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Double Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

I’ve been waiting and waiting for the perfect excuse to bake this again and finally I have all the ingredients when I’m craving it! I’ve got an absolutely delicious recipe for double chocolate pumpkin bread featuring dark cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, and whole wheat flour to share with you!

This recipe is a huge hit every time I make it. I recommend warning it up for about 20 seconds in the microwave before eating it of you’re not having it all right out of the oven. It’s definitely better warm! Bonus deliciousness if you serve a slice with a small scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt!

Recipe after the jump.

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Thankful for Crescent Rolls

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones and good food.

Thanksgiving has always been a weird holiday for me. Especially since the past few years I’ve become increasingly aware of how things I have grown used to mean different things to different people; the fact that many Native American people treat Thanksgiving as a day of mourning is certainly something to make me stop and think. My feelings for the holiday are conflicted. I know that I am lucky and that great tragedy and pain has led to me being able to have the life I have today. It’s not that I feel less thankful, it’s that I feel the weight of the path that led us here more. If anything it makes me feel like I appreciate what I have more. It’s a hard subject to think about.

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Baked Buffalo Chicken and Shells with Cheddar and Gouda

I think we all get into a rut a lot when it comes to cooking. We find two or three dishes that are super easy and fast and cook them often (I can’t even tell you how many times this week I’ve made myself homemade General Tso’s Chicken with rice). Sure, we can add variety by mixing up vegetables and such, but the core recipes are still the same.

I have been planning a lot this month to start actively trying to create and eat different foods. I want to find joy in flavors again rather than just eating because I know I need to eat something. That’s a huge problem with having depression and anxiety; sometimes if I have nothing to remind me, I will forget to eat all day until all of a sudden my hunger hits all at once. It sucks.

This is the first of many recipes I hope to share here. It’s super simple, and I was honestly just trying to throw something different together to satisfy my PMS craving for hot wings. It worked pretty well, and I got the added bonus of cheese as well. My husband even approved enthusiastically, and he’s usually confused by my pms craving induced meals!

I hope you all enjoy!

Recipe after the jump.

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Uptown Chili Thai

Joe and I have lived in Columbus for almost 2 years now and we’ve noticed that we get into a rut with restaurants. There are so many restaurants here but we almost always end up visiting the same places. I suppose it has something to do with comfort zones and, in part, laziness. We have recently been trying to branch out for lunches on our out-of-house excursions, and happened across this restaurant called Uptown Chili Thai, which was just one street over from he main shopping strip in the Uptown area. I’d heard about it before but never thought much about trying it because it wasn’t ever in our direct line of sight when we were in the area.

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Food // Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

Some days I can plan a full meal, baking chicken, sautéing vegetables, and maybe even baking some fresh bread.

Other days (more often than not) I’m lazy as all get-out. On these days I have a choice: either make something quick and, most likely, not very healthy, or throw some stuff into the crock pot and let it go for a few hours. I prefer the latter option as often as possible. I decided to share one of my favorite slow cooker recipes with you!

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