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Monster Sugar Cookies

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Do you ever feel like your food is staring back at you?  This weekend, we met up with some of our good friends in Santa Clarita to hang out at the local pumpkin patch.  They have three adorable little boys, and one lucky little princess on the way!  Since seeing them is a rare treat […]

Foodbuzz 24×24: A Fall-Inspired Progressive Dinner

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Warning!  This is a long post filled with many photos!  :)  Last night our friends got together to celebrate fall, friendship and food!  What a better way to do it than a progressive dinner where each course is served at a different house.  The hosts were responsible for implementing a fall theme to their part […]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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Some days you just need a cookie.  And when those days arrive, it can be hard to decide on what kind of cookie you’re in the mood for.  But, then there are the days you know exactly what you want.  I call it “cookie confidence.”  I had cookie confidence a few weeks ago when I […]

“Brainy” Popcorn Balls

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It is hard to believe that Halloween is less than a week away.  We are excited to take Judah trick-or-treating as this will be his first year actually walking to each house.  Last year we didn’t last long because we had to carry the 23-pound Chick-fil-a Cow up and down the block. Since there are […]

Beer Battered Onion Rings

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One day, months ago, after Ben and I were watching a show on the Food Network about fried foods, Ben had asked me to recreate the beer battered onion rings that were featured.  Knowing I’m not one to frequently bust out a vat of oil to “waste” on frying, I quickly filed his request in […]

DIY Craft: Burlap Fall Wreath

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It’s not food related, but I had to share.  Lately, I’ve been finding myself getting a little more crafty in other areas beside the kitchen.  This was a fall project I had bookmarked from Pinterest.  Instead of spending $30+ for a fall wreath for my front door, I spent about $15 by making one myself.  […]

Pumpkin Applesauce

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Near the beginning of the fall season, I was debating whether I should focus more on apple recipes or pumpkin recipes this year.  And I’m not just talking about for this blog, but for the treats I make at home in general.  I was in the middle of my mindful debate when I came across […]

Oktoberfest Burger

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If you type in a Google search for “Oktoberfest Burger” you will end up with a result page full of references to the burger chain, Red Robin.  Red Robin is one of the few restaurants we have in town.  We don’t visit often, but a few weeks ago I received a birthday coupon in the […]

Twenty of My Favorite Recipes Book Giveaway – CLOSED

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As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I was supplied a gift card to try out Walgreens Photo Center.  I already use their same-day online photo printing, so I took the opportunity to create a product from their photo gift options instead.  Because of all of their options – from personalized photo mugs, calendars, mouse […]

Pretzel Rolls

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Let me start by apologizing for not posting these yet.  I’ve made these countless times since I first discovered them last May.  They are a staple in our freezer and I’ve made them in a variety of sizes ranging from small dinner rolls to medium sized sliders to large hamburger buns. This recipe couldn’t be […]

Pumpkin Butter

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Homemade pumpkin butter is extremely easy to whip up on your stove.  It is also extremely easy to put to good use. Spread it on toast and waffles, or package it up for a gift from your kitchen. Some people even mix it with yogurt or cottage cheese for a nutritious snack. You can simply […]

Pizza Margherita

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When we visited Italy six years ago, we saw our fair share of different kinds of pizza.  I remember taking a picture at a trattoria in Venice where their display of pizzas included toppings of squid.  Eww.  After that, I was almost turned off to eating any pizza in Italy for the entire trip.  But, […]

Oven “Fried” Pickles

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Have you ever tried fried pickles?  Although it may sound like something you’d never touch, if you like pickles and you like things fried, you must give them a second thought.  I was first introduced to this southern favorite when I was in college in Nashville (years ago).  In fact, I think I remember the […]

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

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Ahhhhh, fall weather has finally hit us in Southern California.  You might be sick of hearing me talk about it, but I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  And, according to the 10-day forecast (although often unreliable) these temperatures are here to stay! These pumpkin donuts were appropriate for celebrating the cool breeze […]