Banana Snack Cake with Nutella

Banana Snack Cake with Nutella Frosting

Here we go with the Nutella again!  Looks like Nutella is kind of a theme this week with my recipes, huh?  This time I created a tender-crumbed Banana Snack Cake with…

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Nutella- Stuffed Banana Cookies

Please tell me you love Nutella as much as I do.  I’m certainly not the only one, right?  I introduced it to my kiddo a few years’ back and he’s…

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Marinated Kale Salad with Apples and Oranges

Marinated Kale Salad with Apples and Oranges

I have some fun news! I’m a new contributor to Parade Magazine‘s food blog. You know Parade, right?… that insert in your Sunday paper with great human interest stories and…

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Cheesy Soda Scones 1

Cheesy Soda Scones

Onward with another recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve decided to continue celebrating Rachel Allen’s cookbook: Rachel’s Irish Family Food. Next I’m featuring her Cheesy Soda Scones, a savory herb…

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Irish Stew 1

Irish Stew

There is something very comforting about stew. I made this recipe from Rachel Allen’s Irish Family Food Cookbook last weekend for my family. It wasn’t a terribly cold day. In…

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Keeping Dinners Simple and Stress Free {$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

Life can get crazy-busy in a home where the husband travels for work and the wife is trying to run a successful business out of the house, while raising a…

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Homemade Granola

I’m the early riser in my house. Like 5am really early riser.  I grab a tall cup of hot tea (no caffeine for me!) and fuel-up with a banana and…

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Breakfast for Dinner Collage

Breakfast for Dinner Cookbook

I’m so happy today to host a giveaway for one of my favorite food bloggers:  Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil.  She’s actually much more than a food blogger.  Lindsay…

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Pancakes

10 Favorite Pancake Recipes!

So it’s Saturday… or Sunday… and in my house that means Pancake Day!  My guys wake up on weekend mornings and sneak downstairs to see which variety of pancake I’m…

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Cinnamon-Vanilla-Monster-Cookies

Cinnamon- Vanilla Monster Cookies

I’ve been so good for so long… working out… eating salads… eating lean proteins… and eating everything else I like to eat in moderation! Seriously, I’ve been good. But I…

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Making Mornings Easier to Manage

  A typical weekday in our house begins at the ridiculous hour of 5:45 a.m. The alarm buzzes, announcing that it’s time for me to attempt to rouse my 11-year-old…

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup 2

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

I grew up near Lake Tahoe for the 2nd half of my childhood life. If you’ve never visited Lake Tahoe, you’re totally missing out. It’s perfectly lovely in the summer……

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Sweet Potato Fries {Vitamix Giveaway!}

Food is wonderful, it really is.  But food can also make people sick. I’ve heard some pretty amazing and awful stories from my food friends about allergies and reactions to…

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Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken {Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway!}

I’m taking this Saturday to celebrate Jaden Hair’s brand new cookbook:  Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites- 100 Recipes That are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper.  To celebrate,…

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Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Do you have a KitchenAid mixer yet? And if you do… then do you have the super cool stainless steel gray one like I have,…

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Dear Cookie Dough- Loving Friends Who Love Chocolate too, Here’s another recipe created just for you.  It’s chocolate cookie dough in its purest form (with added chocolate chips).  I left…

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Skinny Chocolate- Caramel Banana Bread

Skinny Chocolate- Caramel Banana Bread

As I continue on my lifelong quest to be “skinny,” I’ve come to realize there are some things that I really cannot live without. Cheese and wine are a given….

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