Beef Vegetable Soup & Dumplings

Last night we finally returned home from a week long family vacation in Florida. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip, the week was filled with sunny weather, strong drinks, and delicious food. Although Georgia is still pretty warm, the drop in temperature had me craving some hot soup and the heavy thanksgiving dinner […]

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Eggplant Caprese Stack

Happy Hump day! Did you know that Eggplant is considered a fruit? Interesting… huh? Eggplant Parmesan is a classic in the Carfagnini household (for those who don’t know me yet, Carfagnini was my last name up until a month ago when I got married). It has become my mom’s go-to dish and it deserves to […]

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Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

Yesterday was Sunday, which means it was crockpot Sunday in the Swinton household. Like I said once before, crockpots are perfect for Sunday’s because they’re simple and need little to no attention. I spent the day running errands and came home to a meal ready to eat! My favorite part about chili is all of […]

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Apple Cookies

These  dressed up apple slices are one of my favorite afternoon snacks. They’re healthy and satisfy those mid-day chocolate cravings. Next time you’re hungry try slicing an apple, spread some almond butter on top and sprinkle with oats, coconut flakes and chocolate chips!

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Margherita Pizza

Is it delivery, no it’s Swinton Kitchen! Erik and I are planning our honeymoon to Italy and all of this Italian talk has got me day dreaming of authentic pizzas and homemade pastas. I picture myself walking the cobblestone streets of Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a big slice of cheesy pizza in my […]

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Lemon Chicken Piccata

When life gives you lemons, make lemon chicken piccata! Beyoncé isn’t the only one that loves lemons around here, lemons are awesome and if you don’t love them you should start! Lemons are filled with amazing benefits, like vitamin C, they aid in digestion, they boost your mood, benefit your breathing and have powerful antibacterial […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Feeling uneasy about the election? Rather talk about something lighter and sweeter? These mouthwatering peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip bars are the perfect way to console yourself. They’re chewy and chocolaty, just the comfort food you need to get through today’s politics. And even more uplifting news… they’re not even terrible for you, so go […]

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Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Strata

Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey! No, but seriously if you woke up feeling extra hungry you need to try this recipe. Last night, out of the blue, Erik told me he had the perfect breakfast casserole for me to make him the day after thanksgiving. I looked at him and laughed and said “oookay”. This is […]

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Butternut Squash Risotto

It wasn’t too long ago that I’d walk right past the squash section at the grocery store. I was intimated by their weird shapes and hard skin. I definitely had no idea what one tasted like or what in the heck I’d ever use one for. That all changed when I had a bite of […]

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Kitchen Hack: Moldy Berries

If you ever bought raspberries, blueberries, or any type of berry and one week later you open your fridge to a carton of moldy berries, try this trick. Before learning how to properly store my berries they had a life span of 5 days and now they last 2 weeks without turning colors. I now […]

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