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Whole Wheat Almond & Vanilla Bean Scones

 Okay people are you ready to be ahead of the times?   Scones are going to be the new cupcakes.......... I'll let that sink for a minute.  No, I am not an expert, but I am pretty sure for something to be a "thing" it has to be delicious,…
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Homemade Nutella

WARNING.  If you love Nutella and have been known to eat it with a spoon many times... this may be too much for you to handle.  I finally made it myself and am fearful when I say it is actually pretty easy to make.  (Fearful because I might…
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Cinnamon Crumb Banana Bread

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Bridal Shower Brunch

Bridal showers can seem daunting at first if you are a Maid of Honor.  What to make for food?  What kind of health restrictions to people have? Do we play games even though they are a bit lame?  Well let me tell you - have a Bridal Brunch!!…
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Gingerbread White Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Lets all agree on something.  Breakfast is amazing anytime of day.  I usually go for an omelette at brunch, but when I know a place makes good pancakes, I am there!    But most weekends we make breakfast at home.  I do love making pancakes…
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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Oh my... There is always a point during fall when I think, why don't we use pumpkin year round??  Then I remember that only using it during the fall makes it special and magical!  If you are an oatmeal person, be prepared to make this multiple…
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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…