What better way to start a Monday morning out, than with chocolate! (And yes, in my book, white chocolate is still chocolate! And my fav.)

I’m also celebrating someone special today, so it’s a double whammy. My friend Stephie is getting herself hitched!  [click to read more…]

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Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Parmesan

11 comments March 25, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’re halfway to the weekend again. Yay! We’ve been at the ballpark a lot lately. And eating our fair share of chili cheese fries and ice cream. […]

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My Favorite Zucchini Bread

21 comments March 23, 2015

I’m up at 4:45am most days, you guys. So I’m pretty much done by 9pm (at the very latest.) Paul stays up way later. But last night, he was exhausted […]

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Getting Spicy with Spiceologist and their Oven-Baked Habanero Buttermilk Chicken

11 comments March 20, 2015

Let’s talk spices today, shall we? I rarely donate to charities, especially of the human kind. (Show me an animal in need, though…and that’s another story.) There’s just not enough […]

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Southwestern Frittata

5 comments March 18, 2015

Well, I think I finally figured out how to get rid of the never-ending barrage of ants that find there way inside our house. Destroy their massive colonies. By putting […]

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Oven Baked Beans (and a massive cookbook giveaway!)

65 comments March 16, 2015

The kids: what are you making mom?! Me: baked beans The kids: *groan* Ya. That sounds about right. I finally conquered their hatred of potatoes, so now I’ve moved onto […]

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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Caramel Drizzle and Sea Salt

19 comments March 14, 2015

Math. Mental. Abuse. To. Humans. Yep. I struggled with it all through school, and now I get to hate it again with my own kids. It’s a sad state of […]

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Made It! Loved It!

11 comments March 11, 2015

Here’s another edition of Made It! Loved It! for you – more recipes from fellow bloggers that I have tried and loved. I run with such a great crowd! 

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Seared Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with Wasabi-Gingered Soy Sauce

22 comments March 9, 2015

This recipe was developed by me for Smithfield, who I have an ongoing relationship with. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for helping to support the brands that […]

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Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks

5 comments March 6, 2015

What a week! I feel like I aged 10 years. And I have the aching back and gray hairs to prove it. Baseball, dance, classroom volunteering, school board meeting, pool/landscaping […]

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Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

8 comments March 4, 2015

It’s March! You know what that means, right? When we’re hot here in California and want to eat cold salad, while the rest of the world is still buried in […]

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Slow Cooker Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken

14 comments March 2, 2015

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. We’re still working on the back yard, putting the finishing touches on it before they fill the pool with water. And we […]

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Pina Colada Monkey Bread

10 comments February 27, 2015

22 pounds, you guys. Paul has lost 22 pounds in six weeks from running every day and watching what he eats. No crazy diet fads or pills. Just routine, hard […]