BLT Salad with Avocado Dressing

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This post is brought to you by the California Avocado Commission. Last week we had an avocado-centric summer backyard BBQ party with some friends to celebrate the last day before school began for our kiddos. The get-together was enabled by my friends at the California Avocado Commission who sent us a California Avocado BBQ Party […]

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Chocolate Pots de Crème

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I keep thinking that spring has arrived here in Utah, and then the weather will turn and we’ll get a new layer of snow on the ground.  Mother Nature is such a tease.  I’ve been watching the new issues of magazines show up on the newsstands, taunting me with spring flowers, and spring inspired dishes, […]

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Cinnamon Apple Pancake

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My mom came to visit a few weeks ago from southern California.  When she arrived, we met up with my brother and grandmother at The Original Pancake House in Salt Lake City for breakfast.  My mom ordered their popular apple pancake—a large eggy pancake (like a Dutch baby) topped with sautéed Granny Smith apples and […]

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Chicken Pad Thai for the Soul

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Have you ever had a dish that just sounds good, and so you go through a streak where you eat it all the time?  Pad Thai has been that dish for me lately.  I’ve been making it once a week for the past month.  It has just been hitting the spot!  If you’re not already […]

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Holiday Waldorf Salad

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This post is brought to you by Green Valley Organics. With all the rich desserts and heavy meals that seem to accompany the holidays, I always like to make sure that I have something light and fresh up my sleeve to serve when the occasion arises.   I love making a Waldorf salad to serve […]

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Summer Stone Fruit Salad

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One of the reasons I love summer is that it’s stone fruit season!  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite salads, a stone fruit salad with a simple creamy honey and Greek yogurt dressing, over on the Chobani Champions blog.  It’s simple and fabulous.  Go check it out!

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Avocado Honey Ice Cream

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Avocado honey ice cream makes a perfect summer treat, especially because it doesn’t require turning on the oven or using the stove, and only takes a few minutes to whip together.

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Confetti Cake Baked Doughnuts

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Confetti cake baked doughnuts topped with a light vanilla glaze are a fun twist on confetti cake—the fluffy white or yellow cake studded with flecks of color that is a popular choice for a child’s birthday cake.

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Ginger Honey Okayu (Japanese Rice Porridge)

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Ginger honey okayu (okay = Japanese rice porridge) is another one of my favorite home remedies when I’m feeling under the weather, in addition to another one of my favorite ways to pair up ginger and honey (remember my Honey Ginger Lemon Tea from last week?)!  Okayu (or kayu) is a simple Japanese porridge made […]

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Honey Ginger Lemon Tea & Camp Blogaway 2012

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Honey ginger lemon tea is one of my favorite home remedies when I’m starting to feel under the weather, or one my kids starts to sound a bit sniffly.  It tastes delicious and does wonders for body and soul.  The honey and ginger help soothe a scratchy throat, and the ginger and lemon help clear […]

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