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Keeps the doctor away…

I’m proud to announce that I exercised some self-control at the market this past weekend. As I stood there reaching for a bag of cinnamon apple chips I suddenly thought to myself “Why am I buying these when I could make them myself?” To further boost my excitement over this simple idea I discovered that a […]

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Amo I’Italia…

I was fortunate to take the trip of a lifetime to one of the most beautiful countries in the world this Spring, the wonderful and awe-inspiring Italy. As a food lover and lover of decadence in general Italy was mind-blowing for me, by far my favorite country, only second to the United States of course. […]

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I don’t want to grow up…

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a childhood favorite to satisfy your cravings. I remember eating sloppy joes a lot as a child, however now when I look back and think about the canned mystery meat I ate as a child it makes me cringe slightly at the notion. Nonetheless, I will not allow my adult […]

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So fresh and so clean…

On a recent adventure to my local market I was struck with inspiration. I was perusing the fruit section and saw something new, something different then the berries, grapes, and peaches that have been present all summer long. I saw fresh figs, yum! Now, I will admit this, typically if I experience figs it’s usually […]

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Pretty Little Things…

When it comes to food, good things really do come in small packages. At parties I love mini appetizers and desserts and fall victim to their tempestuous appeal. In my mind, I think it’s totally acceptable to have 4 miniature cupcakes/pies but when I am presented with a normal sized cupcake or a slice of pie […]

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All day everyday..

I could eat Mexican food everyday of my life and be completely satisfied. Is there anything better than a salty tortilla with spicy cheesy goodness? Really though, tacos, burritos, enchiladas… these are a few of my favorite things. 🙂 This weekend I made a feast of tasty goodness to indulge my craving. What was the […]

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Thank you BERRY much…

Can you feel it? Days are getting longer, BBQs are heating up, pale legs are coming out of hiding, and the smell of sunblock is in the air. YAY! 🙂 To me, all of this signals that berry season is coming and will be here before we know it. I have never met a berry I haven’t like, […]

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Summer sun, something’s begun…

I’m a true California girl and take pride in being from what I think is the most beautiful state in the country. We have everything: the mountains, a beach you can actually swim in, fabulous restaurants, delicious wine, and fantastic shopping all at our finger tips! What I enjoy most about living in this little […]

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B A N A N A S…

This weekend I was in a baking mood. Though it was sweltering hot outside I still wanted to basque in a home filled with that warm sweet smell that only baked goods could provide.  Also, I recently purchased some agave nectar and I was dying to use it. Agave nectar looks a lot like honey […]

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The most important meal of the day…

I love breakfast! It truly is the most important meal of the day for me. I could go without eating lunch, even forgo dinner if my waist band demands it but never could I give up breakfast.  I need a real true breakfast too, something that is going to keep me full and satisfied. I’ll […]

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