• Dinner
  • Orecchiette Pasta with Pumpkin, Pancetta and Crispy Kale Recipe

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    I have been so bad this year with my “12 Weeks of Pumpkin” but I promise, it has been for good reason – life has been moving at such a fast past lately that it has been hard to keep up, much less, slow down to make a recipe or two before sunset.  However, you […]

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  • Recipe Roundup // 10 Fall Soups to Make this Weekend

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    Check out 10 Fall Soups to Make This Weekend by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com The days are getting shorter and the nights longer and with that the temperatures are also getting colder, which can only mean one thing – Fall is in full swing and (dare I say it) Winter is around the corner.  I […]

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  • Recipe Roundup // 12 Perfect Pasta Dishes

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    Check out 12 Perfect Pasta Dishes by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com Hey there! I know I took an unannounced L O N G weekend away from the blog, but I really did have all the best intentions when it came to posting last Friday and earlier today… but that thing called “life”, got in the […]

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  • Recipe Roundup // 12 Summer Seafood Dishes

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    Check out 12 Summer Seafood Dishes by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com Lately, it seems like all I have been doing is eating.  Between trips to New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati over the last two weeks, let’s just say I have been staying pretty well feed.  One of the common threads amongst all of the […]

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  • Recipe // Cauliflower Salad

    Cauliflower Salad Recipe, Sage + Sparkle

    For most of my life I have shunned cauliflower.  Cauliflower was always the one I picked out in the standard “mixed vegetable” assortment. Carrots and broccoli, always won.  Not sure why I stared discriminating against cauliflower, maybe it was because as far as vegetables are concerned, white cauliflower is pretty boring looking… yes, I admit […]

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  • Recipe Roundup // 12 Crockpot Sunday Dinner Recipes

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    Have you ever had one of those crazy weeks, where the last thing you want to do is cook a big meal come Sunday night? This past week was that week for me. Unfortunately, it started with the stomach flu, but I couldn’t let that slow me down. My schedule was packed and I had […]

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  • How To Stay Warm // Hearty Egg Drop Soup

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    So according to GMA this morning, it hasn’t been this cold in NYC since 1896!  Currently the temps are a whopping five degrees and with the windchill factor, it feels like -18! Yes, that was NOT a typo… there is in fact a minus sign in front of the 18. Yikes! What’s a girl to […]

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  • The Latest on MadeByGirl… // Food Contributor

    PEAR AND PROSCIUTTO FLAT BREAD, sage and sparkle

      What a week… but Friday is finally here! One more day of zipping around the bay area for work, first stop San Jose, then I am off to spend the weekend with my family.  Blogging has suffered a little this week, honestly I have just been exhausted.  But know I have tons of content […]

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  • Taco Tuesday’s // Pumpkin Chicken Taco’s


    In my opinion, “Taco Tuesday’s” should be mandatory!  Street tacos, chicken tacos, carne asada tacos, fish tacos with picked cabbage, the list goes on, and I love them all, but then you add pumpkin into the mix and I start doing my happy dance.  Now, I know what you’re thinking… pumpkin tacos? ehh, really?  But, hear […]

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  • Baked Swordfish // Garbanzo Beans + Spinach // Red Quinoa


      Fish plays a starring role in dinners around her at least 2-3 times a week.  Typically we love salmon (wild only, never farm grown), trout, halibut, or cod.  But for this particular meal we went with swordfish, which was super easy to make and very yummy. And for those of you that don’t like […]