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Happy Monday Babes! I hope your weekend was a great one.

I’m doing a lot on non-recipe-following cooking this week, so I’ve only got 3 links for you today.

Here’s what’s cooking this week.

  1. Baked Parmesan Zucchini from Damn Delicious
  2. Mustard-Crusted Pork Chops from  Food Network Magazine
  3. Tres Leches Rice Pudding from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

What are you making this week?

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Party Time | Cinco de Mayo

Hola Babes! In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, I’ve got some festive fiesta inspiration for you!

But first, a little history lesson.

Cinco de Mayo is a day to pay tribute to the Mexican army’s improbable victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The French army was well-equipped, had twice the man power, and had not been defeated in almost 50 years, but under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated the French forces. As Time magazine remarked, “The Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath.” Mexico did remain occupied by the French a year later, but the victory at Puebla helped establish a much-needed sense of national unity and patriotism.

In America today, due to typical over-commercialization and general stupidity, Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to buy (racist) fake mustaches from the party store and get bombed on tequila. I try to keep the core spirit of any holiday in mind when celebrating, so for Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be cooking up some authentic Mexican recipes and enjoying the sunshine with friends. No appropriation or inebriation for this babe.

If you’re interested in celebrando, here’s a look at some Cinco de Mayo food & fun:

Margarita | Barbacoa | Corn | Guacamole | Sorbet | Agua Fresca

Table | Gilded Piñata | Streamers | Planters | Wall Hanging | Cactus Piñata | Flowers

How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

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Happy Sunday Babes! Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Here’s what’s cooking this week.

  1. Vietnamese Inspired Chicken & Cabbage Salad (Paleo) from The Urban Poser
  2. Grapefruit Yogurt Cake from Smitten Kitchen
  3. Tuna Patties from Simply Recipes
  4. White Cheese and Chicken Lasagna from Tasty Kitchen
  5. Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa from Unsophisticook

What are you making this week?

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Capture | California

Foliage, flowers, food, & fun in the Golden State.

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Valentine’s Day Goodies

Here’s a collection of sweet and savory treats sure to fill you (and your tummy) with love.

  1. A “Hearty” Breakfast from The Dating Divas
  2. Salad w/ XO Cheese from workmanfamily
  3. The Paloma from BS’ in the Kitchen
  4. Slice n’ Bake Valentine Heart Cookies from Lauren’s Latest
  5. Easy Mixed Grill from Better Homes and Gardens
  6. Valentine’s Popcorn from Gimmie Some Oven
  7. Roasted Heart Potatoes from Haniela’s
  8. Meringue Kisses from Bakerella
  9. Heart Shaped Caprese Salad from education.com
  10. Cheery Cheesecake Shooters from The Pioneer Woman
  11. Love You Potpies from Taste of Home
  12. Sugar-Free Valentine’s Snacks from Two Kids Cooking
  13. Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts from Hungry Happenings
  14. Chicken Soup with Heart-Shaped Carrots from Sophistimom
  15. Spiced Pomegranate Cocktail from Honestly Yum

What are you cooking up for Valentine’s Day?

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Happy Monday Babes! Hope your week is off to a good start.

We’ve got the last of the Valentine’s Day posts coming this week, which means the day is almost here!

For now, here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Chocolate Chia Smoothie from Gimmie Some Oven
  2. Warm Pasta-Bean Salad from  Food Network Magazine
  3. Breaded Chicken Cutlets from Martha Stewart
  4. Sliders with Red Onion Marmalade from Curtis Stone
  5. Blood Orange Curd from Cupcake Rehab

What are you making this week?

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Happy Monday & Happy February Babes! Hope you had a fun Super Bowl Sunday.

We’ve got another Valentine’s Day themed post coming this week, as well as my January Favorites.

For now, here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Autumn Minestrone Soup from Culinary Ginger
  2. Red Wine & Sausage Bolognese from  Kendall-Jackson
  3. Pollo Asado from The Pioneer Woman
  4. 5-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from Just A Taste
  5. The Ultimate Paella from Food Network

What are you making this week?

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