Ginger Beer Lemonade

Ginger Beer Lemonade

First of all, you should know that Ginger Beer is not really “beer.”  It took me a a couple of hours of tweeting and googling to verify that.  I guess…

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

This post should be titled, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind!” or “Hiding Cookies in Your Freezer is a Good Idea!” Or better yet, “When Cookies Are in My Freezer,…

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Enchiladas

Enchiladas (20 Recipes to Share)

Hooray for Enchiladas!  I’ve decided to make an enchilada recipe for dinner tonight… one that I’ve made a zillion times and have never gotten a photo of- Asparagus and Chicken…

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Shrimp Tacos with Avocado- Chimichurri Sauce

Countdown to Cinco de Mayo!  Sure, that may not mean anything to you if you live in North Dakota, Ireland, Australia or Japan.  But here in SoCal… sooooo close to…

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Dinner Ideas

10 New Recipes to Try for Dinner

Back in January I shared 10 new recipes to try for dinner and promised to share something like this again.  These are recipes that I’ve tried that haven’t made it…

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Tabasco- Crawfish Boil

A Visit to Avery Island, Louisiana: Home of Tabasco Sauce

Last week I had the unique opportunity of visiting Louisiana for the first time ever!  I’m a California girl, so the south is little bit like foreign territory to me….

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Brown Butter bars

Brown Butter- Toffee Pecan Blondies

Are you as in love with Seattle as I am? I’ve been there several times, but I feel like I need another 42 1/2 days to explore and really get…

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Salsa Fresca

Here in Southern California, Mexican food is a pretty big deal. Restaurants of the Mexican sort are plentiful, and many of them are very inexpensive. Tortillas of every make and…

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Cinnamon Bun Scones

Cinnamon Bun Scones

It appears that I’ve taken up the crazy habit of sharing a breakfast recipe each and every Friday.  I rather like that, since I can leave my readers with a…

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Homemade Granola Bars 1

Homemade Granola Bars

Boxes of granola bars are so easy to purchase.  They’re right there in that snack aisle, packaged so nicely.  And there’s usually a brand or two on sale for a…

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Pickled-Cauliflower

Pickled Cauliflower

Someone once said that if you’re eating a selection of foods that span the color of the rainbow, then you’re probably eating healthy.  That person was wickedly wise.  I’m a…

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Candied Bacon 5

Candied Bacon

What I’m about to share with you today is so incredible that I’m just going to go ahead and apologize in advance for the massive cravings that might ensue after…

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Chocolate Wedding Cupcakes

Chocolate Wedding Cupcakes

A couple of years ago, I had the task of making White Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Wedding Cupcake Buttercream for one of the teachers at my son’s school. I managed…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

It’s about time for another cookie dough dessert.  My obsession with cookie dough continues with cupcakes.  I’m sure my fellow cookie-dough lovers can relate.  Today, I give you:  Chocolate Chip…

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Maple Morning Cake

Sometimes, you just need cake for breakfast. Today is one of those days. So I’m sharing some Maple Morning Cake. It’s your typical bundt cake coffee cake, but it’s atypically…

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