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Dec 28

Betty Crocker Holiday Party Food Ideas

Christmas is over and now it’s time to quickly make party plans for New Year’s Eve. What’s on your menu? Personally I’m a savory foodie, especially when my menu includes foods I can prepare in advance and bake and serve in shifts as guests arrive. Betty Crocker has some great ideas on holiday food trends like this “Around …

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Aug 29

Success Jasmine Rice, the quick and easy dinner staple

Success Rice – the last minute dinner solution How many times have you waited until the last minute to prepare dinner only to realize that what you were making requires 40 minutes to cook rice? That has happened too many times in our house. The solution is Success® 10 minute, foolproof, boil-in-bag rice. Success® Rice recently introduced …

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Jul 10

Nielsen-Massey Gourmet Vanilla Giveaway

A good vanilla goes a long, long way. I didn't know how many recipes you can use with vanilla until I received a bottle of Nielsen-Massey's Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to review. This is the same vanilla extract used in gourmet restaurants across the country and I could tell. Just smelling the vanilla straight from the bottle smelled …

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Jan 18

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Aloha friends! It’s a new year and I’m guessing many of you have the resolution to eat healthier. I’ve been experimenting  the past couple of months with quinoa, the latest popular health food ingredient. I like the healthy nutty flavor and chewy yet firm texture. Why is quinoa healthy? “One cup of cooked quinoa has …

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Dec 24

Warmest Holiday Wishes and a Recipe for Persimmon Muffins

Mele Kalikimaka! cure for herpes I wanted to wish you a warm Christmas Eve. My kids are enjoying their first white Christmas as we're snuggled at Grandma's house watching the snow fall. I'm baking one of my new favorite recipes, these delicious lemony persimmon muffins. It's bursting with flavor and perfect for a cold winter …

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Dec 14

Apple Crisp With a Twist


how to get a girlfriend It's baking season and one of my absolute favorite desserts is Apple Crisp. It beats out pie, tarts, cookies, cakes, you name it. My mom makes the best version using oats, brown sugar, and lots and lots of butter. This year I took to making this classic with a healthier …

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Nov 15

Apple Enchilada Dessert

I love finding new recipes to involve my kids in the kitchen. If you want a dessert recipe that’s made with simple ingredients, is easy to prepare, and tastes great then this recipe is perfect. My kids had a great time preparing this recipe all by themselves and seeing me enjoy eating their creation. The …

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Oct 18

Fun Halloween Snacks

It’s Halloween and that means we get to have fun with food. I had a great time on Pinterest looking for fun Halloween snacks. Here are a few of my favorites: Frankenstein nuts and bolts Frankenstein pudding cups. This is a really easy treat but looks impressive. Halloween healthy crackers and cheese. You would need miniature halloween …

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Oct 03

Midweek Meal Ideas – Cinnamony Sweet Pancake Syrup

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while so here’s one of my recent favorite discoveries. If you’re struggling to figure out what to make for dinner tonight, breakfast for dinner is always a great go-to meal idea. I found this syrup recipe the other day and my family loved it so I’m sharing it …

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Aug 22

Kids in the Kitchen – Nutella Crescents

Do you like to include your kids in the kitchen? I have daughters who love to help me cook but they’re still too young to prepare anything on their own. They were so excited when I told them I found a recipe they could prepare all on their own! This recipe is easy, it has …

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Aug 15

Midweek Meal Ideas: Chocolate Banana Bread

How are you liking the addition of recipes to Moana Saves? Yay? Nay? … Bueller? I love food and I love recipe recommendations so I thought I would share them with all of you. Hopefully you’re onboard. Okay, on to today’s recipe. I had a pile of overripe bananas and my family was tired of my …

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Aug 07

Greek Inspired Quinoa Salad with Chicken Recipe

What are you cooking for dinner? We’re eating quinoa salad with Greek chicken. This salad is great in the summer when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen. You can substitute almost any vegetables in the salad, like steamed broccoli, bell peppers, etc. I especially like the salad with …

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Jul 26

Grilling with Farmer John

July is National Hot Dog Month… And I am enjoying every chance I get to eat Farmer John’s delicious sausages and hot dogs. Farmer John has an assortment of products including bacon, breakfast sausage, hot dogs, smoked sausage, fresh pork, ham, and lunch meat. I know when I go to the grocery store I prefer …

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Jul 18

The Chocolate Cake Worth Breaking Your Diet For

Are you on Pinterest? I’m a recipe “hunter and gatherer” and Pinterest makes it easy to organize the many mouth-watering recipes I find online. Speaking of mouth-watering, I recently found the most delicious chocolate cake on Pinterest and I just had to make it. I made a few alterations by substituting the cake recipe for …

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May 22

Dinner in a Hurry – Black Bean and Corn Topped Potatoes

Today I posted a recipe on my food blog that tastes good, is easy to make, and dinner prep is about 30 minutes. Don’t you love those types of recipes? I do. Best of all, this recipe is KID APPROVED! I like cooking with beans. It’s healthier for my family and I and definitely easier …

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Aug 27

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Review with a Recipe

Are you looking for inspiration to keep your summer meals light and cool? One of my favorite secret ingredients is Nakano seasoned rice vinegar. I love the pop that rice vinegar gives to my Asian-themed dishes like lettuce wraps or stir-fry but there are so many alternative uses for rice vinegar. The other night for dinner …

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