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Baked Bree
Olive Oil and Ricotta Pound Cake

Apr 22, 2014
Olive Oil and Ricotta Pound Cake

I recently spent a glorious 10 days in Italy. It was truly life changing. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. Inspiring. I went to Rome for 5 days with my best friend and then went on to Perugia to meet with my Mastermind group. It was the perfect mix of work and play. I was ready...

Crazy for Crust
Almond Sweet Rolls

Apr 22, 2014
Almond Sweet Rolls

Almond Sweet Rolls



I love almond. Almond croissants, almond scones, almond frosting, almond extract. I can never get enough. These Almond Sweet Rolls take my addiction to a new level. There like eating an almond croissant…in sweet roll...

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Crazy for Crust
Salted Butterscotch Brownies

Apr 21, 2014
Salted Butterscotch Brownies

Salted Butterscotch Brownies {bloglovin giveaway}



Salted caramel is so last year. Salted Butterscotch is the new salted caramel. And it’s so much better. Especially when you pair it with a rich, fudgy, super chocolatey brownie. If you gave up...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

Apr 20, 2014
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

A sweet guilt-free frappuccino that tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup! With this much flavor, you’ll never believe it’s lightened up & skinny!     With Mom away on travel this past weekend and my guy arranging plans with his old college buddies, Dad and I decided it was time for another baseball...

Stealth Cooking
Kale and Quinoa Salad

Apr 19, 2014
Kale and Quinoa Salad

I've just returned from a wonderful and tasty trip to Hawaii. I had some of the best meals of my life! Lots of seafood, and lots of fresh, fresh salads. Here's my rendition of one of the salads I loved. Pineapple makes an appearance, of course, adding ...

Crazy for Crust
Moose Munch Peanut Butter Cookies {visiting harry & david}

Apr 19, 2014
Moose Munch Peanut Butter Cookies {visiting harry & david}

Moose Munch Peanut Butter Cookies {visiting harry & david}



Do you love caramel corn? What about peanut butter cookies? Now think about putting the two together. Mind boggling, right? It’s the best kind of...

Foods for the Soul
Banana Bran Muffins

Apr 18, 2014
Banana Bran Muffins

Cozy muffins filled with warm molasses and sweet banana. They’re so moist and hearty; you’ll never believe they’re lightened up & secretly skinny!     After my guy’s car suddenly died three weeks ago, my parents raced to the rescue and offered to let us borrow my dad’s “I-woodwork-on-the-weekends-and-sometimes-need-to-haul-long-heavy-boards” white Ford pickup truck until...

Sacramento Connect
Hot cross buns, homemade Peeps & more: Dozens of recipes for Easter

Apr 18, 2014
Hot cross buns, homemade Peeps & more: Dozens of recipes for Easter

Recipes for Easter from Sacramento Connect partners and The Sacramento Bee.  

Guava Rose
Strawberries and Cream Cups

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Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

Crazy for Crust
Almond Joy Mini Pies

Apr 17, 2014
Almond Joy Mini Pies

Almond Joy Mini Pies



I’m addicted to Almond Joy candy bars. Are you surprised? I figured it was time I married my love of Almond Joy and my love of pie. Took me long enough. Last...



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