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Candied Raspberry Baked Bacon

Candied Raspberry Baked Bacon

May 7, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags:


My Candied Raspberry Baked Bacon could not be more simple to prepare and irresistibly delicious!

If I could jump up and down with excitement telling you about this recipe I would!  These drool worthy strips of sweet and salty bacon are heaven sent.  I’ve partnered with Smucker’s to bring you simple recipes that use their amazing jams and preserves.

You won’t believe how simple this recipe is!
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Zesty Spanish Rice Chicken Soup

Zesty Spanish Rice Chicken Soup Recipe

May 5, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Soups and Stews, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


My Zesty Spanish Rice Chicken Soup Recipe is simple to prepare for those busy weeknights and is full of great Mexican flavor!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  I am celebrating with this delicious and so simple to prepare Mexican style soup.  It’s packed with my homemade spanish rice, vegetables and chunks of chicken in a flavorful zesty broth.
Cholula is my go to hot sauce for everything.  It flavored my broth perfectly without being too spicy.  We love it in my house!
Be sure to check out Amanda’s Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa HERE for another fun Cholula Cinco de Mayo recipe.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for your soup.  Simple pantry and refrigerator items.  To save yourself some time, cook your chicken ahead of time so it’s ready to go :)
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Chocolate Malted Chip Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Malted Chip Cookies Recipe

Apr 30, 2014 | Cookies | Tags: , , ,


My Chocolate Malted Chip Cookies Recipe are about to be a new family favorite at your home!

It’s always a good day to make cookies around my house.  You never have to twist my arm much to whip up a batch for any occasion :)  The boys and I were playing around with a chocolate cookie idea and these malted chip cookies were a huge hit!

They have the perfect chewy texture that we love with bites full of chocolate chips throughout.  Next time  you are in the mood for making cookies, be sure to give our latest creation a try!

Happy cookie baking!
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Iced Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Bars

Iced Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Bars

Apr 28, 2014 | Brownies and Bars | Tags: , , ,


My Iced Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Bars will brighten any day of the week!

I have been on a major lemon poppyseed kick lately!  First my blondies, then those fabulous pancakes and now my shortbread bars!  You do not want to miss these buttery sweet iced lemon bars.  There’s not much better!

Enjoy!
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Chicken Pecan Mexican Rice Salad

Chicken Pecan Mexican Rice Salad

Apr 23, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored


Enjoy my Chicken Pecan Mexican Rice Salad this week! So simple and flavorful!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you new recipes!  I had so much fun creating this zesty Mexican rice salad loaded with chicken, vegetables and Fisher Nuts Chopped Pecans.  Chicken and pecans go together so nicely.  Adds a great nutty texture to each bite.  I’ve also blended a simple cilantro dressing that gets stirred into the salad.  This is a perfect salad to bring to a potluck or even by itself as a light dinner.  All of my favorite flavors!

Hope you enjoy!
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Orange Dressing Marinated Beets

Orange Dressing Marinated Beets

Apr 21, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Skinny Palate | Tags: , ,

My favorite way to eat beets….Orange Dressing Marinated Beets. Could eat these all day! Still working on the boys, in the meantime I’ll be eating these all to myself!

When we lived in Newport Beach, CA there was an adorable little cafe right on Pacific Coast Highway that I walked to on a regular basis called Zinc Cafe.  They had the most beautiful salads, healthy menu options and baked goods around.  My favorite salad to order from them was their Orange Beet Salad.  I will be the first to admit, I have not always liked beets.  In fact, I just barely started eating them within the last year.  I kind of thought they tasted like dirt. Soil. Too earthy.

Not these!  They are marinated in fresh orange juice, a little grated onion, vinegar and orange zest.  Give it 24 hours to marry together and you’ve got the best healthy snack ever.
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White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

Apr 16, 2014 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my Springtime White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies! You’ll be glad you did :)

My oldest son is a lemon dessert kind of boy.  We were in the mood to make cookies a few nights ago and he said, “Mom, let’s make some lemon cookies!”  He didn’t have to twist my arm :)  We created these perfectly delicious lemon chip cookies with lemon curd as the secret ingredient.  Just enough tart and just enough sweet with the white chocolate chips.
The pudding adds such a great texture.  Give these babies a try, you won’t be disappointed!
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Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes

Apr 14, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: , , , ,


Treat yourself to my perfect for Spring, Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes today!

I wish I could paint the picture perfectly as we tried these pancakes in my house last week.  My mom was over visiting and after the photo shoot, we sat down with one of my warm perfectly lemon soft pancakes, took one bite and about fell out of our chairs.  Ok, not fell out of our chairs, but you get my point…..we were in hog heaven.
Last month when Amanda and I were in NYC, we went to a fun little restaurant called Laconda Verde for brunch and Amanda ordered Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  I guess I have been living under a rock, because I’ve never experienced a ricotta pancake.  Just couldn’t understand what the hype was about.  Well, that was until I took a bite.  Softest most delicious pancake I’ve had, not kidding.  I knew that I had to go home and make my own version!!
I used my very favorite Buttermilk Pancakes recipe from my cookbook and turned them into the ones you see today.  It could not have been more perfect and I can’t wait for you guys to try these!
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Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal

Apr 9, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my simple and delicious Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal!

I am thrilled to be teaming up with Smucker’s® Pairings today! Simple and delicious way to enjoy Smucker’s fruitfully delicious combinations.  Smuckers has the best fruit spreads around.  So many flavors to choose from and so many combinations to enjoy!
Today I am sharing my Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal.  I’ve paired Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves with some quick oatmeal, almond milk and a touch of brown sugar.  We went nuts for this oatmeal that’s great for breakfast or brunch.  I love that from start to finish it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
Enjoy!
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