Smoky Tomato Salsa | No Thanks to Cake

Smoky Tomato Salsa

I love homemade salsa.  I’ve been trying to find a good store salsa… but real talk, they’re just not good.  I’ve bought the kind in the jar, the kind in the deli, the cheap kind, the expensive kind, and they’re just blech. But this… this is tasty, y’all! I know.  You want to get in…

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Currently July 2016 | No Thanks to Cake

Currently: July 2016

My goodness. You blink these days, and the month is gone. I find this especially to be true for summer… If anyone has a pause button, please press that thing! I certainly could use about 5 more months of summer. Current Music Adele is back on my rotation. Did I mention I’m going to see…

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Smoked Tomato Gazpacho | No Thanks to Cake

Smoky Tomato Gazpacho

It’s official.  I’m obsessed with summer tomatoes.  There, I said it.  The veggies during the summer are just SO SO good, and the beautiful tomatoes I’ve uncovered have been incredible. I find myself picking up fresh hothouse tomatoes, pretty pretty grape tomatoes, all the colors of heirlooms, and tomatillos… I can’t stop myself! Especially when…

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Sweet Potato Avocado Toast | No Thanks to Cake

Sweet Potato Avocado “Toast”

I know that food should be pretty.  I’ve learned that over the years.  Whether I’m eating Jenny Craig food plated on pretty Fiestaware or dining at my favorite restaurant, the way I present my food DEFINITELY impacts my opinion of the dish. This weekend, I made something that was JUST beautiful.  And, it was JUST…

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Chicago | No Thanks to Cake

Chicago with My Girls

Summer is DEFINITELY my favorite, and I love the adventures that I have each year… but somehow, in the crazy mix of things I miss out on sharing them all on the blog. In an attempt to catch you guys up on some of the fun… I’m going to share one of my favorite trips year-to-date….

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