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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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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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Chanterelle and Gruyère Tart

Chanterelle and Gruyère Tart

Some of you may have noticed my absence here on the blog this summer. It was a crazy 3 months filled with long beach days, playdates, and a month long trip to Europe. While I had prepared a ton of posts to go up while I was traveling, I never actually got around to doing […]

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Back to school time is extremely chaotic in my home, especially this year with 3 kids going to different schools in different counties. Needless to say, I need to be prepared for the morning the night before. Because we have to leave so early in order to get everyone to school on time, it is […]

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Steak Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

Steak Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

I can create amazing concoctions with butter and sugar and turn a few leftover refrigerator ingredients into a gourmet meal. But make a pot of rice? That I cannot do. I don’t know what it is, but I always end up with a burnt pan and crunchy rice. With brown rice being a major part […]

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Jalapeño Popper Cheeseburgers

Jalapeño Popper Cheeseburgers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. I am pretty sure that there is nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold Heineken, juicy burger, and being surrounded by friends. […]

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Teriyaki Fish Burgers with Tempura Onion Rings

Teriyaki Fish Burgers with Tempura Onion Rings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Swapyourburger #CollectiveBias As soon as May hits, we find ourselves grilling almost every dinner until September. I love watching the sun set on our fruit trees with the smell of dinner sizzling on the grill. Making dinner outside […]

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Cherry Hand Pies

Cherry Hand Pies

Holy cow I think that this has been my longest blogging break ever! We have been having an incredible summer with long beach days and playdates galore. Next week we leave on a fun European adventure, so prepping for that has been a big time sucker too! Before we leave, I wanted to share a […]

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