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Goat Cheese,Caramelized Onion and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

HOLY GRILLED CHEESE! Let's have some serious real talk right now.  I am officially addicted to Diners, Drive ins and Dives.  I watch it on the reg and always get SO inspired!  Banana bread french toast with bananas foster and ice cream?…
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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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Sloppy Turkey Fajitas

I love how recipes are created.  Matt and I attempted to make skinnier sloppy joes (with the mix) last week by using turkey.  It didn't work very well because of the lack of fat in the turkey.  We love making fajitas with the Lawry's mix…
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Roasted Root Vegetables with Dijon Vinaigrette

I love the farmers market.  I try to go every Saturday morning even if I don't think I need anything.  The one in Laguna Beach is just about a half mile walk and I always meet the nicest people. Once I had some inspiration I walked down…
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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 just seems…
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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 an orange balsamic…
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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 had never…
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BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup

It's cold.  I like warm.  I like summer, heaters and blankets.  45 degrees days are not supposed to happen in southern California.  But thats why we turn to a special something I call soup.  You probably call it that too. I love soup!!…
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Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Shrimp

Ready for an über healthy dinner that I created? Yay for shrimp! This recipe was quick, easy and delicious. I love shrimp scampi but it usually is just drenched in butter. This whole recipe only has a tablespoon of olive oil! It is the perfect…
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French Onion Soup

I can finally cross something off my fall bucket list! I always wanted to make homemade soups and this will definitely not be my last!  I have always had a love for french onion soup and it did not let me down. Making it at home is relatively…
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Baked Lemon Risotto

Hello friend! I am so excited to share this lemon risotto with you.  Who thought risotto could be easy to make?  Not me.  But alas, my fave blogger Joy the Baker found a way to make it happen.  I have been loving lemony dishes the last…
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Pear, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza

Do you ever want to impress people with food but find it just too tiring and stressful?  Well fear not!  This pizza is so simple and delish that you will want to make it every night.  The key to making easy pizza is PRE-MADE DOUGH.  I…