White Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

White Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies

These thick, gooey brownies are made from scratch and studded with white chocolate chunks and big, juicy raspberries. They're what dreams are made of. What happens when you aren't paying attention and bake a 9x13-inch pan's worth of brownie batter in an 8-inch square pan? Ridiculously thick, amazingly moist brownies, that's what. Whoops? Nope, not whoops. More like... you're welcome. Today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day. The Secret Recipe Club is a group of food bloggers who, once a month, are assigned another member's blog from which they must choose, cook and share a recipe. Who … [Read More...]

Mint and burlap office

My Office Makeover – Where the Magic Happens!

I mentioned a while back that I was painting my office/junk room/extra bedroom. The room was a big jumble of mismatched furniture that I never really used because I just hated how it looked. After I finally got motivated to re-paint it, I started redecorating a little (mostly with stuff we already had) and now… 

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Spring Sweet Potato Flatbread #SpringIntoFlavor

Springtime Sweet Potato Flatbread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias Here in the desert today, in the middle of the worst drought in– forever?– we’re getting rain. RAIN! Can you believe it? I have the window cracked open and all I can hear is how happy… 

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Brussels Sprouts

Harvest Fridays & Happy Easter!

Hey all. Happy Harvest Friday! I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, so I’m going to jump right into it. Also, Happy Easter! Hope you have a great weekend filled with candy eggs and carrot cake. Aquaponics Updates We had a bit of a tragic incident last week. We’d been trying to lower the pH in… 

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Pinnacles National Park, Paicines, CA

Pinnacles National Park – Paicines, CA

Last week, Nick had Thursday and Friday off, so we took a little mini-trip to Monterey, CA. On the way there, we stopped at Pinnacles National Park for the day. It’s been forever since I’ve done a travel post, so I figured it was high time. Plus, the park was too cool and beautiful not… 

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Kale and Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream and Homemade Enchilada Sauce (Vegan)

Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas with Avocado Cream and Homemade Enchilada Sauce

These Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas with Avocado Cream are vegan and so full of flavor you won’t even miss the meat! Topped with a homemade enchilada sauce! About six months ago, we got rid of cable. Even though we had “on demand,” it seriously seemed like there was never anything to watch. We couldn’t… 

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Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies and Folgers Iced Cafe #MyIcedCafe

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

 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… 

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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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