The tree is up

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Merry Christmas! We finally put our tree up last week. It’s all real…. I’m not a fake tree kind of guy. Each year, Amber makes the case for a fake tree: No needles to clean up, more convenient, easier to decorate yada yada yada… I don’t give in! Never! Nope! I think it’s the tradition… 

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Lemon cilantro shrimp

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Summer is nearly over, but it doesn’t have to limit my cooking. It’s fun to throw in a summer-tropical dish during the cold months to spice things up. I had a large amount of fresh shrimp and I made two dishes opposite on the culture spectrum. Lemon cilantro shrimp is one of those two and… 

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Tuscan potato soup {zuppa toscana}

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Potato soup warms the bones on a chilly autumn day. Amber and I had been craving potato soup and since the weather has turned, why not put in on the menu! Regular potato soup.. you know, the creamy cheesy version.. sounded delicious, but I wanted something different. That’s when I remembered the Zuppa Toscana dish… 

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Balsamic and herb marinated grilled chicken thighs

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Herbs and chicken go together like bread and butter. Or at least FRESH herbs and chicken. If you haven’t been cooking with fresh herbs, you will immediately notice a boost in taste and find yourself surrounded by an herby aroma once you are finished chopping them as finely as possible. With that said.. use fresh… 

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Creamy farfalle and feta pasta salad

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Food bloggers from around the world take comfort in sharing their passion for food. Food bloggers aren’t magazine editors, they are not professional writers, and in most cases, aren’t professionally trained in the culinary arts. They are passionate about food and creating, sharing, pinning, tweeting, pinging, and pie(ing) is what they do best. Unless you… 

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One-pot skillet penne pasta

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When I made this recipe, I wanted something like lasagna in a skillet.. but with penne pasta. Its an odd craving right? Well, I sort of got my wish. This dinner turned out to be something special in its own right and made me forget about skillet lasagna altogether. I packed this one-pot skillet penne… 

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Moist banana and strawberry bread

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New recipe on Lifesity! Banana bread is perfect for using up those extra ripe bananas. But what about the softening, extra ripe strawberries? Try this very moist banana and strawberry bread! I’ll be honest, I’ve never made banana bread before. This was my very first attempt and by some far reaching miracle, it actually turned… 

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