California Avocado Walking Tacos

California Avocado Walking Tacos www.dineanddish.net

This recipe for Walking Tacos was created using fresh California Avocados.  Cinco de Mayo is coming up, which happens to be my favorite food holiday of the year. I know that Cinco de Mayo has way more significance than just the food, but you have to admit…it’s hard to find a holiday to celebrate with…

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Rustic Italian Spongecake with Creamy Cheesecake Filling

Rustic Italian Sponge Cake with Creamy Cheesecake Filling

A light and airy Italian Spongecake filled with a Creamy Cheesecake Filling, created in partnership with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese. Not only are we celebrating Easter this weekend, we are celebrating Nick’s grandmas 90th birthday!! I’m so excited to get together with his family, including all his aunts, uncles and cousins (and they are Irish Catholic,…

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Church Classic {Recipe: Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake}

Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake from www.dineanddish.net

Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake is a twist on a classic church potluck recipe, topped with a creamy vanilla frosting and chopped Diamond walnuts. I don’t want to be disrespectful, but the desserts that the church ladies provide for funerals are the best! There is nothing like a table full of a variety of desserts, all…

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Roasted Veggie Pizza for #PizzaWeek

Oven Roasted Veggie Pizza on dineanddish.net #pizzaweek

If you like vegetable pizza than you will love this oven roasted veggie pizza, the recipe I’m sharing today for a blogging collaboration called #PizzaWeek.  I like vegetables, a lot. I always have. In fact, growing up when I got to choose my birthday dinner the main thing I would ask for was lima beans….

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The Happiness Report #27

The Happiness Report Number 27 dineanddish.net

Friends, do you see those beautiful SPRING like flowers up there? I have a couple growing in my yard right now, but that particular vase of daffodils is a gift from my friend Jenny who got them at Trader Joe’s. I absolutely love the flowers (and the price for flowers) at Trader Joe’s. It’s only…

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Date Night, Grown Up Shrimp and #ApothicWhite

A simple and flavorful Lemon Kale Baked Shrimp from www.dineanddish.net #ApothicWhite

My husband and I used to be really fun people. We did! We used to have regular date nights, spent plenty of nights out until the wee hours of the morning down in the bar district, vacationed often, lived a fun, carefree and exciting life. We were sexy, edgy and fun. Then things changed… excitement…

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Through the Trouble {Recipe: Toasted Pistachio Toffee Brittle}

Toasted Pistachio Toffee Brittle from dineanddish.net

A tasty candy brittle loaded with toasted, Diamond brand, Pistachios.  So, our house went on the market this past weekend and I’m already kind of over the whole process! In the last week I spent 2 days ticked off and not speaking to my husband (because I’m mature that way), 24 hours completely digging through…

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Boys {Recipe: Half-Smashed Refried Beans}

Half Smashed Refried Beans from dineanddish.net

Half-Smashed Refried Beans recipe featuring Bush’s Beans. Boys are funny, aren’t they? March Madness is in full swing and the bracket talk around here between my husband and son and his friends is so funny to listen to. Baseball season is also upon us, so we are kind of limboing between being fans of two…

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Kitchen Conversations {Recipe: Bread Machine Challah}

Bread Machine Challah Recipe

This post, about the importance of face-to-face time in the kitchen, is sponsored by Bon Appetit and Epicurious. This girl… For the past 10 years she’s been my biggest helper in the kitchen. I couldn’t wait to get her in, cooking with me. As soon as she could sit up, I’d drag her high chair…

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Spring Time Asparagus and $100 Gift Card Giveaway – CLOSED

Asian Toasted Sesame Asparagus dineanddish.net

I’m honored to be a part of the 2014 Kraft Tastemaker Community, where I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to bring you family friendly recipes using common ingredients found in your pantry! This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to winner, Amy of Very Culinary who was chosen via Random.org. Thanks to all who entered!…

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