The Best Rugelach

The Best Rugelach

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias My annual Christmas cookies reflect my Californian/Hawaiian upbringing. They consist of a melting pot of culture cookies from people and places I have lived. I love learning about new holiday traditions and specialties from the people […]

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Red Velvet Christmas Cake

Red Velvet Christmas Cake

If you are looking for the perfectly festive holiday cake, this Red Velvet Christmas Cake is it! Actually, this cake is great to have on hand for most holidays-Halloween, Fourth of July, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. Simply switch out your decorations and you are good to go! I love showing up to parties with a […]

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Now that we are almost a full week past Thanksgiving, I am sure most of you are on the tail end of your leftovers. If you are anything like me, the sight of more turkey may just make you spontaneously combust. Being a food blogger, we started early like November 1st kind of early. Since then, […]

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Easy Chalkboard Sugar Cookies

Chalkboard Christmas Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias During the holidays we love to entertain. With my kids’ and husband’s birthdays and major holidays every two weeks beginning in October and ending at the end of January, we always have a reason to celebrate! […]

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Easy Apple Almond Cake

Easy Apple Almond Cake

I know everyone has pie on their mind, but why not switch it up a bit with this simple Apple Almond Cake! With the holidays around the corner, there will be an influx of invitations to holiday parties. On top of shopping, decorating, and making your annual cookies, you now need to worry about bringing […]

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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Whenever I have a party, I always try and have a signature drink. I love making cocktails, and this is my time to come up with something fun for everyone to try. Plus, if you make them with enough alcohol and serve them about an hour before eating, it’s almost a guarantee that everyone will […]

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What to do in Rosarito, Mexico

What to do in Rosarito, Mexico

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited on an unforgettable 2 day journey to Tijuana and Rosarito. Thankfully, another blogger, Mikkel Paige, from SometimesHome.com was also on the trip. She is an amazing photographer and was kind enough to share all of her photos here. If you are looking at traveling to a […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey Roulade

Thanksgiving Turkey Roulade

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I would like to try out a new pan from Swiss Diamond. Now I may be a bit bias, but I happen to love all things Swiss. I did, after all, marry a Swiss man and reproduce 3 Swiss offspring! The Swiss really know […]

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Sous Vide Creme Brûlée

Sous Vide Creme Brûlée

This post is in collaboration with Hamilton Beach. All opinions are 100% true and my own. During the holidays, it is always nice to have an extra hand. Unfortunately as much as we would appreciate the extra help, most times we do not get it. That’s when the help of a special appliance comes into […]

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Pesto Salmon with Spinach Garlic Quinoa

Pesto Salmon with Spinach Garlic Quinoa

‘Tis the season for busy! With the holidays just around the corner, our minds are focused on the big meal, not dinner! I don’t know about you, but when I am prepping for Thanksgiving, my family always suffers. After cooking all day for my upcoming Friendsgiving this weekend, I am so tired and cooked out by […]

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Tijuana Part 1- The Food and Beer Scene

Tijuana Part 1- The Food and Beer Scene

The first question everyone asks when I tell them I am heading across the border is “Is it safe?” In my personal opinion, yes, it is safe. I have never once encountered a problem and have met nothing short of amazing and gracious people.With that being said, I hope all of you will consider a […]

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Ghostbusters Movie Night

Ghostbusters Movie Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #CatchMoreData #Ghostbusters #CollectiveBias Every holiday we have a movie to kick off the season and we usually we watch it while we are decorating the house. Then probably ten more times because my kids are […]

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Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

As the nights become chilly, we are craving warm, cozy meals more and more. Tomato Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches make the perfect combination for a delicious fall/winter dinner. As I was researching what and how to talk about this soup (this doesn’t happen often, but I was at a loss for words today), I […]

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Quick Pumpkin Swirled Breakfast Bread

Quick Pumpkin Swirled Breakfast Bread

This post has been sponsored by Pillsbury, however all opinions are my own. #ItsBakingSeason With the holidays just around the corner, we begin to focus on the “big” meal. You spend days preparing leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, wake up early to put the bird in, and continue to prepare for the rest of […]

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Red Velvet Halloween Cake

Red Velvet Halloween Cake

Welcome new San Diego 6 News Followers! We hope you enjoyed our special Halloween Movie Night Special! Here is the cake that was featured! Enjoy! It is finally October therefore I can finally post Halloween themed desserts without feeling too bad, right!? I could have started Halloween in August (when I start my Christmas music) […]

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Halloween Macarons

Halloween Macarons

Whenever we have a ton of eggs, a batch of French Macarons is in the near future. I like making them because I usually can get two recipes out of the three eggs, seeing as how I only use egg whites for this recipe. After housesitting my mom’s house and her 6 chickens, we found […]

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Zombie Party

Zombie Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias It’s officially October which means we can finally start talking about Halloween. It’s about darn time as I have been planning it since early this summer. I have been wanting to throw a Zombie Party […]

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

So the last post I did, Pumpkin Tiramisu, I was going on and on how it is feeling like fall here and that we managed to skip our September heatwave. Well, boy did I jinx that. The following days were brutally hot, reaching the low HUNDREDS on the coast. Because we are on the coast, […]

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Caramel Apple Rolls and a trip to Puerto Nuevo

Caramel Apple Rolls and a trip to Puerto Nuevo

For the last few years I have been without a valid passport. It was always on my list of things to do, but I somehow never got around to doing it. Well, when we booked our Europe tickets last year, it was something that had to be done! Now that I have it, I want […]

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Pumpkin Tiramisu with Molasses Cookie Crumb

Pumpkin Tiramisu with Molasses Cookie Crumb

It is officially the first day of fall! How exciting! I have been scrolling through Fall recipes for the last 3 months on Pinterest, and recently came across this one from Foodie Crush. Combining pumpkin and pumpkin spices with tiramisu in a pie form sounded like the perfect fall/Thanksgiving dessert. Not to mention it is […]

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