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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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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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Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Chipotle Tartar Sauce

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Chipotle Tartar Sauce

 I get this extreme sense of gratification and pride when I create a meal that was home grown or in this case, freshly caught. Now I shouldn’t feel this way about these tacos because I was not the one who caught the Halibut, my little brother was. However I did create a pretty damn good […]

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A Plugrá Dinner Party

A Plugrá Dinner Party

  About a year ago I became a brand ambassador for Plugrá European Style Butter. For a baker, this was probably one of the best relationships this blog can have….cause we use A LOT of butter! Anyway as part of the ambassadorship, I was asked to put on a dinner party. Last year Plugrá ran […]

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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

When I think of spring, the first things that comes to mind are tulips and asparagus, two of my favorite things! Considering that asparagus is one of the healthiest foods, I tend to make it a lot while it is in season. Which means I have to get creative with recipes so that my family […]

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Dole Taste of Spain Party

Dole Taste of Spain Party

This past weekend we hosted a Taste of Spain party featuring Dole Salads. I had been wanting to have a Spanish themed for the last year, so I jumped to the occasion. I eagerly prepared a huge batch of this Strawberry Arugula Sangria and blasted the Flamenco. We served Tapas with marinated hatch chili and […]

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Walnut Kale Basil Pesto

Walnut Kale Basil Pesto

A few weeks ago, the California Farm Water Coalition contacted me to see if I wanted to create a recipe with walnuts for Walnut Day. I immediately knew what I wanted to make… Pesto is one of my favorite items in the fridge. It can go on anything from eggs in the morning to a […]

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Spring Giveaway!

Spring Giveaway!

Wow, you guys really like Le Creuset! Looks like I will have to try and get my hands on more to host more giveaways!! Keep checking back…we have a few more giveaways coming this way! Now, onto the winner. Winner was chosen using random.org and has 72 hours to respond to theseasidebaker@gmail.com with name and […]

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Dinner Dilemma

Dinner Dilemma

This weekend I am off to The Traveling Potluck! I will be reposting some of my older posts, as many of you probably have not seen them due to my incredibly unorganized categories. Btw, organizing that is on my list of things to do 🙂 Have a great weekend!! It is quite difficult at dinner […]

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Spring Giveaway!

Spring Giveaway!

This giveaway has now ended. Thank you to everyone that participated! The birds are chirping, the temperatures are high, and it’s almost peony season! These are things that make me happy. When I am happy, so are you! At least that is what I tell my husband when I really want something. I thought it […]

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How To Make Homemade Almond Paste

How To Make Homemade Almond Paste

Have you been avoiding recipes like these Italian Almond Cookies because of the exborbitant cost for a can of almond paste? Well look no further. For about the same cost of one can, you can make about 3-4 batches of homemade almond paste, in about 1/8 of the time it would take you to get […]

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Whole Foods and Bare Mixers Winners Announced

Whole Foods and Bare Mixers Winners Announced

So sorry, but I just realized that I forgot to announce the winner for Bare Mixers!!! Silly Me! As usual, winners are picked using Random.org. Winners please email me at theseasidebaker@gmail.com within 3 days to claim your prize and provide me with your address. For all of you who didn’t win…stayed tuned. The Easter Bunny […]

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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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How To Make Homemade Gyro Sandwiches

How To Make Homemade Gyro Sandwiches

I know what your thinking…another savory recipe. I promise we will be back to butter and sugar on Sunday. But first I had to share with your one of our favorite family meals. Everywhere you look in Europe there are Turkish Kabob Shops, seriously a dime a dozen. Turkish Kabobs are very similar to Greek […]

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California Farmer Giveaway Announced!

California Farmer Giveaway Announced!

Two winners were picked by random for the Date and Avocado Giveaway! Winners please email me within 72 hours and provide me with your shipping address. We have LOTS more giveaways coming up so please keep checking back! Winner #1- California Dates: Cecile J. | March 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Reply | Edit That’s a very unfair question. […]

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Break Away From Rum and Coke...Unusual Cocktails

Break Away From Rum and Coke…Unusual Cocktails

I just recently finished a Mad Men binge. It was a bit tough to get into, but once Season Two started, I was hooked. Hooked, as in getting NOTHING done and staying up to ridiculous hours of the night just to finish the show. Has this ever happened to you? This happens to me every […]

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A Love Story and Berry Black Forest Cake

A Love Story and Berry Black Forest Cake

First of all, Happy New Year friends! I have my fair share of resolutions that I *may* share later today (because if I actually publish them they are for real, so I am not sure if I am ready for that!), but I would love to know what your resolutions are! So, this post was […]

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Pizza Balls and Garlic Parmesan Crescents

Pizza Balls and Garlic Parmesan Crescents

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I have spent the last 2 weeks spending quality time with my family and friends, and fighting a cold. The tree has been taken down, the decorations have been put away and now it is time  to relax…SIKE. Unfortunately, Christmas break is still for another week, so relaxing […]

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The Turducken

The Turducken

You can buy this awesome t-shirt here. Every year my friend, Cecile, and I make a Turducken for Festivus (yes, we still celebrate Christmas too). For those of you that don’t know what a Turducken is, it is a chicken, stuffed into a duck, stuffed into a turkey, but Miss Cecile takes it one step […]

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A Day We Will Never Forget

A Day We Will Never Forget

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