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Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

We've had an unseasonably cold winter here in California, and I've been loving it. I know sweaters, cozy scarves and boots generally get associated with fall, but not in California. We're generally still wearing shorts through October and November due to our year round perfect weather. So when Pinterest is screaming cute fall outfits, we're...

Swedish Three Layer Bars

Thanksgiving is already next week, and I haven't posted on here since August. Want to know why? Because when I bake around here, I get a lot of this: Usually it also involves a lot of "helping", and definitely a lot of licking, and of course a whole lot of "I taste it". Recipes take...

If I Were A Guest on a Podcast

I know I've talked about my new love for podcasts. If you haven't read all about my love of all things podcasting, you can read that here first. Of course, I've added more loves to my list since then. So many, that my app always has hundreds of unplayed podcasts. Normally, this would bother me to the core (hello, unread emails in my inbox), but with podcasts, the fact that...

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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

And the saying holds true! As with most things in life, you really don't know what you cherish until it's no longer an option anymore. This past week, I almost lost all of my blog content permanently. Yes, I learned a few things in the process, i.e. backup plugins (although I'm still figuring out how to use that), I was so overwhelmed at the idea of losing all of the...

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Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

We've had an unseasonably cold winter here in California, and I've been loving it. I know sweaters, cozy scarves and boots generally get associated with fall, but not in California. We're generally still wearing shorts through October and November due to our year round perfect weather. So when Pinterest is screaming cute fall outfits, we're still winding down our summer wardrobes. This year, however, El Nino has proved to be...

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Swedish Three Layer Bars

Thanksgiving is already next week, and I haven't posted on here since August. Want to know why? Because when I bake around here, I get a lot of this: Usually it also involves a lot of "helping", and definitely a lot of licking, and of course a whole lot of "I taste it". Recipes take twice as long to make, and as fun as it is to do, we end...

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My New Obsession Right Now – and a new recipe

Recently, a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was looking for some new suggestions for Podcasts to listen to on her commute to work. I’ve never really been into podcasts (other than occasionally listening to a sermon or speaker when I’ve missed at church). I haven’t taken advantage of all they have to offer, and quite frankly, sort of thought they were a waste of time. Somehow, I...

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A Review: Cielo

My husband and I like to try to be cool. We’re not (or at least he’s way cooler than I am), but we do like to pretend. We love thinking we’re even just a tiny bit trendy and going to really fun places all over our town. Santana Row in San Jose, CA In all honesty, we probably like the idea more, seeing as how when we go out for...

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Transformation

*Disclaimer - I actually wrote this post back in February, and it's taken me this long to get up the nerve to post it. It's a bear all piece, and far from most of my typical style. So, just know you've been warned! ;) **   I have to say, I had to dust off quite a few cobwebs from my mind, camera, and web browser to even begin writing...

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A Fresh Start

Howdy everyone, Welcome!!! I'm so excited to announce the look of my new blog! I've been working on it since January, and I am so so thrilled with how it turned out. Kristen Holland from Mint Pacific has been helping me and I could not be more proud of what we came up with. (P.S. a little plug for her, because she is the most patient person I've ever met to work...

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The “I Don’t Know” Predicament

I'm in a huge season of "I Don't Know". It's a real struggle for me. I like things very black and white.  I like something or I don't, and mostly I'm either good at something or I'm not - meaning I will then pursue it or I won't. When there happens to be an in-between, it's really not my strong suit. I kinda lose patience with myself, with everyone around...

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The winner is….

The numbers have been calculated... I made a list in the order the comments appeared both on my blog and through my Facebook page, used a random number generator.... And the winner of the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla is..... Crystal Morris!!! Congratulations! :) Hopefully you'll be able to make something super yummy with it. Crystal - I'll email you for your information so that you can get the vanilla. I'm...

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