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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…
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Vanilla Bean Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

It's already Wednesday!  We are just killing it this week aren't we? I'm so proud of us.  We definitely deserve some cake.  I made this cake this weekend and it changed my life a little bit.  I told myself I would just have a bite.  Then…
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

The Super Bowl is coming up! And although I am not a football fanatic, I do enjoy the whole sit around the TV, drink beer and eat delicious appetizers thing.  I tested out a few recipes this weekend and I must say this dip was KILLER.…
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French Onion Soup Braid

A wonderful thing happened the other day.  As I do most days, I was dreaming about a future where my blog becomes uber famous and I can do it for a living.  Have a cookbook and just be plain awesome.  But for now all I can do…

Friday Favorites!

Another week has gone by and another Friday is here! I love Fridays for the same reason anyone does, the weekend is here!!  Well, at least once the clock strikes 4:30 that is.  I love looking back on and sharing what came into my life this…
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Black Pepper & Blue Cheese Gougeres

Hello friends!  I am still lost in my Smitten Kitchen cookbook.  I want to make EVERYTHING.  Deb (the author) likes to make things with interesting names.  Things that I have never heard of before.  These Gougeres (which…