Soft Baked Maraschino Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know it's hard to tell by the picture, but these cookies are very pink! How perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or just someone who loves pink in general. I can't even tell you how delicious they are either ....more

No Bake Creamy Lemon-Blueberry Pie

I love when lemon and blueberry come together in a dessert worth sharing. In many cases the lemon-blueberry combo are the perfect pairing, uniting together like chocolate and vanilla, in a blissful culinary concoction. Lemon simultaneously brings out the flavor of the berry, while cutting back on the taste of the sugar.This Lemon-Blueberry Pie comes with the bonus of being "no bake", which is so nice for summer (or anytime really) ....more

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscano Copycat Recipe

When is the last time you had a meal at Olive Garden? I can't really remember the last time...its been that long. However, I do know whenever I have been there, I have to order this soup ....more

Cheesy Egg, Avocado and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

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No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups

I am so excited about this dessert. It's inspired by my most recent visit to Hawaii. I love how travel gets me into the kitchen and thinking about flavors I experienced while away from home.It's no secret, pineapple, coconut and all things macadamia nut remind us of tropical climates, breezy beaches and all things Hawaiian ....more

Skinny Taco Dip

I hope you all love taco dip like me (I already kind of know you do). It's so addictive, which is part of the problem. Before you know it, you've gorged yourself on way more dip than you should have ....more

California Avocado and Bay Shrimp Sliders with Spicy Mayo

'Tis the season for bridal showers, Spring flings, baby showers, backyard parties, graduations, and that's all before the 4th of July. Lucky for all of us, it's also California Avocado season, which means a whole summer of deliciousness is ahead.When I think of foods that remind me of California and growing up there, "bay shrimp" anything comes to mind. Funny thing is, I was not the bay shrimp eater in our household, however, my brother was ....more

Vacationing at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk, Oahu, Hawaii

If you've been reading here for any amount of time, then you're aware of my love for vacationing in the Hawaiian Islands. As a family we try to get there once or twice a year, which of course is never enough. However, travel has gotten more challenging as the kids get older because of their busy schedules ....more

Coconut Lime Frozen Margaritas

The weather has turned awesome here in the Pacific Northwest. This means the garden is growing, the hills are greener than usual and refreshing drinks on the deck are about to start happening. Spring here in Oregon is beyond beautiful and reminds me every passing year why we put up with the rain....more

30-Minute Banana, Almond, Chocolate Chip Oats

Finally, finally I am taking the time to tell you all about one of my favorite, favorite everyday breakfasts. I haven't been holding out on you, but sometimes I forget to share things I eat on a regular basis, almost as if they aren't really a recipe.However, I can assure you this was worth the wait. As I've said before, I love oatmeal....like love it ....more