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autumnhealth and nutritionhealthy snackrecipeswinter

This 5 Minute Indian Rice Pudding with dates and pistachios recipe is part of a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Judging by the amount of joggers at the park this weekend and the lack of salad kits at the grocery store, we’re

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homemade poptarts
christmashealth and nutritionhealthy snackrecipesValentine's Day

This Cranberry and Goat Cheese Toaster Tarts post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. We have a tradition in our house every Christmas morning of eating homemade toaster tarts. 

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chocolate pomegranate truffle

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance. An easy way to cut calories this upcoming Valentine’s Day, the queen of sweet treat holidays, is to sub out your butter for a better choice, like Smart Balance.  I’m switching my butter out in one of

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persimmon and pistachio biscotti

I created this Persimmon and Pistachio Biscotti dipped in chocolate using Hershey’s™ Spreads as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #SpreadPossibilities #HersheysHeroes. With the hulabaloo happening around the holidays, we’re all planning, baking, and looking for shortcuts.  I’m one of those people who likes to create more work for

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cranberry chocolate chip cookies

While I am completely over pumpkin — please do not show me another pumpkin until next September, I’m still gah gah over cranberries.  I cannot get enough of the tart berries!  I’m putting them in everything, my margaritas, my breads — and granitas!  Oh cranberry granita!  They keep really well

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graveyard cookie cupcakes

This whole recipe came about when I stepped foot into the always delightful World Market.  No, this isn’t a post sponsored by the store, just a shout out from me to them.  So inside I found all of these wonderful Dia De Los Muertos decorations and I went a little

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shari's berries easter cake pops

Shari’s Berries is most known for their delicious chocolate covered strawberries, and I do highly recommend them, but this company is much more than berries.  Perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday are these adorable cake pops, sweetly crafted creatures on the outside, decadent fudgey cake on the inside. Everyone loves

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Vanilla Latte Cupcakes

You made it through the holidays and now it is time to at least attempt your resolutions, right?  There is a good chance one goal you have set is to eat healthier, which is always a goal of mine since it is a never-ending pursuit.  I’m rounding the end of

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I used to make alot of carrot cakes (a good 20 years ago at least) and I tried many different versions to get the right texture and flavour. It came down to grated carrot versus cooked carrot and I must say that cooked carrot won hands down. I also tried

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holidayrecipesSt. Patrick's Day

I have a fraction of Irish blood in me so I always feel like I should celebrate St Patricks day in some small way. I have never been one to partake in an all day pub crawl, wear a crazy leprechaun hat or drink green coffee (Starbucks – you have alot to answer

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