Fun Chocolate Creme Filled Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

When I say that I am a food blogger, people often ask if I go all out for holidays. They are always confused when I say no. See the thing is, I usually begin planning holiday posts at least a month in advance. When the actual holiday rolls around, I’m usually pretty over it. Then, […]

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French Onion Dip

French Onion Soup Dip

I think I say this every time I post, but where has the time gone? How is it already February and Superbowl?!? This is the month when I reserve all of my kid’s summer camps and begin planning our family vacation (if we have one). I can not believe that we are already here! The […]

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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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Easy Spicy and Sweet Turkey Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Have you ever had or made an appetizer and thought, “I can make a meal out of this”? Well, these Sweet and Spicy Meatballs will be one of those appetizers that will soon become an entrée. At least that is what happened in my house! I made these for a holiday party last month and […]

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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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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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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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Rice Krispies® Treat Cutouts

Rice Krispies® Treat Cutouts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayTreatMaking #CollectiveBias There are so many traditions to uphold during the holidays. Decorating, baking, gift giving, and of course cooking the big meal. All of this combined with the daily routines can be quite overwhelming at times, but […]

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Boozy Eggnog Shake

Boozy Eggnog Shake

So either you love eggnog or you hate. I like it, but don’t hate it. I prefer it in foods rather than a cocktail, but will treat myself to maybe half a glass during the holidays. Growing up however, I LOVED the Eggnog Shakes at Jack in the Box. My bus stop was right next […]

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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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