White Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Sriracha Dip

  The Tillamook cheese factory sits in a small town in the far northern corner of Oregon. A charming setting for a charming cheese factory, one that has managed to remain small in feeling while growing wide in distribution. While the cheese with the iconic ship on the package is easy to find in stores […]

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California Quinoa Bowl

California Quinoa Bowl is healthy, naturally gluten free, dairy free, and complete delicious in just 15 minutes.    There are a few things we like here in California when it comes to naming dishes after our state. First, it should be healthy, we like to at least pretend that we lean towards the health conscious […]

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Tater Tot Burger with Sriracha Sour Cream

  If I have a guilty-pleasure-trash-food-first-love-can’t-believe-I’m-admitting-this food, it’s tater tots. I own a deep fryer that has produced more tater tots than all other foods combined. I even created a Tater Tot Cone Holder for use at parties for my Tater Tot Bar with Accompanying Sauces. We all have Ore-ida, the inventor of tater tots, […]

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Easy Homemade Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Three Ingredients, No Ice Cream Maker, Crazy Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches was the first name for this recipe, although that did seem a bit long for a recipe that’s so short. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I’m not a girl that goes for the Quick & Easy recipes, but sometimes I […]

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Skillet Sour Cream Chicken

    I started this blog with the idea that I’d blog my dinner, which turned into cooking for the blog which turned into freelance work and somewhere around starting an LLC and registering trademarks I realized that I rarely or never blogged my dinner. I did an interview recently and the interviewer asked for […]

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How To: Make Pickled Jalapenos

Jalapenos are abundant right now, but that’ll change very soon, when fall starts to chill the fields. I love the brightness of fresh jalapenos, but pickled jalapenos are a staple. Once I figured out how incredibly easy and cheap it is to make my own, I’ve never gone back. I even learned how to water […]

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Kids Lunch Box Idea: Strawberry Lovers Lunch

This post is sponsored by California Strawberries. All thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own. Lunch box meals are an enormously difficult challenge. You need to have the ability to create a meal that will dazzle a tiny human (no small feat), have the staying power to last in a little box that’s been tossed […]

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After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

  Before I became a member of Club Mom, I had no idea how much time I would spend obsessing over school lunches and after school snacks. Along with how hard it is to cut tiny fingernails and how accustom to contact with bodily fluids you become, these are things not mentioned in those baby […]

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Tailgate Fries with Sriracha Sauce plus a $500 grilling giveaway

  (This post contains affiliate links) I’ve spent the better part of the past few months obsessing over my new grill. After going a year without one, sad faceing at the grill recipes I saw on other blogs, I finally caved and bought one. As a way to feel a little less guilty about taunting […]

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Greek Pasta Salad

      I can’t sit here and tell you that I have no idea why I love to Greek-ify things. I’ve already told you about my midnight boat experience between Italy and Greece, and the indelible moment that created in my life. More than that, it was Igoumenitsa, a port in Greece, where I realized […]

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

My grill could replace my oven at this point. I love the smokey char, the quick cooking time, and the way that food just tastes transformed. This is a really quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for weeknights, but fit for weekend parties. I would absolutely recommend chicken thighs for this. The flavor is so […]

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Grilled Reuben Pizza and How To Make Grilled Pizza

 Grilled pizza is my favorite way to make homemade pizza right now. On the rare occasion that I think about it a day ahead of time, I like to make this pizza dough, but if I’ve only got an hour, I use this one hour pizza dough recipe. The grill gives the dough a nice […]

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Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins

After months of waiting, my book is finally available for pre-order on Amazon. Which is equal parts thrilling and terrifying. I still have momentary panics that everyone will hate it, more of my previously mentioned Too Hard On Myself situation. In spite of the fleeting dread, I’m so grateful that I had this opportunity to […]

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