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Chicken Teriyaki and Grilled Pineapple Sandwich Recipe

A few years ago, while we were visiting the North Shore of Hawaii, we spent a long day of snorkeling at Shark’s Cove and were starving!!  Aside from a grocery store across the street, there wasn’t much in the area at the time, as far as food was concerned.  We parked in the grocery store … Read more

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Coconut Pineapple Pancakes Recipe with Coconut Syrup

I have a favorite breakfast spot in Waikiki…the Hula Grill…do you know it?  Not only is the view to die for, but their coconut pineapple pancakes is my absolute favorite!  And the coconut syrup? Well, I could practically drink it.   We love to visit Hawaii in September after school is back in session and … Read more

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Infused Water Recipe: Strawberry Canteloupe Pineapple

It is SO hot this month, I thought is was time for another infused water recipe to help us stay hydrated.  A few months ago I told you about one of my favorite mixes, well, I’ve tried a few more recently and this recipe with strawberries, cantaloupe and pineapple is DELISH! The secret is to … Read more

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Mixed Greens and Blueberry Salad with a Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

People…. this here salad is beyond words! I taught it in my last cooking class and everyone in the last class can’t stop telling me just how much they love it and constantly make it. It is light, refreshing and goes with everything! I served it alongside home made pasta and it was a match … Read more

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How to Make Yummy Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

These easy to make thin mint ice cream sandwiches are sure to lure all the little leprechauns in your neighborhood.  I mean, who doesn’t love a great mint and chocolate combination?  I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE to buy Thin Mints from the cute little Girl Scouts in my neighborhood and then … Read more

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Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeno recipe

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Recipe

I have already admitted to being a huge football fan, but in all honesty I think I get more excited for football season because of the food!  From tailgating to parties for the big game, the appetizers and finger foods that abound are something to get excited about even if your team doesn’t win!  These … Read more

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Recipe for Easy and Delicious Taco Salad with a Twist

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YesYouCAN  #CollectiveBias With The Big Game on the horizon it’s time to think parties!  Mexican food is always a favorite and this hearty and delicious crowd pleaser will make hosting a breeze.    I’m always on the lookout … Read more

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Perfect Cinnamon Roll Recipe : Quick Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Yes, I can confidently claim these to be “The Best” cinnamon rolls ever because I have been told that by everyone that has had them! I’ve never had a Cinnabon cinnamon roll, but an owner of one asked if they could pay me to bake my cinnamon rolls for her… “best cinnamon roll I’ve ever … Read more

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Delicious Blueberry Buckle Waffle Recipe

I spent most of the weekend drooling over The Homestead at Bridle Creek’s Blueberry Buckle muffins, so yesterday, when the kids asked for waffles, I decided to add a little twist. 😉  Introducing the blueberry buckle waffle recipe. 😉  It’s not complicated, just my favorite waffle recipe with the addition of some blueberries and topped … Read more

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Skillet Elote Recipe

This my friends… is a side dish that dreams are made of! Elote is a traditional Mexican street corn that they sell on the cob and is slathered in mayonnaise, lime, cotija cheese and spices. It’s absolutely delicious! This dish is a version of that (with a “Jenny Evans” twist!) but the fresh corn is … Read more

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Easy Weeknight Meals: Spaghetti Margherita… Fresh and Fast!

Well… it happened. For some, it’s a good thing… for the rest of us it’s not the best. School’s back in session… and that means back to alarm clocks, schedules, homework, running kids to and from this and that, bedtimes, packing lunches, and the list goes on and on. Basically… our lives just got a … Read more

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Banana Macadamia Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

While I am vacationing in Hawaii, I thought it would be perfect to share a recipe I was inspired to make from Hawaii! Oh my… breakfast like this one is absolute perfection! The banana macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup combo can’t be beat in my book. I hope you enjoy this as much as me … Read more

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Death by Chocolate Rocky Road Cake

This cake is ALWAYS a hit…one of my favorite basic chocolate cake recipes, with chocolate buttercream, but it’s the toppings that make people go crazy! Something about seeing it topped with nuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows, makes this cake extra special. It’s SUPER rich, so I only frost the top and middle to help reduce … Read more

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Strawberry, Feta and Spinach Spring Salad Recipe

Salads just scream spring and summer to me. The gorgeous colors and flavors just make for a beautiful meal.  The best part is, when it’s hot, you don’t have to slave over a stove!  This spring salad is one of my favorite go-to spring recipes to add to your list of easy meals. 🙂 Ingredients: Strawberries … Read more

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Mexican Caprese Salad Recipe

Well folks… it’s springtime and who doesn’t get all happy about that? I mean come one… the flowers are blooming, the trees are all dressed up in their best, the sun is shining, the sky is bluer than blue and the birds are singing their celebration song about surviving another winter. It’s just a gorgeous time … Read more

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French Bread… Fast and Delicious!

Who loves fresh homemade bread? Only everyone! Have I got the best recipe for you! This is seriously the yummiest and easiest bread recipe… and it gets even better…. you can make it in less than hour from start to finish! What? Yup… it’s true! Now hot, fresh bread is so doable for your weeknight … Read more

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Garlic and Herb, Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls!

What?! Yup… Pizza Rolls! Because everyone loves pizza! And they are as good if not even better than they look and sound. Pizza in a roll form…. come on! These may become a staple in your home… good thing they are easy to put together! Make them tonight and see the smiles of joy come … Read more

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Eat This: Awesome Mac and Cheese

Even though it’s been in the 80s here, it’s still only February, so I feel entitled to eat comfort food. 😉 A friend made this for me a few years back after I had Ash and it has been a favorite in our house ever since. The kids like to call it “fancy mac and … Read more

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Delicious and Easy Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Here’s a little something yummy you can make with the kids while they’re off school today.  It’s easy and tastes as good as it looks! 🙂 Happy President’s Day!   Have a great day! tammy

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Spinach and Three Cheese Manicotti

  Tired of the serving the same old same old? I bet your family is well. Here’s a new pasta dish for your family that will having them singing praises to their dear chef mama or papa! Not only that.. it’s fast and easy peasy to put together! Can’t beat that. This is even impressive … Read more

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Recipe: Jenny’s Kale and Apple Salad

After a month of decadent eating…. and our pants getting tighter and tighter… January is always a month where we have the goal to eat healthier. Can you relate? But eating healthier shouldn’t mean less flavor or deliciousness. That’s just plain torture if you ask me! I have a great salad I want to share … Read more

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Cider Glaze

Who says sparkling cider is just for drinking and toasting? Why not for dessert too? I had so much fun trying out the recipe for this little Sparkling Cider pound cake created by Nikki from Chef In Training.  It’s perfect for a holiday party or to celebrate the New Year with! The glaze is deliciously … Read more

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Incredible Ginger Cookie Recipe : Soft and Sweet

I LOVE spice cookies.  There are some super yummy ones at my local grocery store that I’ve been trying to duplicate for a while now and I think I’ve finally found a recipe that is pretty close.  I whipped them up for a little gathering a week ago and they were a hit! 🙂  Here’s … Read more

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Heavenly Hot Chocolate with Candy Cane Stirring Sticks

Winter has arrived… even here is Southern California! If your family is anything like mine, hot chocolate is a big request… on repeat! A sweet, warm drink that just makes you feel good all the way down to your toes! If you have been serving hot chocolate from a prepackaged powder mix… do yourself and … Read more

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Nordstrom Cafe Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Have you had the Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup?  It is out of this world good…and I don’t even like tomato soup!! I found a copycat recipe a few years ago on the internet and have spent the last little while trying to work it down to something manageable…the original recipe made 128 servings!! Needless to … Read more

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Recipe: Sugar Crusted Carmelized French Toast

I have to say that this is one of my family’s absolute favorites. It’s definitely not on the diet, but for a once in awhile treat it’s ok. 🙂 I discovered it last Christmas. We were having a crowd over for Christmas morning for presents and breakfast AND we needed to be a church at … Read more

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and Toffee

I love pumpkin desserts…but I don’t really care for pumpkin pie.  Is that  funny?  I’m the same way with Bananas.  I LOVE banana bread, banana chips etc., but I can’t eat a regular banana…they make me gag. 😉 Weird, I know. 😉  With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I thought I’d share one of my … Read more

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Recipes: The Best Stuffing Ever!

I don’t know about you… but me… I grew up on the boxed stuffing mix. That was all fine and dandy when I was a kid. Then… enter marriage and new Thanksgiving traditions. Since our families lived in the same town, we went to two Thanksgiving meals for years on turkey day! That’s a lot … Read more

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Eat: Recipe for Quick and Delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup

Dreaming of cold weather and rain has me wanting to make some homemade soup.  This is one of Ashley’s favorite dinners and a regular in our house, so I thought it was about time to share it here.  It’s super easy and delicious and you know how I feel about that combination! 😉     You can … Read more

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