Turkey, Cucumber, & Hummus Sandwich

If you’ve been eating the same PB&J sandwich since you were 4 years old, or if you’re tired of the usual turkey & cheese on wheat- take a shot at my favorite lunch time recipe. The cucumber in this sandwich is refreshing as the hummus is delicious, it’s the perfect combination to fuel your day. […]

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Chinese Orange Chicken

Do you ever wonder why so many movies and T.V. shows have scenes where characters are eating Chinese takeout???  Whether it’s eating alone while coping with a breakup or indulging cross legged on the floor in bare brand new home, Chinese food is always being eaten. It’s a go-to comfort food, probably why we all […]

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Kitchen Hack: Storing Asparagus

Did you ever wonder why asparagus is displayed standing up at the grocery store? It’s not because it looks pretty but it keeps it fresh. The secret is to keep the vegetable cool and damp. Store your asparagus in the fridge standing up in 1-2 inches of water. You can cover it with a plastic […]

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Asian Cashew Zoodles

I found this recipe in the Whole30 cook book and then modified it to make it my own. If you’re not into zoodles, I still recommend making this sauce because it’s amazing. I may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful… I loved it so much that I made it again the […]

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

2017 is looking good for the Swinton’s! We have a handful of trips to look forward too, including our honeymoon! And because a lot of bathing suits are in our future, I’ve been a little more disciplined in the kitchen; filling our meals with more veggies and cutting back on dairy and processed foods. Since […]

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Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers

Will I ever stop craving childish meals like chicken fingers and grilled cheese? I am pretty sure I’ve hit the age where it’s publicly unacceptable to order chicken fingers at a restaurant without being accompanied by a person under the age of 10. I’ve also hit the age where my body doesn’t appreciate fried foods. […]

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

The more I cook, the more I fall in love with my crock-pot. My crock-pot Sunday’s have expanded to Crock-pot Tuesdays, and sometimes even crock-pot Thursdays. Slow cooking is just so simple and the finished product always turns out tasty. I often throw everything in the slow cooker at lunch and come home from work […]

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Vodka Sauce

If you’re looking to sneak in one last bite of deliciousness before you start the New Year diet, try this creamy tomato sauce over pasta. And if any of you are as clueless as my husband then yes it’s true, vodka sauce is really made with real vodka! No wonder why the stuff is so good! […]

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Italian Lemon Knot Cookies

Did you know the Christmas cookie tradition all started in the early 1900s when cookies were baked in different shapes and used for window decorations? My windows would have been filled with half eaten cookies; gingerbreads with no arms and stars with only 4 points! Ha. The Christmas cookie tradition I grew up knowing is […]

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Cucumber Salmon Bites

If you’re responsible for bringing an appetizer to your next holiday party, add these to your list! Erik and I have been in our home for exactly one year and last night we finally hosted our first get together. This was extremely fun for me, not only did I get to cook but I also […]

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