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Cranberry Pomegranate Margaritas

Cranberry Pomegranate Margaritas

  Just because Margaritas are usually served during the summer, does not mean that they need to be neglected during the winter. In fact, this Cranberry Pomegrante version is just as good, if not better than the summery lemon-lime version. What’s great about this drink recipe is that you can make 4 margaritas at once. It’s […]

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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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What to do in Rosarito, Mexico

What to do in Rosarito, Mexico

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited on an unforgettable 2 day journey to Tijuana and Rosarito. Thankfully, another blogger, Mikkel Paige, from SometimesHome.com was also on the trip. She is an amazing photographer and was kind enough to share all of her photos here. If you are looking at traveling to a […]

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Tijuana Part 1- The Food and Beer Scene

Tijuana Part 1- The Food and Beer Scene

The first question everyone asks when I tell them I am heading across the border is “Is it safe?” In my personal opinion, yes, it is safe. I have never once encountered a problem and have met nothing short of amazing and gracious people.With that being said, I hope all of you will consider a […]

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Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

As the nights become chilly, we are craving warm, cozy meals more and more. Tomato Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches make the perfect combination for a delicious fall/winter dinner. As I was researching what and how to talk about this soup (this doesn’t happen often, but I was at a loss for words today), I […]

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Halloween Macarons

Halloween Macarons

Whenever we have a ton of eggs, a batch of French Macarons is in the near future. I like making them because I usually can get two recipes out of the three eggs, seeing as how I only use egg whites for this recipe. After housesitting my mom’s house and her 6 chickens, we found […]

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Zombie Party

Zombie Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias It’s officially October which means we can finally start talking about Halloween. It’s about darn time as I have been planning it since early this summer. I have been wanting to throw a Zombie Party […]

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Football Watching Party

Football Watching Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias This year I have officially become a football mom. I have been a soccer mom for over a decade, but football is different. There is so much more energy in the bleachers! Now, don’t think […]

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Fresh Fig Topped Spice Cake

Fresh Fig Topped Spice Cake

Unlike most years, this September has been on the cooler side. Like we have to wear a sweater when we go out in the morning and evenings. Normally September is one of the hottest months in Southern California! So, of course, the brisk mornings amps up my fall needs and has me in pumpkin spice […]

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Chanterelle and Gruyère Tart

Chanterelle and Gruyère Tart

Some of you may have noticed my absence here on the blog this summer. It was a crazy 3 months filled with long beach days, playdates, and a month long trip to Europe. While I had prepared a ton of posts to go up while I was traveling, I never actually got around to doing […]

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Mango Lassi Breakfast Bowls

Mango Lassi Breakfast Bowls

This sponsored post is brought to you by Cacique and Society Culinaria. Last year we started a new weekend cooking routine, in an effort to avoid the endless “I’m bored” comments of the weekend. Every Saturday my daughter finds a recipe, shops for the ingredients, and prepares the meal with little help from me. My […]

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Blackberry Crumb Bars and Ralphs' New Click List

Blackberry Crumb Bars and Ralphs’ New Click List

Have you ever needed just a few items at the store, but completely dreaded making an appearance in society that day. Or, are in desperate need of groceries because you teen miraculously devoured an entire week’s worth of snacks in one day, but you know that if you lug all the kids with you, your […]

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Steak Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

Steak Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

I can create amazing concoctions with butter and sugar and turn a few leftover refrigerator ingredients into a gourmet meal. But make a pot of rice? That I cannot do. I don’t know what it is, but I always end up with a burnt pan and crunchy rice. With brown rice being a major part […]

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Jalapeño Popper Cheeseburgers

Jalapeño Popper Cheeseburgers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. I am pretty sure that there is nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold Heineken, juicy burger, and being surrounded by friends. […]

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Teriyaki Fish Burgers with Tempura Onion Rings

Teriyaki Fish Burgers with Tempura Onion Rings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Swapyourburger #CollectiveBias As soon as May hits, we find ourselves grilling almost every dinner until September. I love watching the sun set on our fruit trees with the smell of dinner sizzling on the grill. Making dinner outside […]

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Cherry Hand Pies

Cherry Hand Pies

Holy cow I think that this has been my longest blogging break ever! We have been having an incredible summer with long beach days and playdates galore. Next week we leave on a fun European adventure, so prepping for that has been a big time sucker too! Before we leave, I wanted to share a […]

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Raspberry Moscow Mules

Raspberry Moscow Mules

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateTheSummer #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Play responsibly. A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with vodka, a spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge […]

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Movie Night With Crunchkins

Movie Night With Crunchkins

Friday Family Movie Nights are no joke around here. My kids start planning for it days ahead of time. While it is fun to watch a movie as a family, I think they really enjoy it because they get special treats. On Friday after school we make our way to the store where the kids […]

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Chipotle Beans and Taco Salads

Chipotle Beans and Taco Salads

Thank you Vons, Albertsons, and Pavillions, for sponsoring this post. Check out the new Signature family of brands from Vons, Albertsons, you and Pavillions,, with more than 4,000 Signature products available and a 100% money-back guarantee. With the end of the year fast approaching, I think I am finally able to say that I getting […]

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Tapas, Wine, And Chardonnay Red Pepper Eggplant Spread

Tapas, Wine, And Chardonnay Red Pepper Eggplant Spread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlackBoxSummer #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. When a friend calls you to tell you to come over because she needs to vent, you go. Not only because you need a […]

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