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TGIF // Shop Proper Hunt Updates & Lots of Recipes

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Added some new Spring/Summery pieces to the shop! Head on over to see more!

TGIF! Even though it's snowing right now and it's apparently the first day of Spring (Mother Nature is one cruel B this year, eh?), I think the two things that I owe you guys will hopefully make up for it? This post is full of lots and lots of recipes (sorry this is so late!!) and some new pieces at Shop Proper Hunt as you can see above and below. Hope you guys all have a great Friday! Happy 1st Day of Spring!

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I'm obsessed with this Leru Gold Tone Rhinestone Bracelet. If I could keep it, I would. And look like an Italian movie star with this red clutch. Perfect for your upcoming Spring Break trip.

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Fried Rice Restaurant Style - Sometimes I get cravings for Chinese food, but we don't like how greasy it can be when you get it from a takeout place (don't get me wrong, sometimes takeout Chinese is exactly what you want). This fried rice recipe is no where near greasy and tastes even better than the stuff you get at a restaurant, in my opinion. I've made it several times now and I cannot tell you how easy it is.

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With this second pregnancy, I've gotten my fair share of cravings and Buttermilk Biscuits were inevitably going to be made at some point. In the past, I've tried several recipes but this one really takes the cake. I promise you it is fool proof if you follow the directions. They were so good that we polished them off all on the same day.

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I'd say the biggest craving I have had so far with this pregnancy are noodles. I know, go figure since I'm Korean, right? But I guess this baby just knows it's half Korean because I literally want a noodle dish every week. I spotted this recipe for a Beef Noodle Stir Fry on Pinterest (check out my I'm Hungry board for lots more recipes) and knew I had to give it a go. And it did not disappoint. I switched out the broccoli with sugar snap peas (Steve has a bad reaction to broccoli) and removed the mushrooms (I'm not a fan) and added some red bell peppers. This is probably my favorite recipe I've made for dinner so far.

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What do you do when you have stale french bread? Make french toast of course! But we were feeling a bit adventurous and decided to try out this Cinnamon Baked French Toast instead. I've always wanted to make one and especially this one by Pioneer Woman since everything she makes is amazingly delicious. I will warn you though, this makes A LOT. We barely dented it, so I would highly recommend making this if you have a large family or for gatherings.

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We had a bit of a tease with the warm weather last week and we definitely took advantage of it. A trip to the park and lots of play time outside in the neighborhood was exactly what we needed with this never-ending winter. I wanted to continue with the Spring-like theme of the day, so I made this fresh Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Preserve Balsamic Dressing. I'm obsessed with the dressing but I will warn you, a little goes a long way. I've been adding it to other salads that I've been making but just adding very little along with some olive oil and salt & pepper. It's amazing I tell ya.

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What's better than Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta when the weather starts warming up? Nothing, right? I tested this recipe out last week and it did not disappoint. Even Cora was all about it. I did switch out the spinach for green peas since Cora loves green peas (gotta make sure she gets her greens!). It's definitely a keeper.

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Last Sunday, we hosted a neighborhood block party in honor of St. Patrick's Day. A few of our neighbors are first generation Irish born, so we knew we had to celebrate in some way. In prep for it, I searched for St. Patty's Day recipes and finally decided in the end to make something a little unconventional. Fried Green Tomatoes were something that I was craving and they're green so it was the perfect h'orderves to serve. In addition to that, I made some Lucky Charm Rice Krispie Treats and candied bacon. All were hits with both adults and kiddos and will be made again in the near future.

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