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Homemade Peppermint Patties

As a kid I had a love affair with York Peppermint Patties. I ate them pretty methodologically. I held them from the center. I nibbled around the perimeter. And, I continued to nibble around...

Three Edible Cookie Dough Recipes

Edible cookie dough is a weakness of mine… well… all cookie dough, really. There’s this one food store by me that has shelves of different brands of edible cookie dough and I don’t let...

Sweet + Tangy Glazed Lemon Bread

You guys, this is the little recipe that could. I attempted to make a lemon bread three times. The first was too dry. The second was too gummy. The third was juuuust right. Wait...

Peanut Butter Quinoa Crisps

I tested two recipes out today and both were flops. I’m getting closer to what I want the recipes to be, but they were just… blah. So, I decided to change course. 

Southwestern Sweet Potato Egg Bake

I’ve been thinking about breakfast a lot lately because it’s something I struggle with. Getting the kids dressed, lunches made, teeth brushed and out the door leaves me lots of time to forget to...

Nut Free Banana Muffins

Ok ok, the other day someone left me a comment saying they had a hard time finding nut-free recipes on my blog. And, it’s true. I’m a very nut-based baker and LOVE using almond...

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Lately it’s been raining here. Sunny ol’ southern California is having a rain spell. It’s weird but it has been raining for the last week(ish). The rain has made me want to be THE...

Grain Free Copycat Thin Mint Cookies

True story. Last year, the first Girl Scout that came to my door, I bought four boxes of whatever she was pushing. I’m pretty sure I bought enough to meet her sales quota because...

Three Green Smoothies

This post may be THE most basic b happy new year, let’s get healthy post. Maybe not. Buuut, it’s January and I’m coming out of my Christmas cookie coma and craving something green.