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Ham and Pumpkin Deviled Eggs by

Just in Time for Fall: Ham and Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

How in the world is it October?!! Wasn’t it just a few days ago my kids were home for the summer and we were chillaxing by the beach? August and September flew by super fast. I have no idea what happened. Well, yeah I do. I was traveling in August and September! And then there’s […]

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Raspberry Cucumber Endive Boats for #BerryMonth

I love entertaining over the summer. The weather is beautiful, the days are long and we are totally living California Casual. We meet friends at the beach for potlucks or chill out poolside and barbecue. Kids are having a blast and the adults are able to relax. I am all over easy entertaining, and the summer […]

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Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa by

Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa

  There’s nothing like returning from a two week “vacation” and assimilating yourself back into your normal routine. My vacation wasn’t off to some far, exotic locale. It was a two-week road trip from San Diego to Houston with my dad, three kids and a puppy. I must be a masochist signing myself up for […]

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Artichoke and Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms by

Artichoke and Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

I just finished week #3 as a Mushroom Ambassador for Mamavation’s 30-Day Mushroom Challenge and boy was it a tough one. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it started off grand with a successful trip to the gym. Mondays aren’t usually our family’s favorite day of the week, but my Monday was awesome. And the week quickly […]

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Signs of Spring: Italian Stuffed Artichokes

We seemed to have skipped winter here in Southern California and have been enjoying spring-like weather for months. This means that everything has been blooming, earlier than nature planned. I know this, as my allergies blew up and have remained active since Christmas! My last tomato plant never died and is full of yellow blooms. […]

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Garden Veggie Dip Mediterraneanized

Yes, I like football. No, I’m not a fanatic. Yes, I like watching the big game. No, I could care less about the Super Bowl commercials. What?! Yeah, I know. So many people say they watch the game because of the commercials. But I was in advertising. I am sick of ads and commercials. I […]

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Last Minute Halloween Appetizer: Black Garlic Butter

I find myself joining the countless others searching online and on Pinterest for last-minute Halloween ideas. Last night was spent trying to figure out a costume for my procrastinating 12-year old Professor. Yes, he went to school today as a vending machine. Luckily, the annual block party I am sharing with my neighbors is on […]

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Spider Eggs: Avocado and Wasabi Deviled Eggs by

Spider Eggs: Avocado and Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Halloween is creeping closer and my house has zero decorations up. Zero. I have asked my husband several times to bring down the huge boxes of decorations we have acquired since having the kids, but we just haven’t had the time. My neighbors are more on top of things than I, with skeletons, pumpkins and […]

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Football Munchies: Hatch Chile Dip

Yes, I am well aware that football season has not officially started. But my boys are already in the football mood with the preseason games and playing Fantasy Football with their cousins.Since my husband and I do not let these young brains play contact football, we stick with flag football. Oh yeah, fall is hear […]

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Vegetable Latkes

Vegetable Latkes and a Giveaway

Who would have thought that my 12-year old Professor would eat vegetables. This is the boy who wanted plain noodles and bland food when he was old enough to express an opinion. Now he eats broccoli, brussels sprouts and <gasp> tomato soup! It goes to show that you should never give up introducing veggies to […]

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