Archive for ‘Recipes’

July 15th, 2014

Simple Balsamic Peach Summer Salad

by Chrissy

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Hi friends… WE ARE  BACK! 

Over the past couple of months and weeks, Lauren and I have each had huge job transitions and busy schedules. Then came our two week Italian Vacation!

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We celebrated the marriage of Marianne & Gio, with many friends, halfway around the world and it was amazing! Let me tell you, those Italians know how to throw  a wedding party. 5 course dinner with a ridiculously huge buffet of appetizers beforehand, complete with a prosciutto tree … Read more...

March 16th, 2014

Irish Soda Bread Breakfast Sandwich {toasted with cheese and arugula}

by Lauren

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I hope you have your corned beef slow cooking away preparing itself for tonight’s feast.

Another classic for this holiday is that fantastic Irish Soda Bread. My mother-in-law handed me half of a loaf of her infamous version of the recipe as we left her house this weekend. She loads hers up with not only raisins but caraway seeds!

If you have a surplus of Irish Soda Bread, I have a solution. Here’s a way to … Read more...

March 11th, 2014

Mocha Chia Seed Pudding

by Lauren

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Chris hates coffee, but he will take a quick shot of espresso in one gulp to get a boost. I think the fancy new coffee machine by parents got me for my birthday is wearing him down, bit by bit. Soon, I’ll have him sipping a whole cup slowly on Saturday mornings with me.

I thought adding chocolate to coffee would help ease him into it. My math skills failed me yet again though: chocolate + anything = great. Nope, … Read more...

January 24th, 2014

The Gin Mule

by Lauren

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Happy Friday! The LYK has one of our favorite cocktails on the menu today.

This drink is almost a Moscow Mule, but it’s not. There is no Russian Vodka in it, although that would have been far more festive on our part to celebrate the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

This drink contains gin. I didn’t think I liked gin but perhaps it’s my love of lime that offsets that flavor because this drink was so good!

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My mint plant took … Read more...

December 20th, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Crunch Cinnamon Rolls {GIVEAWAY + Baking A Difference Campaign}

by Chrissy

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Homemade cinnamon rolls are one of the best Christmas morning treats. If you aren’t a kid anymore and don’t jump out of bed at the crack of dawn to rip open your stocking or anxiously peruse the gifts under the tree, you might still need an early Christmas morning wake-up call. Nothing does a better job at waking the household up from pleasant Christmas eve slumbers, than freshly baking sweet cinnamon rolls wafting throughout the house.

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This Christmas we’ll be … Read more...