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This is what my house looks like with my belongings packed up in my front yard. Why? I’m moving! Joseph and I are moving back home to Texas at the end of this week. We’ve been in Italy for over three years and are ready to get back to the good ole USA. The first things I’m going to do are eat some Tex-Mex and go to Target.  We’ll always be thankful for the opportunities we had here, and traveling is still a major priority.  I hope we get to visit Europe again soon–there are a lot of sites we didn’t make it to!  Though next I think I’d like to tackle Asia. I’m going to be in house-limbo for the next six to eight weeks, which leaves me without a fully-stocked kitchen (not even an oven!). I also only have a tiny Netbook and no Photoshop, so posting will be sparse.…

I don’t even know what to say. The moment I saw Nutella, caramel, hazelnuts, and brownies in one sentence I lost the fight. If you have as little resistance as I do, I’m sorry. But they are really, really good.  The brownie itself is crispy, the center is softened with…

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I go crazy for raw fruits and vegetables in the summer. In the colder seasons I love eating soup every day for lunch, but now that it’s warm out I find myself eating a plate full of fruit or a light salad with plenty of vegetables. This is one of…

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This banana bread is simple, deep, and rich. Maybe I’m biased because this is one of the very first things I ever cooked all by myself, but I love it. I’m pretty sure this recipe originates from my brother’s middle school home-ec class. Yes, really. This is the horrible thing…

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Since we’re moving back home to Texas in just a few weeks, I felt I needed to make something to commemorate our time here. So while Joseph was out of town for a bit, I embroidered nonstop. I don’t even want to know how many hours I logged on this.…

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