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Dark Chocolate Date Cake with Pecans – Gluten Free

April 17, 2011
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This gluten free cake is a happy hybrid of chocolate torte meets sticky toffee pudding. It’s a dense cake bursting with sweetness and flavor. Medjool dates are what make it extra special. My goal was to come up with a date cake reminiscent some of the greatest desserts I could think of, but with my healthful […]

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake

March 23, 2011
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The ultimate pairing for me is a sweet little cake with a steamy Caffe Americano. The definition for coffee cake is simply a cake to enjoy with coffee. It usually has a crumble topping, in this case that is chopped peanuts. Around here coffee cake, snack cake and breakfast cake are used interchangeably. This is great […]

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Matcha Green Tea Pistachio Muffins – Gluten Free

March 17, 2011
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Baked Coconut Oatmeal with Pepper Nut Topping

February 7, 2011
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Pepper, coconut and oatmeal. Almost like an exotic rice pudding – for breakfast. Peppercorns are usually thought of paired with savories. With sweet and creamy oatmeal pepper takes on a whole new taste profile. Just a dash and a bowl of oats transforms into something a little more. Not to mention in this recipe it combines […]

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Chocolate Dipped Fruit on a Stick

January 31, 2011
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What is it about the simplicity of chocolate covered fruit that makes us all smile? With Valentine’s day around the corner I wanted to share one of the most popular treats – with a few of my little twists. I always use the best chocolate and I had tons of fun with the toppings as […]

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Salad with Goat Cheese Pecan Balls & Raspberry Vinaigrette

June 11, 2010
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With summer here we have been enjoying our lazy days and warm weather celebrations. My daughter finished kindergarten this week and we are gearing up for camp and travels. For a recent potluck in Santa Monica I made a huge Greek Salad. This week I have another potluck and have a new salad. For this one […]

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No Bake Chocolate Pecan Tarts – Gluten Free

May 6, 2010
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I made these simple, delicious no bake Chocolate Pecan Tarts to have around the house for grab & go snacks. These are treats that look and taste like the most decadent dessert, but are actually high energy foods in disguise. I am thrilled that my mom and dad are visiting us from NY this week. We are looking forward […]

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Cocoa Dusted Hazel-Nuggets

February 10, 2010
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We call my son the “Nugget.”  My friend Angie came up with this name and it stuck. He’s got a smile that brightens up my day…..always. I made these in honor of his nickname. These Cocoa Dusted Hazel-Nuggets are perfect to share with your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts […]

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Sweet Potatoes & Edamame with Fall Spices

November 19, 2009

Any opportunity I have to use sweet potatoes and cinnamon these days is going to be taken advantage of, in a BIG way. Fall inspires me in so many ways. This is a happy time, filled with kids in school and extra hours for me to create recipes and blog about them! There is a […]

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Toasted Sunflower Honey Granola Bars

August 27, 2009
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I should really call these “Angie’s Bars.”  My gal pal just arrived in Telluride with her son for a visit.  We were chatting it up late last night and I offered her one of my homemade Toasted Sunflower-Honey Granola bars.  Her reaction was so huge and fabulous, I wish I had it all on video!!! […]

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