Vanilla Balsamic Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cara Cara Orange Sauce #VanillaWeek

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Hi and welcome to #VanillaWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections. I am so excited about this week-long event. Red velvet and chocolate are everywhere this time of year, and the #VanillaWeek Bloggers have come together to focus on one of our favorite flavors – Vanilla. We hope you join us throughout the week […]

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Honey Lemon Mochi Doughnuts #MovieLovers

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Dinner and a movie part three! The third and final post for my Movie Lover’s Sweepstakes recipe posts and this time its dessert. Honey Lemon Mochi Doughnuts.  I think I had the most fun coming up with these since they too are inspired by several parts of the movie, Big Hero 6 just like the […]

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Easy Japanese Miso Noodle Soup #Movielovers

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Dinner and a movie part two!! After licking our fingers clean from those awesome chicken wings from part one, now is one of my favorite simple meals, Easy Japanese Miso Noodle Soup. My kids love this noodle soup, its one of those quick meals I make when I don’t feel like cooking and I have […]

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Melt Your Face Off Spicy Asian Baked Chicken Wings #MovieLovers

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These are insanely delicious Melt Your Face Off Spicy Asian Baked Chicken Wings are also known as Dinner and a Movie Part 1. Like usual, I couldn’t decide on a single recipe to make to go along with World Market’s Movie Lover Sweepstakes so I made all three. And instead of cramming them all into one […]

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pizza

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Its Pizza Friday!!  Its supposedly national pie day, and people call pizza “pie” and since I am not the biggest fan of the dessert pie, I am going with this instead for pie day – Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pizza. We are huge fans of pizza in this house. I always make […]

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Maple Date Cream of Rice Hot Cereal

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It was winter for like all of two days here in Vegas last week. Its already back into the 60s, I was wearing flip flops today.  But last week it was FREEZING. Freezing for Vegas, not the rest of the world mind you. 30 deg. in the am and “Warming up” to 40 deg. was […]

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Pineapple and Coconut Fool Recipe #EatHealthy15

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Happy New Year!! I dub 2015 the year of the pineapple and coconut. I wanted to make a lot more recipes with it in 2014, and, well, that year just slipped by faster than any other year it seems, so I am starting off the new year with a fun new healthy dessert, the Pineapple […]

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New Year’s St. Germain Pear Sorbet Champagne Cocktail

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I can’t believe it is almost 2015. This year seems to have flown by faster than any other year so far. So to celebrate the new year I made a fun champagne cocktail. Last year I made a pineapple coconut champagne cocktail, this year I went a little fancier – but still pretty easy to […]

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White Bandido Cocktail

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Merry Christmas eve! Time to celebrate all day with cooking, baking, present wrapping and my latest cocktail creation, the white bandido cocktail. This month has been a whirlwind of activities, lots of work, not much time off, kids activities etc etc etc that it really seems Christmas snuck up on us. Free time? What’s that? […]

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4 Ingredient Christmas Chocolate Rum Balls

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These super easy to make and delicious chocolate rum balls will be a welcome addition to any cookie tray or holiday dessert table this year. And bonus -they are no bake! & I have been so busy this month! I had all these plans for recipes all month long and the past couple weeks have […]

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Christmas Recipes Guest Posts for Cost Plus World Market

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I have had the great honor to be asked to guest post on the official Cost Plus World Market site with not one but four awesome Christmas recipes!! First up – Christmas Spiced Mulled Wine I am CONVINCED if Christmas could be concentrated into one flavor – mulled wine is it. One taste and you […]

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Vanilla Cranberry Ice Cream Sundaes with Spiced Gingersnaps

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December 7th and I am posting about ice cream sundaes. I think ice cream is acceptable year round, especially when make it “seasonal” or something. One thing I make every November/December is a double batch of my cranberry chutney. Its normally meant to be served on Thanksgiving, but since we didn’t celebrate this year ( […]

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