Easter Candy Bark

Easy Easter Candy Bark

It was essential that I figure out a way to use up those majorly addicting little chocolate malted eggs that magically appeared in my shopping cart the other day. So…

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Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

I eat a lot of great food.  Trust me when I say that I eat well and I don’t deprive myself of what I’m craving.  So once in a while,…

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Bake it Like You Mean It

Bake it Like You Mean It

I received this gorgeous new cookbook by Gesine Bullock Prado in the mail the other day:  Bake It Like You Mean It.  The book is full of all kinds of…

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Hot Reuben Dip 1

Hot Reuben Dip

Have you ever had a Reuben Sandwich  … warm, cheesy corned beef and sauerkraut stuffed between two slices of rye bread and slathered with Thousand Island dressing?  My husband orders…

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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 1

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 1

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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