Pineapple Chili Margaritas

Happy National Tequila Day! Fresh pineapple, spicy Thai chili pepper simple syrup, Tequila and Triple sec makes one fitting drink! I have been harvesting tons of Thai chili peppers from a small potted plant. It’s amazing how much a tiny plant can yield! These peppers add a touch of heat to the drink, without overpowering! Love […]

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Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Baked Peaches with Oat-Pecan Streusel

Soft baked peaches topped with crispy streusel, served with creamy greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Makes for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! While the kids are wandering around with phones to catch Pokemon and battle gyms, they return home (along with an army of friends) HUNGRY!! Summer vacation is all about 8 snacks […]

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Baked Beet Falafels

Most easiest and flavorful version of Falafels that you will ever make! No dipping sauces required. First things first… lets talk about these falafels. A far cry from the traditional kind, these bite size nuggets require a maximum of 30 seconds in the food processor (ok .. ok.. may be additional 1 or 2 minutes for peeling […]

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Black and White Sesame Shortbreads

Nutty browned butter and loads of sesame seeds come together in a MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH shortbread cookie! White sesame seeds are mixed into the cookie dough and black ones are adorned on the sides making these cookies a true celebration of the tiny goodness! These cookies have a lot more ingredients when compared to a basic shortbread […]

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Brown Butter Maple Rice Krispie Treats

Brown butter-maple rice krispie treats layered with salted dark chocolate-maple ganache. Kids and I planned a surprise whale watching trip over the weekend as a bonus gift for dad’s birthday. He loves….loves  the ocean! He might even trade his couch and TV to live at the sea⛵️. Had an awesome trip to the Monterey Bay […]

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Oat Fries

A creative take from the usual mozzarella fries, fish fries, chicken fries and polenta fries! Heart healthy oats is more versatile than served in a bowl every morning. Oats is simply cooked with some stock, cooled in a pan, cut into sticks, breaded and fried. Great even in kids lunch box served with marinara sauce. Simply […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

  The perfect fall pancake ! Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a crackly streusel topping and served with an unusual milk syrup. If you want to make your own pumpkin puree then cut a sugar pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy fibers, place cut side down in a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees […]

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The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Inspiration, to make a pancake that is a far cry from the standard. How can you a make a pancake tender and fluffy yet sturdy enough for the maple syrup ?  The standard mix of flour , with some leavening , buttermilk, eggs and some kind of fat needs to be modified . Let us […]

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