Summertime Grilled Hobo Pies and Berries in Red Wine Syrup #SummerGetaway

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YAY!! Its finally summer!! One of our first fun meals of the summer are these grilled hobo pies for an outside bbq brunch. Also? Mimosas ( of course) and berries with red wine syrup and the berries are cooked on the grill as well. I am all about grilling everything this summer, I wouldn’t mind […]


Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Doughnuts

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I guess today is national doughnut day. Or is it donut? Does it matter the spelling? It seems to be quite the split camp about the spelling. Some say the GH in doughnuts is too cumbersome, I think the GH makes it look harder to pronounce ( I have a 5 year old that has […]


Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks with Pineapple Mango Slaw – Guest Post for Better Homes and Garden’s Delish Dish

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I am a little giddy about this Jamaican Jerk Chicken Drumsticks with Pineapple Mango Slaw recipe today for several reasons. One is that it is my guest post for Better Homes and Garden’s site, Delish Dish. Another is that it is ALMOST summer and that means lots of grilled dinners, fresh salads, farmers markets, my […]


Pea Shoot Pesto Bucatini with Seared Sea Scallops

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I have been on a major pea shoot kick lately. Mostly in salads, but now that I have made pea shoot pesto, my meal frequency with them has increased by like a lot. I love adding sprouts of any kind to salads and when I saw that Trader Joes was carrying organic pea shoots I […]


Fresh Pineapple, Avocado and Pea Shoot Salad

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I am a huge fan of spring and summer because that means more salads for meals and I am a huge fan of a salad. Big or small, I love salad.  Myself and 5 other bloggers teamed up to bring you some fun healthy recipes AND a fun gadget giveaway sponsored by Kitchen IQ. Normally […]


Spicy Chili Pepper Mango Margarita

Spicy Chili Pepper Mango Margarita

Hey look! I made us a Mango Margarita. But spicy. And oh so good. I have this habit of taking photos of the menus at restaurants and bars we go to so I can try to recreate the meals or drinks at home. I seriously have a folder of iphone photos of restaurant menus on […]


Pineapple Coconut Sweet Rolls #HolidayFoodParty

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Its May 1st and that means Holiday Food Party!! yayayayayay! The “holiday” we are celebrating this time is Mother’s Day and of COURSE I made something pineapple and coconut. Pineapple Coconut Sweet Rolls to be exact. Like cinnamon rolls, but tropical! I think this is funny that I made this not super easy recipe for […]


Mother’s Day Brunch Hawaiian Style #MomInParadise

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I cannot believe it has already been a year since I started working with Cost Plus World Market. My first post/campaign with them was for Mother’s Day last year and HOW appropriate is my one year anniversary with them a post that is all about HAWAII?? Best company ever. Mother’s Day means brunch. And to […]


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

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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 […]


Smoked Salmon Baked Eggs with Roasted Asparagus #HopItForward

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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. 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 […]


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. I […]


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 […]