Archive | April, 2013

Apricot Peaches and Cream Turnovers

In honor of moms everywhere, and the upcoming Mothers Day holiday, I’m hosting some giveaways this week with a Mothers Day brunch theme!  If you are a coffee drinker, you need to get a French press. This is the best way to make coffee at home, and it doesn’t get any easier. You get an amazing […]

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Cream Cheese and Jam Crumb Cake

  In honor of moms everywhere, and the upcoming Mothers Day holiday, I’m hosting some giveaways this week with a Mothers Day brunch theme! To kick us off is Le Creuset with a gorgeous cake stand (I love cake stands) that is perfect for a cake, pie, cookies, lets be honest, I’d serve roast chicken […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles and I Heart California Strawberries

  This is a sponsored post, all opinions, thoughts and ideas are my own. While standing in the middle of a strawberry field, having a true Farm to Table lunch (table in a farm?) I tried to think of one person I’ve ever met that doesn’t like strawberries. I couldn’t. I love strawberries, so when […]

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Greekamole: Greek Guacamole

Did I ever tell you about the time I was on a boat halfway between Italy and Greece and had my first Greek salad? I was just out of college, completely broke, and had nearly smuggled myself on board an overnight cruise ship. Although I was supposed to stay on the lower deck, I wandered […]

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The Perfect Breaded Pork Chops with Merlot Onion Cherry Jam

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not a huge fan of pork chops. That being said, if I’m going to eat a pork chop, it better be a damn good pork chop or I’d rather just have take out. Over the years I’ve figured it out, mostly after receiving an unsolicited shipment of […]

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Cheap Eats: Rosemary Potato Tart (Serves 4 for $4.87)

I started a Cheap Eats section of my blog because I wanted dishes that were good enough for a dinner party, but didn’t cost a lot. It was a challenge to myself to create dishes that I’m so proud of I want to serve to company, but that will serve 4 people for less than […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Grill Pan Pizza

      Grill pan pizza! Have you done this yet? It’s amazing, you need to add this to your weeknight meal ideas. Outside of the dough, which you can buy at markets like Trader Joe’s and Fresh & Easy, it takes about 10 minutes and it’s amazing. Pizza in your grill pan! If you […]

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Mickey Mouse Kids Party Favor Bar

  Tater turned 3. I feel like I just typed up her Lets Have A Ball 2nd birthday party post, and now she’s three. To say that “It Goes By So Fast” is like saying a ghost chili is “kind of spicy.” I want her to stop growing up so fast, but I love this […]

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Sriracha Caramel Corn

  Sriracha Caramel Corn. For real. And it’s everything that you want it to be. It’s so good, in fact, that I made it twice in one day. The second batch was under the guise of recipe testing and getting the heat level right, but really it was because this recipe was designated for the […]

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BLT Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

I’m a breakfast girl. I’m also an avocado girl. So when California Avocado Commission asked me something along the lines of: “Hey Jackie, wanna come to a fancy schmany Beverly Hills restaurant and have a schmancy chef make you Breakfast For Dinner? Oh and you get to make cocktails with avocados,” My answer didn’t require […]

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