October 2015

Mangia | Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes

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In my quest to create new and interesting healthy-ish meals, I tried my hand at making pulled pork in the crockpot and placing it atop a sweet potato instead of bread. The savory and sweet flavors complimented each other so well! Next time, I’ll try to make a homemade BBQ sauce so the entire recipe is truly clean, but the recipe turned out great! Continue reading “Mangia | Pulled Pork Sweet Potatoes”


Adventures | What’s in my bag?

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I flew to Denver, Colorado for a quick work trip this week. Each time I need to fly, I fill my “personal item” bag with virtually the same things that bring me comfort during a long trip. I thought it would be fun to share what’s in my bag when I fly! Continue reading “Adventures | What’s in my bag?”

Adventures | City of Brotherly Love

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As a Pittsburgh native, it is REALLY hard for me to admit that I enjoyed a trip to the other end of the state…just kidding, but I did absolutely love a recent trip to Philadelphia!  I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share some details about our trip in case any of you are looking for a weekend getaway or activities in the city. Continue reading “Adventures | City of Brotherly Love”

Mangia | Oven-baked “Rotisserie” Chicken

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Chicken is a staple in our household. While I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting ways to spice up chicken, this oven-baked rotisserie-style chicken is one of my go-to recipes for dinner! I used to grab a pre-made rotisserie chicken from the store, but it is just as easy to make a roaster at home where you can control the ingredients. Plus, I almost always have some left over for a chicken salad the next day! Continue reading “Mangia | Oven-baked “Rotisserie” Chicken”

Fashion | Fall Must-Haves for 2015

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When the summer days start to fade away, I always get excited about the crisp fall air, everything pumpkin-flavored, and most importantly…fall clothes! While I love the summer months, there is something so cozy about fall weather and the comfortable clothes that come along with the season. Continue reading “Fashion | Fall Must-Haves for 2015”

Mangia | Ice Cream Cake

I promise to try to keep things a little healthier on this blog from here on out…but there are exceptions to every rule! Today is a special occasion…Alex’s birthday!  In celebration, I’m sharing how I pull together a simple ice cream cake at home. Continue reading “Mangia | Ice Cream Cake”

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