Coconut Mango Sticky Rice

mango rice

Thanks to my friend Aarean from The Color Issue for sharing this Coconut Mango Sticky Rice today! Be sure to check out her blog — about all things colorful and creative!!  WAIT! Ok, before you judge this delectable treat let me just say it was one of the most delicious things my taste buds have… 

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Snickerdoodle Sheet Cake

I first tried snicker doodle cake at a good friend’s baby shower just a couple of weeks ago.  It was a layer cake- and in between each layer, and slathered all over the top and sides, was the most amazing brown sugar cinnamon buttercream.  I had that cake on my mind for days. Brett’s parents… 

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Easiest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Ever

pumpkin bars

I’m on the road today.  We’re heading to Aspen, Colorado for the weekend to attend a wedding.  I’ve  never actually been to Aspen so I’m a teensy bit excited to spend some time there….and maybe see a celebrity or two vacationing there as well.  Hopefully, I’ve got my nose in the book The Help because… 

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Italian Sausage and Veggie Pasta

Before I get too ahead of myself with fall recipes, I’ve still got three giant zucchinis I need to use up before they go bad.   But I have no clue what to do with them.   I’ve already made zucchini bread. And zucchini cookies.  I’ve sauteed it, roasted it, and made a pretty tasty zucchini… 

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken & Black Bean Chili

I enjoyed using my slow cooker during the summer to keep the oven off and the house cool.  But now that it’s fall, I can start using it to make warm, comforting soups and chilis.  Even though we’re still having a few 80 degree days here, I’m welcoming the season of soups and chilis with… 

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Gooey Vanilla Bean Popcorn


You can probably guess what I love most about the two new seasons upon us {fall and football of course.} The food.  Fall is my favorite time of year for baking. I tend to go a little pumpkin crazy.  And football season, well it just gives me an excuse to get together with friends, make… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Crescent Rolls


One of the recent food trends seems to be stuffing cookies or cookie dough inside of things.  I was at the store the other day quickly grabbing a few things I needed for dinner.  One of those things being crescent rolls.  As I tossed them in my cart and started to walk away, I glanced… 

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

I tried eggplant for the first time this summer at a wedding luncheon last month.  They served Eggplant Parmesan and I was shocked at how much I loved it.  It was one of those, “Where has this been all my life?” kind of moments.  Yes, I am talking about eggplant.  Where has it been all… 

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Overnight Spiced Vanilla-Pear Oatmeal

As sad as I am to see summer go, I’m certainly enjoying the cooler weather September is offering.  We’ve started turning off the air conditioner at night and cracking the windows to let the natural cool air in.  And surprisingly, yesterday morning I woke up a little chilly.  I got up at 6 to go… 

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Sinfully Rich Brownies (shhh…from a box mix)

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I have no problems using box mixes.  There, I said it.  They are my go to when I need a quick dessert.  Or when my intended dessert fails miserably and I need something FAST!  Like recently, when I spent two hours making cookies that sadly only made it to the garbage can.  All two dozen… 

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Feta-Avocado Turkey Burger Pitas

fetaa avocado turkey burger

Here’s a tasty Pita Burger to enjoy on this last (unofficial) day of summer.  Turkey burgers stuffed with feta cheese and avocado enjoyed in a tasty whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and a cumin-mayo to give ‘em just a bit of kick.   If you prefer, you can serve these burgers on a plain… 

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