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Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Are you beginning to see a theme with my latest recipes? I seem to be a bit obsessed with bundt cakes these days! I just love the simplicity of them, especially this Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake. You literally through all of the ingredient in the bowl, stir, and pour into the pan. No need to […]

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Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake with Chai Glaze

Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias Last year El Nino was all the buzz here in Southern California. We all prepared for the wet winter with excitement and hope. Hope that we will finally come out of this horrible drought that our […]

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Healthy Whole Wheat Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

This post has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach, however all opinions are 100% my own.  You can feel a lot less guilty about eating one of these decadent chocolate muffins knowing that they are chock full of carrots and zucchini! Not only that, they are made with whole wheat flour and flax seed meal making […]

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Coconut Lime Blueberry Bundt Cake

Coconut Blueberry Lime Bundt Cake

Coconut Blueberry Lime Bundt Cake- whoa that title is quite the mouth full! But a deliciously tangy sweet mouthful. It seems that I get the urge to make a citrus bundt cake during the month of January every year. Last year I made a Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake, and the year before that I made […]

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Whole Wheat Flaxseed Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

When January rolls around, I am like every other human on this planet. I crave healthy food, have a few pounds to lose, and am over the cold. I begin to crave the sunshine and fresh berries more than anything else. Thankfully, living in Southern California, the sunshine and strawberry season are right around the […]

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Lamb and Mushroom Puff Pastry Triangles

Easy Lamb and Mushroom Puff Pastry Triangles

Can you believe that the holidays are almost completely over?!? I can’t! It came and went so quickly. Now from what I am seeing on Facebook, most people are really looking forward to saying goodbye to 2016 and eager for the fresh start in 2017. We had a great year and are looking to continue […]

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Apple Smoothie Bowls

Apple Smoothie Bowls

  As we get further and further into the holiday season, I find myself getting more and more tired and sluggish. I’m not sure if it is the fact that I am running myself ragged with prep and kid’s activities or the fact that my diet is comparable to Elf (spaghetti with maple sugar)- sugar […]

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Eggnog Cake with Cheesecake Filling

Eggnog Cake with Cheesecake Filling

  I have been told I am quite a food snob and I can’t really disagree. I like homemade food and not generally something that comes from a box or a can. I love using fresh ingredients that we have either grown ourselves or found someone local to buy from. But we all have our […]

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Spiralized Zucchini Breakfast Bake

Spiralized Zucchini Breakfast Bake

  Christmas morning is always a bit chaotic in my home. Between excited/amped kids ready to tear apart every gift, cleaning after the Tasmanian devils, prepping for church, then making the meal for the crowd, there is not a lot of time to spend making breakfast. One of the things I insist upon is that […]

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Herb Crusted Boneless Leg of Lamb

Herb Crusted Boneless Leg of Lamb

Lamb is one of my favorite proteins. It is rich in flavor and extremely versatile, and packed with health benefits. A big part of getting a good cut of lamb, is knowing where it comes from. With Mountain States Rosen Company, you can ensure that your food comes from healthy breeds of sheep raised by […]

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Shortbread Cookies- 6 Ways

Shortbread Cookies- 6 Ways

By now most of you have probably started to figure out what recipes you will be baking for your Annual Cookie platter, or you may already be knee deep in dough. Now matter how sweet the results are, it can be stressful. Every year I find myself overwhelmed by ingredients and different recipes. I usually […]

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The Best Rugelach

The Best Rugelach

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias My annual Christmas cookies reflect my Californian/Hawaiian upbringing. They consist of a melting pot of culture cookies from people and places I have lived. I love learning about new holiday traditions and specialties from the people […]

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Red Velvet Christmas Cake

Red Velvet Christmas Cake

If you are looking for the perfectly festive holiday cake, this Red Velvet Christmas Cake is it! Actually, this cake is great to have on hand for most holidays-Halloween, Fourth of July, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. Simply switch out your decorations and you are good to go! I love showing up to parties with a […]

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Now that we are almost a full week past Thanksgiving, I am sure most of you are on the tail end of your leftovers. If you are anything like me, the sight of more turkey may just make you spontaneously combust. Being a food blogger, we started early like November 1st kind of early. Since then, […]

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Easy Chalkboard Sugar Cookies

Chalkboard Christmas Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias During the holidays we love to entertain. With my kids’ and husband’s birthdays and major holidays every two weeks beginning in October and ending at the end of January, we always have a reason to celebrate! […]

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Easy Apple Almond Cake

Easy Apple Almond Cake

I know everyone has pie on their mind, but why not switch it up a bit with this simple Apple Almond Cake! With the holidays around the corner, there will be an influx of invitations to holiday parties. On top of shopping, decorating, and making your annual cookies, you now need to worry about bringing […]

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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Whenever I have a party, I always try and have a signature drink. I love making cocktails, and this is my time to come up with something fun for everyone to try. Plus, if you make them with enough alcohol and serve them about an hour before eating, it’s almost a guarantee that everyone will […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey Roulade

Thanksgiving Turkey Roulade

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I would like to try out a new pan from Swiss Diamond. Now I may be a bit bias, but I happen to love all things Swiss. I did, after all, marry a Swiss man and reproduce 3 Swiss offspring! The Swiss really know […]

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Sous Vide Creme Brûlée

Sous Vide Creme Brûlée

This post is in collaboration with Hamilton Beach. All opinions are 100% true and my own. During the holidays, it is always nice to have an extra hand. Unfortunately as much as we would appreciate the extra help, most times we do not get it. That’s when the help of a special appliance comes into […]

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Pesto Salmon with Spinach Garlic Quinoa

Pesto Salmon with Spinach Garlic Quinoa

‘Tis the season for busy! With the holidays just around the corner, our minds are focused on the big meal, not dinner! I don’t know about you, but when I am prepping for Thanksgiving, my family always suffers. After cooking all day for my upcoming Friendsgiving this weekend, I am so tired and cooked out by […]

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