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Archive | July, 2011
Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Our garden is a success this year! YAY! I’m so happy. Three years ago we dug up a chunk of grass in our small backyard and created our vegetable garden. Our first year wasn’t so successful. Only the turnips and carrots grew. The second summer was even worse. But third time is a charm, because […]

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Dessert for Breakfast: Smoothie Popsicles

It seems like everyone is melting in the heat this summer. I’m not complaining about our balmy 70-degree weather here in San Diego. Our heat wave starts in August and ends in October. But, I’m prepared. It could be the dead of winter, but my kids are always ready for ice cream and popsicles. I […]

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The Irresistible Grilled Balsamic Artichoke

The Irresistible Grilled Balsamic Artichoke

Is it just me or are food bloggers obsessed with desserts? I understand the appeal of something sweet, decadent and gooey to entice and attract readers. We’re only human. I’m guilty of it myself! But you don’t see people going ga-ga over a roasted chicken, meatloaf or salad like you do over a coma-inducing chocolate […]

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Creamsicles

It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s time to chill out. You know, chillax? Who wants to stay indoors and sit behind a computer screen all day? It’s time for sun, fun, pool parties and sandcastles at the beach. It’s time for kids to play all day and explore. It’s time to ride your bikes and meet […]

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The Best Gas Station Food… EVER!

The Best Gas Station Food… EVER!

Yes, you read that right: The Best Gas Station Food… EVER! And I’m not talking about 3-day old hot dogs, nachos, slushies or stale funyuns. This is my second post about my family’s trip to Yosemite last week. My husband decided to take us on a day trip out of Yosemite Valley to explore the […]

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Yosemite Photo Album

Yosemite Photo Album

I just returned from a week in Yosemite. My family and I camped in a tent, hiked the waterfalls, splashed in the ice-cold rivers and lakes of Yosemite. We partied with several other families, shared meals and had a great time. But, reality and home life is now upon us. And I have lots of […]

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Candy Shop Ice Cream Cake

Candy Shop Ice Cream Cake

If you haven’t noticed, I’m not a baking blog. I do not have the time, patience or stamina to decorate a cake like some of those great baking blogs do. If you want me to direct you to some mind-blowing dessert divas, let me know. Like most projects I start, I have the best intentions […]

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s July! Are you melting out there??? San Diego is finally warming up (not complaining) and that means the kids are all over the beach, the pool, popsicles, ice cream and other frozen treats that will keep them cool. And a hot, sweaty, naggy kid is something we all want to avoid! Last month, I […]

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