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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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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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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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Raspberry Almond Cake

Raspberry Almond Cake

If you have ever met my daughter Anna, you would know that she is a mini me in every aspect. She looks exactly like me, has the same ‘tude, and absolutely loves to bake. Sometimes I question if I made her all on my own, no father chromosome involved. For Christmas this year she asked […]

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Sweet Corn and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet Corn and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Safeway Culinary Kitchens in Pleasanton, CA. The other bloggers and I got a behind the scenes tour of just how recipes are developed and tested. It was really interesting to meet the people responsible for the Open Nature brand. Safeway is debuting their new Open […]

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San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week

Happy Weekend everyone! Just a quick note to mention that San Diego Restaurant Week starts tomorrow! It is a great opportunity to try out restaurants without spending an arm and a leg. Hubby and I have the opportunity to preview the SDRW dinner menu at Slaters 50/50. This restaurant had been on our list for […]

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Sacramento Farm Tour

Sacramento Farm Tour

Last month the California Farm Water Coalition invited me on the Sacramento Farm Tour, and as always it was amazing. We toured the Lundberg Rice facility, met its owners (the most humble of family businesses by the way), rode in a combine (rice harvester), and got to go on a mini shopping spree in their […]

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30 Minute Yellow Chicken Curry

30 Minute Yellow Chicken Curry

I mentioned in my last post that I was able to get away on Saturday and have some me time away from the kids. I was lucky enough to have been invited to a Mini Taste of Downtown that day. Along with a few other bloggers and a few gals from McFarlane Productions, we hit […]

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Solana Beach Dreams #ChampionsofHome

Solana Beach Dreams #ChampionsofHome

We have been living in Solana Beach for about 8 years now. Although we have seriously considered moving, we love our little city and have a really hard time finding someplace as charming. There is nothing like waking up to a beautiful day, taking your kids to some of the best public schools in 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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Liege Waffles and Giveaway #6

Liege Waffles and Giveaway #6

While my husband and I were dating, we decided to take a train trip to Paris. I picked up some of these Liege Waffles before the trip, thinking they were just typical waffles. Oh. Was I wrong. If you have never had a Liege Waffle you are not living. There is no need for syrup […]

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Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Filled Medjool Dates and a Recap from the Medjool Date Blogger Summit

Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Filled Medjool Dates and a Recap from the Medjool Date Blogger Summit

Last month I was invited by Natural Delights to attend the first ever Medjool Date Blogger Summit in Yuma, Arizona. It was quite the rare experience! Last year, I visited some date gardens and fell in love. This year however, we visited the gardens during harvest season and were able to pick (something you all […]

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In-N-Out Style Burger Bar

In-N-Out Style Burger Bar

Well, this post was supposed to go up a few days before 4th of July. But, we all know how that goes!!! I though I would share it with y’all anyway, since summer weekend grilling parties are still happening! My husband and I are thinking about moving out-of-state. The sunshine tax here in California is […]

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An Exciting New Giveaway!

An Exciting New Giveaway!

At the end of February something big happened here. I cannot even begin to tell you how much my culinary adventures and my finances have changed. The former-being pushed to new levels, and the latter-slowly trickling away, but for good reason of course (at least that is what I tell my husband ;). What has […]

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Almond Joy Granola

Almond Joy Granola

This past week it started with preparing for the Natural Products Expo. I needed to get my media kit together, so I enlisted the help of Jessa from CakedVintage. She did an amazing job and worked with me for hours via Facebook chat to get everything perfect. Thursday night my husband and I finally managed […]

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Imperial Valley Farm Tour and a Giveaway!

Imperial Valley Farm Tour and a Giveaway!

Did you know that California’s farms produce more than half of the nation’s fruit and vegetables? Without California’s farmers, we risk paying an exorbitant amount on imported fruits and vegetables, not to mention jeopardizing the freshness of our daily nutrients.  This is why it is so important that California Farmers have a reliable water supply, […]

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Venissimo Cheese Shop and a Giveaway

Venissimo Cheese Shop and a Giveaway

Last week I was invited to attend a cheese making class at one of my favorite local cheese shops. Having lived in Switzerland and married to Mr. Cheese himself, I was frustrated with grocery store cheeses, until I found Venissimo. You can find litteraly any cheese, from anywhere, in this shop. Seriously, they have almost […]

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Pumpkins, Apples and Surprises

Pumpkins, Apples and Surprises

This weekend we had a lot going on! First, we celebrated my son’s 10th birthday by throwing him a surprise party. Friends, family, game truck, xbox and his very own cheesecake (not pictured) made for a very happy boy.

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

After countless malasadas from the famous Leonard’s Bakery in Hawaii, (photo source here because my brilliant husband erased mine!) and ridiculously sweet, but delicious doughnuts from Voodoo Donuts in Portland, result in my utter need to go on a diet. All of this combined with this weekend in Sin City where I can guarantee that […]

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Oregon Clam Chowder

Oregon Clam Chowder

The Oregon coast is a great place to visit for a family. With lots of outdoor activities, everyone is happy and exhausted by the end of the day. Besides Oregon’s delicious crab that can be caught fresh from the dock, the beaches also wash up some rather interesting clams. The kids and I were able […]

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