10-Minute Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe For The Holiday Season

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias I am a strong believer in throwing Holiday parties and gatherings, and perhaps a bit fashioned, but I love mailing hand-written postcards along with homemade gifts to share with family and friends. It really brings more meaning into the holiday traditions, … [Read more...]

Super Moist Double Chocolate Cake

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If you are like me, I'm sure there's a lot of baking already happening in your kitchen! and while I love sweet treats, I do understand the importance of keeping it under check and making them as healthy as possible. That's why I always try to make healthier substitutions in my dessert recipes, like swap refined flour for whole grain, brown sugar or honey instead of white, olive oil instead of … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Green Bean Casserole

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The Holiday season is almost upon us, and if you are like me, you have probably started planning your parties and social gatherings and slating weekends to fun, family-friendly events! For me, its easy to decide what the stars of my dinner table are going to be. But when it comes to all the side dishes, I need to put some serious thought into it. These side dishes are as important as the main … [Read more...]

Avocado & Chocolate Chip Semi Freddo

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Summer is slowly starting to show its colors, as the days get longer and brighter down here in Northern California! The garden is blooming, and we've already had glimpses of hot sunny days when sipping a cold coffee or eating an ice cream out in the backyard has become a favorite family activity. So to celebrate the weather outside, we tried a new recipe last week. Frozen Avocado SemiFreddo. Yes, … [Read more...]

Fantastic Fall Recipes That Your Family Will Love

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Fall has set in already!! The light drizzle combined with a chill in the air and the maple leaves covering my front yard is proof enough that Autumn is here to stay! As it starts getting chilly outside, its time to turn on the heat inside, and by inside, I mean your kitchen! Looking for some great seasonal recipes that salute Fall? then you are at the right place....Check out my collection for … [Read more...]

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe With Red Velvet Cookie Crust

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. However, the choice of ingredients, the recipe idea and the photos are all mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias I love entertaining, and it gives me a nice feeling to be able to please people with my food. But sometimes you want entertaining to be fuss-free, and yet not have to compromise on the … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana & Soy Milk Ice Cream Shake

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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 hammock! One of the best parts about Summer is you get to cook and enjoy nice cool things, ice-cream, fruit punches, milkshakes and popsicles can be gobbled up without guilt, thanks to the … [Read more...]

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Granola Pancakes

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Every Saturday is Pancake day in our house. We start off with a delicious pancake breakfast IHOP style, with some cheesy scrambled eggs on the side! And since this is a weekly fare, I try to create different kinds of pancakes so it doesn't get boring, and also try to sneak in some healthy ingredients that would make the morning meal more nutritious for my kiddo. Last week I decided to make some … [Read more...]

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...]