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Orange and Dark Chocolate Cake Balls

Normally, I'm not one who tries to be trendy. I was a total choir and drama nerd, I had bad hair in high school, didn't wear jeans until my senio...
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Banana Bread Cookies!

Ohhh, it's been soooo loooong! To recap, life is effing crazy, but we're finally in our own place in a beautiful vintage building in an awesome c...
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cookies, dessert, chocolate, mudslide

Mudslide Cookies

Let's get honest for a minute here.  There's a solid week every month that women are allowed to be bitchy more abrupt than usual.  This coinc...
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beef stew, balsamic, soup, dinner

Balsamic Beef and Veggie Soup

You can tell it's the winter season when the majority of my recipes are soups, stews or chili. Here's more proof that it's cold outside! Alth...
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lentil chili beef

Spicy Beef Lentil Chili

My friend, Carissa, found this recipe on AllRecipes, modified it to her tastes and then sent it to me when I begged her for it.  I modified i...
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dr pepper, brownies

Diet Coke Brownies

Some people are just sheer genius. Who was the first person was that said to themselves, "Hmm... maybe I can replace all the oil, water and eggs ...
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blueberry shake, smoothies, shakes, fruit

Smoothies and Shakes… What’s the Difference?

I've been on a smoothie rampage lately. Well, by rampage I mean that I have at least 1-2 per day... and not really for the purpose of losing ...
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lemon, curd, fruit, dessert

Lemon Curd

Let me start off by saying that normally I do NOT like citrus-flavored baked goods. I used to get terrible migraines and horrible car sicknes...
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chicken, corn, enchiladas, healthy, dinner

Chicken and Corn Enchiladas

I have made quite a lot of dishes in my time, so when I realized that I'd never made enchiladas, I smacked myself in the face. How could I have w...
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nut bread, apricots, raisins, diary-free

Angela’s Nut Bread

I once posted a family recipe on this blog. WON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN. Lord! I thought I was gonna lose my fingers one at a time to my Aunts....
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ham, cheese, peppers, havarti, frittata, eggs

Havarti Ham and Veggie Frittata

"The secret to a great frittata is a very hot pan... because that's what makes it fluffy." - Harrison Ford as Mike Pomeroy Thank you, Morning...
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red lentil, hummus, dips

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

There is hummus among us. This simple dip/spread has worked it's way into my life over many years. My parents used to make hummus and tabboul...
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raspberry dark chocolate zucchini muffins

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

WOW.  Does it feel like it's been forever since I blogged?  Sure does on my end.  Sometimes life just gets busy and you don't have time to co...
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italian stuffed zucchini squash vegetarian dinner

Chobani Giveaway Winner and a Delicious New Recipe!

WOW! I received 45 entries for the Chobani giveaway and the lucky winner was... Congratulation, Melissa!  She had six entries, so she was ...
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cuban marinated steak

Cuban Marinated Steak

If you haven't noticed already, one of my absolute favorite things to do during the summers is GRILL!! Last summer I used a lot of regular charco...
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adobo roasted potatoes

Adobo Roasted Potatoes

If there's one culinary thing I've learned in the past couple of months, it's that the best way to make proper "roasted" potatoes is by using...
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fruit and berry couscous

Couscous with Lime and Scallions

Couscous is a wonderful grain.  It's commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine.  It's light, fluffy, easy to prepare and soaks up great flavor....
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southwestern black bean salad

Weekly Weigh-In and Southwestern Black Bean Salad

minus 2 lbs!  Dude.  I just reached my third goal of losing 20 lbs!  You know what that means?  I get to buy myself two new cookbooks!  Soooo exc...
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white bbq grilled chicken

Grill, Brine and Sunshine

Sunshine!  It's here!  It might not stay too long, so we MUST take advantage of it now.  How am I going to do that?  GRILLING!!!  (Am I too excit...
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