Strawberry Kale Smoothie

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We’re all know how important it is to get those pesky full servings of fruit and veggies everyday. I’ve been trying out different smoothies lately and thought I would share this one. If you are not a big Kale person don’t worry this is a great smoothie to hide that bitter taste! It’s tasty, super-healthy, […]

Beer Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce

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As we are all gearing up for a long Holiday weekend I thought today would be the perfect day to share one of our all-time favorites for the grill! Beer can chicken can be time consuming, but the end result is one of the best chickens you will eat off the grill and you have […]

Julia Child’s Chocolate & Almond Cake with Chocolate-butter Icing

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Today Julia Child would have turned 100 years old, she inspired many of us through her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef. Julia’s first lunch in Paris with her husband Paul was life changing for her and for so many of us who have been inspired by […]

Blackberry Gin Fizz

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Blackberry Gin Fizz Makes 6. Recipe and photo courtesy of Martha Stewart. Ingredients 12 ounces blackberries, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons superfine sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 6 ounces gin 15 mint leaves, torn, plus sprigs for garnish 1 1/2 cups seltzer Directions Puree berries and sugar in a food processor. Strain, and […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

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Have you ever read the blog Kevin & Amanda? If not, you are in for a treat today! When I came across their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake recipe, I couldn’t believe I’ve never heard of cookie dough inside cupcakes before. I plan on making these this weekend and had to share this AMAZING find […]

Baked Kale Chips

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As a HUGE Kale lover I’m not really sure why it took me so long to try baked Kale chips. They now have become my own little healthy obsession! This snack is great for everyone, including vegans, vegetarians and kids. Its quick and easy and loaded with vitamins A, C and K. Baked Kale Chips […]

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Mocha Icing

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I know it has been a while since I’ve brought you a great cupcake recipe, but it’s been for good reason. I’ve been searching for gluten-free and vegan cupcake recipes. I was so excited when I came across the gluten-free goddess blog because it is chalked full of advise and great recipes. Cooking gluten-free and […]

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

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I’m still on the quest to find the perfect cupcake and today is all about chocolate! Although I’m not a huge fan of chocolate (I know… I’m weird!) I loved these cupcakes and would make them again. The day I made the cupcakes I didn’t have buttermilk and ended up following the tip at the […]

Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes

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With mother’s day this weekend and the start of wedding season its the perfect time to start sharing some of my favorite cupcake recipes! These raspberry-lemon cupcakes are topped with an easy cream cheese frosting with a raspberry puree. They are perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, mother’s day or even Valentine’s Day {as shown […]

Roasted Vegetable & Black Bean Quesadillas

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One of my favorite foods to pick up at Whole Foods is the roasted vegetables and black bean quesadillas. They are amazing and almost always sold out. This quick and easy recipe is a family favorite and you can add roasted chicken, pulled pork, or even steak if you are looking for a little protien. […]

Orzo Salad Recipe

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For years I was intimated by Orzo and refused to make it, now days its my new obsession. Here’s one of my favorite recipes courtesy of Giadia De Laurentis! Not only is it the perfect spring salad, but its VERY easy to make. Orzo Salad Serves 6, recipe courtesy of Food Network. Ingredients 4 cups […]

Fried Egg Sandwich

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Lately I’ve been on the search for the perfect Fried Egg Sandwich. Some say its the perfect “hangover” food, but I think its the perfect food when there isn’t anything in the house or when you just need to have breakfast for dinner. I was excited to come across this Fried Egg Sandwich recipe on […]

My Ivy Chopped Salad

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Today I’m digging Gwyneth Paltrow’s healthy and delicious salad recipe from her cookbook My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness. Not only does it have the perfect combination of hot and cold ingredients its also quick and easy to make! My Ivy Chopped Salad serves 2 Ingredients 1 large avocado 3 medium […]

Roast Sticky Chicken Rotisserie Style

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I really wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. I was so excited after the chicken came out of the oven this weekend I had to start the week off with a little food. If you’ve even wondered how you could get that restaurant style rotisserie chicken all of your questions […]

Breakfast in bed…

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I came across two delicious breakfast recipes which are perfect to indulge on this week. Both of these recipes are very easy to make, however, the french toast needs to marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Both recipes are the perfect start to a very romantic Valentine’s Day! What’s better than breakfast in bed? Creme Brulee […]

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