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Would you believe me if I said that I’ve had this post queued up for a few weeks, but I keep writing and re-writing the post? I’ve even thought, “hey, if I don’t know what to say, maybe I shouldn’t say anything at all” (queue inner monologue). I’d be lying, though, if I didn’t say that I miss this space. That I miss having a platform to speak my thoughts, channel my creative sparks and engage with a community of incredibly interesting people.

To speak frankly, so much has happened in the few short months while I stopped writing…I don’t really know where to begin. I guess real life is sometimes hard to capture on a computer screen. I figure we should just go ahead and rip off the bandaid, so to speak. I’ll fill you in on what’s happened in my life over the last few months, and then maybe you can just pretend like this little gap never occurred. That’s Megan-speak for my type of non-confrontational method of dealing with things that make me uncomfortable. Kapeesh? Good. Let’s begin. READ FULL POST

recipe: ham, mozzarella & vegetable frittata

On the weekends, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. If I’m being honest, I think I spend more time thinking about new ways to creatively enhance my at-home breakfast (read: BRUNCH) experience than I do any other weekend activity. Bacon? Yes, please. Eggs? Toast? French toast? Waffles? Yes, yes, yes and YES please!

Because I love all things weekend-breakfast, I figured it was time I started sharing some of my favorites here on the site. Today’s recipe is one of the easiest egg dishes you could ever make, and it’s my go-to for when I’m tired of the traditional omelette or scrambled eggs routine. I usually include whatever I currently have sitting in my fridge, because no one (and I mean NO ONE) likes early morning grocery store runs.

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puppy files: 8 months

I paused long enough this past weekend to realize Winston is already 8 months old…AND it’s been more than 4 months since I provided an update on our little man. 

Instead of waxing poetic about random things, I’ll just go ahead and jump straight into my highlights (and lows) of being a first time puppy parent. Read on for my favorite Winston facts!

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recipe: roasted eggplant dip

When I think about how I’d like to start developing my recipe section here, my mind immediately goes to two places: 1) having a healthy, working pantry, and 2) entertaining. Today’s recipe (and last week’s) is really about combining the two worlds. What I love most is how easily this dip sneaks in a less-commonly used vegetable: eggplant. The flavors and textures blend wonderfully, and you’re left with a delicious dip that will have you and your guests begging for more.

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recipe: Tomato, Artichoke & Basil Dip

It’s super bowl week! I’m excited for the parties. Getting a large group together to watch some football never hurt anybody…especially when I don’t really care who wins this year. So, even if you don’t have a dog in this weekend’s upcoming fight, I know many of you many of you will be hosting or attending some fun watch parties. With that being said, I want to introduce a new favorite: this tomato, artichoke and basil dip. This dip has absolutely risen to the top of my must-make-for-guests list. Simply put, the flavor is amazing and the freshness will not disappoint!

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