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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is light sponge cake that soaks up a combination or evaporated milk, condensed milk, a cream and topped with a whipped cream topping and fresh strawberries that creates pure bliss! The last time I made this Tres Leche Cake was before my blogging days. After enjoying a delicious bite, I almost had […]

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Coconut Cake with Mango Curd Filling

Coconut Cake with Mango Curd Filling

A sweet coconut cake base combined with a smooth tart mango curd will have you dreaming about the tropics and trying to do the hula! Spending part of my childhood and teen years in Hawaii, I really grew to love the tropical flavors such as mango and passion fruit. They are so exotic, fresh, and […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Strawberry Frosting

These Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Fresh Strawberry Frosting are the perfect burst of Spring for your dessert table! If you are looking for a pretty, yet easy recipe this Spring, these Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with fresh strawberry frosting are perfect. They are extremely easy to make and full of glorious flavors. I love […]

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blackberry lime cupcakes

Blackberry Lime Cupcakes

Tangy soft lime cupcakes topped with a sweet blackberry cream cheese frosting. These Blackberry Lime Cupcakes are what Spring baking is all about! I love getting the grocery store circulars this time of year and seeing all of the fabulous deals on berries. Not only do we eat them like candy, but I also love […]

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Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Last week I attended Knotts Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival media preview event. I absolutely love anything boysenberry flavored, so the event was not to be missed. While I was there, I was posting pictures of the scrumptious boysenberry themed desserts on my Instagram and Facebook feed. Little did I know, my husband and kids were […]

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Delicious homemade chicken crispers with creamy honey mustard sauce

Copycat Chili’s Chicken Crispers

It never ceases to amaze my husband how much money American’s spend on food and going out to eat. Growing up in Switzerland, they never went out to eat unless it was a very special occasion or a birthday. My family on the other hand would visit Chili’s almost once a week for dinner. Now, […]

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A tangy sweet curd that is perfect for cakes, cookies, or just to eat with your spoon!

Meyer Lemon Curd

When I got home from Costco the other day, my husband just about went nuts over one item. Meyer Lemons. Unfortunately, he does not understand the beauty in these lemons and how they are absolutely incomparable to other lemons. Even after attempting to explain why I bought them he couldn’t justify the purchase. You see, […]

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A light and buttery coconut cupcake topped with fresh strawberry frosting

The Best Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

Whenever I have to bake cupcakes for an occasion, I almost always make these Coconut Cupcakes. They are always loved and are extremely popular. While I usually always make a coconut cream cheese frosting, I decided to change things up by using a fresh strawberry frosting instead. Let me tell you they are just as […]

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French Onion Dip

French Onion Soup Dip

I think I say this every time I post, but where has the time gone? How is it already February and Superbowl?!? This is the month when I reserve all of my kid’s summer camps and begin planning our family vacation (if we have one). I can not believe that we are already here! The […]

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Whole Wheat Flaxseed Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

When January rolls around, I am like every other human on this planet. I crave healthy food, have a few pounds to lose, and am over the cold. I begin to crave the sunshine and fresh berries more than anything else. Thankfully, living in Southern California, the sunshine and strawberry season are right around the […]

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Easy Spicy and Sweet Turkey Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Have you ever had or made an appetizer and thought, “I can make a meal out of this”? Well, these Sweet and Spicy Meatballs will be one of those appetizers that will soon become an entrée. At least that is what happened in my house! I made these for a holiday party last month and […]

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Lamb and Mushroom Puff Pastry Triangles

Easy Lamb and Mushroom Puff Pastry Triangles

Can you believe that the holidays are almost completely over?!? I can’t! It came and went so quickly. Now from what I am seeing on Facebook, most people are really looking forward to saying goodbye to 2016 and eager for the fresh start in 2017. We had a great year and are looking to continue […]

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Apple Smoothie Bowls

Apple Smoothie Bowls

  As we get further and further into the holiday season, I find myself getting more and more tired and sluggish. I’m not sure if it is the fact that I am running myself ragged with prep and kid’s activities or the fact that my diet is comparable to Elf (spaghetti with maple sugar)- sugar […]

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Spiralized Zucchini Breakfast Bake

Spiralized Zucchini Breakfast Bake

  Christmas morning is always a bit chaotic in my home. Between excited/amped kids ready to tear apart every gift, cleaning after the Tasmanian devils, prepping for church, then making the meal for the crowd, there is not a lot of time to spend making breakfast. One of the things I insist upon is that […]

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Herb Crusted Boneless Leg of Lamb

Herb Crusted Boneless Leg of Lamb

Lamb is one of my favorite proteins. It is rich in flavor and extremely versatile, and packed with health benefits. A big part of getting a good cut of lamb, is knowing where it comes from. With Mountain States Rosen Company, you can ensure that your food comes from healthy breeds of sheep raised by […]

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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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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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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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