Crab Guacamole 1

Crab Guacamole

Avocado lovers are very happy to live in Southern California, where avocados are plentiful and fairly inexpensive all year long. We have just the right weather to nurture them along,…

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza 7

Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza

This is the best invention ever: Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Yes, you heard that right… pizza crust made out of cauliflower. I saw it on Beth’s blog, and she got the…

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Girl Hunter

Girl Hunter Book Review and Giveaway

I’m not a hunter, and the closest I’ve come to cooking anything out in the wild is some little brown trout that my (then 9 yr old) son caught in…

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Snickerdoodles 1


I’m sharing with you today my very favorite cookie in the entire universe… the cookie I’ve loved the most since I was just a little girl:  Snickerdoodles. My mother made…

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Chicken Alfredo 1

Chicken Alfredo

I’m a regular, fat-filled, alfredo-eating fanatic.  Sure, I’ll admit that.  I order it up in restaurants whenever I feel that my hips can take it.  But if you’ve come here…

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Chocolate Cheesecake Cake 8

Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

You know how some people really don’t get along well with their In-Laws?  How visits with them are stressful and awkward and generally awful for many people?  Yeah, not me….

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Bean and Sausage Soup

Eating healthy today? Good for you. I’ll be jumping on the bandwagon along w/ you beginning this Saturday. More about that later. I can help you get your healthy thing…

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Top 10 Recipes of 2011

Here we go! These are the most visited recipes on for the year of 2011. Mostly sweets (as usual), but a few other things are tucked in there too….

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Black Eyed Pea Casserole 1

Tex Mex Black Eyed Pea Casserole

So what’s the story with Black Eyed Peas supposedly bringing good luck to all who eat them in the New Year anyways? I guess Black Eyed Peas are a Southern…

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Apple Fritter Muffins 5

Apple Fritter Muffins

One of my favorite cookbooks in recent years is Cooking Light: Way to Cook. It’s a fabulous collection of some of their greatest recipes- and the best part about it…

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Holiday Breakfast Recipes to Share with Relatives

Happy holidays! Because you usually have a bunch of extra people-you-love hanging around during the holidays, you’ve gotta have a lot of food hanging around too. Here are 20 of…

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Peanut Brittle 11

Peanut Brittle

Why do kids grow up so quickly?  I can hardly stand it.  I stare at my boy and gaze at how handsome he has become.  I marvel at the adult…

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Butterfinger Truffles 6

Butterfinger Truffles

Do you have a vision for the perfect sort of chocolate dessert?  Is it a velvety chocolate pudding or a chocolate- chocolate chip cheesecake?  Is it rich chocolate ice cream…

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Salted Caramel Sauce 1

Salted Caramel Sauce + Printable Labels

I can cook, and I can bake, and I used to be a teacher… but I’m not always the craftiest of people. So I’m pretty proud that I successfully made…

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Gluten Free Molasses Cookies 5

Gluten Free Molasses Crinkles

Today is my (gluten-free) Mommy’s birthday. So I figured we’d better celebrate with some cookies- Gluten Free Molasses Crinkles!

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Gravlax 1

How to Make Norwegian Salmon Gravlax

This post brought to you by Norwegian Salmon. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve always been a lover of salmon… a big-time lover of salmon.  I love it simply grilled,…

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