Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps + The Fitnessista’s HIIT It! Book Giveaway

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When I’m looking for new recipes, my main requirement is that a recipe be simple. I am not one who likes to slave away in the kitchen (unless it’s for a special occasion!) and easy peasy recipes that come together in 20 minutes or less are the kind of recipes I frequently gravitate toward week… 

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Easy Peasy Wilted Spinach

Easy Way to Wilt Fresh Spinach

On my way home from work last night, I had one thought on my mind: Ravioli. Something about the cheesy pasta called to me, so I popped into the grocery store on a mission to grab some to cook for dinner. I prepped the ravioli and served it over a bed of spinach that I… 

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Holiday Week Begins

epic chophouse date night

We’re officially in Jacksonville for the week of Christmas! Following a date night on Friday night, Ryan and I made the drive to Florida on Saturday morning to kick off the holiday week with my family. Our Friday night date night took us out to Epic Chophouse in downtown Mooresville. I dubbed our night out… 

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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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Basil + Saturday Night Sundaes

ryan ben

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?

Merri Ashley Julie

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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