breakfast brunch recipes sweets

I Am... Avocado Bread: like banana bread, but with avocados

Oh so long ago, back when I was still in high school, my mom came home from work one day clutching a photocopied hand-written banana bread recipe. I wasn't impressed, but she claimed it was the recipe for the best banana bread she had ever tasted in her life. It was a pretty bold statement, especially for my mom, who isn't really prone to superlatives – she's more the stoic type. Still, she stood by it. She even had a bunch of bananas, purchased with the sole purpose of ripening for the bread.

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I Am... Friday Finds: 9.18.15

I was at the grocery store the other day and I was astounded by all the pumpkin spice stuff out there. I mean, I love pumpkin spice as much as anyone, but even I thought it was overkill. There were pumpkin spice donuts, pumpkin spice oreos, pumpkin spice beer, pumpkin spice English muffins, pumpkin spice yogurt...and the list goes on and on. But, let's face it, it's not going to stop me from pumpkin-ing up this fall. Maybe I'll skip out on the spice though...

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I Am... Pumpkin Spice Tim Tam Cookies

I'm slightly obsessed with Australia, but it tends to go in waves. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by koala bears, Savage Garden (heehee), and Australian accents. For some reason or other though, Australia fell off the map, until a couple of years ago, when Mike and I decided to visit.

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breakfast brunch meat free recipes sandwiches

I Am... Sour Cream and Cheddar Drop Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches

I have a thing for biscuits. Or scones. Actually I'm not sure what the difference is between biscuits and scones. Regardless of what they're called, they're delicious and I pretty much eat them indiscriminately. I'll randomly get an intense biscuit/scone craving and I'll go on searches for the best in town.

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I Am... The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich and a Shun Knife and Boos Block Giveaway!

It's my birthday today! Are you guys big on celebrating your birthday? For as long as I remember, my birthday has been an obsession of mine. It's probably just a bit (okay, a lot) egotistical, but I just love the idea of a day celebrating me. I like planning elaborate themed parties with tons of friends (DIY grilled cheese party anyone?), but I also love the flip side of that – spending a day celebrating, just me and my boo.

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I Am... Bacon and Egg Breakfast Ramen

Sunday Brunch is back, baby! I dropped the ball on that one for a little bit, but now that the weather is cooling off a bit, Sunday Brunch is back with a bang. I absolutely love Sunday brunch and I can't think of a better way to re-introduce my favorite series than with this bacon and egg breakfast ramen.

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mains mini recipes

I Am... Mini No-Knead Pizzas

If you could choose between one giant pizza with your favorite topping or many, many (16, exactly) little pizzas with lots of different combinations of toppings, what would you chose? Hands down, I'd chose the mini pizzas, for two reasons: their undeniable cuteness and the variety.

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drinks recipes

I Am... Summer Session Old Fashioneds and a Giveaway!

Do you love it when it rains in the summer? I love the respite from the heat, the sound of the rain beating down on the windows, and that little bit of coziness in an otherwise decidedly un-cozy season. I like to curl up in an armchair with a good drink in hand and just dream away the afternoon.

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I Am... Friday Finds: 8.28.15

Another week just flew by and I cannot believe we're almost into September, which happens to be my favorite month of all. As a super geeky kid, I LOVED back to school, so September always reminds me of fresh new pencils, unmarred notebooks, and crispy-crunchy fall days. Plus, it's my birthday month, so there's that! As much as I love summer, I'm looking forward to fall. I just want me some cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and hearty stew. I know, I know, I'm a cliche.

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mains meat recipes sandwiches

I Am... Meatball Parmesan Sliders

They say the way into someone's heart is a through their stomach. In my case, I have a sandwich shaped keyhole in my tummy that will let you right in – I absolutely love sandwiches. Earlier this year, while Mike and I were in NYC, we planned a little walking/eating tour from our hotel in Soho all the way to Smorgasburg, in Brooklyn.

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grilled cheese meat quickie recipes

I Am... Spicy Chicken Meatballs and Grilled Cheese Skewers

I'm an extremist. I like excess, but I like restraint too. Sometimes, when there's too much to choose from I get choice paralysis. If I'm not careful, when I'm at the grocery store, I'll buy a bit of everything and realize that I don't have ingredients to make any specific thing. It helps if I bring along lists or have a clear idea of what I'm going to make. Sometimes though, I make the best things when I'm restricted.

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~ 5 ingredients 30 minutes comfort meat free recipes sides starters

I Am... Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Are you the kind of person that likes to hang out near the passed appetizers at a party? I've been known to awkwardly stalk the waitstaff coming out of the kitchen in hopes to get first dibs on the freshest bite-sized, handheld deliciousness. I just love tiny, bite sized food. What I don't love is when appetizers don't live up to my expectations – I'm looking at you, sad spinach dip (just kidding, I love spinach dip!). Fear not, I'm pretty sure all appetizers have the potential to be awesome.

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