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5 Super Easy Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

January 24, 2017

Pie, pie and more pie, January 23rd is National Pie Day!  Who doesn’t love a good pie? It’s the ultimate comfort dessert and that no one can resist when it’s sitting in front of them.  The only thing that keeps me from baking a pie more often is the work.  Some recipes can be a little challenging, from making fresh crust to creating your own filling from scratch!  I don’t have time for all that.  So I did a quick…

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Celebrate Any Occasion with a Champagne Mimosa Cake

January 17, 2017

I love Champagne, as many of you already know from my photos on Instagram.  I also love cake, cupcakes, basically any baked goods.  So when I learned about a Champagne Mimosa Cake recipe, I knew I had to try it.  No regrets, it was delicious! What I loved about this cake, besides it having Champagne, is it’s orange flavor with it’s silky buttercream flavor.  I don’t want to brag, but it’s one of the best cakes I’ve baked so far.…

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Easy Slow Cooker Pozole Rojo de Puerco Recipe

December 26, 2016

Pozole is a hearty rich Mexican stew, that originated in the state of Jalisco, Mexico and is traditionally prepared during special occasions or holidays. The main ingredient is hominy-dried white or yellow corn kernels that have been boiled and soaked in slake lime to remove the hull, and then drained, rinsed, and cooked for about 2 hours. Pozole also contains onions, garlic, and chiles and most often made with pork – or sometimes chicken and it’s broth – and is…

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Sprinkles Are For Winners 5 Layer Rainbow Cake

December 8, 2016

They say that sprinkles are for winners and rainbows bring good luck, so I decided to make the luckiest cake and called it “Sprinkles are for Winner 5 Layer Rainbow Cake”. Just like many on Instagram, I’m fascinated with unicorns, rainbows and anything sparkly.  There’s something about the colors in a rainbow that makes anyone stop and ‘sigh’.  So imagine getting surprised with a ‘just because’ cake that sparkles with colorful sprinkles.  But the surprise doesn’t end there, wait till…

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The Perfect 200 Calorie Mocha Latte Mini Pie with Cafe Breaks

September 5, 2016

After a crazy day at work of multi-tasking projects, non-stop meetings and then drive a long commute, this gal looks forward to her five minutes of #lalatime.  Especially when those quiet minutes involve a sweet treat, like Cafe Breaks pudding snacks. I was recently introduced to Cafe Breaks pudding and I couldn’t wait to create a simple ready-to-eat recipe that required no cooking or baking.  It had to be something that you can whip up and enjoy within 5 minutes of your…

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Celebrating Final Days of Summer with Homemade Kahlua Banana Dulce de Leche Gelato

August 27, 2016

This Kahlua Banana Dulce de Leche Gelato recipe post is sponsored by JCPenny. All opinions are my own. Final days of summer are around the corner.  As everyone is getting ready to ship their kids back to school, I’m holding on to the few weeks we have left.  Lucky for me and other Southern Californians, summer doesn’t really completely go away.  I have to admit, we are pretty spoiled with constant sunshine all year around. Since we do get to enjoy…

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Cooking with Home Chef: Mushroom and Swiss Beef Burger Recipe

June 23, 2016

While I love cooking dinner, I hate going to the grocery store.  I’m a Libra, which makes choosing what to cook a struggle sometimes – we’re very indecisive people.  If I do manage to get myself to a grocery store, it’s usually because I got inspired by a Pinterest recipe that I thought would be a good idea, which quickly turns into a bad idea.  Cooking in my kitchen usually happens on the weekends when there’s more time and most important…

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