pineapple & beef tacos.

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This pineapple and beef tacos dish is probably my favorite recipe discovery of the summer!  Thanks for the inspiration, Real Simple Magazine.  We decided to make the meal after an (unintentionally) long taco hiatus, which probably made everything taste even better.  I cooked beef all day in the crockpot in pineapple juice instead of using marinated pork like the…

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midweek musings: 19-aug-2015.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to hear a lot of talk already about fall clothes and pumpkin spice lattes.  Maybe it’s because I’m at the beach with my family this week, but I’m just not ready for all of this yet!  Plus, as Jimmy Fallon has wisely pointed out: “Nothing says summer refreshment like a…

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miami & marlins park.

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One of my requests in planning out our victory lap of the MLB stadium tour was to end the trip in Miami! We went just a year and a half ago for our third wedding anniversary, so we didn’t feel too pressured to see a lot and we even repeated a few things from our…

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chicago & u.s. cellular stadium.

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I fell in love again All things go, all things go Drove to Chicago All things know, all things know Oh, Chicago. This was only my third visit, but each time, I’ve fallen a little more in love. It’s a fun change from D.C. with skyscrapers all around. Though our stop here left us wanting…

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shrimp saganaki.

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One of my favorite meals from our trip to Greece last summer was a somewhat random lunch in Iraklion, Crete. We were on our way to the Iraklion Archaeological Museum and the Knossos archaeological site – and we were quite hungry from our bus ride from Chania that morning. As we walked towards the museum, we…

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milwaukee & miller stadium.

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Often it’s helpful to have limits. I get so excited when I have a completely free Saturday, but then the time slips by so elusively. I wonder how Saturday evening is here already, then realize that the whole day, I thought I had time to do X, Y, and Z later on. I hate to…

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