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Carrot Coconut Scones

May 17, 2011


I live in Southern California.

Today it is raining.

My grandma is from England.

My family could probably be classified as certified tea addicts.

Add all of these things together an afternoon with these:

Carrot Coconut Scones

Join me for tea, why don’t you?

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Macaroni Salad

May 13, 2011

So I cheated a little bit…I actually made this a while ago for an Easter potluck, but I have been so swamped at work that I am just now posting it.

This macaroni salad was extremely easy to make.  I have been holding on to this recipe since the summer and now just felt like the right time to use it.  So glad I did!

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Tortilla Pie

April 26, 2011

This is a recipe I have been wanting to make for a long time, so when I had my friends Maralyn and Brandon over for dinner the other week, it seemed like the perfect time to embrace my new southwestern roots.

Behold the deliciousness that is stacked tortilla pie!

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Rustic Peanut Butter “Cups”

April 18, 2011

I’d like to think I keep my promises.

(Even if they are slightly slow on the uptake.)

I made a promise to my good friend Dave, Berklee grad and musical genius (check out his band

Biscuits and Gravy)   to mail him some baked goods.

This was about three years ago?

Hey, hey. Better late then never, come on now.

Rustic Peanut Butter Cups

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Split Pea Soup

April 12, 2011

So most recently, a big life change has occurred for me.  For the next two years I will be living in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a big girl job!  It was an amazing opportunity that I could not pass up.

Needless to say, moving into my own little apartment has been awesome.  I have every kitchen appliance imaginable/that my dad could find on sale…so the first chance I could, I took advantage of it!

Meet my new obsession…the slow cooker.  I had recently been craving split pea soup, which brings back memories from my childhood when my tummy would hurt…this turned out so much better!

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Guinness Cake with Whipped Bailey’s Ganache Frosting

March 18, 2011

Well said, postcard!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Nothing like squeezing in a festive recipe in the final wee hours of party time.

I had actually planned to make this cake for my Dad’s birthday last week, Guinness being his favorite beer etc etc, but as it happens my Grandma was in town and… let’s just say Baking Queen > Cute idea. G’ma’s coconut cream pie for the win.

But I have to say, it might be wholly more appropriate that my thoughtful idea was postponed until now, because what can be better for St. Patrick’s day that a doubly boozy chocolate dream?

Beats me.

Guinness Cake with Whipped Bailey’s Ganache Frosting

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White Bean and Quinoa Salad

March 2, 2011

Sooo my obsession with quinoa continues.  I also may or may not have seen this on tastespotting and made it that very same day…I guess you could say I was inspired.

I also make it my personal mission to keep the bacon content up on this blog since Laura does not eat pork (for religious purposes).  So when I saw that this recipe had both, I knew I had to recreate it ASAP.  It also has some veggies in there so you can feel a little better about eating it.  Take a look!

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