3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing & other ideas for leftover Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day enjoying time with family and/or friends, and feasting on amazing food!  I have so much to be thankful for.  The Hubby is incredibly patient and supportive, despite pregnancy hormones making me more moody and lazy than usual, and even more emotional.  The Bug… 

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Hawaiian Scrambled Eggs for #BackToSchool #SundaySupper with @katieworkman100

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Several weeks back, I shared with you the awesome Sesame Noodles from Katie Workman’s The Mom 100 Cookbook.  Well, this week, the #SundaySupper gang is again teaming up with Katie to bring you some quick and easy back-to-school recipes.  I haven’t had to deal with the real back-to-school craziness as a parent, but even with… 

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“Bobby Flay Corn” with Chili & Lime

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Last month, I went out on a bit of a limb for the Improv Cooking Challenge, taking the savory route with Cherries & Almonds.  For this month, I guess I kind of played it safe with the Corn & Butter.  New Jersey corn, when in season, is amazing.  I know that there are lots of… 

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Things that make you go MMMMMMonday! June 11, 2012

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Never a dull moment in this household.  Friday started out with a lovely brunch for the volunteer “Grandmas” who watch the kids while a group of moms at my church sit and chit-chat for two hours on most Friday mornings.  I brought these muffins, plus a delicious crumb cake that I have to perfect, but… 

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Black & Bleu Steaks from The Part Time Housewife for Foodie Friends Friday (Part 2) – June 8, 2012

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When I saw Lauren, The Part Time House Wife (sadly her blog died), post Grilled Black & Bleu NY Strips, I knew I had to make them.  I mean, put blue cheese on anything, and I’m in.  And I had just the perfect occasion come up just a few days after I saw the recipe… 

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Chicken Souvlaki Dinner with Tzatziki and Tomato Feta Salad – Recipe Swap with Noshing with the Nolands

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Take some tasty chicken and veggie skewers… A little homemade tzatziki… And some tomato feta salad… Put it all together… with a scoop of humus and a few pita wedges… And you have a meal worth of any great Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, right in your own home. Looks amazing, doesn’t it?  Tastes even more… 

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Mommy & Daddy Getaway in Annapolis – another sort-of #WIAW

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I love The Bug, but he has definitely hit The Terrible Twos.  So this weekend away that The Hubby and I had planned was perfectly timed.  My husband is a big Blues fan, and he had heard that a band he likes was headlining the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.  So we thought this would be… 

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Sundried Tomato, Rosemary, and Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak and Dating Days

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I mentioned yesterday that I would share the marinade I had used for the steak that I put on this wonderful salad.  So I am following through on my promise. Back when The Hubby and I started dating, he had been doing the Atkins diet.  I pretty much destroyed that, with my love for ice… 

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Friday Fun! April 20, 2012

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The Bug just absolutely passed out.  I guess three hours at the park will do that to you.  So I just finished up an odds and ends lunch of a salad with the leftover half of a chicken breast from a dinner I made the other night that I stupidly did not photograph, and it… 

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Balance

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So I told you yesterday that I wanted to share some different things this week.  For anyone who was with me from the start, or for those of you who went back and read my first post, I spoke about balance.  Balance was part of the inspiration behind the name Cupcakes & Kale Chips.  Balance… 

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Rosemary Balsamic Roast Chicken and a new job for The Hubby

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The Hubby started his new job today.  I am so excited for him!  He has been looking for a new opportunity for a while, and he really deserves this promotion.  So to celebrate, this weekend I roasted a chicken.  Well, not really.  I am actually just trying to clear out my freezer so that I… 

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Foodie Penpals for March 2012

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I am so excited to be participating in Foodie Penpals for the first time this month.  Foodie Penpals is a fun program started by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean to connect foodies (both bloggers and just plain foodies) to exchange yummy treats once a month.  It gives you the opportunity to connect with some… 

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Friday Fun! #1

Happy Friday everyone!  I know I don’t work outside the home, but I still look forward to Friday.  I love knowing that The Hubby will be home with me and The Bug for a couple days.  I usually have at least one meal planned that is a little more special than our usual Monday to… 

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Hello everyone!

Me & The Bug Strawberry Picking

Hi!  My name is Brianne, and I am a Chemical Engineer-turned-stay-at-home-mom/wannabe-pastry-chef-and-wedding-planner with a meticulous, perfectionist nature and a huge fear of failure.  Somehow this all kinda makes sense to me.  But, alas, I also have a toddler, a mortgage, a wheat allergy, high cholesterol (clearly I am blessed by the genetic gods), and not enough… 

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