Slice of Life 8/20/2014

Slice of Life

Last week was Jeron’s birthday which meant we got to eat all our favorite things. Penne with Vodka Sauce and Boston Cream Pie were two big hits from the day. We also went out to breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants and he went for a motorcycle ride which didn’t give me a heart… 

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Salty Caramel Ice Cream - It's like eating a big spoonful of caramel!

Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Welcome to the pasta and ice cream blog. I’m thinking about calling it Autumn Thighs. It’s all about how to pack on weight during the summer to prepare yourself for the harvest and the long, hard winter. It’s the best way I can think of to teach my kids about Laura Ingalls Wilder. It’s a… 

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Rich, creamy Alfredo sauce using olive oil instead of butter! #PledgeforEVOO #ad

Olive Oil Alfredo Sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. I only write about products that I genuinely love and, as always, all opinions are my own. I mentioned the other day that I’ve been doing my grocery shopping on a different day of the week because I’m way off my game. And… 

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Cherry Mojitos - So bright and refreshing! #WalmartProduce

Cherry Mojitos

I created this cherry mojito recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars using Walmart produce. As usual, all opinions are my own. It’s a shame that it has taken me so long to share this recipe. Cherry mojitos have been my go-to drink this summer. Kind of like rum punch was my drink… 

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For Dad

Where to begin. This post? A little background at least. On Saturday my dad passed away. I felt like a liar when I was telling people that. We had been expecting it for years but never thought it would be today. It can’t be today. I had been to see him on Thursday. He was… 

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Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola from The Live-In Kitchen - Holy yum!!

Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola

My family loves pasta, but I get tired of the old red sauce/white sauce debate. Yet I’ve heard people claim they can’t eat pasta without sauce. Umm, hello, even if you can’t see your pasta drowning in sauce, it’s there. I agree, plain pasta is pretty boring, but there are a million combinations out there… 

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Vegan Zucchini Brownies - This is the recipe I've been looking for! Rich, fudgy brownies from The Live-In Kitchen.

Vegan Zucchini Brownies

I used to be as skeptical as the next girl about veggies in my baked goods. The church picnic is serving carrot cake? That’s not cake. The neighbor brought over freshly baked zucchini bread? I see those green flecks in there, don’t be trying to trick me into eating your salad. But guys. I’m converted…. 

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