Influence, Hummus, and Pie, OH MY!!

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Life has been hectic around here.  I’ve been filling life with things like teaching cooking classes at one of Harmons Grocery cooking schools, volunteering at the Fujilings’ elementary school, driving the girls to and from piano and dance lessons, etc.  I looked at my planner the other day and thought, “Who got a hold of [...]

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Get Sliced + Giveaway of 2 tickets to Harmons Sliced finale dinner!

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Five cooks given a mystery box of four ingredients that they must use to make a specified course and two and half hours to prep, cook, and present their creations, with judges walking around watching and asking them questions, all in hopes of winning the round for the chance to compete in the finale.  Does [...]

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Lilly’s Hummus Giveaway!

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To celebrate all of the fun I’ve been having with hummus, I’ve joined forces with my friends at Lilly’s Hummus to send one of you an awesome package of Lilly’s Hummus goodies!  One winner will receive 4 tubs of Lilly’s Hummus, a tote bag, a t-shirt, and assorted ephemera. Enter in the box below for [...]

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5 Ways to Use Hummus (Break out of dip mode!)

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As you may have gathered, I LOVE hummus.  My favorite afternoon snack is fresh cut veggies dipped in hummus.  But hummus is so much more versatile than that and I think it’s time we break out of dip mode here on LFM.  So here are 5 (easy!) ways to use hummus that aren’t dip related.  I’m [...]

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Oven-Fried Japanese Chicken Wings (Tebasaki) + BYBC 2015

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I spent last weekend laughing my guts out, learning, making new friends, meeting old friends for the first time, and being inspired.  Taste of Home magazine sponsored me to go to Build Your Blog Conference (BYBC) in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Açaí Bowl Breakfast

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I’ve been trying to bring more variety to my breakfasts lately, as you might have seen by my chia breakfast pudding last week.  Another item that I’ve been feasting on in the mornings is an açaí bowl.  An açaí bowl is like cross between a smoothie and a bowl of ice cream, made with frozen [...]

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Live Happy

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Last Friday was Bug’s 100th day of kindergarten.  To celebrate, her class had a party where they did activities that all had to do with the number 100 and were encouraged to dress up as centenarians.  Bug’s teacher also asked the helpers to dress up, so Bug and I woke up a bit earlier than [...]

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

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I have to admit that I shied away from the chia trend for a long time because I couldn’t think or say the word chia without the old 80s jingle of childhood running through my head. “Ch-ch-ch-chia!!”  That combined with the disturbing visual of a clay head with green sprouts growing out of its scalp [...]

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Touring Lilly’s Hummus — Portland, Oregon

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Two years ago I was introduced to Lilly’s Hummus and hilarity ensued as we held the first ever “Fuji Bowl”—the game being played by Team Black Bean and Team Roasted Jalapeno.  We got extended family involved and the result of the big bowl game was as a tie.  Lilly’s Hummus became a permanent fixture in [...]

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Touring the Tillamook Cheese Factory — Tillamook, Oregon

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Even if you’re not a cheese lover like I am, a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, Oregon is worth the trip.  The factory is located 2 miles north of the city of Tillamook, an hour and half drive west from Portland.  Initially I wondered if we wanted to spend 3 hours out [...]

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