My Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The week of Thanksgiving is upon us and I am already dreaming of a big plate filled to the brim with some of my Thanksgiving Day favorites. Like most families out there, our Thanksgiving features a handful of our favorite tried and true recipes, but we always seem to make a few new dishes every… 

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Competition Dining: Final Fire in Raleigh

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If I could summarize this weekend in one word, it would be delicious. Back in August you may remember reading a recap of my experience at an event called Fire in the City in Charlotte. It was part of a North Carolina-wide dining competition and the finals took place in Raleigh on Saturday night. The… 

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Easy Roasted Curried Butternut Squash

Roasted Curried Butternut Squash

Last night I threw together a side dish to serve with the salmon we were having for dinner and it ended up stealing the show! This roasted curried butternut squash is so flavorful and incredibly simple to make. You may already have most of the ingredients on hand in your pantry already! Coconut oil +… 

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Basil + Saturday Night Sundaes

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This weekend Ryan and I had one heck of a fun guest in town! Hi Ben! Ben and Ryan met years ago through the men’s soccer league team they both played on in Orlando and he’s been a good friend of ours ever since. Ben appeared on the blog many times when we lived in… 

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Going Brunette?

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We’re halfway through the week! Truthfully today feels a little bit like Friday to me because tomorrow two of my best friends are coming to town! Merri and Ashley are arriving early tomorrow afternoon (they’re going to the same wedding Ryan and I are attending in Savannah and we’re all driving down together on Friday)… 

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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

Skinnytaste Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? How about this delicious Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken!? It’s coming your way at the end of today’s post… But let’s back up a bit, shall we? First things first… How are you guys doing today? Yesterday totally slipped away from me thanks to some meetings related… 

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