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Jun 23

Bakery Style Coconut Macaroons

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I’ve finally done it: I found the perfect Coconut Macaroon recipe! I was only 22 when I went to Carmel for the first time. Mel and I went for his 39th birthday. We were dating (but soon to be engaged). The second I stepped foot on Ocean Avenue I was in love. Carmel is one...

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Jun 21

Zucchini Pie Bars

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Don’t freak out people, I promise you’ll love these. I pinky swear with caramel sauce on top! Jordan is attending four birthday parties this month. FOUR. Everyone is turning 10 so all of them are tweens that love glitter, bling, and Justice For Girls. Have you heard of Justice? It’s a clothing store for...

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Jun 18

Fireworks Pudding Cookies

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Hands down, this is my favorite pudding cookie recipe ever. And that’s an hefty endorsement, since I love pudding cookies so much! You guys, BIG NEWS! We got invited to a 4th of July party! Okay, I’m betting there are two camps of people out there after reading that sentence: the group that feels sorry...

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Jun 16

Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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You know those chocolate macadamia nut cookies you get at the grocery store? These are a gazillion times better! You guys, I have a problem. A coffee problem. A long time ago I decided that I wouldn’t be a regular visitor to the coffee shop. An occasional latte? Sure. But it was ridiculous to...

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Jun 14

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Pie

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Summer is in full swing around here and that means I’m living on no-bake recipes, strawberries are super cheap, and I’ve got pie on the brain. (Who am I kidding? I always have pie on the brain!) So, when did summer become busier than the school year? Oh yeah, when my daughter’s social calendar rivals...

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Jun 11

Lemon Snack Cake

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Since it’s a snack cake that means I can have two pieces, right? One for snack and one for dessert? No? I make it a priority that I never go to the grocery store hungry. Like, NEVER. I either eat just before or I bring a protein bar. Sometimes I get an Americano to...

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Jun 09

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping

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Since it’s eleventy-billion degrees, it’s time for some ice cream. What goes better with ice cream than peanut butter ice cream topping? {The correct answer is nothing!} I really, really miss Blockbuster. Same goes with Hollywood Video and all those mom and pop video rental places. Maybe I’m aging myself but there’s just something about...