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Lemon Garlic Pan Seared Salmon

Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon

A simple yet delicious meal, this restaurant quality Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon will be perfect for impromptu dinner parties or last minute meals. Pair it with a nice cold glass of Cavit Pinot Grigio and your night will be perfect! Did you know that Friday May 26th is National Pinot Grigio Day? This is one […]

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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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Starting New....

Starting New….

As I mentioned in a few posts back, 2016 is the year for change within our family. We have taken great effort in becoming more active, watching what we eat, and striving to get more organized. For the last couple of months, my family and I have been doing hikes around San Diego County every […]

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Girl's Spa Day Tea Party

Girl’s Spa Day Tea Party

  This past weekend we hosted a surprise Spa Day Birthday party for my daughter. She loves having her nails done and putting creams on her face, so I knew that this party was going to be a hit. She is also a huge fan of tea! She loves nothing more than curling up in […]

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Winter Fancy Food Show Favorites

Winter Fancy Food Show Favorites

A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in San Francisco at the Fancy Food Show. This show showcases thousands of companies and products. Here are some of my favorite new (and old) items! Please note that I have not been compensated in any way (monetary or free product) for this post. As a true […]

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Lemon Mousse Cake

Lemon Mousse Cake

A few weeks ago I invited some friends to come over and celebrate the 3 things I love most, spring, food, and of course butter. As some of you may know, this is the second year that I am a brand ambassador for Plugrá European Style Butter. Even before becoming part of their Butter Brigade, […]

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Fool Yourself Full- The Pistachio Principle

Fool Yourself Full- The Pistachio Principle

Being a food blogger, there is a lot of food around constantly. This year I became a lot more mindful of my eating habits. I used to be the type of person that would drink coffee until noon, then realized I was famished and eat the first thing that was in sight, generally something sweet. […]

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San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week

Happy Weekend everyone! Just a quick note to mention that San Diego Restaurant Week starts tomorrow! It is a great opportunity to try out restaurants without spending an arm and a leg. Hubby and I have the opportunity to preview the SDRW dinner menu at Slaters 50/50. This restaurant had been on our list for […]

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Winter Sangria

Winter Sangria

Happy National Sangria Day! This is a great excuse to commence that Holiday Festivities with a Winter Sangria! Being a huge fan of cocktails and specialty drinks I was very excited when I was asked to review Beso Del Sol Sangria. They use high quality Spanish Tempranillo wine is blended with a selection of fruits […]

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Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream

I want to introduce you all to a company called Wild Hibiscus. They recently sent me some of their products to try out and let me tell you, they are pretty awesome! From cocktails to cupcakes these extracts and syrups not only add a beautiful rose and hibiscus flavor, but they add a beautiful color […]

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NatureBox Review

NatureBox Review

I don’t know how many times I have been scrolling through Instagram and have seen people post pictures of their monthly NatureBox snacks. That is why I was so excited to review their snacks. Because of the holidays, we constantly have people coming over. Between cookie decorating play dates and Birthday dinners it was certainly […]

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Yellow Tail Sangria

Yellow Tail Sangria

We live in a great little neighborhood. We of course have a few misfits, but for the most part everyone is happy and friendly. Every few weeks or so all the neighbors get together for cocktails and to let the dogs play. Honestly being a stay at home mother and hubby and I rarely getting […]

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Red Quinoa Tabbouleh and a Grocery Outlet Giveaway

Red Quinoa Tabbouleh and a Grocery Outlet Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I attended the opening of Grocery Outlet in El Cajon, CA. It was a brand new beautiful store that offered tons of amazing deals. The reason Grocery Outlet can offer such amazing deals is because they buy product that has promotional packaging, misprinted packed items, or items made for the […]

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Taste of Nature #RealTastesGood

Taste of Nature #RealTastesGood

Last weekend I held a little tasting party for Taste of Nature. I put out the bars at about 10 am; you know the time where the coffee filling has worn off and you are now starving but it is too early for lunch? Everyone agreed that this was the perfect snack. They were filling […]

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Fruit Custard Bars

Fruit Custard Bars

Last week, Melissa’s Produce sent me  a delightful box of summertime goodies. I unfortunately was not able to get a picture but the box, but it included a whole baby coconut, nectarines, rhubarb, peach bites, fava beans and a tiny melon. We were asked to create a recipe using at least 3 of the ingredients […]

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Margarita Chile Cheesecake Bars

Margarita Chile Cheesecake Bars

A few weeks ago I was sent this lovely book from Melissa’s Produce. The Great Pepper Cookbook is your ultimate guide to choosing and cooking with peppers. With over 140 recipes, there will sure to be one that will please everyone! This cookbook is great and has a wide variety of recipes ranging from drinks […]

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Solana Beach Dreams #ChampionsofHome

Solana Beach Dreams #ChampionsofHome

We have been living in Solana Beach for about 8 years now. Although we have seriously considered moving, we love our little city and have a really hard time finding someplace as charming. There is nothing like waking up to a beautiful day, taking your kids to some of the best public schools in the […]

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Apricot Bourbon BBQ Sauce #NationalBBQMonth

Apricot Bourbon BBQ Sauce #NationalBBQMonth

The temperatures have been abnormally high this month. We have been spending our evenings at the pool or the beach in order to cool off before going to bed. Because we live on the coast, we have no air conditioning and have to sweat out the 95 degree weather. Most of our meals have to […]

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Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

This post is part two of the Plugrà dinner party. One of the main reasons I picked the surf and turf meal was because of this cake. I mean who can resist a good coconut cake?!? I love all the components that go into this cake. There is the actual cake that calls for coconut […]

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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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