Banana Cream Pie M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I am so excited to be on Sweet Treats & More! You may not know this but not only have Kristy and I been living down the street from each other for a few years, but we happen to be great friends as well. Her recipes are crazy delicious and their friendship means the world to us. So, I offered to do a little guest post while they are trying to get settled into a new life in California, but what … [Read more...]

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas using Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads!

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Why is it everything tastes better with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese spread on it?  I've tried to think of something, anything, that wouldn't taste good with cream cheese on it but I can't come up with anything.  It pairs with sweet dishes, savory dishes, snacks...I think I'd put it on anything.   With 24 flavors to chose from there are so many ways to create new food … [Read more...]

Hot Tamale Brownies

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I should really call these, "Drown Your Sorrows in Chocolate, Brownies." Because reality is sinking in that we are actually moving.  To San Diego. This Friday.  Leaving our house that I love, in the quiet neighborhood I'm so comfortable with, and leaving some of the most special friends and family we've grown close to over the last eight years living in Utah.   I've been … [Read more...]

MIRACLE WHIP Kale & Apple Potato Salad

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 This post is sponsored by Kraft Foods.  All opinions are my own.  Memorial Day is just around the corner! Which means, it's time for barbecues and back yard parties! We'll most likely spend the day getting ready to move, but we will be enjoying  good food at some point!  I love Memorial Day because it seems to be the official kick off to summer!   This summer will … [Read more...]

Banana Cream Caramel Cheesecake Dip

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It's always a little weird explaining to people what my job is.  Writing a food blog. Taking pictures of food.  Sharing recipes with people online. Some people look at me like I'm crazy, it's confusing to some, and some people think it's awesome.  Telling people that I attended a food blogger's conference in Miami, Florida gets me more of those crazy looks.   But that's … [Read more...]

Easy Skinny Chicken Cordon Blue Tenders

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I got home from my trip to Miami for Blogher Food last night and my husband said, "I can see your baby belly now.  Is it the baby or just all of the food you ate?"  Truth is, I'm not sure.  I'll go with both.  Baby had a growth spurt thanks to the amount of tasty food I ate in just two days.   If I could detox this week, I would.  But since I've still got a baby to … [Read more...]

The Best Low and Slow Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

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My husband made me the best Mother's Day meal on Sunday! BBQ Ribs, by my request! He was shocked that of all things I'd want him to make, I'd pick ribs...total due food.  I've learned that being pregnant with boys makes me eat like a boy!  I totally crave burgers, and steak, and now apparently BBQ ribs.  So Brett worked some magic and made the most incredible BBQ Ribs, cooked low … [Read more...]

Jalapeño Tzatziki Dip & Jalapeño Tzatziki Pretzel Bites

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Life has been a little crazy lately.  Last weekend I went on a girls trip and  my husband was simultaneously interviewing with a company in San Diego.  He got an offer and we accepted.  So we turned around as soon as we got home from our trips and went back to San Diego to house hunt.  So....I guess we are moving to San Diego!! We will be moving early June, which means I … [Read more...]

Cuban Style Hot Dogs

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It's funny how such a simple thing like a hot dog can make me so  happy.  I've always been a sucker for hot dogs, especially at ball parks and sporting events, and summer barbecues.  But this Cuban Style Hot Dog really got me giddy.  Funny how food can do that to you...or maybe just me?  If you want to know how to really make a hot dog good, make it Cuban Style.  I … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Quinoa

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I'm just coming off of a girls weekend in Moab, Utah and it was just what this mama needed- hiking, laying at the pool, great food, jeeping, chick flicks, pedicures, and lots and lots of girl talk.  Kind of the perfect combination of girly/outdoorsy activities.  I'd do it all again in a heart beat.    The whole purpose of the trip was to celebrate the three of us turning … [Read more...]