Grilled Pineapple, Crispy Pork Belly, Burrata and Arugula Pizza.

Its PIZZA WEEK!!  Whoo hoo! It has actually been pizza week ( or in internet speak #pizzaweek)  since Monday and now its my contribution to this awesome lineup of amazing pizzas that is being hosted by  My contribution is this crazy concoction I came up with: Grilled Pineapple, Crispy Pork Belly, Burrata and Arugula Pizza. Its just so good!

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When it comes to ordering pizza I stick with my same ol same ol, bbq chicken pizza. I never order anything different. I am just not that adventerous.We don’t even order pizza that often!!  But when we make homemade pizza I tend to be more creative with toppings. My kids LOVE the help make pizza too. Mostly they just love to play with the dough. And make huge flour messes. HUGE flour messes. Which I get to clean up. Joy.

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Smoked Salmon Baked Eggs with Roasted Asparagus #HopItForward

Smoked Salmon Baked Eggs with Roasted Asparagus. Also known as some seriously delicious food served in cute dishes. Small dishes are always cute, says me.

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When it comes to brunch there are two types of people, those who go for sweet options like waffles and pastries or those who go for savory like omelettes and hashes. Personally? I like both. I will always order an egg dish and a sweet dish like a waffle. Today I am sharing a really simple and delicious baked eggs dish that is perfect for brunch and its a small enough portion so you can save room for that waffle, or pastry. Like a cinnamon roll…mmmm my favorite.  I made this recipe for Cost Plus World Market‘s Hop It Forward Easter Sweepstakes.

Hop It Forward Smoked Salmon Baked Eggs with Roasted Asparagus #HopItForward

This sweepstakes is very cool. You get to spread random acts of ” hoppiness” ( get it?Hoppy? Bunnies hop. Easter has bunnies.. ok you get it. ) and enter for a chance to win $2K in World Market gift cards AND a years supply of chocolate from Divine Chocolate Co. for the grand prize and there will be 3 runner up prizes of $500 World Market gift cards and divine chocolates. I am all for a year supply of chocolate. Sign me up. Click on the sweepstakes photo above to enter.

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20 Minute Warm Bay Scallop Salad With Zucchini and Asparagus

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I am so excited it is finally officially spring! It means two things to me, one season closer to summer AND a lot more variety of produce at the farmers markets and stores so I can make salads like this SUPER easy and healthy 20 Minute Warm Bay Scallop Salad with Zucchini and Asparagus.

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Easter Carrot Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cute decorated carrot cupcakes seem to be anEaster dessert staple, and these are my version with egg nests and candy carrots on top.

SO cute, right??  This is my second recipe for my guest blog for Cost Plus World Market for Easter. When I was asked to do some fun Easter themed baking recipes for them [...]


Easter Coconut Lemon Cake

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Easter is about a month away, so why not start planning your Easter dessert with a showstopping three layer coconut lemon cake like this one!

I am guest blogging for Cost Plus World Market with a couple Easter themed recipes and this decadent coconut lemon cake is the first recipe. I love this flavor combo in [...]


Chocolate Cake and Martha Stewart

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I met Martha Stewart. Then I made one of her chocolate cake recipes from her new Cakes book. And now I am here to tell you all about all three. Martha, the cake and the Cakes book.
I was invited to attend Martha Stewart’s book signing for her new book, Cakes, at the Macy’s home store [...]


16GB iPad Air Giveaway ( $500 Value)

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Who wants to win an iPad Air? I know I do!!   I know its been a little bit since I last posted a recipe, but don’t worry I have lots coming up. Life gets busy sometimes and with two little kids the ol blog gets put on the backburner for a week or so. [...]


Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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While pink was the color of most recipes in February, green is the theme for March, starting with these insanely good Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto.

I love seafood, fish, shellfish, you name it. If its from the sea I will eat it. Even seaweed.  I think a lot of people are intimidated by [...]


Skinny Baked Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

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Time for a switch from all the sweets I have made this month to one of my favorite easy and healthy recipes, Shrimp Scampi, made “skinnier” and with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. I would like to thank the AMAZING people over at my favorite butter and cheese company, Kerrygold USA, for sending me some butter [...]


Frozen Movie Themed Oscar Party with World Market #MovieLoversSweeps


Do you want to build a snowman? That song, plus many others from the movie Frozen, have been sung or played in my house every day since we first saw the movie at the beginning of December last year. To say we love the movie Frozen is an understatement.

I have two daughters so the fact [...]


Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martini #GalentinesDayParty

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Apparently its Chocolate Dipped Strawberry month on my blog. This time instead of cupcakes, its martinis!! Yay for Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Martinis and they aren’t just for any occasion, they are for Galentine’s Day  happens on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s day (duh), and its a way for gals to get together sans significant [...]


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hi Hat Cupcakes (Gluten Free)


One of the first things that comes to mind when I hear the words ” Valentine’s day” uttered is chocolate covered strawberries. It is the quintessential Valentines day treat and I took it one, okay like three, steps further with my chocolate dipped strawberry hi hat cupcakes.

Its February. Its valentines month. Its chocolate and candy [...]