Archive | November, 2012

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Scones

  My kids aren’t the only ones this week unhappy that school started. The homework fights are back and everyone is dragging in the morning, not wanting to do what must be done or go where they must go. “The good news,” I told my kids, “is that Christmas break is only 4 weeks away!” […]

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Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for Any Meal!

What? A post about Thanksgiving side dishes AFTER Thanksgiving is over?! Well, to be honest, I couldn’t get my act together to post this BEFORE Thanksgiving. I have published some of these recipes in the past WAY BACK when I first started blogging. So, as you can imagine, the pictures were truly AWFUL! I refused […]

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Thanksgiving Twist: Mai Tai Cranberries with Mango and Rum

I don’t know about you, but I’m stressin’ a little this year. It’s my first year hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner. My guest list jumped from 17 to 25 – for now. I have hosted big dinners before, but Thanksgiving is an iconic holiday. There are expectations on what it is served. Add the Persian […]

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Sugar-Free Applesauce with Strawberries

Sometimes I forget what the real world is like. I mean, I live in California, SOUTHERN California. I am blessed to have farmer’s markets and CSA’s nearby and every possible produce imaginable within my reach. I live in one of trendiest food regions in the U.S. So, living in my bubble, I forget that not […]

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Whole Wheat Galette with Apple and Cranberry and a Giveaway!

I don’t know what happened, but we are 9 days away from Thanksgiving. And I get to host the family turkey dinner for the very first time. I have made turkey and all the fixings before my immediate clan of five, but I have never had to host the BIG family meal. I am not […]

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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies: Kid Friendly Pasta Primavera

When I see a new mom, I start to remember how naive I was before I had kids. My neighbor and I laugh at our former selves and how we used to judge other moms and their children crying at the supermarket or throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. Now, instead of giving glaring stares, […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar: Quince Jam

Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar & $100 Giveaway

Since November is here, I think I can officially think about what the heck I’m going to give to friends and family for the holidays. If you are more organized than me, you might have all of your gifts figured out! One of my favorite gifts I give every year to friends, neighbors, teachers or […]

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Apple and Avocado Salsa

Well today we are all detoxing on our crazy Halloween block party and the sugar overload I’m sure my kids went through. Luckily, Halloween is only ONCE a year! While the kidlets are at school, I will scavenging the Halloween candy, pulling out and hiding my Whoppers and secretly donating the bulk of the loot. […]

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