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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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DIY Vintage Marquee Lights

DIY Vintage Marquee Lights

There is a lot more that goes on in this household that is not in the kitchen. I love crafting and being creative in ways that don’t always involve food. Besides our newly purchased bed, we have NEVER purchased new furniture (that’s almost 13 years!) We love going to garage sales, finding the perfect piece […]

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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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Lemon Sweet Rolls

Lemon Sweet Rolls

Easter is almost here! Do you have your baskets ready? I don’t. In fact, I have been avoiding buying anything because I know I will eat it beforehand. Easter candy is my weakness! I do however, know what we are having for breakfast. These sweet rolls. They are the perfect Easter morning breakfast. The bread […]

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Easter Brioche and a Giveaway!

Easter Brioche and a Giveaway!

Growing up, my grandfather would always make this beautiful braided bread for Easter, just has his mother had done throughout his childhood. I was always fascinated with the colorful eggs tucked so delicately in between the braids. My grandmother recently sold her home, which meant we had to pack everything up. While doing so I […]

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Warm Brussel Sprout Salad

Warm Brussel Sprout Salad

A couple of months ago I ate at The Slanted Door in San Francisco. We ordered a brussel sprout side dish that was so good that we all decided it had to be replicated. So when Melissa’s Produce approached us (SD Food Bloggers) with a sort of Chopped Challenge and brussel sprouts were included, I […]

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Vintage Cow Girl Party

Vintage Cow Girl Party

Last weekend we finally threw my daughter’s birthday party. It was only about a month late 😉 Thankfully, I have an insanely creative mother to whom I can simply tell the theme to and she goes wild. For the last year, we have been planning a rainbow/unicorn party. Then, as we were going through the […]

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Giveaway Grand Finale

Giveaway Grand Finale

    Alright guys here is the grand finale giveaway! I know I promised 12, but the last 2 will have to wait for next month. I have too many other fun recipes to share! So here it is, my favorite kitchen appliance EVER. Before I upgraded to my larger mixer, I was using my […]

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A Christmas Break

A Christmas Break

Ok guys, so I know that I promised 12 days of “Christmas” giveaways and we are only on #7. Well I am going to have to change the “Christmas” to “December” Giveaways. We still have a KitchenAid Mixer, Cusinart Food Processor, Whole Foods Market Giftcard, The most amazing vanilla ever from Lagrima, and a very […]

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Liege Waffles and Giveaway #6

Liege Waffles and Giveaway #6

While my husband and I were dating, we decided to take a train trip to Paris. I picked up some of these Liege Waffles before the trip, thinking they were just typical waffles. Oh. Was I wrong. If you have never had a Liege Waffle you are not living. There is no need for syrup […]

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Chocolate Cream Puffs and Giveaway #1

Chocolate Cream Puffs and Giveaway #1

Woohhhooo it is December 1st!! I have been working on this 12 days of Giveaways for quite sometime and am so excited to finally launch it! We have some great prizes including a KitchenAid 4.5 qt mixer, a 7 cup Cuisinart food processor, LĂĄgrima Pure Vanilla Extract, of course my favorite butter PlugrĂĄ European-Style Butter, and much more! […]

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JELL-O JIGGLERS Brain!!

JELL-O JIGGLERS Brain!!

So last week my son forgot to clear the dishwasher. This, after many other forgetful incidents, was the last straw. There is only so much I can take. So I, like any other concerned/frustrated mother, decided to remove his brain because it must have been getting a little cloudy (as you can see in the […]

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Melted Witch Sugar Cookies

Melted Witch Sugar Cookies

So in the last post I declared my love of Pinterest. This post is just another example of the shear genius creativity that floats around on that site. Melted Witches, seriously who would have thunk? The Melted Witch came from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and it could not have come at a more perfect […]

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Creamy Pasta Casserole #quickfixcasserols

Creamy Pasta Casserole #quickfixcasserols

I don’t know about you, but when back to school time hits it usually takes me about 2 months to get into the groove. The first month, mornings and afternoons are a flurry. Even more so now that I have a very opinionated, not so keen on waking up early little girl in Kindergarten. So […]

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Friday Favorites 2-The Saturday Edition

Friday Favorites 2-The Saturday Edition

1. Holy cow is it hot here! I am about 3 miles away from the beach and we have temperatures in the 90s today. This is unheard of! I had planned on baking today with the 10 pounds of oranges my husband brought home for me the other day, but I instead decided to make […]

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Fresh Grapefruit and Mint Cocktails

Fresh Grapefruit and Mint Cocktails

While we were in Austin in June, we drank our fair share of grapefruit cocktails. It has no become our Friday night tradition! We have also acquired an obsession with Tito’s Vodka. The cocktail is slightly tart, yet a tad sweet due to the simple syrup. With the added mint leaves, it is extremely refreshing […]

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Grocery Outlet Giveaway!

Grocery Outlet Giveaway!

Last week I was invited to attend the Grand Opening of Grocery Outlet in Poway. I have always been a fan of the store, but never had one close enough to visit on a regular basis! Last year I visited the location in Oceanside and noticed they had sweetened condensed milk for $1 each. Usually […]

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Welcome to the first addition of Friday Favorites. As you have probably noticed, I love food and love talking about. But, I surprisingly have other things I like to talk about too (although there will still be bits about food). So, Fridays will now be my chance to talk about other things going on in […]

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Electrolux: Perfect Temp

Electrolux: Perfect Temp

[electrolux] I love going to the farmer’s market. Fresh seasonal veggies and artisanal goodies just make my heart thump. I always try to bring just $20 cash in an effort to not over buy, yet somehow always find vendors who accept debit cards once my cash is gone. Well fast forward a week, and without […]

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