Boozy Popsicles with Vodka Lemonade

With this crazy hot heat, cool down with an icy boozy pop

With this crazy hot heat, cool down with an icy boozy pop. My friend Brett, who is known for his tasty cocktails, showed me how to make these easy breezy boozy pops in Electric Lemonade flavor. You just need a few simple ingredients, including...
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The Best Easy Guacamole

I've made all sorts of versions of guacamole. The one I perfected when I'd fly down to Cabo as a private chef is the one in my cookbook. But I have a new one for you, from an unexpected place.

It’s the kick-off to 4th of July week! I will just be hanging locally this year, but you can bet I’ll be digging into lots of guacamole. I’ve made all sorts of versions of guacamole. The one I perfected when I’d fly down to Cabo...
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Asian Brown Rice Noodle Salad with California Avocados

As seen on my segment on "Arizona Midday"

I was compensated by California Avocado Commission to create this delicious rice noodle recipe. I love California Avocados! This dish may very well become your warm weather go-to salad as a main or side dish. California Avocados add creaminess, fresh orange adds bright acidity and...
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Vanilla Cheesecake Bars with Orange

Since I love a good cheesecake, I created a solution for the next time I’m craving a slice of heaven that still satisfies with a more responsible nutritional profile—under 200 calories.  Yogurt replaces half of the cream cheese, which reduces the saturated fat and calorie...
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Shamrock Farms® Cheesy Noodles with Peas and Carrots

Post sponsored by Shamrock Farms cottage cheese, written 100% by me. In the interest of eating fresher, cleaner, I created this new take on cheesy, creamy noodles—with cottage cheese. Think fettuccine Alfredo minus the food hangover. Shamrock Farms cottage cheese has been my favorite cottage...
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Banana Quinoa Cakes

Sponsored post I tried this recipe recently from GotMilkGotProtein.com and it is so tasty and satisfying. Enjoy two cakes with an 8-ounce glass of milk and get 14 grams protein and 6 grams fiber, helping keep you satisfied and focused all morning long. I love how these...
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Pear, Apple and Grape Salad with Thyme and Walnuts

While lush summer berries and melons are frequently enjoyed as fruit salad, it is a mystery to me why seasonal fall fruits don’t get the same treatment. I’m trying to change that by tempting you with this salad made of the season’s bounty, including...
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Angel Hair Pasta with Wild Salmon, Corn & Basil

What to Do with Leftover Salmon and Corn Now that summer is in full swing, I buy fresh wild Alaskan salmon regularly, since it’s abundant in peak season and often on sale. When my husband travels to the big box retailer, we take advantage of...
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Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow cookers offer so much more than hearty winter stews, and in the summer any way to escape the heat of the kitchen is welcome. How about a summertime sandwich of lentil sloppy joes? The inspiration for this recipe stems from a stovetop version by Heather McDougall,...
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Banana Coconut Cream Bars with Almond Crust

A couple of months ago, I was trying out a gluten-free diet, which I am no longer on. I was “jonesing” for something crusty, carby and sweet, and I couldn’t get banana cream pie off my mind, so I came up with this dessert....
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