Friday, February 24, 2017

Chocolate Chip Marble Brownies

Traditional marbled cream cheese brownies with the surprise of mini chocolate chips -- delicious!

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If you were to ask my husband to describe some of my weaknesses, I'm pretty sure he'd tell you that I didn't have any. He'd say that I'm perfect... Then, after he wiped away the tears from laughing so hard, he might tell you that I'm no good with spatial relations.

And I'd agree with him.

I can't estimate distances. I need to measure things five times before I'm convinced. You should never trust me to cut something into even slices... Well, you get the picture.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Menu Plan: February 19 - February 25

Our weekly menu plans are back on Taste As You Go!

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The last menu plan I shared here was our monthly plan for November. Then I switched to sharing weekly plans on Facebook to try something different. You responded well to the Facebook posts, but they weren't reaching as many people. When I started receiving emails asking me when I'd be sharing menu plans on the blog again, I knew I had to change things up.

So... they're back! (The weekly ones, that is.)

Of course, this means I have to try even harder to blog more often so you guys see more than just menu plans. But, for now, here's what's on deck for dinner this week!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Where I've Been

It's been months since I've blogged, and I'm about to reveal one of the reasons why.

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A friend of mine recently introduced me to someone by telling them I had a "wonderful food blog." I accepted the compliment but felt like a bit of a fraud since it's been months since I've written anything new.

I didn't intend to stay away for as long as I did. In fact, I had a series of blog posts planned for the holidays, including my annual gift guide for food lovers. But sickness took us all out around Thanksgiving... and Christmas... and then Caroline and I got sick again a couple of weeks ago. Being sick was bad enough. But I was also trying to balance my day job responsibilities with the craziness of the season.

That didn't leave much time for anything else.

But there's another reason I've stayed away...

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for November

In an attempt to make our lives a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for November at once.

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Happy Halloween, everyone!

Even though today is the actual holiday, our family been celebrating since last week. Caroline had her first Halloween parade and party at school on Friday -- so adorable! I'm so impressed by the number of family members who came by to watch the kids walk around the building.

I'm swamped at work, so I wasn't going to go at first. But I think the "mom guilt" started to set in because, the next thing I knew, I was driving over to the school. It was so worth it to see her in her Halloween costume, and I'm glad I made the effort to show up for her. She likely won't remember it, but I will.

When we got home from school, we had less than an hour to transition to our second round of Halloween fun. Our town has a tradition of trick-or-treating on Friday, no matter what day of the week Halloween is, so we were out ringing doorbells by six o'clock.

By the time she was down for the night, I could hardly keep my own eyes open. It took the better part of the weekend for me to recover from all the rushing around... which is one of the reasons why I nearly to share our menu plan for November.

Without further ado, here's what I have planned!