Irresistible Rocky Road Espresso Brownies

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Back-to-school Night is coming up, and my Kindergartener is as excited as can be! I have never seen her so meticulously arrange and sort out all the things she needs for school. From supplies to notebooks to her lunch and snack boxes, she is really excited about getting everything in order. Whether she's trying to impress Mommy, her new teacher, or her new friends at school, I am hushing with … [Read more...]

Curried Chickpeas & Cheese Bruschetta

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rioja Wine. The text, opinions and images are all mine. We have been blessed with nice sunny weather here in California, but the days have started to get a tad bit shorter, and the evenings now have a chilly draft to them. As I watched the pink and orange hues of the sky last evening, I felt like enjoying the best of summer before it was … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana & Almond Milk Ice Cream Shake

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Summer has been on in full swing these past few days as temperatures hit the 80's, perfect time to enjoy backyard barbecues, water activities or just enjoy a weekend afternoon reading a favorite book on your … [Read more...]

Deliciously Healthy Chocolate Cookie Crumble Smoothie

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Do you ever fret about how skinny your pre-schooler or kindergartner looks? Do you often worry that you are not feeding her the right amount and type of food to keep her healthy? If you do, then you are not alone. Every mom feels responsible for how her child's physical and mental growth, and for good reason. Eating the right amount of healthy, nutritious food is imperative, especially in the … [Read more...]

Pear Cranberry & Walnut Bread

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Pear Cranberry And Walnut Bread Pear is a wonderful Fall fruit which is often neglected due to the abundance of Apples and other stone fruits during this season. However, you will be amazed to see how many different kinds of Pears are available in the market, and how each one has a unique taste and texture. Anjou, Asian, Bartlett, Bosc, Concorde, Comice and Seckel are the most common varieties, … [Read more...]

Heart-Warming Carrot & Sweet Potato Bisque To Kill The Chill

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The days are getting even more chilly than before. With temperatures shooting to -40 degrees in some parts of US, I am sure most of us want to just lock ourselves indoors, crank up the heater in the house, and cozy up with a favorite book and a cup of coffee or a bowl of heart-warming soup, right! This Sunday, we took our weekly trip to the Farmer's Market - it's always refreshing to see all fresh … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Tortellini in Chipotle Cream Sauce

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The temperature outside has started to drop, and it gets dark and chilly when I get back from work. Who likes to look when it's cold and dark like that? Sometimes I really wish there was a Magic Wand for Moms so they could whip up healthy yet delicious food in no time - maybe just grant one wish a month, that would be good too, right?! Sigh!!! I don't think that's going to happen unless I move to … [Read more...]

Stuffed Tomatoes In Indian-Style Gravy

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It's getting really chilly out here, with temperatures reaching in the 20's, noticeably cold for the bay area. So I decided to harvest all the tomatoes from my garden before they died in the frost, and also because I was craving for something hot and comforting on the weekend menu, and Soup was not on my mind, as you can guess form the title of the recipe. We picked about 30 large, red tomatoes … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Kitchen Sink Holiday Cookies

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The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, and I am sure everyone is excited about planning holiday gatherings at home, working on Christmas presents, racking their brains for gift ideas and more. Baking is one more activity that takes center-stage during the holiday season. In fact, I think I have been churning out baked goodies every week now, starting from Halloween onwards, and I don't … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pinwheel Christmas Cookies

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Pinwheel Cookies are one of the most fancy yet simple cookies that one can make, and you don't need to wait for a holiday or special occasion to bake these beauties. These two-toned cookies are an instant hit at any party or celebration. Take them to a potluck and people will thank you for your dish. Wrap them in fancy paper napkins and hand them out at a Backyard Bash. Or just fill them in a … [Read more...]