• Food

    Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies

    I can’t pinpoint exactly when my family sugar cookie tradition began. I have no idea where we even got the original recipe. I can’t begin to list all the ways my mom and I have tweaked the recipe (more like trial by [lots of] error). But, what I can tell you is that for at least the last decade, we’ve been making (and perfecting) this sugar cookie. When I was baking this year’s batch, I stopped and realized that the condition of the written recipe is truly amazing. It’s just two pieces of computer paper, no longer stapled together, with a minimal amount of wear and tear. Every December there…

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    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    When it’s time for me to cook, I have a short check list of what I need the meal to require. Thankfully, these bad boys check all the boxes when it comes to what I need from a recipe: ✔️ Healthy ✔️ Easy ✔️ Cheap This meal is a serious fan favorite in our house, so I love making it even more knowing that it makes everyone happy! The minimal ingredients and quick preparation make it a fantastic weeknight meal. (And if I get lucky… my favorite leftovers for lunch!) Because we’re biiiiiig spice guys, we always have everything on hand, leaving me to scoop up only chicken, veggies and…

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    Birthday Cake Power Bars

    These bars will make any ordinary day feel like your birthday! I’m a big fan of all things sweet, but I tryyy to have some self control. Around 2 p.m. every afternoon, I’m looking all around the office for something to satisfy my sweet tooth. So lately, I’ve been keeping a stock pile of energy/protein bars in my desk. While those are delish (looking at you Lemon Luna bar), I figured there had to be something I could create at home.. in bulk.. for a fraction of the price.  So.. I went to my trusty friend, the internet, to help me solve this problem. As I perused the world wide…