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Buttery Coffee Cake

Sunday mornings are reserved for big family breakfasts. Normally, my husband is in charge of making the spread, but since he has been working so hard I have been subbing in and letting him sleep. Aren’t I sweet?! Yah, no I am not. I must admit that my taking over breakfast duty is purely selfish, […]

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Gluten Free Granola Bars

Gluten Free Granola Bars

As quickly as it started, summer is quickly coming to an end. Soon the permanent sand toy spot will be replaced with backpacks and lunch boxes. There will no longer be late breakfasts and watermelon lunches. Our days will be full of school and sports instead of beaches and pools. As much fun as it […]

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Apricot Cardamom Granola

Apricot Cardamom Granola

Last year, my family went on an almost month-long road trip up the California coast. It was such an amazing family bonding experience, that we vowed to do one every year. Even though our road trips this year have been short, we have been able to pack a lot in. This summer we have already […]

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Almond Milk Thai Iced Coffee

Almond Milk Thai Iced Coffee

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. It’s Thirsty Thursday! During the summer months, I tend to drink more iced coffee than hot. It is so gratifying on a hot day! A few months ago I went to a new Chinese bakery in San Diego. On top of having the most amazing pastries (at […]

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Vanilla Almond Granola Silk Dairy-Free Parfaits

Vanilla Almond Granola Silk Dairy-Free Parfaits

This week we have been talking about resolutions, and since I have quite a few it may take me a few posts to get through them! At the top of my list, I resolve to eat breakfast. You see, I am the type of person that will drink coffee until noon. Only when I begin […]

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Eggnog Waffles

Eggnog Waffles

Happy New Year everyone! I predict that 2015 will be a great one! This year, I resolve to be more organized. To start, I tackled my fridge. During the holidays I had so much going on that many things went bad. I hate that! Fortunately though, some things still had a few days until their […]

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Raspberry Pomegranate Smoothies

Raspberry Pomegranate Smoothies

Every year around this time, I began craving healthy. Considering I start my holiday post preparation and baking in early fall, I am ready for spring in the middle of december. After having gone through hundreds of pounds of butter and flour, I crave all things healthy and light. I have since filled my refrigerator […]

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Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple Cranberry Jam

Apple Cranberry Jam is one of my favorite winter treats. It is sweet from the apples, tart from the cranberries, and warm from all of the winter spices. Combined they make truly a great combination. I usually make a few batches every year to last us through the winter and use it on everything from […]

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Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Banana Pumpkin Muffins

I want fall….like really really really want to FEEL fall. And I am trying. I have already started my daughter’s costume, Elsa of course, we already have one pumpkin and I have 2 halloween posts bakes and photographed. But the 100 degree weather along the coast and no a/c is NOT helping. We are melting […]

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Lemon Sweet Rolls

Lemon Sweet Rolls

Easter is almost here! Do you have your baskets ready? I don’t. In fact, I have been avoiding buying anything because I know I will eat it beforehand. Easter candy is my weakness! I do however, know what we are having for breakfast. These sweet rolls. They are the perfect Easter morning breakfast. The bread […]

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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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Strawberry Buttermilk Rolls

Strawberry Buttermilk Rolls

Last week we were running our normal errands. We made a quick stop to the 99cent store where I scored 10 gorgeous mum plants. I absolutely love the 99cent store…you never know what gem you will find.  I really don’t understand people who put their nose up to that store. I think it is awesome! […]

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Blood Orange and Pomegranate Pound Cake

Blood Orange and Pomegranate Pound Cake

So this whole gluten free thing has been going really well. I haven’t figured out if it is all in my head or is actually related to the new diet, but I have had so much more energy lately. Not only that, my daughter who is consistently complaining of a headache and stomach ache has not […]

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Vanilla Scones and Giveaway #9

Vanilla Scones and Giveaway #9

Happy last day of the year!!!! I am so excited for this year to be over and to see what the new year brings us. We have a lot of changes coming, including going gluten free. Now I will still be making yummy desserts, but will now being offering a GF alternative to regular flour […]

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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 Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

I know that it is technically not fall yet, but I don’t care! I want pumpkin and apple everything right now! Do you remember a couple of years ago when it was impossible to find a can of pumpkin puree (there was a legitimate shortage)? I am pretty sure that it was due to the […]

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Frozen Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

Frozen Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

This year will be the first year that I have 2 children in school. If that is not stressful enough, they will be at two different schools, starting and ending at two different times. In an effort to make the first few weeks go smoothly, I took a morning to prepare easy hearty breakfasts that […]

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Double Decker Peach Yogurt Coffee Cake

Double Decker Peach Yogurt Coffee Cake

I love coffee cake,  but normally I just eat the topping because the cake part is usually too dry. This cake, however, was moist from top to bottom. The trick? Greek yogurt. I love the stuff! Not only do I eat it every afternoon for lunch but I absolutely love baking with it. I use […]

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Ginger Carrot Muffins with Dulce de Leche

Ginger Carrot Muffins with Dulce de Leche

As you may know from my last post, I tend to over buy fresh veggies and herbs. I am constantly throwing out bunches of cilantro, killing every basil plant I get my hands on, and trying to use shriveled up ginger roots. Well no more I say! I have recently discovered Dorot’s frozen garlic and […]

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French Crepes with Cherry Mascarpone Filling

Beer Crêpes with Mascarpone and Cherry Compote

The other day, I had an impromptu visit from my friend. It is always these visits that turn out to be the most fun. She is from France, so anytime we get together we always share stories from our time and tastes in Europe. I just so happened to have found a French distributor here […]

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