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Everyday Erica is a space where I can be creative and share my recipes, travels, fitness ventures, and overall life experiences with the ones I love. I currently live Denver and enjoy all the things the mountains and city have to offer. I'm a planner who has learned you can't plan for life, so I'm going to enjoy the ride while I've got this chance. 

Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers

I make dinner at my house at least 5 out of 7 nights of the week -- most of the time. This has varied somewhat over the years, but that's a good average. That's a lot! I got used to this habit when we lived in Vallejo and there was nothing, I mean nothing, good to eat in town. When we went to Benicia, the neighboring town, there was decent stuff, but they acted like we were in San Francisco with their prices. No thanks. So it was learn to make decent food at home or travel a minimum of thirty minutes to Berkeley, Oakland or Walnut for the good. The answer was start to make that shiz at home. And then I just got used planning a week's worth of meals and going from there.

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April Life.

April is a wild child in Denver. It rains, thunder storms, snows. We can have hurricane style winds and you can be at the park the next day. I took some time to try and slow down in April. I got sick at the very beginning of the month, so that helped - I guess. I did some hiking this month, took a few short bike rides to get my butt revved up for the summer. My softball team is going strong and I feel like I'm getting better(ish) every week. I've been playing catcher, which takes me way back to third grade when I played in Port Salerno on a team called the Beadnicks. O caught a ball with my forehead once and had the ball's stitched imprinted into my head. Ha! Hopefully I'll remember to catch all these balls in my glove, not my face. That sounded weird...no catching balls with my face. Mkkkay. Oh good times...

Any way, Here is a little more about April. Cheers and happy May!

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Kale and Preserved Lemon Pesto

Oh HI! Nice to visit you again. It's been a minute...

I have been busy, but I have no idea with what. My life is fairly standard. Work, gym, eat, sleep. An occasion evening out to grab a beer. This is my 30s and I am OK with that. I've mostly been shut in recently reading. I finally finished "Gone with the Wind!" What an epic novel! I cannot believe I took on the challenge of reading it - it was supposed to be my "winter" read, but it brought me right into spring. It was long - 868 pages to be exact! And my poor book was falling in pieces by the end - Literally - the last 100 pages were not even in the book any more, but bound by a paper clip. I survived the book, however the book did not survive. It is not in pieces around the house (and the trash)! I pick up "The Goldfinch" for my next read, but before I start, I wanted to get a quick recipe out and focus on something else for a second.

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