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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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Quick and Easy Indian Spiced Dinner

Quick and Easy Indian Spiced Dinner

Making dinner every night can become extremely repetitive. When you have kids and are dealing with homework, sports, bath time, etc, by the end of the night our goal is to simply get food on the table. I reserve the elaborate cooking for the weekends. The nice thing about simple meals, such as ground beef […]

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ThePitchesatWMT http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was about the release of Pitch Perfect 2. I absolutely loved the first movie, and […]

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Back To School Freezer Meal Making Party

Back To School Freezer Meal Making Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ZiplocBackToSchool #CollectiveBias The kids’ school supplies and new uniforms have been purchased, which means back-to-school preparations are in full swing! I signed everyone up for their extracurricular activities, and let me tell you, I am going to be […]

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Chipotle Steak with Mango Salsa

Chipotle Steak with Mango Salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias For a while now, my husband and I have been looking to move out of California. However in the case that it ever does come to fruition, I made it my life’s mission to master the […]

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Homemade Drumsticks

Homemade Drumsticks

If any of you follow me on Instagram then you would know that I blame my 3 year son 100% for the California drought. No matter how many times I bathe him (on most days it is at least 3), he is always covered in dirt. He is pure boy. I know that this is […]

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Summer Shrimp Pasta

Summer Shrimp Pasta

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Generally during the year, my oldest likes to put up a fight about the vegetables that I serve him. During the summer however, he waves his white flag. […]

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German Idaho® Potato Salad

German Idaho® Potato Salad

I don’t know about you, but I am in full on summer mode. My barbecue has become my new best friend. It is a lot easier to quickly grill a burger or hot dog for lunch or dinner, than it is to prepare a meal and mess up my kitchen! German Potato Salad is different […]

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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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Game Day Party and a Delectable Ice Cream Cake

Game Day Party and a Delectable Ice Cream Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeMVP #CollectiveBias The big game is in a few short days and the only thing more exciting than the half time show and awesome commercials is the food! Because let’s face it…football is so much better with some […]

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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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Gold Fish Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Golfish Crackers Crusted Chicken Nuggets

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoldfishMix #CollectiveBias Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a recipe, only to realize you did not have one of the key ingredients. It happens to me all the time, especially at dinner time! The last […]

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Refreshing Bourbon Cranberry Fizz

Refreshing Bourbon Cranberry Fizz

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MingleNMix #CollectiveBias After Family time and Christmas cookies, refreshing holiday cocktails are one of my top favorite things about the holidays. Considering my husband won’t let me turn on the heat, this is also one of the only […]

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California Brittle

California Brittle

Well, we are in the last stretch before Christmas. Personally I can’t believe it, and am no where near ready! Thankfully the kids are now out of school and we can concentrate on some quality family baking time. We still have about 20 people in which we need to gift a box of cookies to […]

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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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Chocolate Almond Turtles #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias

Chocolate Almond Turtles #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias

One of my favorite things during the holidays are all of the seasonal items that are released. We always stock up because we know that we will not see these items for 9 months! Planter’s Seasonal Nuts are at the top of our list! Between the Holiday Nut Crunch and these Cocoa Almonds, we are in […]

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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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Italian Torrone

Italian Torrone

Italian Torrone or nougat one of my husband’s favorite candies. After years and years of trying recipes, I finally nailed it a couple of years ago. Because there are so few ingredients in this recipe, quality ingredients are a must. I love using this Spice Honey Crème from Honey Ridge Farms. The warm winter spices […]

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