MADE WITH LOVE + A SWEET SNOW DAY COOKIE RECIPE

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With school out, I’ve been doing a lot of baking with Sweetlips and The Bean. There is something so satisfying and sweet about having my two little boys sitting on stools at the kitchen island “helping mommy make things.” They … Continue reading

SMOOTH OPERATOR – The real strawberry & banana smoothie

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Many of you have inquired about the real ingredients (not including sour cream) in the THIRST FOR LIFE post’s strawberry banana smoothie recipe. Despite my earlier mishap, I still make this smoothie all the time when I want something refreshing … Continue reading

BAKE WHAT YOUR MAMA GAVE YA’

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About a decade ago, I decided that it would be a heartfelt gesture to cook Mike, my then boyfriend, a delicious meal of yummy comfort food. I was in a kitchen of our very own, there was a saucepan in … Continue reading

A THIRST FOR LIFE + sangria & juice

That's the Spirit!

While most newlyweds arrive to their hotel room on their wedding night to a bed strewn with rose petals, mine was romantically scattered with Skittles. Don’t get me wrong, my morning workouts are my lifeline, but when it comes to … Continue reading

GO BOLD OR GO HOME! Hostess style + a decadent dip recipe

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When it comes to throwing a holiday soiree, at Garland Collection we say, “GO BOLD, OR GO HOME!” In other words, have fun with  it! Mix your finest silver  with your quirkiest serving pieces. Forego fancy finger foods for can’t-get-enough … Continue reading

TABLE SETTINGS & SOUP: MATTERS OF TASTE

Matters of Taste

I love Thanksgiving. Being together with family for gratitude and good food gives the day such a feeling of warmth. Plus, it’s the kickoff to the holiday season — weeks of family, friends, parties, decorating, cooking, and hosting. Cooking delicious … Continue reading