Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies and Folgers Iced Cafe #MyIcedCafe

 I customized my coffee using Folgers®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #MyIcedCafe Spring has definitely sprung around here. We're having 70 and 80 degree days, the orchards are all blooming and the local strawberry stands are officially open. Spring is a time we really have to savor here in the desert because it's the only time of year that the plants and trees are green and pretty. Spring is fleeting here, and once it's gone we have nearly 6 months of long, hot, dry summer, dead grass and barren trees. So let's celebrate spring! One major change that happens in my life … [Read More...]

Cauliflower Fried Rice

SRC: Cauliflower Fried Rice

This Cauliflower Fried Rice is low-carb, grain-free and a super yummy vegetable side dish! The “rice” is made from grated cauliflower, but it has all the flavor of take-out fried rice! Today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day! The Secret Recipe Club is a group of food bloggers. Once a month, we are given a… 

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Harvest Fridays – Aquaponics Update – The fish!

Happy Harvest Friday! When we last left off, our aquaponics system was up and cycling, but the water levels weren’t quite ready for fish yet. Now… we officially have fish! So far, we only have 10 goldfish (including Captain Blackfin and Albie– who isn’t gold, but an albino white) and 2 plecostomuses (Bert and Ernie),… 

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Chocolate-Covered Potato Chip Crispy Treats

Chocolate-Covered Potato Chip Crispy Treats

These Chocolate-Covered Potato Chip Crispy Treats are the perfect combo of sweet and salty! Thanks to Cape Cod Potato Chips® for sending me some inspiration for this recipe and sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. We’re starting to have some warm, 90 degree days here and it has me missing the beach big… 

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Bakery-Style White Chocolate Mango Muffins

White Chocolate Mango Muffins

These bakery-style White Chocolate Mango Muffins are light and fluffy, perfect with a cup of coffee. With the awesome spring-like weather we’ve been having lately, I’ve been doing even more running than usual. I’ve also discovered and become obsessed with podcasts, so I look forward to going on runs so I can hear new episodes…. 

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Irish Reuben Nachos

Reuben-Style Irish Nachos

These Reuben-Style Irish Nachos are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day: crispy waffle fries topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, lots of cheese and drizzled with Thousand Island! So, reubens. One of my favorite foods. If I see a reuben sandwich on a menu, I have a really hard time saying no. I’m not usually huge on… 

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Jalapeno Scalloped Corn Casserole

Jalapeno Scalloped Corn

I’m not usually a side dish person. Our meals tend to be either one-pot/casserole type dinners, big salads, or a main meat with simple sides like steamed or roasted veggies. To me, elaborate side dishes seem like a holiday kind of thing (hello, stuffing and sweet potato casserole). But every once in a while, I… 

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