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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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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…
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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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Roasted Apples with Sweet Potato Stuffing

I have volunteered myself to make thanksgiving dinner for my family.  I am very excited to take on the task, but really want to perfect my menu ahead of time.  Last year I made a sweet potato (but they were actually Yams) stufffing.  …
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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…
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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…
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Apricot & Brie Crostini with Golden Honey

Fun Fact: An ocean breeze and push your worries aside. My grandparents have a wonderful little house in Laguna Beach.  On Sunday we went there for dinner and I made these amazing little bites of goodness.  Good food + ocean breeze....…
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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Let me start off by saying GO USA!!!  I am loving these olympics and have been struggling with how late I am willing to stay up to catch all the good stuff.  And although I would love to only enjoy "American Food" throughout this…
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

When I think of a low carb meal, I tend to get a little sad.  I really like bread. But there are a few meals that can actually be super delicious without half a bagette and a stick of butter.  Stuffed Bell Peppers are delicious because…
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3 Layer Greek Appetizer

What a beautiful weekend it was!  Saturday was filled with American Spirit!  I have a few friends on the Olympic Water Polo team, and wanted to make a good luck send off video to London.  My mom, sister and I recorded a remix…
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BBQ Pulled Pork with Skinny Coleslaw

Do you have a certain meal that you love to eat but think is probably too hard to make yourself?  Well I used to.  For some strange reason I though pulled pork would just be too hard to make.  It also might have to do with the…