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#Ad Teriyaki Glazed Cornish Hens

#Ad Teriyaki Glazed Cornish Hens

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JuicyGrilledCornish #CollectiveBias One of my favorite meals growing up was Teriyaki Glazed Cornish Game Hens. I have an uncle who is an ah-mazing cook, and this was one of his specialties. We always knew that when we were […]

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Back To School Freezer Meal Making Party

Back To School Freezer Meal Making Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ZiplocBackToSchool #CollectiveBias The kids’ school supplies and new uniforms have been purchased, which means back-to-school preparations are in full swing! I signed everyone up for their extracurricular activities, and let me tell you, I am going to be […]

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Smoked Fish Carbonara

Smoked Fish Carbonara

Being a food blogger means that I have to spend hours in the kitchen almost every day developing and testing recipes. When it comes to dinner on most nights, I am worn out. Generally my brain is depleted of any creativity and I resort to the classic easy dishes. Sometimes, however, I will get a […]

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Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bars

As quickly as it started, summer is quickly coming to an end. Soon the permanent sand toy spot will be replaced with backpacks and lunch boxes. There will no longer be late breakfasts and watermelon lunches. Our days will be full of school and sports instead of beaches and pools. As much fun as it […]

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Moscato Melon Kiwi Slushies

Moscato Melon Kiwi Slushies

It is so exciting that my little sister is finally of drinking age. We can now finally go out for a glass of wine over a nice meal and catch up. Oh wait. I forgot. I am not quite cool enough for that, yet. I am sure I will eventually become her best friend once […]

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Beach Clam Bake

Beach Clam Bake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerToGo #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. I have always wanted to host a clam bake at the beach, but with open fire regulations, I have never been able to actually […]

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Cafe de Paris Butter

Cafe de Paris Butter

It has been 8 years since we moved back from Switzerland. My husband rarely asks for “Swiss Style” meals, but when he does, I am happy to oblige. When trying to come up with a Plugrá Butter themed dinner party my husband suggested Cafe de Paris. It was the perfect topping for the steaks we […]

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Lemon Mousse Cake

Lemon Mousse Cake

A few weeks ago I invited some friends to come over and celebrate the 3 things I love most, spring, food, and of course butter. As some of you may know, this is the second year that I am a brand ambassador for Plugrá European Style Butter. Even before becoming part of their Butter Brigade, […]

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Gold Fish Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Golfish Crackers Crusted Chicken Nuggets

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoldfishMix #CollectiveBias Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a recipe, only to realize you did not have one of the key ingredients. It happens to me all the time, especially at dinner time! The last […]

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Refreshing Bourbon Cranberry Fizz

Refreshing Bourbon Cranberry Fizz

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MingleNMix #CollectiveBias After Family time and Christmas cookies, refreshing holiday cocktails are one of my top favorite things about the holidays. Considering my husband won’t let me turn on the heat, this is also one of the only […]

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Broccoli and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

Broccoli and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

Whether you are cooking for Monday night football or just need a quick healthy meal, these Broccoli and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes are great.  Serve as an appetizer or with a side salad for a wonderful vegetarian meal. Also perfect for “Meatless Mondays!” What I love about twice baked potatoes is that most of the […]

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Blueberry Lavender Hand Pies

Blueberry Lavender Hand Pies

I just love Spring and Summer. I love being outside with the kids, late nights at the pool, the grill, and of course the produce! I also love U-Picks. We go every year to as many U-Picks as I can possibly find, blueberry, cherry, peach, and apple to name a few. This year we will […]

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Gooey Butter Bars

Gooey Butter Bars

I had never actually heard of a gooey butter cake until recently. It is not something you come across regularly here in Southern California, but I am so glad I did. This cake is dense and rich-and a little goes a long way. I knew that this would be a great recipe to showcase the […]

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Vintage Cow Girl Party

Vintage Cow Girl Party

Last weekend we finally threw my daughter’s birthday party. It was only about a month late 😉 Thankfully, I have an insanely creative mother to whom I can simply tell the theme to and she goes wild. For the last year, we have been planning a rainbow/unicorn party. Then, as we were going through the […]

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Apple Brown Sugar Muffins

Apple Brown Sugar Muffins

This past week the kids and I went apple and pear picking and Apple Star Organic Farms. They were so knowledgeable and passionate about their trees. Before we started picking the farmer and his wife took the time to explain the different varieties and what was ripe and not. What I loved about this farm […]

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Frozen Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

Frozen Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

This year will be the first year that I have 2 children in school. If that is not stressful enough, they will be at two different schools, starting and ending at two different times. In an effort to make the first few weeks go smoothly, I took a morning to prepare easy hearty breakfasts that […]

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Boredom Curing Cookies

Boredom Curing Cookies

For some reason our internet has not been working for the past two days. I never realized how much I depend on it until now. Nor did I realize how much we can get done without it! My house is spotless, my toilettes have been cleaned, and I have finally claimed victory over my endless […]

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Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

Happy Mother’s Day to all you leading ladies out there. I hope that you are pleasantly enjoying a hot cup of coffee (normally by the time I actually get to my first sip it is cold…but not today) in bed, quietly reading your favorite blogs, all while your husband and children are working hard in […]

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Quick Rhubarb Cake

Quick Rhubarb Cake

  I think that my husband’s grandparents were trying to scare me away the first time I met them. However, I don’t think it was intentional because his grandmother is one of the sweetest ladies ever.   They invited us over for lunch. When we sat down to eat, she placed a huge platter in […]

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Croissant Bread Pudding

Croissant Bread Pudding

I have been testing recipes for my Easter Day brunch all week. I will be cooking for about 45 family members, which are my harshest critics. There are a few people with aspirations of writing a cook book in the family, me being one of them. Needless to say, we are all a bit competitive, […]

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