Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

Quick Shrimp Scampi

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You know that moment when its 5 o’clock and you don’t know what to cook for dinner?

I hate those evenings. What in the world am I going to cook? 

That moment happened to me. I knew we had shrimp, which meant there were some tasty options to choose from, but I hadn’t picked a recipe and was blanking in the moment.

On a whim, I decide to look up shrimp scampi, because who doesn’t love pasta and garlic  with their shrimp?

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

Turns out, shrimp scampi is really easy to make!! 

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Killer butternut squash soup from my Whole30 adventure! How'd it go? | Teaspoon of Nose

Whole30: I made it!

Y’all, that long-awaited day is here! I finished my month of Whole30 on Wednesday. Thirty days of no sugar, dairy, grains, soy, beans, and more. We did it!

Chimichurri beef kabobs from my Whole30 adventure! How'd it go? | Teaspoon of Nose

Chimichurri beef kabobs – delicious, and perfect for a day at the lake!

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A few dinners from Whole30! | Teaspoon of Nose

Whole30 recap: day 21

Happy Sunday, folks! I’m officially more than halfway through Whole30. Technically I’m on day 21, so we’re on the down slope! If you want to see a little bit more about Whole30 and why I decided to give it a shot, you can check out this post, or click here to see how I finished up!

A few dinners from Whole30! | Teaspoon of Nose

Light lemon slaw – surprisingly good, since I don’t love slaw or cabbage!

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Exploring Mangum's Rattlesnake Derby in southwest Oklahoma!

Life in Altus: Rattlesnake Derby

Within a month of getting back to Oklahoma, there were TWO somewhat-hilarious cultural events. Today I’m sharing one of these, the Mangum Rattlesnake Derby.

 

Imagine a small town carnival meets flea market. Now add any rattlesnake-related activity, wise idea or not. What you’re picturing is the Rattlesnake Derby.

Exploring Mangum's Rattlesnake Derby in southwest Oklahoma!

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Whole30 week one in review!

I’m doing Whole30! Week 1 Recap

For the next 30 days, I’m doing Whole30! It’s a 30 day detox program designed to give your body a reset. I’ll share my journey we go, and hopefully have some great recipes to pass on as we go! 

Whole30 week one in review!

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Cookie dough brownies are little pieces of dessert HEAVEN.

Cookie Dough Brownies

BIG NEWS EVERYONE.

I’ve found a way to improve on brownies.

Not possible, they said. How do you make brownies better??

Topping them with cookie dough, that’s how.

Cookie dough brownies are little pieces of dessert HEAVEN.

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Homemade tzatziki makes for super easy appetizer dip or the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat!

Tzatziki Sauce

With my family living practically next door to the university, they had a revolving door of college students taking a summer class or doing a practicum unit at the local hospital. They were champs about  hosting and it was so fun to have a house full of college kids even in the summer.

I don’t know who they’d say was their favorite (not going to ask), but Sage definitely wins some prizes. Spending the Most Nights actually at our house, Celebrating the Most Holidays, and Making the Best Food: Dad Edition. The last prize was won singlehandedly with tzatziki.

Homemade tzatziki makes for super easy appetizer dip or the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat!

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Favorite restaurants and bars in Huntsville, Alabama!

Huntsville restaurant scene

You may remember that over the past couple months, I spent some time in Huntsville, Alabama. Some great friends live there and I always have a great time when I visit: they always know what’s going on in town or what’s happening this weekend, or where . One of the things that surprised me was the sheer diversity of restaurants. Beyond having every chain imaginable (fast food to upscale), there are so many local options!

Favorite restaurants and bars in Huntsville, Alabama!

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Some of my latest favorites in the DC food scene!

DC food finds

The hardest thing for me about living in a small town is the lack of ethnic food. I could eat Thai food twice and week and never get sick of it. Sushi is my love language. There is nothing quite like great Italian pasta. So when I headed east for a few months this spring, good food was on the top of my list! Luckily, when visiting my friend Catherine in Washington DC, she had a ton of great places to hit up, including several things I’d never had before!

Some of my latest favorites in the DC food scene!

Watching the snow from a coffee shop = perfection.

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These mozzarella-stuffed meatballs are a killer dinner option!

Mozzarella-stuffed meatballs

Happy Tuesday folks!! Today I’m sharing a killer meatball recipe that will please even the pickiest eaters.

Is it just me, or do people fall in one of two camps when it comes to spaghetti? Most of my friends are either “marinara and meatball” people or “bolognese” people. I grew up happily in the latter category and never missed meatballs, especially given my addiction to my mom’s spaghetti sauce. But one day, my husband came home on a tear for us to try to make meatballs. He’d seen the idea of stuffed meatballs on the internet and after doing some testing, this is what we created!

For some reason, I always thought of meatballs as being a lot of work. I’m not sure where I picked this us, but this recipe reminded me just how wrong that was! Even with the added step of “stuffing” the meatballs, the prepwork for this dish is only about 20 minutes.

These mozzarella-stuffed meatballs are a killer dinner option!

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