Beltex Meats Salt Lake City

I’m not quite sure where to begin with my love of Beltex Meats. It’s a pasture raised, whole animal butcher shop. It’s a true gem in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A deli case, specialty sandwiches, and more…

Beltex Meats Salt Lake City

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Sea Salt Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

IMG_0884With the holiday season in full swing, these sea salt tahini chocolate chip cookies are exactly what you need! Inspired by a David Leibovitz recipe, these cookies are nutty in flavor, chewy, and full of chocolate chip cookies.  What makes these cookies stand out?  The sesame seeds each cookie is rolled in.

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Cinnamon and Sugar Muffins

When I first made these muffins by Ree Drummond, I was immediately brought back to my childhood.  I loved making and devouring cinnamon and sugar toast. These, like my toasts, are buttery and covered in a hefty layer of cinnamon and sugar.  Since Ree’s muffins are a bit on the sweet side, I adapted the recipe to my preferences.  They are a great breakfast, mid-morning snack, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, dessert, mid-night snack, or really anytime of the day snack.  I promise they will make you very happy.

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Pregnancy Update 34 Weeks

It’s official: I’m in full waddle mode.  I reached 34 weeks this past Friday, which means I’m a little more than a month away from meeting baby Shelledy.  Apparently, he’s the size of a butternut squash, which my uterus and bladder would fully agree with.

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Alamexo Cantina Review

There’s a newbie in Salt Lake City: Alamexo Cantina.  Known for its contemporary food, Alamexo Cantina is serving local, homemade, and family style Mexican food.

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Restaurant Review – Provisions

Known for its seasonal, organic, and locally sourced food, Provisions has become more and more one of the “it” restaurants in Salt Lake City.  Tasty food, comfortable atmosphere and attentive service proves why Utahns love this great local eatery.

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Company Potatoes

I grew up eating these company potatoes.  My mom would make them for the holidays or for birthday celebrations.  Considering how tasty this dish is, you would think it would be harder to make.  I actually made this as a side dish for my wedding dinner.  Everyone I make them for raves about them, so I suggest adding this recipe to your repertoire ASAP!

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The Best Shake and Bake

The best shake and bake chicken is inspired partially by my mom. I grew up eating my mom’s shake and bake chicken.  To be honest, it was a large, overcooked chicken breast covered in boxed seasoned bread crumbs.  This version of shake and bake will rock your world.  The chicken is tender, moist, and full of flavor.  The panko stays crispy and doesn’t fall off the chicken.  This dish was also inspired by Smitten Kitchen’s chicken milanese, which is a recipe I would highly suggest making.

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Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every time I make these sea salt chocolate chip cookies they get devoured.  With a slight saltiness, they are truly addicting…

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10 Things I’m Thankful For

With everything that’s been happening with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, I’ve been thinking how lucky and thankful I am for the life I live.  Everyday I’m able to do a job I enjoy (teach 6th grade), watch my son grow and prosper, eat dinner with a husband who I’ve loved since 9th grade (yes, 9th grade!), and all while feeling safe.  Some days it’s hard to feel thankful for everything when I’m stressed, tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed, but honestly, I have a lot to thankful for.  In fact, there are plenty more items than this list provides, but here are the top 10 things I’m the thankful for.

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