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Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Every Christmas we have brunch at our house and we always make our grandmother’s recipe for Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake. The original recipe is from 1967 and it was given to our grandmother by her long time neighbor, Mrs. Stark. That recipe does not have nuts, but we like them so we added them. We make the coffee cake with… Read more »

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White and Dark Mint Chocolate Bark

                    This recipe is such a delicacy, and it is really simple too! We were at William Sonoma the other day, and it they had so many samples! One happened to be chocolate peppermint bark! We were so inspired by the delicious bark, that we thought… Read more »

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Flourless Cheddar Crackers with Herbs

            This morning, I was making cheddar biscuits for breakfast. About halfway through cooking, I sprinkled extra cheese on top. When I took them out of the oven, some of the cheese had fallen off, and turned into crispy cracker-like things. And that is how I got this super delicious simple… Read more »

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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

I was in the mood for something sweet and salty for dinner. I love butternut squash and coconut milk and caramelized onion so I combined these for a really yummy pasta sauce that had just the right amount of sweet and savory and a tiny bit of spiciness from a dash of red pepper flakes.  We enjoyed the sauce… Read more »

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Sautéed Japanese Turnips with Sage

Sautéed Japanese Turnips with Sage These are white turnips. We picked them up from our local farmers market Z Farm. They always give us a taste of something new and we liked these and bought them. They recommended sautéing. You will love them.  Here’s a quick video of me making them and the recipe is below.  … Read more »

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Magical Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

This is a really delicious, extra rich and creamy hot chocolate with a very special fall ingredient- pumpkin!! I love all things pumpkin and one day I was just experimenting with my hot chocolate and added in pumpkin and some spices. It turned out to be the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. Lyla agreed. For school, I just… Read more »

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Why We Did A Vegan Week

We welcome you to our vegan week review! You might wonder: • What is vegan exactly? • Why a vegan week? • Is it hard to be vegan? • Does vegan food taste good? • Will vegan food fill you up? • Do we recommend a vegan week? All these things mattered to us so… Read more »

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5 of our School Lunch Ideas

We love our school lunches, and we know we post pictures of our lunches a lot on social media, but we wanted to share them with you like this more so you can also find some of the recipes. We call our lunches fun lunches, because they aren’t sandwiches. Sometimes we have left overs and sometimes it just made… Read more »

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Strawberry Applesauce Pancakes

  These are my Strawberry Applesauce Pancakes. I adapted this recipe from my great grandmother’s by adding in some applesauce and strawberries. They are SO good and thicker and puffier than regular pancakes. You can make these gluten free or vegan.  We are doing a vegan week right now so we used chia in place of eggs (chia… Read more »

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Creamy Salsa #2 (with a secret ingredient!)

My first creamy salsa used avocado and my second creamy salsa uses my secret ingredient of raw cashews to make it creamy. It is simple and delicious. Wanting creamy salsa, but not having avocado I asked my mom if I could use cashews because we make a creamy sauce using cashews so I thought it… Read more »