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Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites

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For New Year’s Eve, I wanted to make an easy appetizer that was at least a little impressive.  These pretzel bites were perfect, except that I poorly planned my timing so that I was making them as our guests arrived.  Little did I anticipate that our guests were going to finish making some of their […]

Italian Stuffed Shells

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Since Judah was born (now a month ago) it has been hard to get to the grocery store regularly, or to even find time to plan our meals.  For the first 2 1/2 weeks we were overjoyed with dinner supplied to us every night from friends at church, but now it’s back to reality.  Often […]

How to Seed a Pomegranate

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Pomegranate seeds and its juice has taken a rise in popularity lately, mainly because of their nutritional value (good source of vitamins B and C).  But, its sweet, juicy taste is also what I desire.  The seeds have been used to top a salad, garnish a cocktail, or squeeze into juice.  There are many other […]

Pomegranate Champagne

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Happy New Year!  Tomorrow we will bring in the new year with a 4-week old baby and a lot to be thankful for.  Tonight, we will celebrate the end of the year with this Pomegranate Champagne and some other snacks.  This particular drink adds a bit of festivity to your party from the gorgeous ruby […]

Pumpkin Yeast Bread

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Pumpkin Yeast Bread was something I had on my list of recipes to try for a long time. My main motivation was to turn it into pumpkin bread french toast, which is one of my favorite dishes at a local breakfast cafe.  I originally had a different source/recipe bookmarked, but then saw this one on […]

Banana Cake

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Since family was in town to visit our little Judah, we were able to celebrate my dad’s birthday together last Saturday.  Because of Judah’s arrival, I was not able to get out and buy a gift, so instead I made him his favorite cake with a twist and bought him some eggnog from our local […]

Christmas Basket Ideas

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Yes, I’m still on a blogging hiatus as I continue to spend time with my new little guy.  (He’s getting cuter every day and I didn’t think it was possible!)  But, I wanted to remind you as you are probably using this weekend and the next to make your holiday baskets, to make sure you […]

The Best I’ve Ever Baked

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I’ll be “gone” from blogging for a little while as I adjust to my new life as a mother.  🙂  Judah arrived about 2 weeks early on December 3rd and he is the most precious baby I’ve ever seen.  I can’t wait to spend time with my new little buddy in the kitchen and just […]

Pie in a Jar

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For Thanksgiving, I made these mini pies in a jar as placeholders that doubly served as favors for my guests to take home. I got the idea from another food blog that I love, Our Best Bites. Although I didn’t have time to order the exact same jars they used, I was able to call […]

Baby Pound Cakes

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It’s always nice to have a good grocery store nearby in case you need to run out and get something quick.  For me, that store is called Dominick’s, which is a local Safeway store.  There is actually another competitor grocery store directly across the street from Dominick’s, but I typically always choose Dominick’s over that […]