recipes

“keen” on quinoa: breakfast cookies

"keen" on quinoa: breakfast cookies

March 27th, 2015

Breakfast cookies. A concept that – theoretically, anyway – scores big. The promise of a healthy, portable meal – in cookie form? Yes, please. But if you’ve ever sampled one – or (like me), tried to make a batch at home – you’ve found that the results are almost always disappointing. Large-as-a-plate, dry-as-a-rock, you know. […]

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“cookie jar”: double-crust s’mores krispies snack bars

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March 23rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias Growing up we didn’t have an electric mixer – my grandmother was a brilliant baker yet my mom never “caught the bug”. I, on the other hand, was fascinated with baking and was always looking through […]

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“keen” on quinoa: stuffed peppers

"keen" on quinoa: stuffed peppers

March 20th, 2015

See? I told you I would use it cooked! I’d never made stuffed peppers before, though they’ve always held an appeal to me – for presentation value alone they seemed worth a try. And then I came across this recipe – using not only quinoa (cooked!), but beans, corn, cheeses and lots of spices – […]

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M&M’s® Crispy Are BACK!

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March 16th, 2015

Note: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyComeback #CollectiveBias Sometime last fall I got a message from Chelsea – subject line reading, “Guess What’s Coming Back??”. And there it was: the news that  M&M’s® Crispy – our very favorite M & M’s  – were […]

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“keen” on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

"keen" on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

March 13th, 2015

Do you see where this is going? This is only my second quinoa post, yet both recipes use it uncooked. For someone who doesn’t like the taste of cooked quinoa, I have to admit that something magically delicious happens when it’s toasted. And this cereal is a perfect example. I LOVE everything about this cereal. […]

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“keen” on quinoa – a mini series!

"keen" on quinoa - a mini series!

March 6th, 2015

Okay – I’m really not “keen” on quinoa. In fact, I really don’t like it at all (but I liked the title, so there’s that). I’ve noticed an alarming trend happening in my kitchen these days – that is, the accumulation of what I call “one-off” ingredients. These are ingredients that I buy for a […]

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balls, bites & bars (new series)!

balls, bites & bars (new series)!

March 5th, 2015

So, March. I feel like it’s the beginning of the year – I don’t know where January and February went, but it’s taken me till now to feel like I’m “on my game”. Actually, that’s not quite true. I know exactly where January and February went – I spent it binge-watching “Parenthood” (because: MaeWhitmanFOREVER). But […]

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crumb cake hamantaschen

crumb cake hamantaschen

March 3rd, 2015

I swore after last year’s batches (chocolate chip AND rainbow) that I was SO done with hamantaschen. Seriously. But ever since last summer’s popsicle series I’ve become increasingly enamored with the concept of “twists on the traditional”. And what is more traditional (and boring) than plain old hamantaschen? So this year I decided to take two of […]

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cookie jar: vegan cookie dough Ritz sandwiches!

cookie jar: vegan cookie dough Ritz sandwiches!

February 26th, 2015

Too much? That was my response when Chelsea sent me the link to this recipe with the words “PLEASE MAKE!!!!!!” in the subject line. Since she’s turned vegan we have both been on a headstrong quest to find as many great recipes to replace all of the meals and treats she could no longer have […]

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mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

mason jar mix #2: hot cocoa!

February 9th, 2015

As soon as I saw these adorable jars I knew they’d be the perfect little gifts for Noah to hand out for Valentine’s Day: I’ve never made my own hot cocoa mix and have no idea why – it is DELICIOUS and whipped up in 5 minutes in the food processor. Noah helped by putting […]

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