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Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Dough

Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Dough

An easy recipe for sweet peanut butter cookie dough full of chocolate chips. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes & packed with 17g of protein!     While I worked in an organic chemistry research lab during my undergraduate years in college, the department arranged for our group to shift from our original...

Baked Bree
Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Aug 9, 2016
Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Enjoy the end of summer with slices of cold and refreshing Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie. A simple dessert that is a make-ahead crowd pleaser.  Where did the summer go? When we moved to the new house earlier this summer, we moved to a new town. The kids have to switch schools and I just...

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Foods for the Soul
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

This recipe yields the best pound cake I’ve ever had! Supremely tender & full of rich chocolate chips. It’s just 150 calories, but it doesn’t taste healthy at all!     During my sophomore year of high school, I discovered the cookbook section of our local library. Although I almost exclusively browsed through the...

Crazy for Crust
Orange Dream Bars

Aug 7, 2016
Orange Dream Bars

Move over lemon, Orange Dream Bars are IN THE HOUSE. I’ve talked at length before about how, while I love my house and my friends here in Sacramento, I really, really don’t want to live here forever. My heart belongs to the San Francisco Bay Area, the ocean, and the fog. It would also...

Foods for the Soul
Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight

  Late one morning last weekend as I returned from a walk around my parents’ neighborhood, the man who lives up the street spotted me and called out a friendly hello. “I haven’t seen you for a long time!” he exclaimed, and we began chatting. I asked about his kids, the older of which...

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Cavegrrl
Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 16th

Aug 6, 2016
Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 16th

Farm-to-Fork events are kicking into high gear all around Sacramento as noted by the Farm-to-Fork regional events page. Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week begins on September 8th and takes place for 18 days, along with the Farm-to-Fork Festival on the 24th of September and the Farm-to-Fork Gala (Tower Bridge Dinner) on the 25th of September. But...

Crazy for Crust
Stay, Eat, and Play in Half Moon Bay, California

Aug 5, 2016
Stay, Eat, and Play in Half Moon Bay, California

One of my very favorite places to visit is Half Moon Bay, California. I actually lived there until I was 5, so you could say I was born with a part of the coastal city in my heart. I spent my childhood, teen, and college years living about 20 minutes inland, visiting the ocean...

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Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

A healthy recipe for a perfectly portioned vanilla cake full of fresh raspberries and rich chocolate. Really easy, so tender & just 129 calories!     A few years ago, a couple of my friends and I would occasionally meet at a special bakery located in the heart of our neighboring city’s extensive downtown...

Crazy for Crust
27 Snickerdoodle Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

Aug 4, 2016
27 Snickerdoodle Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

Who loves Snickerdoodles? I DO I DO! If you do too, you need one of these 27 Snickerdoodle Recipes for every meal of the day! PIN IT NOW to save for later! I don’t think I could choose a favorite cookie, but snickerdoodles would be up there on the list. Sugar cookies are one...

Cavegrrl
Wine Bloggers Conference to Take Place in Lodi, California from August 11-14

Aug 3, 2016
Wine Bloggers Conference to Take Place in Lodi, California from August 11-14

After a little hesitation, I finally signed up for the Wine Bloggers Conference taking place in Lodi, California from August 11th-14th. Why did I wait so long? Well, I wasn’t sure what to expect, really. But after chatting with a few other wine bloggers (Traveling Wine Chick in particular) and Public Relations Pro Heather...

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