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Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie

Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie

A low-calorie smoothie that tastes just like a slice of apple pie! Only 4 ingredients & ready in less than 5 minutes. Easy as pie!     Every 4th of July, first day of fall, and almost any other day I asked, my grandma would bake her famous apple pie. With its golden flaky...

Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies

Oct 8, 2014
Peanut Butter Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies

If you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with maple right now. I’m also in looooove with the combination of peanut butter and maple. It’s a combo I’d never thought of before, but now that I’ve had it I’m totally hooked. I know once you make these Peanut Butter Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies inside, you’ll be hooked...

The Sacramento Bee
Add zest to desserts with orange peel

When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won’t cost you a penny because most likely you already have it, but throw it in the trash.

I’m talking about orange zest, the thin outer skin of an...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: Reader requests for soup, ‘marriage bars’

Emma’s soup, please

I found out that Emma’s Taco House recently closed. I’ve had many good meals there over the years. I would love to have their recipe for the soup that they served with every meal. I hope someone can help me. I am sure others would love to have...

Cavegrrl
National Pizza Month: Gluten Free Options Galore at California Pizza Kitchen!

Oct 7, 2014
National Pizza Month: Gluten Free Options Galore at California Pizza Kitchen!

Happy National Pizza Month!! Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and to celebrate, Andy and I are selflessly sacrificing being strict Paleo ;) to try out some gluten free pizza options available in the area. I can’t think of a more iconic place to begin the celebration than California Pizza Kitchen! It’s been about...

Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Sweet pumpkin pie bars with a spicy gingersnap crust. Topped with the best lightened-up whipped cream, they’re the perfect easy fall dessert!     Throughout childhood, we spent most of our Thanksgivings at my grandparents’ house in southern California. After driving down a little earlier in the week, we spent the holiday watching the...

The Sacramento Bee
In Season: Go green with pistachios

Healthful, delicious and growing in popularity, pistachios make green look great.

Finding new fans around the world, this California tree nut with the distinct color and taste is on a roll. (And it’s not just comedian and pistachio pitchman Stephen Colbert’s famous “bump.”)

“In China, they’re called the...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Mocha Cupcakes

Mocha Cupcakes

Helloooo blog friends! You might have noticed that it’s been kind of quiet around here the last few months. Blogging became a bit of a slog for me (catchy phrase stolen from the New York Times ) and I’ve been having a hard time getting myself to sit down and write blog posts. It’s...

Crazy for Crust
Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Oct 6, 2014
Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Oh my word, you guys. Hold onto your coffee cups. Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls, with apple cider in the dough and the frosting. They’re like walking in an apple orchard! Are you smarter than a 4th grader? I’m not. Last week Jordan had her first 4th grade social studies test. We had flashcards and a...

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Crazy for Crust
Kitchen Aid & Blogger Cookbook Giveaway

Oct 5, 2014
Kitchen Aid & Blogger Cookbook Giveaway

Oh my gosh, you guys. Did you know that about a gazillion bloggers have cookbooks out right now? Or cookbooks that are due out soon? It’s kind of mind boggling. {Pssst…I’m one of them!} We decided that, because we want you to love our cookbooks as much as we love each others, that you...

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