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Chips and Cheese Chili Casserole

If you ever want to eat nachos for dinner and call it a meal, this is your chance. I have memories from junior high (and college) of taking Doritos and laying...

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day. Thank you to everyone who’s ever served our country; past or present. Your service is appreciated! Some of the highlights served up here include chips with hummus –...

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Ice Cream

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Summer’s here, or almost. Let’s pretend it’s sweltering out and there would be nothing better than enjoying chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, and chocolate sauce as it’s...

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Kicking Off Summer

I always grew up thinking of Memorial Day Weekend as the kickoff to summer. Paradoxically, the weather in San Diego is usually pretty miserable during this time and during most of...

Gluten and Allergen-Free Baking Cookbooks Giveaway

I recently received copies of The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 1 and The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 2 The books are co-authored by Iris Higgins of The Daily Dietribe and...

Thursday Things

Here are this week’s Thursday Things: 1. I need a free-standing storage unit for my living/family room area for dishes, books, knick-knacks, and just stuff. Between a stand mixer, a Vita-Mix,...

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20 Memorial Day Party Recipes

Where has 2012 gone? It’s almost half over! But now is the time of year to kick off summer, throw a party and have friends over, and enjoy some great food...

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Mini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches

When I was growing up grilled cheese for dinner was a pretty common occurrence in our house. Now that I’m a mom, I can see why my mom was a fan....

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Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

If you’ve never thought to put cereal or marshmallows into cookies, you may wish to rethink that. I’ve made plenty of Rice Krispies Bars and Chocolate Candy Cereal Bars with with...

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Sporty and Spoony

It was a picture-perfect Saturday morning for a nice run. Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy. 70F, sunny, and lovely. I normally purchase Champion sports bras from Target...