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This and That

This and That

The only reason that I am still living in the state of California, despite the outrageous taxes, rent and cost of food, is for the sunshine. This enables me to have a kick ass garden all year long. Yesterday, I harvested this enormous Cheddar Cauliflower (that was grown from seed), beets, carrots, salad, about a […]

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Packing and Shipping Your Holiday Goodies

Packing and Shipping Your Holiday Goodies

I still have a hard time grasping that Christmas is around the corner. Seriously, where did it come from this year?!? Like my Christmas card? Picmonkey.com, a free photo editing site, has just released their Christmas designs! You can even turn someone into a snowman! This time of year can be extremely stressful, if you […]

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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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Scary Halloween Pictures

Scary Halloween Pictures

Ok, so I know that this is a food blog, but I am so utterly excited about my new project I have to share it to the world! A couple of weeks ago my blogging friend, Stephanie from foodandfitness4real.com told me about a new photo editing site. If you have a minute, visit her site. […]

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It's October....YAY!

It’s October….YAY!

Yup, that’s Einstein and Obama in pumpkin form! The cupcake fairy, spreading sprinkles to all!

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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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Hawaii Days 3-7- Our Favorite Things

Hawaii Days 3-7- Our Favorite Things

Sorry for the lack of posts on this trip. We have been leaving at 7 am and not coming home until around 8pm and immediately crashing. I can’t wait to go home and make some of the things we have tasted over here!!! Hanauma Bay- So cool!!!!     Macadamia Nut Custard Pie- unbelievable, and […]

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Hawaii Day 1-In Pictures

Hawaii Day 1-In Pictures

Today was our first full day in Hawaii. My grandfather took us around the entire island. Lots to see and do! We had a wonderful time! Best shrimp scampi ever! After lunch we sat on the beach, and was soon joined by these guys…pretty cool! I think he had just eaten a huge plate of […]

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Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream and Krusteaz Waffle Cones

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream and Krusteaz Waffle Cones

  When June comes around I am so excited to have my kids home everyday, go to the pool, and grill everything I can get my hands on. By August, I am done. I can’t wait to send my kids back to school. The picture above is what I go through every day. Twenty. Four. […]

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Cookies for Cody

Cookies for Cody

Today is the day where 70+ food bloggers and cookbook authors have joined to together to help a fellow blogger. Stephanie Weaver’s  (from reciperenovator.com) nephew has been diagnosed for the second time with neuroblastoma. Unfortunately, this time it has come back in full force and is not looking good for Cody. Being a mother of 3, […]

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Tomato Baby

Tomato Baby

    My family and I decided to take a walk to the Farmer’s Market this afternoon right before closing. Although we have a pretty large garden, there are some things that do not do well so we avoid planting them all together. One of those things are heirloom tomatoes. I have no problem growing […]

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BBQ Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler and the Fresno Fruit Trail

Sorry guys for the lack of promised posts, the baby is teething which means long days and sleepless nights! Last weekend my family and I were invited to Fresno to take part in the Fresno Fruit Trail. It was so a wonderful experience and very humbling. Each one of the four farms that we visited […]

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7 Layer Bars- Americanized

7 Layer Bars- Americanized

This is a quick post today, as everyone in my family is sick with a cold 🙁 I made these 7 Layer Bars in red, white and blue. Go here for the recipe. They were delicious, festive and fun! Try them out this 4th!!! Happy Sunday y’all!

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How to Make French Macarons

How to Make French Macarons

Check out my guest posting on the Eat Smart blog! How to Make French Macarons.

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Cakes and Graduations

Cakes and Graduations

This weekend my little sister graduated from high school. Since she is the last child (in my family), it was a big deal. My mother hosted a big party to celebrate the event. It was a beautiful party, and great seeing relatives from Hawaii. In a few months she will be off to San Francisco […]

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Date Night and Salted Caramel Butterscotch Pudding

Date Night and Salted Caramel Butterscotch Pudding

After having just finished a way too loaded semester full of ridiculous papers, nuclear weapons free simulations, and redesigning the United States Welfare system, I feel as if I need to reconnect with everyone in my life. I kind of feel like Paige from The Vow, but instead of my memory being erased by an […]

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Sea Salt Caramel Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Sea Salt Caramel Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

At the end of every semester I feel really guilty. Come finals week, I usually only have condiments and expired milk in the fridge. My children’s vegetable intake consists of ketchup and tater tots, and they have to fish through a couch full of clean laundry to find a clean sock. Once I finally come […]

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Pasta With Peas, Please

Pasta With Peas, Please

This was always a staple in my home growing up. Despite the fact that I absolutely HATE peas, this has always been one of my favorite dishes….explain that one to me? This is a great simple meal perfect for a weeknight, with an elegant dinner party taste. The best part is that it is extremely inexpensive […]

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Friday Pizza Night

Friday Pizza Night

My children have deemed Fridays “Friday Family Movie Night”. We rent a movie, make pizza, and eat popcorn and dessert. They have come to love this tradition and look forward to it weekly. I love it too because pizza is extremely easy to make. I usually just pick up two dough balls from my local […]

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