Clean out your fridge with this summer vegetable paella that allows you to use up all your crisper drawer odds and ends in a delicious one-pot meal.
summer vegetable paella

It really technically still is summer, though.

FYI.

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Celebrate the peak of plum season with this warmly spiced plum streusel cake with sweet and salty toffee glaze.
spiced plum streusel cake with toffee glaze

Plums and I are having a moment.

Apparently late summer is when they turn into the best versions of themselves and, coincidentally, so do I.

So I have been doing my best to keep them within arm’s reach at all times. Something tells me that doing so can only lead to good things.

Happy endings.

(Though preferably not of the sensual massage variety.)

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Eating breakfast doesn’t have to be a chore! Make it taste like dessert with this chocolate-covered cherry baked oatmeal that can be prepared ahead of time so that it’s ready to go on weekday mornings.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen!
chocolate-covered cherry baked oatmeal

Breakfast and I are fighting.

Our facebook relationship status has been downgraded from BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (caps lock on) to mere “casual acquaintance”.

Basically, we might say hi if we see each other on the street, but air kisses are out of the question.

For real.

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alice's tea cup

1. Pumpkin scones make all days better. Even Mondays.

2. And yes, I know it is still AUGUST and SUMMER and I’m not even trying to suggest that it’s actually time for pumpkin yet. But at Alice’s Tea Cup, it’s always time for pumpkin scones. Always. They’re kind of the best thing since sliced bread.

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Fresh corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, and potatoes are tossed together with a fresh basil vinagirette and mozzarella cheese in this end-of-summer salad.
golden corn salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil

I have to tell you about my new favorite approach to packing, as much of an oxymoron as having the words “favorite” and “packing” in the same sentence may be.

It involves watching the.boy run around our apartment throwing things into boxes, while I sit at my desk and operate “the command center”.

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