Grilled Cheese with Pesto and Tomato


Cheesey, buttery, white bread, grilled cheese. That’s how I remember eating them as a kid. Not exactly a health food, and they aren’t the easiest to light-up with the exception of reducing the amount of butter and cheese used and throwing in some veggies (or fruit) like this tomato! Although I love a good grilled…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Congratulations to the winner of the goodie food box Jessica F. you have been emailed! I finally busted out the pumpkin this week. I already feel like the month is off to a quick start so don’t want to waste any time! Pumpkin desserts are one of my favorites this time of year- pumpkin cheesecake,…

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Raspberry Cornmeal Pancakes with Lemon Curd

Raspberry Corncakes with Lemon Curd

I am a bad food blogger. I don’t follow the national food holidays at all, but I noticed someone on twitter mentioned that yesterday was National Pancake Day and I since I am still recovering from my cold and rather tired I thought I’d whip up some pancakes for dinner instead of what I had…

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Easy Kids Birthday Cake: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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  As I mentioned last week,my oldest son turned 6 this past week and we had a low key yet wonderful birthday celebration. We have seemed to make it a tradition to go to the zoo to celebrate L’s birthday in October. It is always a fun thing to do that can take place during…

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & Heath Bar Sprinkles


When it comes time to birthdays in this family, we all seem to prefer chocolate (although carrot cake and Italian cream are my husband’s other favorites). I have made this recipe several times and am always pleased with how moist and light these cupcakes turn out. If you are new to my blog, welcome! If…

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German Chocolate Mousse & Valentine’s Cookies

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Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate. I mean seriously, I’d like to meet the person who says they don’t like it. For some reason, I crave chocolate even more during Valentine’s day. I have trained my husband to include a box of chocolates as part of the gift exchange. Non-negotiable. I love picking through the…

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