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Foods for the Soul
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Jun 23, 2015
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Tender scones with the same almond, coconut & chocolate flavors as the popular candy bar. But they’re much healthier with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients!     Two weekends ago while visiting my parents, my mom came home from running errands with a gleam in her eye. “Want to go to an open...

Stealth Cooking
Tacos with Roasted Vegetables

Jun 23, 2015
Tacos with Roasted Vegetables

Here's some of summer's best vegetables, tossed with spices, roasted to bring out their sweetness, topped with fresh flavors, then all wrapped up in a soft fresh tortilla. Can Taco Tuesdays get any better than this?Ingredients:2 Tbs. olive oil2 cloves ...

Crazy for Crust
Bakery Style Coconut Macaroons

Jun 23, 2015
Bakery Style Coconut Macaroons

I’ve finally done it: I found the perfect Coconut Macaroon recipe! I was only 22 when I went to Carmel for the first time. Mel and I went for his 39th birthday. We were dating (but soon to be engaged). The second I stepped foot on Ocean Avenue I was in love. Carmel is one...

Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Jun 21, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Tender banana bread full of fresh summer berries. Naturally sweetened and extremely tender, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!     Throughout my childhood, my family celebrated the 4th of July like most people in our town: with backyard BBQs, big scoops of ice cream, and watching fireworks exploding in the night sky...

Cavegrrl
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

Jun 21, 2015
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

As a wine writer, I get invited to some of the most interesting events. This time, it was a media/blogger tour and taste at Matchbook Wine Company in Dunnigan Hills. I was already a major fan of the Matchbook Wine label because of its quality vs. price ratio, so I was delighted to accept...

Crazy for Crust
Zucchini Pie Bars

Jun 21, 2015
Zucchini Pie Bars

Don’t freak out people, I promise you’ll love these. I pinky swear with caramel sauce on top! Jordan is attending four birthday parties this month. FOUR. Everyone is turning 10 so all of them are tweens that love glitter, bling, and Justice For Girls. Have you heard of Justice? It’s a clothing store for...

Stealth Cooking
Mache Rosettes with Olives and Radish

Jun 19, 2015
Mache Rosettes with Olives and Radish

Mache is best known in France, though it becomes available in more places here every day. It typically grows in rosettes, and is often available that way - as opposed to the individual leaf that is often found in mixed greens. It's got a subtle taste, ...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Jun 18, 2015
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery cookies with a homemade raspberry jam filling. They’re soft, chewy & absolutely addictive. Nobody believed that these contain no refined flour or sugar!     Last week, two of my best friends and I arranged to meet at Starbucks the morning before one of them flew back to southern California to start her...

Sweet Baked Life
Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara {with bacon and peas}

Jun 18, 2015
Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara {with bacon and peas}

Easy and comforting — this Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara is the perfect weeknight dinner to make for your hungry family! I know, I know, usually around here I’m chatting-it-up about sweets, but it so happens that I do make other things! I … Continue reading

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Crazy for Crust
Fireworks Pudding Cookies

Jun 18, 2015
Fireworks Pudding Cookies

Hands down, this is my favorite pudding cookie recipe ever. And that’s an hefty endorsement, since I love pudding cookies so much! You guys, BIG NEWS! We got invited to a 4th of July party! Okay, I’m betting there are two camps of people out there after reading that sentence: the group that feels sorry...

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