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Guava Jelly & Guava Jalapeno Jelly

Guava Jalapeño Jelly

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Not too long ago I was grocery shopping and noticed a stack of 600g clamshells of little guavas for $3.99. I haven’t had guavas in ages and I really wanted to buy them. But then I reminded myself that things were really busy and I probably wouldn’t have time to make anything with them anyway. […]

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Orange Curd Buttercream Tutorial

Orange Curd Buttercream

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Orange curd buttercream is one of my two favorite recipes for creating a delicious and delightful orange flavored buttercream.  My other favorite recipe, which I’ll post sometime soon, is flavored with orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. Both recipes are delicious and both have their advantages depending on intended use.  If you’re already making orange […]

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Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

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Whether you’re flooding sugar cookies or piping flowers for cakes you need an easy royal icing recipe. One that comes together in a pinch and doesn’t make your arm feel like it’s going to fall off after mixing. When I first started making royal icing I followed the Wilton royal icing recipe to a T. The result […]

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Silky Smooth Orange curd recipe

Silky Smooth Orange Curd

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There’s something so appealing about the bright yellowy-orange of orange curd, like a thousand tiny suns contained within a mason jar. It may be raining today but I’m feeling the excitement of Spring. The flowers are blooming, tiny cherry blossoms line the streets and we’ve even had a few days warm enough to go without […]

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Irish Cream Buttercream

Irish Cream Buttercream

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Irish Cream liqueur is a beautiful thing. It’s a perfect little treat on its own after certain children are in bed. It’s an awesome way to dress up your coffee. So of course Irish cream buttercream is going to be awesome. Swirls of sugary, liqueur-y goodness piled high on cupcakes or slathered on cakes. How […]

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Pesto Chicken with Edamame Spaghetti Noodles

Pesto Chicken with Edamame Spaghetti Noodles

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Spaghetti is a guilty pleasure. So delicious but so many carbs…. We’re always on the lookout for healthier alternatives to spaghetti. I recently came across these edamame spaghetti noodles and thought they’d be fun to try. One of the things that first caught my eye was the label indicating 23g of protein per 50 gram […]

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Super Veggie Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe

Super Veggie Slow Cooker Beef Chili

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Slow cooker beef chili. This is one of those recipes that I keep coming back to again and again. This chili is rich and filling and this recipe makes a big batch for relatively little effort. It’s perfect whether you’re feeding a large family, taking it to a pot luck, or love the idea of […]

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Quick Baked Beans Recipe

Last Minute Quick ‘Baked’ Beans Recipe

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Have you ever had one of those days where time just seems to evaporate and suddenly it’s dinner time? A bunch of hungry faces are staring at you expectantly and you’ve done absolutely nothing about dinner? I created this quick ‘baked’ beans dish (and I use the word ‘baked’ very loosely because all the magic happens […]

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Green Mango Power Smoothie

Green Mango Power Smoothie

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It’s a week into the New Year and so far I’ve done pretty well swapping in my holiday croissants in favor of a healthier breakfast. How about you? This Green Mango Power Smoothie is my absolute favorite smoothie at the moment. An infusion of green veggies is a great way to start off the morning.  Even […]

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Matcha Hot Chocolate Recipe

Matcha Hot Chocolate

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When the cold weather hits I love nothing more than curling up on the couch with the fireplace on and a cup of something hot in my hand. Coffee doesn’t seem to like me anymore so I’ve been trying to focus on alternatives. This matcha hot chocolate recipe is a little piece of heaven combining […]

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