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Brownie Bites :: The Perfect Sweet for Super Bowl!

These brownies are everything you want – rich, chewy, chocolatey with a crisp top. Plus, they are fairly easy to make, and the kids can definitely help with the mixing and pouring. I like to cut them into small pieces so there is enough to go around for a Super Bowl party or a Valentine’s […]

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Little Grandpa’s Thanksgiving Recipe

In 1910, my little grandpa arrived at Ellis Island from a little town in Italy. He was sixteen years old. I don’t remember much about him – mostly images from pictures. But I do recall how gentle and quiet he was. He wasn’t cooking very much by that point. It was after his stroke, and […]

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Easiest Halloween Appetizer Ever

I just made this appetizer for a Halloween party, and these Mummies were a huge hit! They are so easy to make! And at the party, I served them on a Halloween serving plate from the $1 store.  This way the hostess didn’t have to worry about getting my plate back to me, and it made them even […]

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Plan-It Dinner

*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers. “I want to bring families back to the dinner table.” This is how Jill O’Leary, founder and chef with Plan-It Dinner, describes her motivation to create […]

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Lunchbox Ideas :: Halloween Fun

Mummy Pizza English Muffins Take an English muffin and cut it in half.  Then, spoon marinara sauce on top of the bread. I added spinach over the sauce, but you can add pepperoni or any other veggies you want. Then peel a mozzarella cheese stick into pieces, and lay them on top- make sure to […]

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Fall Fun :: Apple Picking

Apple picking season is short and sweet, just September and October, and there are so many great places around the Bay Area to go apple picking! We ventured to Swanton Pacific Ranch U-Pick Organic Apple Orchard on Labor Day weekend. The Swanton Pacific Ranch land was donated to San Luis Obispo’s Cal Poly State University […]

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