Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

I’ve never really been much into beer but I have heard that Guinness pairs well with chocolate so I thought I’d give it a go. I have to say that I really liked this cake as it was so different from the types of things that I usually make; however, the hubs was less than […]

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Baked Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes & Kale)

Baked Colcannon - Mashed Potatoes & Kale

The St. Patrick’s Day theme continues with my delectable version of Irish Colcannon. Colcannon is traditionally made with mashed potatoes and cabbage but I decided to try curly kale which turned out fabulous. Being a diabetic, I usually eat pretty low carb and I rarely eat potatoes so I’m always looking for a reason to […]

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve got Irish food on the brain. Not only do I love March and spring but green is my favorite color so I always look forward to this time of year. I also look forward to classic, easy, no fuss recipes and Irish Soda Bread completely fits the bill. […]

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Bake Your Bacon

Bake Your Bacon

I eat a vegetarian diet most of the time but it’s pretty hard to say no to bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right? When I do get the hankering for some bacon, I like to go for the best and for me that’s Organic Sunday Bacon by Applegate Farms. I like their’s because it’s uncured, […]

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Whole Wheat Roasted Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Roasted Banana Bread

Happy National Banana Bread Day! As much as I love banana bread, I really don’t make it that often. Bananas are high in carbs and it’s a pretty ubiquitous snack that can be found on almost any street corner. However, I tripped across this recipe with whole roasted bananas and I just had to give […]

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Popcorn Trail Mix

Popcorn Trail Mix

Oh my gosh – It’s National Popcorn Day and I almost didn’t get my post up! Here in California, it’s a pretty big day with the San Francisco 49′ers playing in the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks. The hubs and I were in front of the tube watching the game play out when […]

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Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

Caprese Salad with Kumato and Basil Vinaigrette

When I was walking through the produce section, this morning, I saw these brown tomatoes called Kumato. Honestly, I’d never heard of brown tomatoes before or Kumato’s so I just had to buy some to see what all the fuss was about. The package said simply unique BROWN tomato so I had no idea what […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Blondies with Walnuts (Lower Carb)

Bittersweet Chocolate Blondies with Walnuts

Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day & January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day so I thought I would have a little fun and combine the two. Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to counting carbs and tweaking recipes until the cows come home. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a low carb blondie […]

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Citrus Scented Shortbread

Citrus Scented Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my favorite things to bake and eat, so when I saw that National Shortbread Day was coming around I knew that I had to get in the kitchen and get busy. Shortbread origins go back for centuries and the basic recipe is only butter, flour and sugar in a pretty specific […]

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Hoppin John Soup and Corn Bread

Hoppin John Soup for New Years Day

Hoppin’ John is a southern tradition for New Years Day eats and we usually try to have some in our house every year, for good luck. Sometimes we have it pretty traditionally with rice, sometimes over cornbread and sometimes as soup. This year, we went the soup route and it turned out fabulous. I usually […]

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Cranberry Coconut Jumbles (made two ways)

Cranberry Coconut Jumbles (made two ways)

I saw this recipe on The Salt and I was immediately intrigued. Cranberry & coconut together? Sounded awful but I couldn’t get them out of my mind. I just had to make them so that I could see just how bad they would be (weird, I know). The flavor combo was so odd sounding to me […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Zingerman’s Copycat)

Zingerman's Sour Cream Coffee Cake (copycat recipe)

Have you every heard of (or had) a Zingerman’s Sourcream Coffeecake? This legendary coffee cake is one of their best selling products and has been a holiday tradition in our house for many years, always having one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. It’s also a popular gift that I’ve given many times and my […]

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Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Bread

Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Bread

My husband loves raisin bread and I love to bake so with November being National Raisin Bread Month, I knew that I just had to make some. Unfortunately, 2013 has been a tumultuous year for me and my family with lots of crazy, outrageous moments so I’ve not had as much time to bake as […]

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Cooking With Grandma Far-Away

Artichokes

Today’s food story is provided by Deborah Tomasetti Perham of A Lifetime Legacy. Being a personal/family historian, Deb is acutely aware of how food is tied to culture and relationships so she was gracious enough to provide a great food story and recipe from her own personal archives. While attending the Association of Personal Historians […]

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Pasta Fagioli (AKA Pasta Fazool)

Pasta Fagioli - Second Generation Chef

Today’s food story has been graciously provided by Matt Ioria of Second Generation Chef. Matt is a second year journalism student at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a “second generation chef” following in his father’s ambitious footsteps. Ah Pasta Fagioli, or Pasta “Fazool” as it’s commonly referred to. Pasta Fagioli and I go way […]

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Adventures in Artichokes

Artichokes - Food Stories

Today’s food story is from an inspiring foodie, Daniel of Needless Pounds. Daniel is an educator from central AR, sharing adventures from his weight loss journey from 448 to 191 lbs … That’s not a typo, my friend, that’s over 250 lbs & he’s my new hero! As you can imagine, transforming your life takes […]

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B Healthier with B12 – Marinade for Beef Shish Kabobs

Beef Marinade for Shish Kabobs

Today, I have a great guest post for you from Shirley Plant, a nutritionist and author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives. Did you know that up to […]

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Blueberry Walnut Muffin Bread

Blueberry Walnut Bread

July 11 is National Blueberry Muffin day. Even though I love muffins, I just wasn’t in the mood for the portioning out so I decided to make blueberry muffin bread. Much easier and tastes great. Plus, I made blueberry muffins last year ;-) Last year, I used lower carb ingredients but this year I’m using […]

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Monday Muster and Oatmeal Cookies

Basic Oatmeal Cookies

Monday Muster’s are short, sweet and to the point. If you’ve never seen my Monday Muster feature, it’s just like a typical roundup post. In fact, every dictionary and thesaurus has a different word choice for muster but they all are in the same range as assemble, gather, collect, come together, round up, etc. Hence, […]

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Monday Muster and Gingersnaps (minus the ginger)

July 1: National Gingersnap Day

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a proper Monday Muster so I’m happy to get back into a regular blogging schedule. Monday Muster’s are short, sweet and to the point. If you’ve never seen my Monday Muster feature, it’s just like a typical roundup post. In fact, every dictionary and thesaurus has a different word […]

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