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March 20, 2017

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls are perfect for a weekend brunch! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls from Joy the Baker’s latest/greatest/AMAZING new cookbook, Over Easy. It comes out tomorrow and you’re going to looooove it.  I already spilled butter on it.

I already spilled butter on it.

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

First recipe down:

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Dogs

Hummina hummina hummina. We have a legit crowd pleaser.

As in, we had none left.

My parents (who were part of my pleased crowd) told me they preferred the breakfast sausage to the regular hot dog/pretzel dog situation. I agree, parents!  Maybe it’s gotta do with sweet/savory combo of dipping one in maple syrup!

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls are perfect for a weekend brunch! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Pretzel dough is wrapped in sausage, then boiled, egg-washed, salted and baked.

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls are perfect for a weekend brunch! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

And then it’s dipped in your choice of maple syrup, ketchup or mustard.

Heck, put some honey and hot sauce out while you’re at it!

CONTINUE READING

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March 19, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 11

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 11

Happy Anniversary to us! Casey and I celebrated our 11 year anniversary yesterday.

He gifted me this beautiful ceramic rendition of our wedding cake! (from here)

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A collection begins.

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Playing with chalk.

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I love reading the little notes people make when they’re testing pens.

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MMMM. BANH MI! 

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Cats are the sweetest when you’re not feeling well.

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On a walk I was reminded that there’s always sun above the clouds.

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M A K E   A   W   I  S  H

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Testing ink at the art store.

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I loved how this bush was trimmed around the mailbox.

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Intricate.

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March 17, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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Welcome to I love lists! It’s Friday. Let’s see what’s up with the internet this week:

  1. Have you ever seen such pretty Jell-O?
  2. I want to celebrate Persian New Year.
  3. Peanut butter & jelly doughnuts…..OMG
  4. Number 15 made me snort.
  5. Green & Blush– what a pretty color combination!
  6. Some good advice for first-time moms.
  7. I had no idea all that Keanu Reeves has been faced with.
  8. Lego tape….whoa!
  9. This made me legit LOL.
  10. Umm. WHAT. Kitten fur perfume??
  11. Time travel flashback: Spring Break in the 2000s.
  12. I’ve been trying to convince my brother of this but it’s not working.
  13. Some BUJO insight if you’re looking to start one.
  14. I LOVE this idea of an alter ego party. I’d show up as Frankie from Grace & Frankie.
  15. Can we turn these minty meringues into an Eton mess situation? YES.
  16. MY IDEAL WORKOUT
  17. When shopping online goes wrong. I just snorted.
  18. On turning 49. (LOVED THIS)
  19. This will be us one day.
  20. This veggie burger looks awesome.
  21. Spring closet update time!  I’m currently rebooting my spring capsule.
  22. I would like to use one of these in person, please.
  23. The 6 Secrets of Self-Control

RIP AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL, your work will carry on in all of us who saw your light!

 

Questions for you:

  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE FOR BREAKFAST THIS WEEKEND?
  • WHAT’S KEEPING YOUR ATTENTION LATELY?

have a great weekend!

 

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March 16, 2017

Put an Egg on It

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

It’s only Thursday and I’m  already thinking about breakfast for this weekend. At least one of our weekend breakfasts has something with eggs in it. There’s nothing like a leisurely breakfast with eggs and coffee.  If you’re already thinking about breakfast this weekend or you’ve (always) got eggs in your fridge, here are some of my favorite ways to

PUT AN EGG ON IT:

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Avocado toast….with an egg on top! Salt & pepper please.

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Breakfast nachos….I MEAN.

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Scrambled eggs with spinach and a nice sprinkling of grated Parmesan.

See how easy it is to make Chilaquiles at home! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Eggs on top of chilaquiles. COME TO MAMA.

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Toast with pesto & cheesy fried eggs. (I put cheese on the top of it at the very end of cooking time to melt).

(I put cheese on the top of it at the very end of cooking time to melt).

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Fry some tortillas up, add eggs, salsa, cilantro and top with sour cream and cheese.

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Bacon + egg sandwiches. Throw a tomato in there. Better yet, make it a B L A T with egg!  That A in BLAT stands for avocado.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Eggs on Hashbrown Waffles.  That’s right. You read that correctly.

You can make hashbrown waffles. 

Try this Egg-In-A-Hole Pesto Pizza made with pita bread for a healthy breakfast. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

This is what happens when you combine a pita, pesto, cheese, arugula & egg.

Egg-in-a-hole pesto pizzas!

It’s the perfect thing to throw together for a weeknight dinner.

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Roasted asparagus with some Parmesan served with a fried egg on toast & a side of bacon.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Scrambled eggs with broccoli cheddar and hot sauce served on toast.

FYI I donated my toaster 4 years ago and we strictly use a panini press in my house.

Best decision ever. We use it almost every single day.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Speaking of panini…. I made a cheesy omelet here and threw it into a grilled tortilla.

Instant breakfast quesadilla.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Don’t forget the power of a frittata.  I love making them because we have leftovers for future lunches throughout the week.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

You can make an enchilada casserole for breakfast. It serves a nice group of people. It’s really good paired with fried eggs.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Sausage and peppers & fried eggs!  Don’t forget the toast!

My grandma used to make me sausage, egg & pepper sandwiches on a french roll.

Man, I miss my grandma.

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Leftover pizza + fried eggs are what hangover breakfast dreams are made of.

Almost worth the hangover.

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Roasted vegetables + eggs for breakfast = happy healthy brain

Looking for some egg inspiration? Check out this collection of Quick & Easy Egg Recipes on Shutterbean.com

Don’t look at that piece of toast with the peanut butter.

Look at the two toasts with arugula, egg & cheese.

Look at how I added green to that plate! See, you can totally slip some health into your breakfast.

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All of my favorite things.

Sauteed spinach, bacon, roasted potatoes & a side of toasty bread and jam. Don’t forget the egg!

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Nevermind my insatiably hungry cat, Ella.

Check out this brussels-sprout hash situation with a fried egg on top.

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When in doubt, just hard-boil some eggs and add a little salt.

Perfection!  Also, I’m loving hard-boiled eggs in my new Instant Pot.

High pressure/manual for 6 minutes with 1/2 cup water (and the eggs on top of the basket). Manual release and immediate ice bath. The shells peel off like A DREAM.

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This is my current warrior breakfast.

A whole wheat English muffin with scrambled eggs (and cheese), a soy sausage patty and Tapatio.

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I was reading somewhere lately that someone puts salami in their eggs.

OMG. YOU NEED TO TRY IT. If you fry it up a bit before you put the eggs in, it tastes like bacon.

I paired it with leftover broccolini panini that I reheated in the panini press. YUM.

Dinner is just a few minutes away with this Mushroom Ramen recipe made with Imagine Broths & Soups. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Don’t forget you can put an egg in ramen!

I’ve got a good mushroom ramen recipe and a salmon one as well in my archives.

Here's what the past week looked like on My Everyday Life- a weekly photo series by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.

Simple is sometimes best.

Scrambled eggs with toast & jam is such good comfort food.

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Go ahead, throw some hard-boiled eggs on your favorite potato salad.

CALL IT DINNER while you’re at it.

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Brussels Sprouts + Bacon on top of polenta with an egg on it at my favorite breakfast place- Topsy’s in Petaluma. Don’t worry. I am going to recreate this one soon.

There you have it!

Don’t forget:

 

 

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March 14, 2017

Coconut Quinoa Coleslaw

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

Thank you for all of your food rut suggestions. If you’re experiencing one yourself and want to get back on track to eating healthy, I suggest you pick up Naturally Nourished and work your way through it. Cuz, that’s what I’m doing!

It’s helping me to remember that I love eating healthy foods… and that dinners made up of pretzels and cheese don’t always make me happy.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

My first stop? This Coconut Quinoa Coleslaw.

If you're looking for a good reset, check out this Coconut Quinoa Salad from Naturally Nourished. Recipe is on Shutterbean.com!

It’s a hearty coleslaw. One that keeps your attention! Sarah is right, the toasted coconut in the slaw gives it a subtle sweetness and that minty tahini dressing on top is out of this world.

My tastebuds are ready to go now!

CONTINUE READING

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March 12, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 10

Here’s what this past week looked like of My Everyday Life- Week 10:

Casey turned 40 on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cooper was in charge of the cake decorations.

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Family dinner with Casey’s brother, Aunt and her fiance.

Last minute meatloaf dinner!

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His and Hers.

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Made eye contact with a fluffy deer this week.

WHY IS IT SO FLUFFY

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Notes from a Marie Forleo episode. 

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40 beans.

One for each year Casey has been alive.

This is the year when we’ve finally known each other longer than we haven’t known each other.

We have been looking forward to this moment forever!

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Birthday linguine & clams. His favorite. Always his birthday dinner.

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A doodle while we waited. I told Cooper how lucky he was that he had two O’s in his name.

See why?

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Trip to the city.

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HI $

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This caught my eye.

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I loved the reflection of the tree in the window and the colors on the building.

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I thought of Cooper.

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Avocado toast & dates from Good Eggs. 

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Got a chance to see Sarah Britton from My New Roots (love her!) speak about her new cookbook Naturally Nourished and her experience feeding her own child. Very inspiring. I’ve already made a recipe from the book. I’ll share it next week.

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Cool plant arrangements at Stable Cafe.

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The Mission is always filled with colors.

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And treasures wherever you look.

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This lady found me this week.

I am so glad she did. She seems like she was very strong.

I wonder how old that baby is now… Or if that baby is still alive!

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Found in an old cookbook. Love the last line.

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Whiskey hour.

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The face I see when I am eating food and somebody wants some.

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Cat loaf.

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Spaghetti & Meatball dinner. I pulled meatballs from the freezer in a pinch.

Thanking my past self for being so thoughtful.

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COME TO BED MAMA.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CASEY!!!!!!

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We get our toothbrushes ready for each other.

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Daydreaming about an old space for lease.

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Yogurt date!

My dad took us out to yogurt all the time as kids.

I’m keeping the tradition alive.

Cooper noticed an extra punch in my yogurt card and was a little jealous….

I took my dad out for yogurt last week :)

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Lemon Chicken dinner!

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The framing of this is very annoying.

That scone was also super dry.

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Wonton soup is such a good last minute meal.

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Such intensity.

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Posion oak is almost all gone. #yay

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Frick/frack

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They really bring me so much joy.

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Note on self:

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Ahhhh. A clean kitchen!

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Cat bowl.

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Looking through the Joy the Baker Over Easy Cookbook. 

YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT. Pre-order a copy now!

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This week’s creative challenge:

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I lasted 40 minutes and filled my journal with 4 pages worth of notes!

HERE'S MORE OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE ON SHUTTERBEAN.COM

Week 10 in 2016

Week 10 in 2015

Week 10 in 2014

Week 10 in 2013

Week 10 in 2012

Week 10 in 2011

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March 10, 2017

I love lists

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Welcome to I Love Lists!   It’s Friday. Let’s surf the internet together!

  1. Number 7 made me laugh.
  2. A lazy day is a good excuse to make blondies.
  3. What writers do when they write.
  4. A beautiful photo series.
  5. What do you do?  I try to avoid it as much as I can.
  6. If only the Oscars’ people were better at fonts.
  7. Taxing people on soda in Philly is working so well taht…
  8. People living until 150? Oh gosh.
  9. Hitchcockian is fun to say.
  10. Pinworthy: chicken nuggets / cat squadfood pins
  11. I have a crush on this dress. 
  12. Note to self:
  13. What a pretty cake!
  14. I got 36 at heart...
  15. Also I’m between 37-43 according to my food preferences.
  16. Aaaaaaand I have perfect color vision. BAM. Last part was hard!
  17. Good idea alert: tater tots in the waffle maker
  18. Wait. People dip pizza into milk????? WTF.
  19. Casey and I like puzzles….
  20. I seriously LOL’ed at some of these.
  21. Ahhh! All of these are so good.
  22. You’ll never look at cashews the same way again. (dramatic)
  23. Security camera hack turns into art.
  24. Banksy opens a walled off Hotel.

Questions for you:

Has anyone started their own little free library? How did it go?!

Any good weekend plans?

What are you eating lately? I’m totally in a food rut and need ideas.