January 2016

Mangia | Easiest Shrimp Scampi Bake

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I love seafood…but sometimes it can be complicated to make that delicious meal you had at a restaurant or get your seafood cooked just right. In an effort to recreate a favorite meal of mine and use some things I had sitting in the pantry, I came up with the EASIEST shrimp scampi bake ever. Four ingredients and about 20 minutes are all you need to have the perfect shrimp scampi! Continue reading “Mangia | Easiest Shrimp Scampi Bake”


Mangia | Snow Cream

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It’s here…it’s here! The blizzard of 2016 is currently upon us. If you need a fun activity to keep you sane while you’re snowed in (and you have sweetened condensed milk on hand!), try making your own snow cream.

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DIY | Fireplace Makeover

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In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, I’m throwing it back to 2013 when I purchased my first house and dove right into renovations! Because this happened way before was ever even a thought, these before pics are lacking in a major way…and I can’t for the life of me find the progress pics for my favorite DIY. Even so, you’ll get the idea and hopefully be inspired to update your own digs if they are in need of it. Continue reading “DIY | Fireplace Makeover”

Mangia | Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

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I absolutely love to make stuffed peppers in the fall and winter…it’s one of my favorite comfort foods! But during a busy work week, I’d much rather throw together a casserole that takes a fraction of the time. Enter my Unstuffed Pepper Casserole! I originally came across a similar recipe on Pinterest, but wanted to find a way to make it my own and incorporate ground turkey instead of beef. I came up with the equation below and I’ve made it countless times…it always hits the spot! Continue reading “Mangia | Unstuffed Pepper Casserole”

Thoughts | Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

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I know it may seem a bit early to start planning for February, but the 14th will be here before you know it! There is SO much going on here in the mid-state and most of these activities require you to plan ahead and make reservations. If you’re local to central Pennsylvania, check out some of these fun-filled events and celebrate your love on February 14th. Continue reading “Thoughts | Valentine’s Day Date Ideas”

Mangia | Lighter Lunch Ideas

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As a new year begins, I know many of you will be looking to inject healthy habits into your daily routine. I’m in the same boat, so I’m sharing a couple of my favorite lightened-up lunch ideas to help you shed some fat while still enjoying yummy food. Continue reading “Mangia | Lighter Lunch Ideas”

Thoughts | My Favorite Christmas Gift

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The multiple Santas in my life were VERY good to me this year and brought me all kinds of wonderful things that have been on my wish list…and a lot of those things are leopard print. 🙂 Today, I’m talking about my favorite Christmas gift this year…a new DSLR camera! That’s right…The Skeleton Key Life is about to get a major upgrade! Continue reading “Thoughts | My Favorite Christmas Gift”

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