California Avocados Direct {Recipe: Avocado Dip}

Held Avocado

Have you ever tasted an avocado? I mean….really tasted an avocado? I thought I had – I make avocado fries, salads with avocado and avocado ranch dressing, guacamole and more. I eat avocado’s straight up with a bit of Kosher salt and I love them on a sandwich. I recently received a shipment of California…

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Easter Brunch and Triple Chocolate Cookies

triple chocolate cookies

You know there’s something wrong when you get a plate of these Triple Chocolate Cookies in front of you and the last thing you really want to do is eat one. That’s how things have been for me around here lately. I’ve been under the weather since a week ago Thursday. I went to the…

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Kettle Krispie Treats – A Rice Krispies Easter Recipe Challenge

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4/12/2011 The Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kelly T from Texas Type A Mom! Oh, friends… do I have a treat for you! I can’t wait to share what I have joined together with 3 of my Kansas City blogging friends to create. I’ll give you a hint. You know Kettle Corn? That delicious,…

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Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month with Jarlsberg Cheese

Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This past fall, I ate the grilled cheese sandwich that would make all other grilled cheese sandwiches inferior. Never again would I be satisfied with a plain, old, boring run of the mill grilled cheese sandwich. I would need a sandwich with only the finest cheese, ham and bread, toasted perfectly with the right amount…

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Spring Optimisim {Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows}

hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

I’m optimistically looking in my pantry and trying to figure out ways to get rid of all the hot chocolate mix I stocked up on during the frigid winter. My hope is that spring is here to stay and I won’t need to warm the kids up when they come in from playing outside with…

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CLOSED Giveaway – KitchenAid Pasta Extruder Attachment for Homemade Pasta

Homemade Mac & Cheese Pasta Noodles

This giveaway is now closed. The winner, randomly chosen through Random.org, of the KitchenAid Pasta Extruder Attachment is…. Leah from the blog “So, How’s it Taste?” Congrats Leah! I’m excited to have another blogger to share in the fun of homemade pasta! (If you weren’t the lucky winner, just an FYI that Amazon has the…

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The Happiness Report #7

Self Portrait Kristen Doyle

Hi friends! I know it has been quiet around here the last 2 weeks. For those of you who don’t know, my beloved camera is in the shop, which to me has been like losing an appendage. I take my camera with me everywhere. I’m lucky to have some good friends who have jumped in…

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Mathematics {Recipe: Breakfast Oatmeal Pie}

Breakfast Pie

Today is pi day…3.14. Since I am a food blogger, I am going to join the masses of others who turn this mathematics focused day into something food related. Pie day. Pie is much more fun than the actual math related pi, don’t you think? In all honesty, math is not my strong suit. In…

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Being Irish {Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Grasshopper Cocktails}

I’m not Irish, however I married a full-blown Irish man, so that makes me what they call “Irish by Marriage”. What I have found out, through my 11 years of marriage to an Irish man, is that once you are “in” with the Irish, your entire life starts to become very Irish. Green suddenly becomes…

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Fat Tuesday Food {Recipe: Avocado Fries}

avacado fries

So, Fat Tuesday is here…and after stepping on the scale this morning I can tell you that Fat Tuesday it is indeed. Today is the end of the fat food around here for awhile… and by fat food I mean the food I’ve been cooking up in my new deep fryer. You know, the homemade…

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