August 2011

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

August 30, 2011

Peanut butter cookies are my weakness. I love them soft, I love them crispy, I love them with chocolate in them, I love them with actual peanuts in them… I love them all. This recipe is one of my favorites because it has oats in them and I love oats too. My goal was to [...]

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Pesto Focaccia Bread

August 29, 2011

Have you ever been to Italy? Have you ever heard of a place called Cinque Terre? If you haven’t, do a Google image search and you will probably want to go there. I visited Cinque Terre about 4 years ago while I was studying abroad and I wish I could have spent more time there. [...]

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Carrot Cake Agave Muffins

August 27, 2011

Carrots, whole wheat flour, and no sugar or butter… what? These muffins may not seem that appetizing when you look at the ingredients list, but they are delicious. I’ve always been a fan of baked goods with vegetables (carrots, zucchinis, pumpkin…you name it) and I was excited when I stumbled on this recipe because it [...]

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Whole Wheat Flatbreads

August 26, 2011

My good friend, Amanda, was in town last week and we had so much fun together. We went to the pool, had a little road trip to Austin, and ate A LOT of good food. The second night that she was in town we cooked dinner together, which is something we hadn’t done since we [...]

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The Best Homemade Granola

August 22, 2011

If you love granola and aren’t making it yourself, you need to try it. The first time I made granola, I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how much better it tasted than anything store bought. Since my first batch of homemade granola, I’ve experimented with a whole host of recipes. Some include different [...]

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101 Cookbooks’ Chocolate Puddle Cookies

August 16, 2011

Heidi Swanson’s blog, 101 Cookbooks, is one of my favorite food blogs. Her photographs are beautiful, her food is homey and approachable, and her recipes are dependable (I’m never disappointed)! I also appreciate her focus on natural, whole foods and ingredients and strive to have a natural kitchen like hers (although, I’m nowhere close). That [...]

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City Bakery Inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 10, 2011

One day my husband said to me, “You make a lot of really good desserts, but sometimes all I want is a chocolate chip cookie.” Ever since then, I have been making chocolate chip cookies pretty regularly to appease him. However, he likes his super soft (no doubt this is a direct result from eating [...]

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Lemon Tart with Raspberries

August 9, 2011

My love for lemons runs deep. I can’t go a day without using one or a week without buying more of them. I like starting my day out with a cup of hot lemon water, I make vinaigrettes and marinades with them, I use them to keep cut fruit from browning… you get the picture. [...]