No. 2 Pencil Cook, Bake & Create 2014-08-18T22:44:25Z http://www.number-2-pencil.com/feed Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3628 2014-08-18T22:44:25Z 2014-08-17T22:25:56Z   There are a lot of recipes for chocolate chip cookies out there, and I’m going to go ahead and add another to the mix. I think these are perfect chocolate chip cookies, let me make my case for you.   Here is why these cookies are so great: Soft in the middle, but chewy […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Martha Stewart & No. 2 Pencil #savorsummer]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3616 2014-08-14T02:42:55Z 2014-08-14T02:40:49Z I’m was absolutely thrilled to be contacted by the Martha Stewart team to contribute to the Savor Summer series on Martha Stewart Living. This summer has been a big one for me and my family. Our baby girl, Ruby was born at the beginning of July and we have been spending a lot of time […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[One-Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3602 2014-07-30T23:45:42Z 2014-07-30T23:45:42Z   I’m so excited to share a new one-pan recipe with you guys. Dinner recipes are some of my most popular posts, and I think it’s because new ideas for dinner are always welcome. New one-pot dinners are especially welcome because they are so easy. Today, I’m sharing this easy One-Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[DIY Gallery Wall for Little Girl Room & Cut It Out Frames Giveaway]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3582 2014-07-15T23:59:02Z 2014-07-15T20:49:12Z   A few months ago, when we found out baby number three was going to be a girl, we started making plans to convert my daughter’s room into a shared space for both girls. Earlier this month, our daughter Ruby was born and right before she came home, we finally (mostly) finished the room! My […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[DIY Stenciled Kitchen Canisters]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3537 2014-06-13T03:56:59Z 2014-06-13T13:00:12Z Thank you to Martha Stewart Living and Weight Watchers for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.   Anytime I have a chance to work with Martha Stewart Craft supplies, I jump right in! I was thrilled to receive a blogger box filled with these chic kitchen canisters and Martha Stewart Craft supplies courtesy […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Shrimp and Bacon Pasta Carbonara]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3557 2014-06-09T23:44:04Z 2014-06-09T04:10:00Z     I’ve partnered with SeaPak to bring you this sponsored post. All opinions are my own and I know you are going to love this recipe! SeaPak asked me to create a recipe for their #CoastIntoSummer series, and I was very excited to use the Shrimp Scampi. I’ve used it in one of our […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Baked Bean Casserole]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3522 2014-06-08T16:32:56Z 2014-06-08T16:16:15Z     This Baked Bean Casserole is incredibly easy to make and is a hit at every BBQ or potluck. I love making this because it’s a quick side dish that everyone goes crazy over. Start with a large can of baked beans and add a crunchy topping of bacon, onions, and panko bread crumbs. […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Kick Off Summer Giveaway – Closed]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3508 2014-06-08T20:47:52Z 2014-06-01T12:00:26Z I’m thrilled that summer is finally here. Not only does it mean that we get to meet baby no. 3 soon, it also means relaxed schedules, swimming and more time to spend together as a family! This year, I’m excited to be part of a really fun giveaway with fifteen of my favorite bloggers. Each blogger […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Homemade Lemon Toaster Pastries]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3394 2014-06-01T03:04:21Z 2014-06-01T03:04:21Z     These Homemade Lemon Toaster Pastries are easy to make and really delicious. I used store-bought lemon curd and pre-made pie dough to whip these up in just a few minutes.   Start by trimming the pie dough into a square, then divide both pie doughs into a total of eight rectangles. You will […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3472 2014-05-22T17:54:34Z 2014-05-22T17:35:11Z   This recipe for One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls is one of my new favorites. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. I combined boneless, skinless chicken breast, Mexican rice, black beans, and tomatoes with Mexican spices. It’s so delicious and the best part is, everything cooks in just one pan, even the rice. […]

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