Homemade Doggie Treats

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This time of year we’re running around with our hands and heads full of lists naming present after present for our family and friends – but we can’t forget our furry friends, too! I am a dog lover through and through, and even though my schedule and apartment don’t permit me to have a pup of my own, I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by dogs on a daily basis – at work and at friends’ homes. So, I had to make sure I took a little time out of the crazy busy schedule this…

Pearly Whites [A Recipe For Homemade Toothpaste]

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I just went to the dentist this morning after about three years of not having a cleaning [*cringing*]. I know! You’re probably thinking, “three years?!“ When I moved to Denver a couple years ago I simply put off finding a dentist. Then put it off again, and put it off some more. But, after being in DC for a few months I began having trouble with a molar I cracked a few years back and knew it was time to take care of it. Which meant going in for a cleaning, too. It was time I…

It’s Time! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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  I’ve been pondering sharing this one for a while now. My busy schedule this week didn’t allow much time for writing [or even posting on Instagram!] so when I finally had time to taste test and share this recipe with you all today, I knew I had to get it up on BITG! I am crazy about all things pumpkin and am expecting to get lots of pumpkin love up on the blog in the next few months. I’m also a PSL lover, but am not a huge Starbucks fan in the first place and…

Pickling Cucumbers [& Other Veggies]

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Pickling has been a kitchen activity that I’ve been around since I was small. My grandma pickles, my dad pickles, my uncles, aunts, brother.. And now I’m happy to continue on with the tradition! I love pickles – I was the kid who drank pickle juice straight out of the jar when all the pickles were eaten! Its the perfect accompaniment to any sandwich, burger, salads, or great on its own. I only recently began making my own after buying a jar of Vlasic pickles and realizing shortly after that the ingredient list contained yellow…