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Iced Pumpkin Loaf with Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It is officially time to start using pumpkin. I try not to over do pumpkin treats during fall so they hold their magical goodness.  You really can't over do something you love or it will become a top 40 song that you can't bear to listen…
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Mango Pineapple Smoothie (Dairy Free!)

Summer is slowly slipping away, but the heat seems to just finally be hitting so-cal.  Smoothies are the best way to have some delicious fruit and cool you down as well.  I love creamy smoothies but I try to stay away from dairy.  Adding…
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Strawberry & Grapefruit Parfait

Sometimes great ideas hit you like a ton of bricks.  This last weekend I was at the farmers market thinking of what to make.  I knew I had a bunch of ripe strawberries at home so I wanted to pair them with another fruit to showcase their…
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Maple Pepper Bacon

 BACON!  Who doesn't love bacon? Beside vegetarians and people who "prefer sausage".  Those people tend to freak me out.  I do love sausage but when the option is there, bacon will always win.  The salt, the crisp, the FLAVOR!  I could…
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Asparagus, Prosciutto & Blue Cheese Frittata

 Hello friends!  How fast has May gone by??  Like a bullet train.  Did you know that this month is National Egg Month?  I don't know about you but I can't cook eggs on anything but Teflon.  They must know this is true because they want…
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Olive Oil Tortillas

So I finally did it.  Tortillas are one of those things that taste so much better when they are fresh.  I know I love when restaurants make them fresh but it was always one of those things I thought was best to leave to the experts.  Traditional…
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Cinnamon-Sugar Croutons

I failed making granola this weekend.  I burnt it and I burnt it bad.  I was going to make granola and tell you how much I love it on greek yogurt.  But alas that blog post is now burnt along with those helpless oats.  But everything happens…
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Whole Wheat, Espresso & White Chocolate Chip Scones

So my sister was in town this weekend and it was so wonderful.  I love when she visits because our family gets together and it feels just like old times.  Its basically an excuse to sit on our moms lap, lounge around and chat all day.  My…
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Cinnamon Pecan Crunch Doughnuts

DOUGHNUTS.  If you work in an office you are probably faced with sweet maple bars and chocolate sprinkled delights constantly.  There is something about that pink doughnut box that makes you think the happiest of thoughts.  But I always…
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California Ranchero Eggs

Let's talk about breakfast.  I love the weekends for many reasons but one of them is breakfast.  I can finally take my time and make a delish egg dish that is both tasty and healthy!  I got the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook for Christmas and…
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Baked Whole Wheat Powdered Donuts

Lets talk about guilty pleasures.  Lets talk about that thing you see in the store or the gas station that you know has zero nutritional value but you must have it. NOW.  I have this love affair with Hostess Powdered Donettes.  In college…
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Cheddar and Black Pepper Biscuits

I had a new first yesterday!  I made biscuits for the first time.  It was suprisingly easy! I took lots of pictures so I instead of me rambling on about how to do it, just check it out... Cut that butter into that whole wheat flour/sugar/baking…