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About Nicole

While I used to spend my days climbing ladders, now you can find me crawling around with my beautiful baby girl Mia and our precious Pom, Mochi. I live each day to the fullest with my amazing husband who never fails to be the best part of my day...

Back to the islands and back on the blog! Island Pork Tenderloin

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Ever have life get in the way of the things you want to do? Um, YES. Every. Single. Day. So it’s been six months and I have recipes and thoughts and experiences piling in my brain like dust on a … Continue reading

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YouTube Video — How to Make No Knead Easy Artisan Bread

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“You need to have your own show!” I giggle every time someone says this, because it seems so funny to me.  I love cooking, and never though of filming until mygirlfriend told me how much she loved my blog, but … Continue reading

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Lighter Chicken Parmesan with Chunky Marinara

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Every time I write the word “chunky” I think of the movie Madagascar with Moto Moto.  Yup, definitely the mom of a toddler. As funny as I think Moto Moto is, I probably would not want to be called “chunky” … Continue reading

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Bring on the Broccoli Tots

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Mia has been a veggie fiend for a long time.  I would roast pans of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and allow them to cool on our kitchen island.  Eventually, I would hear the dragging of a chair and out of … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Spice Bread

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There is nothing worse than bland zucchini bread.  It’s like having a mouthful of weird veggies that have been tossed in flour. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Since my obsession with squash hasn’t diminished, I find myself spiralizing it, … Continue reading

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Fritter me timbers! Zucchini Fritters.

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We have been on a Jake and the Neverland Pirates binge watching adventure and I’m finding myself saying “Yo ho, let’s go” with way too much ease.  To take a break from the precocious little pirate adventures I’m seeking refuge … Continue reading

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Strawberry Lemon Quick Bread

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To do a fair taste test I thought I should make a non gluten-free banana bread.  As I gathered the ingredients, I realized I was fresh out of old bananas. Seriously?! As I counted to 10 in my head, I … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

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Gluten free to a carb lover is like putting a race car driver in a horse and buggy.  It’s just not the same.  And yet, with all these gluten free things popping up everywhere, it’s hard  not to try it … Continue reading

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Summer in a bowl. Grilled Salmon Zucchini Capellini in Lemon Butter Sauce

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Work has been crazy busy and I haven’t been in the kitchen as much as I would like.   On top of it, baby seems to have come down with a cold and according to her pediatrician, I need to be … Continue reading

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Bourbon French Toast stuffed with Bacon and Brie

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As you can tell, it’s been a BUSY May.  That whole work thing gets in the way of my social/cooking life and there is only one way to make up for it. Bourbon. Not finding myself at the bottom of … Continue reading

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