Beet & Bean Dip

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Hope is a beautiful thing…
At the beginning of March every year…hope seems to spring up in my heart…hope that Spring is coming! It doesn’t even matter that next week I will have to hold on tight to my sanity as I face the loss of an hour of sleep as we “spring forward” an hour! Looking at the big picture, springing forward only means more daylight hours in the evening…which means…Spring is coming! Yes, Spring – with it’s warmer temperatures and longer days…with its basketball and birds…Spring keeps hope alive – at least for me.


You see, it’s hope that makes me keep on experimenting in the kitchen…sure there are plenty of fails and what-in-tarnation-is-this moments…but, hope makes me spring for that next time…it’s hope that says to add a little more of this or subtract a little of that, because, the result might just be something scrumptious and beautiful!


So, having said that, I should probably have called this “hope dip“, but I went with something that would explain it’s color a tad better. My daughter is looking forward to caching her favorite Atlanta basketball team in action this month and I am looking forward to catching up with one of my favorite foods, and as she might need some snacks to keep her cheering on, I blended beets with beans to make this better-for-you dip.

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Out With The Old…In With The New


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias Yesterday, the third day of the last week of the second month of 2015, was when I finally joined the 21st century; (at least, that’s what my daughter said), when I came home with a Samsung…

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Spicy Peanutty Broccoli


Last week, Kim @ Day With KT, wrote a about what compassion looks like and challenged us to share a story about when we saw or experienced true compassion…which got me thinking…I have been fortunate to have been on the receiving end of compassion far more than I deserve… Last Monday night, an ice storm…

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Mocha Breakfast Cookies {Gluten Free}

A Little Chocolate Never Hurts-Breakfast-Dessert-Cookies @RunninSrilankan

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Skillet Cake {Flourless}

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Romantic, teen-puppy-love-type, movies are really not my cup of tea, but, seeing my sports-loving-daughter happens to be going through a phase with them (am hoping this phase runs it’s course soon), I figure I would sacrifice my sanity and indulge her. An added bonus of my “sacrifice” happens to be some extra time with my kiddo…

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