Sunday, April 23, 2017

Menu Plan: April 23 - April 29 {and Setting Boundaries}

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

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By nature, I'm someone who offers to help whenever (and wherever) I can. I'm also someone who doesn't pause to consider the consequences of offering my time and energy. If I know I'm helping someone, then that's usually enough for me.

But lately, I've realized how much my willingness to jump in has taken its toll. I've been trying to use my discretion more often. Especially since I know that, come August, I won't have too much extra to give.

Friday, April 21, 2017

How To: Make and Freeze Homemade Baby Food {Green Bean Purée}

When introducing green vegetables into your baby's diet, green beans are a great choice. They are high in Vitamins C and K, and they rank very low on the list of foods that prompt allergic reactions.

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Not too long ago, I shared a round-up of Easter Brunch recipes. I created a related Pinterest board for you to follow in case I discovered more brunch recipes. So it's not all that surprising that I've been spending more time than usual on Pinterest as a result.

It was during one of my random Pinterest sessions that I came across this blog post about how to grow your blog. Since I've been thinking about growing Taste As You Go, I clicked through and started reading. I realized that I was stuck at Tip #1 -- Find Your Passion.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

40 Delicious Easter Brunch Recipes

Hosting an Easter brunch this year? Still putting together your menu? Then check out this round-up of forty delicious Easter brunch recipes on Taste As You Go for inspiration!

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With our growing family, Stephen and I have been spending more holidays at home. Yet Easter is still in the rotation of on-the-road holidays. And, wow, am I grateful that our families still let us show up for egg hunts and delicious meals.

Yes, it's easier for us to stay home. But I love that we can still build holiday-related memories with our extended family.

Keeping that in mind, I want to give those of you out there who host family and friends for holidays some major props. One day, I know we'll start hosting holidays at our house, so know I'm taking notes and learning from you all!

When our hosting duties start, I bet we'll start with Easter. And rather than plan a huge dinner, I have a sinking suspicion we'll opt to host brunch... Because we heart brunch. So, of course, I've started making a list of possible dishes to serve...

If you're hosting this year and need some inspiration for your Easter Brunch menu, then keep reading!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Menu Plan: April 2 - April 8 {and a Gender Reveal}

Sharing our Menu Plan for April 2 - April 8.

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Leg cramps. Aching back and hips. Braxton Hicks contractions. Fits of insatiable hunger followed by absolute disgust over everything food-related. Insomnia... All in the same week.

I had forgotten about the joys of the second trimester.

But the real joys make the discomfort worth it. Like making the decision to find out the baby's gender and then sharing the news with family and friends. (Click on "Read More" below to find out whether we're expecting a boy or a girl!) And feeling the baby's increasing movements... even if they do involve kicking my bladder non-stop. And having the energy to spend several hours completing a task that's been on my to-do list forever.