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Bananas Foster Shooters

Bananas Foster is one of my favorite desserts. Bananas that caramelize as they’re sauteed with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon before being flambed with dark rum is a dessert that definitely...

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Thursday Things

Time for this week’s Thursday Things: 1. I found this silver-plated copper serving tray from the turn of the century, approximately 1890-1900, at a local San Diego antique shop. Complete with...

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Lightened Up Vegetable Lasagna Casserole

If you want traditional lasagna, this isn’t it. There are plenty of vegetables and cheese included, but no noodles. Sorry to burst your gluten noodle bubble and all. Instead of using...

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Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola

I don’t think I’ve ever met a handful of granola that I didn’t like. The only thing I don’t like about granola is how expensive storebought granola can be. I don’t...

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Cinnamon and Spice

I love cinnamon and like to use it in my cooking and baking whenever possible. Now that fall is approaching, the warming and homey qualities that cinnamon imparts into anything made...

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Spiced Apple and Banana Bundt Cake with Vanilla Caramel Glaze

I made this cake because I wanted to bake something using some of the gorgeous fall apples that are coming into season. This post also coincides with National Apple Dumpling Day,...

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Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook Giveaway

Yesterday I mentioned that I am one of the contributing authors in the new Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook: Easy Lunch Boxes, which was just released this week. And I’m giving...

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Thursday Things on Friday

Time for this week’s Thursday Things on Friday. I’m running a day late because 35 National Peanut Day Recipes yesterday trumped Thursday Things. Peanut butter trumps just about anything for me....

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35 National Peanut Day Recipes

Today is National Peanut Day and it’s no secret, I am a peanut butter fanatic. In honor of the day, here are 35 of my favorite recipes that incorporate peanuts or...

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Peanut Noodles with Mixed Vegetables and Peanut Sauce

I love peanut sauce and I firmly believe that anything slathered in peanut sauce automatically goes from good to great. Including simple rice noodles and whatever vegetables are lingering in the...