Blendtec Giveaway – The Best Blender I’ve Ever Used


Blendtec-1-4I’ve heard great things about the Blendtec blender for many years, so when I met two Blendtec representatives at a blogging conference and got a chance to try out the blender and do a giveaway on my blog, I was so excited. I’ve been playing with the blender in my own kitchen, and let me tell you, I am VERY impressed.  It is absolutely astounding and makes so many kitchen jobs easy and at lightning speed. I am sure I will be using it all the time, making smoothies, sauces, soups, crepes, batters, juices, cappuccinos and much more. You can be sure I’ll be sharing lots of recipes with all of you…. 

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Blendtec Giveaway – The Best Blender I’ve Ever Used


I’ve heard great things about the Blendtec blender for many years, so when I met two Blendtec representatives at a blogging conference and got a chance to try out the blender and do a giveaway on my blog, I was so excited. I’ve been playing with the blender in my own kitchen, and let me… 

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Apple Dutch Baby (Or German Apple Pancake)


Apples are in season again, YAY! My apple appreciation goes way back, to my childhood in upstate New York, all the way to present day pregnancy days, when it’s one of the few things my stomach doesn’t rebel against. Apples are great in many different recipes, savory dishes and, of course, there are endless dessert… 

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Banana Walnut Muffins


Whenever I get a craving for something sweet, it’s usually something simple, like a muffin. Even though muffins or bars don’t take that much effort to make, that doesn’t mean that they will somehow be less satisfying. I’ve been looking for a perfect Banana Walnut Muffin recipe for a long time, and I finally came… 

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Pregnancy: The Continuing Story


Thank you everyone for being so excited with us about our pregnancy! Sergi and I are completely overwhelmed by such an astounding flood of congratulations and warm comments. We did read ALL your comments and are so thankful for everyone who took the time to write and share in our happiness. Announcing the Pregnancy to… 

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Big News! We’re Pregnant!


Surprise! Sergi and I are going to have a baby! I am currently 15 weeks pregnant. The past few months have felt so surreal and incredible. It’s still hard for me to believe that I am writing this post. I was actually almost 9 weeks pregnant when I took the home pregnancy test. After 7… 

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Dill Pickle Spears


The summer and fall at my parent’s house involved a lot of food preservation. It was almost like Little House in the Big Woods:). I absolutely loved it. My Mom would make jam from all the berries we picked, applesauce, apple chips and apple filling from the apples from our very own trees, and of… 

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Yellow Rice


Rice is one of my favorite side dishes and I love serving it with many of the main courses that I cook up. It’s so quick, healthy and we love the taste too. I usually make some type of rice pilaf, keeping it plain or adding some garlic and parsley, or carrots and onions, etc…. 

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Whole Roasted Striped Bass With Tomatoes and Herbs


Roasting whole fish is probably one of the easiest, most beautiful and satisfying meals to prepare. This dish is not only a looker, but is astoundingly exploding with flavor in every bite. When I recently went to a local seafood market and came home with two gorgeous striped bass, I really wanted to roast them… 

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