Pineapple Cream Cake

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It’s my best friend’s birthday today. Her name is Liz, and she’s my identical twin sister. (Yes, that also makes today my birthday too :-) ..but this post isn’t about me. It’s about my sister. Sharing a birthday with her is the BEST–we had so much fun as kids. I hate that we now live so far away from each other because I need her next to me when I’m blowing out birthday candles and opening presents. I hate having the attention all by myself.  So this post is for you LIZZIE. I love you and miss you terribly! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  


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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas on

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Cheese tortilla filled with a delicious black bean and corn mixture.  My sister and I do this thing where we call each other every day around 4pm. She is usually driving home from work, and both of us like to bounce dinner ideas off each other. I usually recommend my latest creation from the blog, and she… 

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

We’re approaching my third summer living in Saint Louis but I’m still getting used to the humidity. I get all ready in the morning–showered and hair done–and the second I step outside of the house I’m sweating! It’s not even super hot here yet, but the humidity is killer. 

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Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies (Brookies)

When it comes to treats, my husband is the brownie lover, and I’m the chocolate chip cookie fanatic.  I first found this recipe on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and decided to give it a try. These Brookies turned out to be just the compromise we needed–they are amazing!  

No Bake Granola Bars recipe on

No Bake Granola Bars

Simple and delicious No Bake Granola Bars that are easily adaptable to include your favorite add-ins! I feel like a supermom when I have awesome homemade snacks on hand for my toddler. It just makes life easier! And whenever I make homemade, no bake granola bars I have to factor in my husband taking some to work too,… 

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Lemon Pesto Pasta

There’s nothing better than the start of spring and summer where you can find tons of fresh produce at the Farmer’s market. My happy place! This dish is full of fresh veggies, and it’s completely customizable– just throw in what you have on hand. I love to use fresh kale in this dish, and then make… 

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Almond Sheet Cake

A delicious yellow almond sheet cake with a warm glaze poured on top. My Aunt sent me this pin a few months ago as a recipe idea to make for her daughter-in-law’s birthday. After perusing the ingredient list I noticed that the cake was really similar to my Mother-in-law’s amazing Texas Sheet Cake recipe, just without… 

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