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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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Blueberry Bran Muffins

 Some of the most wonderful things in the world start with the letter B.  You have the Beach.  Beer.  Blueberries. Bran!  Although I'm sure beer muffins would have been amazing,  I thought blueberry and bran were…
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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,…
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Butter Cake w/ Chocolate Almond Whipped Cream & Strawberries

 Combinations are a tricky thing. Combine vinegar and baking soda and you have the coolest science experiment for a 3rd grader.  Combine my finger and a mandoline slicer and you have lots of blood.  Combine berries and whipped…
This Blue Cheese Frittata with Asparagus & Prosciutto is so easy and jam packed with flavor! Perfect for breakfast, lunch or even a light dinner!
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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…