Morning Metabolism Boosting Tea

Its a new year, and conventional wisdom tells us that now is the time to make new habits and break old ones.  I’ll be honest, I am not much of a new years resolution gal.  I am more of an “In 2017, I would like to accomplish ______.” kind of goal setter.  Luckily, my husband is wired the same way.  Thankfully, I have yet to begin a new year with some funky fad diet or a doomed-to-fail daily activity.  And, as great as building new habits is, I am not about to make 2017 the year where I break my perfect record of successful non-resolutions. So instead, I want to…

Honey Dijon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Happppy new year!! I want to thank everyone for giving Almost Properly such a warm welcome in 2016!  I have learned a ton and undoubtedly have loads more to learn.  2017 here we go!! If you had to venture a guess as to what the most popular recipe on this blog has been thus far, I don’t know if anyone including me would have expected the answer to be Roasted Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts.  They are delicious, don’t get me wrong.  We eat a lot of brussel sprouts at home and that recipe is the most common way we make them at home!  And, apparently Almost Properly readers love their…
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Rosemary Gin and Tonic

I have to admit.. Post christmas, I need a few days to recover.  So much food and so many places and people to visit.  Tim and I usually hide out at home binge-watching a show or scoot out of town.  This year we did the latter. And, if we are being honest, a bit of the former as well. The past few days have been filled with sledding down mountain forest service roads with our dogs racing behind on foot, thermoses of hot cocoa, bad breakfast diner coffee and hash browns, annd snuggling under wool blankets with magazines, the Wall Street Journal and a few episodes of the new “Man…

10 Healthy Recipe Ideas for the New Year

I don’t do new years resolutions.  I prefer setting long term goals for the year.  On a snowy day of sledding and long beautiful drives in the snow, we discussed our goals for the year. I love how different my husband and I are.  It cracks me up sometimes.  Nothing highlights these differences more than our individual goals for the year, but I love how invested we both are in helping one another achieve them. If healthy eating is on your list of new year’s resolutions or even if you are just ready to lighten things up a bit post-holidays, these 10 dishes are perfect healthy, easy meals.  I wanted…

Swedish Hazelnut Buns

I can hardly believe its Christmas Eve.  The days leading up to Christmas have flown by around here.  But starting today, the busyness comes to an end (well, except for making a pie or two).  Its time to hang out with family and relax. Maybe you have family in town and lots of holiday treats in the works… In my opinion, there is nothing like warm roll with a big ol’ cup of tea or coffee.  Pulling apart a warm bun, relaxing in your PJs, and laughing with loved ones, is about the best morning I can imagine.  How about these brioche dough buns with a hazelnut creme filling?  These buns…
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