever there were a need for meatless Mondays, it's now. In a couple of days, we'll be back at it: loading on calories as quickly as we load tinsel…

CLEAN EATING TACO PASTA

The taco pasta epitomizes all the features that a weeknight meal should have. The paste requires minimal clean-up and is fast, kid-friendly, healthy, packed with protein, and full of flavor!…

Garlic-Jalapeno Meatballs & Spaghetti (Squash)

You should excuse the lack of blog traffic last week. The man and I did manage to make a must-do trip to the Gulf to get some sunshine and palm…

French Toast

Breakfast is served. I've tried Paleo French toast, so maybe it hurts. And no hate on my fellow bloggers–really!!–but your run-of-the-mill Paleo bread (cakey, dense, often nut-based) doesn’t cut it.…

Falconry Flights and Medieval Fights: Hohenwerfen Is Not Your Average Castle!

I spent more than a half an hour searching for the perfect spot to watch the falconry show…and I still chose the WRONG seat! Facing the opposite direction of the…

Malbork: The World’s Largest Castle

After crossing over the threshold of the first defensive gate, I walked over the wooden drawbridge to a cobblestone road. I then stopped to admire the tall, bricked walls surrounding…

Canyoning in Interlaken, Switzerland

Smack! Crash! Bang! My first time canyoning started with a 50-meter (164-foot) rappel down into the Grimsel Canyon. Suspended in the air, I wanted to jump back and gracefully plant…

Armenia: The Journey to Tatev Monastery

Ara, our driver and guide, is busy digging his car out of the snow. We drove 167 miles (270 km) the day before and only need another 18 miles (30…

Merida: Two Thumbs Up for Spain’s Ancient Roman Venues

The ancient Romans had a variety of entertainment: plays, gladiatorial combat, chariot races, and even mock naval battles. Since nobles sponsored these events, entertainment was free to the public. You…

Friends, Romans, Countrymen… Visit The Limes Museum in Aalen, Germany!

The Limes Museum in Aalen offers a full day of Roman history fun. With a large indoor exhibition hall featuring hundreds of Imperial Roman artifacts, the museum transports visitors back…

The Fuggerei: Augsburg’s Most Interesting Village Settlement

Behind the tall, mustard colored walls lies a-500-year-old community. Although it is within walking distance to the heart of town, it has a peaceful and charming atmosphere. Flower boxes and…

PENZANCE, ENGLAND: A QUIET COASTAL TOWN IN WESTERN CORNWALL

Way, way back in mid-September, Cory and I took a trip just the two of us. While I'd always rather travel as our usual trio, the reason we were taking…
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