Honey Nut Baked Brie Cheese

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It’s time for January’s Improv Challenge, and this month we are all making recipes with cheese and crackers. Actually Kristen let us off the hook and said that we could make a recipe with cheese that you shovel into your mouth with a cracker. So it was the perfect time to make one of my family’s… 

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Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn for #SundaySupper

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As we come to the close of 2013, for #SundaySupper this week, we are sharing recipes inspired by our Reflections & Resolutions – looking back on 2013 and ahead to 2014 and the occasions and events we celebrated, accomplishments we achieved, things we want to change or improve, and what we have planned. For my… 

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Dark Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart with Honey Almond Crust for #ChristmasWeek and a #CakeBossBaking #Giveaway

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Welcome to Day #6 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you have been enjoying this fabulous event. Tune… 

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Waldorf Fruit Salad

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Whether you need something a little lighter for your Christmas morning breakfast, or just want something to go along with your waffles or overnight French toast or breakfast casseroles, Waldorf Fruit Salad is a sweet and juicy mixture of seasonal fruits lightly coated with a honey Greek yogurt “dressing” and some toasted walnuts for crunch.

Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping for #SundaySupper

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As families around the country (and the world) prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, #SundaySupper is gathering to share recipes and stories of what we are thankful for.  Tender sweet potatoes are topped with a buttery, nutty, crunchy corn flake crumble in these Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping that I made especially for… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Nutty Maple Granola

It’s Wayback Wednesday, and I am bringing back one of my earliest recipes, and one of my favorites.  I actually haven’t made it in awhile, so I’ll have to get on that.  It’s my Nutty Maple Granola.  Unlike some granola you buy in the store or other recipes, this one isn’t just a bunch of… 

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{#glutenfree} Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Crumb Cake for #SundaySupper Fall Foods

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#SundaySupper is celebrating the flavors of fall this week.  Creamy swirls of pumpkin, warm spices, and a maple drizzle bring the taste and aroma of autumn to this nutty Gluten-Free Pumpkin Swirl Pecan Crumb Cake. (P.S. – this gluten-free cake isn’t made with a laundry list of crazy ingredients to replace the flour – just… 

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Asian-Inspired Sesame Pineapple Chicken Salad

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. Looking for a dinner you can prepare ahead of time so the family can grab some when they are running in and out between work, school, practices, activities, and meetings?  Or want to get ahead on lunch prep for… 

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Fresh Orange Vinaigrette – Guest Post from Pepper Lynn

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As I am easing (umm, “easing”) back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board,… 

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Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups for #BreakfastforDinner #SundaySupper

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It’s #SundaySupper time, and we are keeping things fun and simple with Breakfast for Dinner.  Though I think these Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups are perfect for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack, and even an elegant dessert.

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups for Springtime #SundaySupper {#grainfree #glutenfree}

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It’s a Springtime #SundaySupper, and you know what springtime means…  up next is bathing suit season.  That calls for cheesecake.  Oh wait, I don’t like cheesecake… How about…  Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups?! 

Banana Nut Bread Granola Bars – January #ImprovChallenge (#glutenfree)

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“Daddy, are you hungry?”  ”Yes, I am hungry.”  ”Are you gonna have a baaaarrr?”  ”Yes, I am going to have a bar.”  ”Can I have some?”  ”Yes, I’ll save you a bite.”  ”Can I have the one with chocolate?”  Ugh!!

Spiced Almonds – A #SundaySupper New Year’s Potluck with @Emeril Preview

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Sorry!  I know over the past few months, you may have come to expect new recipes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  But it is the holidays, and I am BEAT!!  Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to share some yumminess with you.  So I thought I would give you a little preview of #SundaySupper… 

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Almond Crescents and @Cookies4Kids Cancer

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Yay!  Bonus Friday recipe!!  I have my reasons.  The first is that these are myyyy favorite cookies to make and eat at Christmas, so I had to share with you.  The second is that I am going to the cookie swap with the moms’ group at my church today, and these are the cookies I… 

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Almond Joy Macaroons (#glutenfree) for #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange

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Grab a glass of milk, and settle in for awhile – it’s time for the #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange.  Do you love to bake cookies for the holidays?  I go a little nuts at Christmastime.  I always say I am cutting back, and I always end up with at least 8 different kinds.  Usually more…. 

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Almond Crusted Chicken with Cherry Balsamic Sauce – Improv Cooking Challenge

OK, last month I took the easy road with Strawberries & Cream Improv Cooking Challenge, simply whipping up a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie (and then proceeded to accidentally delete one of my most popular posts, so if you go back and re-read it, sorry.  At least the recipe is there).  So this time, I decided to… 

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Granola that’s Kinda Nutty (to power through business trips that are also kinda nutty)

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Nutty Maple Granola doesn’t skimp on the nuts, plus it has yummy oats, seed, cinnamon, and just the right amount of maple-y sweetness. When I was working, I had to travel to Europe several times, and once for two weeks to China and India.  And seriously, the best thing about many foreign hotels is their… 

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Friday Fun! March 16, 2012

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Happy Friday again everyone!  I’m back for another edition of Friday Fun.  I’ll tell you what’s not so fun is that I am starting to write this at 2:50am.  Why, you ask?  Well, for some reason I m having a bout of insomnia tonight, and just as I was starting to wind down, The Bug… 

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