Six Months Solid

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My baby.

My boy.

He is six months old today.

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Blush Bubbly

Blush Bubbly via applestoziti.com

I completely made up the name Blush Bubbly. The drink is bubbly and it is sort of a blush color. That was really my whole process. There was no brainstorming session. No trial and error. I just wrote it down and that was its name.

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Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs for Two via applestoziti.com

If you’ve never tried short ribs before… it’s time to take the plunge. They will take you into slow-cooked bliss and you’ll never look back. I feel it’s essential to my well being to have these at least a few times every year.

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Strawberry-Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad for Two via applestoziti.com

Strawberry Spinach Salad. With Goat Cheese. And Toasted Almonds. This salad is essential to my well being. At the end of a long day, this salad can make everything right. Without this salad, my life would not be the same. It makes me happy.

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Smashed Red Potatoes

Smashed Red Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives via applestoziti.com

Are you ready to get out some aggression?

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Petite Lemon-Berry Trifles with Fresh Whipped Cream

Mini Lemon-Berry Trifles for Two via applestoziti.com

This kind of dessert is really my favorite.

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Can somebody tell me where the PAUSE button is?!

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Time is moving too fast. Wah!

This is my almost 5-month-old, Benjamin David.

(Better known as ‘Benji’ or ‘Ben-Ben’ or ‘Benji-Boo’ or… most often… as ‘Bear’ at our home)

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White Chocolate Pretzel Toffee

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There’s something you should know about my little family.

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Thankful

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My daughter’s pink shoes on the rug by our back door. Usually I urge that we keep our sand outdoors. I hate to sweep. And mop. Sand makes both those tasks that much more laborious. Looking at the shoes and the sand, I thanked God for the ability to play outdoors. To build sandcastles. To dig. To run.

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