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Pumpkin Pie

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When I was was at the Foodbuzz Festival a couple of weekends ago,  Ben decided to buy one of his favorite desserts at the store, pumpkin pie.  There was still about three-quarters of the pie left when I arrived home, and he slowly made his way through it during the week.  After the third or […]

DIY Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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If you’re anything like me, this time of year you are starting to get tired of dirtying multiple measuring spoons in order to measure out a combination of spices that will equal to pumpkin pie spice.  I’ve never bought pumpkin pie spice, because I always have its basic ingredients on hand to measure out myself […]

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

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(Hopefully I’ll snatch a better picture next week, when I make this again during the daylight hours. Until then, please trust me when I say that these beans are goo-oood!)  Only one more week until Thanksgiving.  Can you believe it?  Are you ready?  We finalized our plans yesterday to hop across the street to our […]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

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It’s time for another virtual party!  If you missed the other parties, a virtual party is when a group of blogger friends choose a day to write about a recipe that we would have brought to a real-life get together.  And, the only thing keeping us from a real-life party is that we live far […]

Caramel Corn

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If you’ve been reading food blogs for a few years, you are more than likely familiar with my friend’s blog, Elly Says Opa!  And, if you know of Elly’s blog, you definitely know of a blogging event she used to host called Eat to the Beat.  I remember reading the collection of posts in my […]

Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies

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When it’s time for dessert, I typically lean towards anything with chocolate.  So, it shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that I craved these cookies that are triply chocolaty the moment I saw them.  This is one of those recipes that I started making a while ago, but haven’t had the chance to share with you […]

Popcorn on the Stove

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Popcorn.  A food that serves many memories for me.  I think back to college, when my friends and I hit up the movies, we were too broke to buy the theater popcorn.  Instead, we quickly popped up a bag of microwave popcorn in our dorm room and then snuck it in one of our (way-too-big) […]

Foodbuzz, Friends and Fanatics

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Hello from San Francisco!  I’m at my first ever food blogging conference with Foodbuzz and having oh-so-much fun! Jessica and I met up in Oakland and headed to our hotel with our spectacular view.  (That is, if you think that a tempting view of shopping is spectacular.) I’ve met so many blogging friends… …and got […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

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I’m so excited!  Today I’m heading up to San Francisco to meet up with a *bunch* of fellow food bloggers for the 3rd annual Foodbuzz Festival.  We’ll be wining and dining, and attending break-out sessions to learn from the best of the best.  I’ve never been to San Francisco, yet this month I’ll find myself […]

Lindy’s Scones Giveaway – CLOSED

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Tell me if you’ve heard this as many times as I have in the last week:  “I can’t believe it’s almost November!”  And now it’s actually arrived.  Halloween is over and it is time to start thinking (if you haven’t already) about the holidays.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  Are you ready? […]

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 […]