food diary

  • Recipe: Walnut Sweet Potato Burgers

    Dena August 3, 2012

    In sticking with my recent sweet potato theme, this weekend I made homemade walnut sweet potato “burgers”. Typically I try to keep things simple in the kitchen, but this recipe was a bit of work. Even so, the burgers were delicious & worth the effort.…

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  • Sweetest Mornings

    Dena July 30, 2012

    During the week our mornings are rushed and no fun around here. We’re up before the sun rises & hurrying out the door. But weekends are a different story altogether. Sundays mornings are the sweetest & the laziest mornings of all. Warm sunbeams float in…

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  • Recipe: Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

    Dena July 24, 2012

    Recently, I made homemade sweet potato fries for the first time. My initial reaction—What on earth took me so long?! The fries were as delicious as I’d hoped and simple to make. I made little changes to two recipes (this & this) to create my…

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  • Recipe: Simple Summer Hummus

    Dena July 17, 2012

    Saturday was hot, hot, hot and I was busy with house chores all day. When lunch time came, I was craving something simple and light. I took my classic hummus recipe and added a summer twist. If you’d like to try it yourself, you’ll need:…

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  • tidbits + pieces: The Post-Vacation Blues

    Dena June 27, 2012

    There really is only one sensible cure for the post-vacation blues: warm chocolate chip cookies & pizza fresh from the oven! Don’t you agree? We spent the weekend mourning the loss of our precious honeymoon. It was yard work in the sun for him &…

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  • Memorial Day

    Dena May 29, 2012

    I hope that you had the most beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Mine was full of wedding crafts, sunshine, blowing bubbles on the porch, Mom-mom’s roses, and red/white/blue smoothies. Not bad for my last weekend as a single lady! 😉Thank you to all of the soldiers…

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  • crazy/beautiful

    Dena May 12, 2012

    i’ve been running around a little bit like a chicken with my head chopped off. traveling a lot for work. and of course wedding planning madness. (it turns out that even small, simple weddings take a lot of work.) even so, between the craziness, today…

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  • sunshine & pancakes

    Dena April 30, 2012

    “Don’t carry a grudge; while you’re carrying a grudge, the other guy’s out dancing.” —Buddy Hackett Recently my patience has been tested by the inconsiderate. So I close my eyes & count to ten. I let the emotions pass through me & then I let…

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  • peppers, eggs, & butterflies

    Dena April 21, 2012

    I have a secret. My stomach is full of butterflies this morning. Tomorrow is my bridal shower & I’m a little bit nervous. I haven’t had so much as a birthday party in almost twenty years. I have no problem getting up in front of…

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