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Mr. Rogers and Snickerdoodle Blondies

Mr. Rogers and Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yet another sad day in the United States. Innocent lives taken and too many injured. There are many political opinions flying around on Facebook right now, that I have chosen not to read. This, however, caught my eye. From this day on, this is how I will explain these events to my children. Mr. Rogers […]

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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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Frosted Vanilla Bean Shortbread Bars

Frosted Vanilla Bean Shortbread Bars

About a month ago I volunteered myself as baker for a party.  The party originally was supposed to cap off at 50 people, but the host decided to move the location in order to accommodate more people. Now the guest list is well over a hundred people. I quickly had to add to my baking […]

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Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

  I’ve noticed that lots of people have been tweeting about new buds on their fruit trees and slightly warmer temperatures, so I now feel comfortable offering spring time desserts. If you are still in freezing weather, make these, take a bite and close your eyes. You will immediately start seeing green grass, tulips, and […]

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Salted Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars

Salted Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars

Last year around this time I showed you guys how to make Dulce de Leche in the oven. Well guess what? I have an even easier method!!!! Stick some condensed milk in the crock pot, cover it with water (more detailed instructions below), turn it on low, and in 8 hours you will have a […]

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Stars

Gluten Free Cinnamon Stars

After almost 11 years of marriage my husband knows how to push my buttons. The thing that urks me more than anything is when he throws out the back-handed complement “This is really good, but it is not my mom’s.” I then instantly increase in height and muscle mass, my skin color turns green, and […]

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Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

  I am happy to announce that I have overcome my deep seeded obsession of cupcake liners. While baking these cupcakes today, I realized that my once ridiculous amount of cupcake liners has dwindled down to next to nothing. For the first time in years, I had to resort to lining my pans with plain […]

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Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

This past month apple cider caramels have been passing through the blogshere like a the chickenpox. Sorry, I could not think of anything else. It’s late and I have 2 extra 10 year olds over for wrestle mania…I mean a sleepover. Every time I saw these caramels I would have to refrain myself from licking […]

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Caramel Pecan Shortbread Bars

Caramel Pecan Shortbread Bars

This recipe is the beginning of my attempt to share with you all of the goodies that I make during the holidays. Because I come from such a large family, we only do gifts for my immediate relatives. The rest, receive a small box with homemade candies, chocolates, and cookies. Luckily for me, all of […]

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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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Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites

Oh my gosh…it feels like forever since I have posted something, and even longer since it has been of a baked good! Hopefully, things will get back to normal here soon. Anyway, on to the more important things: Brownie Bites. Growing up, my mother was a health freak. Should would go to the grocery store […]

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S'mores For The Peanut Butter Lover

S’mores For The Peanut Butter Lover

  On Tuesday nights, during summer, my family and I meet at the beach for a BBQ and a bonfire. It is always a nice time to catch up and relax. This past Tuesday, we decided to change things up a bit and add some peanut butter to our S’mores bar. So what happens when […]

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summer custard bars

Summer Custard Bars and a Blueberry Farm Tour

Before I get to the Baked Custard Bars that will either change your life or stop your heart right in its tracks due to their pure deliciousness, let me take you through another stop along the Fresno Fruit Trail. Our first stop on the Fresno Fruit Trail was The Berry Lady farms. This farm, like […]

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Potato Chip and Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

Potato Chip and Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

If you are anything like me, you over buy for parties. I always have a million dishes planned, but usually only get to making half. For some reason I am always worried that I will not have enough food, when in fact I usually have 3 times more than I need! So come July 5th, […]

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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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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Yesterday was a long day. By the end of the day, I had a deep craving for a luscious mango margarita. My only problem when I have these kind of cravings is that I HAVE to eat Mexican food with them, regardless of what has been cooking in the crock pot all day. Margaritas and […]

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Fifty Shades of Neglect and Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

Fifty Shades of Neglect and Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

I admit it, I have fallen into the craze of the book series Fifty Shades of Grey. I wasn’t sure I would like it, but once I moved past the all of the sex, it is quite an intriguing story of love. A word of caution though, do not start this book in public. I […]

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Rhubarb Galore

Rhubarb Galore

As I said in my previous post, I recently picked about 20 pounds of rhubarb from our garden, and there is still about 20 pounds left. Every year around this time we make about 6 batches of strawberry rhubarb jam. This year, even after the 6 batches, I still had about 10 pounds of picked […]

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Peach French Macaron Perfection With The Eat Smart Scale

Peach French Macaron Perfection With The Eat Smart Scale

I have mentioned this before, but I will mention it again, when making French Macarons, it is imperative to measure your ingredients. This digital kitchen scale by Eat Smart does an AWESOME job. It weighs up to 11 pounds so I can easily place a bowl on top, tare it, and than measure my ingredients […]

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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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