Favorite Recipe Friday: Dutch Baby

Dutch babies hold a special place in my heart ♥.  My mom used to make them for us as a kid and any day that started with a Dutch baby was a good day.  These fluffy, souffle-like pancakes are so simple to make (kids can do it), require few ingredients, 1 bowl, and a whisk.  …

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Sundays with Samantha: Samantha’s Soda

We are big bubbly water (seltzer and club soda) drinkers in our house so it was only a matter of time that Samantha started creating her own "fancy" drinks. AND, she gets SO excited to prepare her sodas for friends when they come over for dinner. They really AREN'T anything fancy.  They are simple to …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: A crispbread a day keeps the munchies away.

All the recipes I develop are inspired by something, someone, or an experience.  Today's recipes are inspired by Trader Joe's Whole Grain Crispbreads AND my love of sandwiches.  Like most of my recipes, I wanted to keep it familiar but unique. These crispbreads are great as a light lunch (with a side salad or fruit) …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts

Spring has sprung which means grilling season is around the corner.  This Korean Grilled Chicken is one of my all-time favorite grilled chicken recipes.  It's got it all: a hint of sweetness from apple sauce (traditionally, pureed pear, which also acts as a tenderizer), nuttiness from sesame oil, saltiness of soy sauce and spiciness of …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really am a firm believer in moderation and those of you who know me or follow me on Instagram, know I LOVE to bake.  Life would not be complete without dessert.  Don't get me wrong, I can't have baked goods around all the time or I WILL eat them. I generally bake a few …

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Wild Card Wednesday: Instead of eating less, cook more–New York Times Food

I know, I know. I sound like a broken record but seriously, cooking at home is arguably the best thing you can do for you and your family's health.  And, it doesn't need to be fancy shmancy meals that take an hour to prepare.  It can be as simple as adding your own toppings to …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: California Burrito Bowl

It doesn't have to be breakfast time to eat breakfast food.  We often make breakfast for dinner because it's quick, easy and kid-friendly. This burrito bowl was inspired by a burrito native to Southern California: the California Burrito.  For those of you who aren't familiar, it's typically a big, fat burrito stuffed with beef, cheese, …

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