June 2018 Favorites

Happy July, my friends! Can you believe it?? I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! June was a fun-filled month with a road trip to Yellowstone, watching our garden grow, and just lots of time outside. More exciting news…Willow lost her first tooth the night before we left for our trip and then lost…

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Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Chocolate + Tahini + Salt = LOVE Dear WordPress, how do you NOT recognize tahini as a word??? That little red squiggly line annoys me! Ha! It has been a LONG time since I’ve shared a tahini recipe with you, which is silly considering I use tahini on an almost daily basis. Whether savory or…

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Grain-Free Snickerdoodles

Crispy outer edges, buttery, pillow-y, soft + chewy center with the perfect amount of sweet and salty. I think these might be my new favorite chocolate-free cookie! Willow was skeptical at first because they were missing chocolate chips or a chocolate coating, but I convinced her to take a bite…she went back for a second…

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March 2018 Favorites

Happy April, my lovely friends!! How have you been? We’re officially counting down the days until Willow turns SIX!! Just under two weeks away…it’s crazy how fast time flies! A couple of weeks ago, my Mom asked what was on Willow’s birthday list and I relayed this question to Willow. Her response was, “I’m not…

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Monday Musings 3.12.18

So, I was lying in bed one night last week, overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas…and would like to try something new here. A new series, so to speak. A space for me share some things on my mind (aka rambles), answer questions that people email me, or maybe even present some questions to YOU –…

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Our (Vegan) Kitchen Staples

Hello, friends! The most visited post here on my little blog is one I published four years ago and in it I shared my top must haves. Things have changed a little since then and since I’ve also been asked about some of my kitchen staples, I thought I’d share a peek into what our…

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February 2018 Favorites

Hello, friends! And happy March…MARCH!!! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year is already flying by WAY TOO FAST! February, despite being a shorter month, was filled with a lot of events and quite a few new finds! Definitely more to talk about than my previous post! I’m really excited to…

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January 2018 Favorites

Hello! Happy February! I hope you all had a great January and that you’re staying warm. We’ve had a really strange winter so far…no snow and mild temps 40’s and 50’s…even a day near 70 earlier this week! I’m not complaining, but we’d really love for Willow to be able to enjoy her new snow…

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Where are my crispy cookie fans at??? Willow won’t be joining us at this cookie party because she claims these are too crispy for her…yet she will plow through those Simple Mills cookies like nothing, which are waaay crispier than these. Life with a five year old (insert the eye rolling emoji). She will, however,…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Cookie Crust

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m REALLY late to the pumpkin game. I had to squeeze it in before Thanksgiving was over because pumpkin will then be a thing of the past and we’ll be bombarded with all things Christmas and minty. Truth is, I’ve actually created a handful of pumpkin goodies this season,…

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