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Earth Week: How we get out and explore!

In the spirit of Earth week, let me share something a bit different today.  I’ll go back to easy, entertaining-friendly recipes this week.  In fact, I’m actually pretty pumped about some of the things coming up in the next weeks, but more on that another time. What you see here on the blog may lead you to believe that I never leave my house.  In actuality, I am not a hermit, perpetually hosting girls’ night-in, or whipping up a last minute batch of the best brownies ever.  I admit I am a homebody.  But we are also big fans of exploring!  Last summer we made a pact to go either camping,…
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How To: Alaska in the Winter

Happy Valentine’s day!  Do you have fun plans?  Or do you fall in the anti-Valentines camp  like I do?  Typically, we make the most unromantic meal imaginable (usually baked chicken wings with a myriad of dipping sauces) and then argue about politics or battle over which movie to watch.  But this year, the husband is away on business, and our super elaborate romantic plans won’t be happening.  I’m super not bummed.  Tonight, I plan to eat a poke bowl without listening to anyone complain about raw fish being slimy.  I consider eating whatever weird raw fish or mushroom stuffed pancake concoction my heart desires as my consolation prize for an…
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Valentines Dinner Ideas featuring the Husband’s Favorites

On Tuesday, I talked about how much I love the idea of Valentines day dinner out… not and posed a suggestion for a romantic meal in.  But, on the off chance that your sweetheart’s idea of an awesome dinner doesn’t involve a fancy-pants seared scallops, then we have that in common.  The Husband’s idea of a good meal definitely involves the word “meat” and is probably reminiscent of something the vikings ate, or at least would have eaten if they weren’t so busy pillaging and whatever else it was that vikings did. So here they are: My husband’s 5 favorite savory and sweet  dishes from AlmostProperly… Savory Ultimate Herb Crusted…

Saffron Chorizo Mussels

As much as Christmas is the holiday of slow, methodical meals and traditions, New Years is the opposite!  New Year’s food should be fast, festive, and fun!  After all, its an entire evening usually filled with appetizers and fizzy beverages.  Hmm… lets see, the usual food spread is some combination of bacon wrapped dates, stuffed mushroom caps, roasted goat cheese topped figs, bruschetta, a million varieties of cheese and charcuterie, various types of dip, stuffed olives, etc.  Am I right?  None of these items are bad things.  In fact, quite the opposite!  I could make a meal out of appetizers.  Sometimes, I do. But, sometimes I like to throw one…
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