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Toasted Coconut Pound Cake

Coconut is soooo in right now.  Something about it is refreshing, sweet and seems to work well with anything.  This is even more true when its toasted!  This cake is packed with toasted coconut and the buttermilk makes it smooth…
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Best Shamrock Shake Ever!

Yay! The weekend of St. Patrick's day is upon us and it has been a beautiful week in So Cal.  When the sun is shining and leprechauns are running amuck, the only thing on my mind is a Shamrock Shake.  McDonalds coined this lovely…
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St. Patrick's Day Lofthouse Imitation Cookies

We all know Lofthouse cookies.  Those cookies in the bakery section of the grocery store that change frosting colors every season and always taste oddly delicious.  They are dense and sweet and always leave you wanting a glass of…
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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…
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Chewy Coconut-Lime Sugar Cookies

 A chewy cookie with a a little crunch is hard to come by.  My friend Katie got me the America's Test Kitchen Cookbook for Christmas.  She knows me well.  This book is amazing! They explain what they are trying to make and…
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Hummus Avocado Tartine

Why are the best things in life so simple?  A sunny day, a good convo, or laugh attack can make you the happiest person in the world.  When you stop thinking about the stressful things like work, bills and your furture, everthing…
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Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

 Over the years I have heard from multiple people that making your own salad dressing is the way to go when dieting.  I like doing it because I know exactly what is in it and I can make it taste just how I want!  I drempt of…
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Israeli Couscous w/ Apples, Cranberries & Herbs

Let's talk about trying new things.  I try new recipes all the time, but they usually are very similar.  Now it is time to try new THINGS!  New vegetables, new grains, new cultures cuisines and anything else I can think of.  I…
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Pink Champagne Cake

Booze Cakes.  I got this cookbook a couple of years ago and just tried it for the first time.  Booze + Cake = :D  Happy taste buds!  Considering there are 2 cups of champagne in the cake and 1/2 cup in the frosting, it surprisingly…

Friday Favorites

Heyooooooooooo!  Its Friday.  Thank goodness.  Here's the stuff i'm into this week! 1)  Friday Favorite Show:  Started watching the show Scandal. It is SO GOOD! 2) Friday Favorite Restaurant:  Banzai Bowls.  Got one on Saturday…
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Linzer Cookies

Valentines day is approaching.  It is time to start immersing yourself in all things heart shaped and pink.  Many people think of v-day as a "hallmark holiday" or think you should treat your loved ones special everyday not just one…
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Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies

Are you sitting around wondering what you are going to do for your man on Valentines day?  Or if you are single are you thinking what is going to get you a date on the 14th?  I am telling you right now, COOKIES. When you combine cookies…