December 2015

Thoughts | New Year’s Resolutions

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There is just something about the promise of a new year that inspires me to do better. As we approach the beginning of 2016, I have taken the time to set some goals for myself for the new year. I have a lot of plans, and some of these are aggressive…but, that’s what resolutions are for! Continue reading “Thoughts | New Year’s Resolutions”


Mangia | Greek Chicken Pitas

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In my continued quest to make healthy food that tastes delicious and satisfies my cravings for not-so-healthy food, I discovered that making greek chicken pitas at home always hits the spot! It’s not entirely clean; however, it is a lighter version of a gyro. I also like to take a couple of short cuts to make this a really easy work night meal…pre-chopped onions and store-bought cucumber sauce! Continue reading “Mangia | Greek Chicken Pitas”

Mangia | Italian Christmas Cookies

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With Christmas right around the corner (is it really next week?!), I’m sharing my favorite cookie recipe. These little doughy balls of goodness are covered with glaze and topped with festive sprinkles. Continue reading “Mangia | Italian Christmas Cookies”

DIY | Unique Engagement Party Gift

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When two people have promised to spend the rest of their lives together, it’s so much fun to come together and celebrate that promise at an engagement party. As an attendee, you’ll want to give the happy couple something to mark the occasion…and if you’re like me, you’ll want it to be unique! Continue reading “DIY | Unique Engagement Party Gift”

Thoughts | Starting Christmas Traditions

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tra·di·tion (noun)

A specific custom or practice of long standing.

Around the holidays, I can’t help but think about the traditions my family repeated each year at this time…like the scent of my Dad’s homemade amaretto filling the house, my Gram baking soft and chewy gingersnaps, and gathering with family to celebrate a traditional Italian feast of seafood on Christmas Eve. Continue reading “Thoughts | Starting Christmas Traditions”

Mangia | Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

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Time to officially break out the winter recipes! This skillet meal is so easy to mix up after a long work day and will warm you right up. Continue reading “Mangia | Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet”

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