Those Summer Nights

Mermaid Hair Flip

…cue Sandy and Danny! (<— Watching that video just made me way too happy.) Last night was one of those quintessential summer nights. A simple dinner, an evening swim in the lake (that included my best attempt at the mermaid hair flip) and his and her milkshakes! Dinner Dinner was inspired by my friend Cara…. 

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Pier 22 and the Euphemia Haye Dessert Loft

land of the free because of the brave

Thank you to all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. We are celebrating and remembering you today. Happy Memorial Day! Sunday in Bradenton After a long day at work on Saturday, I was ready for some quality time with Ryan and Sadie on Sunday. We slept in,… 

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Mother’s Day Weekend in Sarasota

Dog Beach in Venice

It was one heck of a sunny weekend in Sarasota and we did our best to make the most of the beautiful weather! Friday Ryan and I arrived in Sarasota Thursday evening and after a delicious dinner of southwest turkey burgers (recipe to come!), we lounged around for the rest of the night before going… 

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Garam Masala Salmon

Garam Masala Salmon

Since salmon seems to be on our weekly dinner menu, I am always looking for new ways to prepare the flavorful fish. Last night, I grabbed some of my favorite spices that I typically reserve for chicken or vegetable dishes and tried them out on a fresh salmon filet. I discovered garam masala last year… 

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Honey Dijon Cedar Plank Salmon

Cedar Plank Salmon

On Sunday night Ryan and I did little experimenting in the kitchen with cedar planks! Whenever I see cedar plank salmon on the menu at a restaurant it always seems so fancy and also incredibly intimidating. Salmon is super easy to make and Ryan and I eat it every week, but I’ve never used a… 

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