Coconutty Bites

So the actual name of this recipe is No-Bake Almond/Coconut Energy Morsels. The recipe was created by Linda from Brooklyn and posted to the Tropical Traditions website on February 1st, 2009. Yuck to the name, woo-hoo to the snack! From this point forward I will be calling these bites, Coconutty Bites. Sorry Linda from Brooklyn, […]

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Bowl O’ Vitality

We have a few wonderful eateries in my hood. Two of my favorite have two of the worst names ever given to restaurants. The dessert bowl I made yesterday was inspired by Vitality Bowl, a healthy, yet caloric cafe, which offers a menu full of freshly created antioxidant bites for more than I want to […]

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Dinner Battles

I went all Rumpelstiltskin on my kid tonight. I didn’t threaten to steal his baby, I just struck him a deal. I told him he would owe me three chores before earning back a playdate, which he lost after screaming like at dinner like he was Axyl Rose. He was fine with the agreement we had […]

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Blue Bottle Love

Looks yummy, doesn’t it? I didn’t bake it, let me say that up front! You are looking right at a pumpkin buckle. What’s a buckle? Read over this glossary of cake toppings from the San Francisco Chronicle to catch up. Crisp: One of the most common fruit desserts, the crisp boasts a topping made primarily from […]

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The Pictures Are Worth About Eight Words

Like moms around the world, when Dad isn’t home for dinner, breakfast will be served. And yeah, I know the photos still totally suck. I’m working on a camera. In the meantime, squint a little to make the pictures blog-worthy. Ok, so back to dinner. We had already ate Fresh & Easy’s pumpkin pecan waffle […]

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She-Ra, Master of the Universe

        Wait, how can She-Ra be Master of the Universe if He-Man was? And really, why were we not all a little smarter back then? Is He-Man the best name the cartoon writers could come up with? That’s almost as bad as Dog-Canine. Why wasn’t She-Ra named She-Lady or She-Woman? I think […]

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Wait, Wait!

Don’t think I won’t ever be talking about food, I still totally love food! I woke up and realized I may have sent the wrong message last night. Because we na-huh-heed to talk about Hungry Girl’s pumpkin pie as well as Autumn Casserole. Happy Fall Ya’ll! (Do you say that Auntie Debi?)

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I’m 35.

No, it’s not my birthday. It’s just really sinking in that I am 35. My eyes aren’t super sharp and I finally can find some crow’s feet if I study my smiling face in the mirror. I am not quite twice my 18 year old self and definitely not going to accept that I am […]

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Tell ‘Em Large Marge Sent Ya!

I can remember three different quotes from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Large Marge makes the cut! I made a breakfast fit for a big mama this morning, which is why I have Marge on the mind. Accepting my gluten-free fate has caused me to take a second look at breakfast. Especially now that I have […]

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Wedding Joy and Some MVPs

We were guests at the beautiful wedding of Jy’s cousin and his bride this weekend. I blame the rise of the scale on that cocktail you see in the photo above. It totally couldn’t be because I ate this whole plate of food (plus a serious brunch feast at a party in the morning and […]

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