Update on our Baby James

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since we welcomed our lil bundle of joy into this world! As probably any new parent will tell you, time flies by. Adjusting to the new schedule baby James has us on is the most challenging part. Seems like the days have all blurred together. I think Jason and I have felt every possible emotion lately, we have been tested in ways that we have never really truly explored. Patience, flexibility, sincere selflessness, exhaustion, resilience and endurance just to name a few. The limited amount of sleep alone has made us feel like we have aged a year in only a matter of weeks, but you know what, we both wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. We love James!… 

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Mini Nectarine Almond Frangipane Tart

The best thing about dessert is when you don’t have to share! I know, that may sound a little greedy, but sometimes you just want your very own pie. With… 

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Rustic Peach and Berry Crostata

Do you love crust? I love it! Who knew that combining butter and flour could be so magical, giving you tender pieces of pastry that melts in your mouth with… 

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How to Grill a Pizza – Step by Step Guide

Pizza is a highly addicting food staple that comes in various styles and cooking techniques. I personally love a good Neapolitan style pie on a thin chewy crust that’s been… 

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Lemon Herb Fingerling Potato Salad

Everyone loves a classic potato salad made with the traditional mayonnaise and relish base. However if you are looking for a lighter potato salad recipe, preparing a flavorful vinaigrette is… 

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Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Glaze

When I think of figs, I find it funny to imagine the times of Greek gods and goddesses spending the afternoon eating these delicate and luxurious fruit gems. These perfect ripe… 

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Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce

It’s hard not to enjoy a nice and juicy Angus half pound burger with hickory smoked bacon and thick cut cheddar cheese (okay maybe that’s just what I’m craving), however… 

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July Traffic and Income Report

Hello! It’s Jason again. I am Jessica’s husband, taste tester, helpful tech guy, and now proud father to our new son James! Last month we started an experiment on JessicaGavin.com… 

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Using Temperature to Gauge Doneness of Food

Okay it’s time to get our science caps on and geek out for a minute! Cooking is truly an art and a science, you have to use your five senses… 

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Aromatic Jasmine Coconut Rice

Rice was a staple at the dinner table almost every night in my family growing up. I don’t prepare it as often at home now, but it’s a welcomed comforting… 

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Tahitian Mahi Mahi with Vanilla Sauce

Have you ever wondered what types of fresh fish you can expect to eat when visiting the beautiful islands of French Polynesia? You can experience extremely fresh locally caught lagoon… 

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