Monthly Archives April 2014

Pregnancy Sushi

When you are pregnant you definitely miss some very important things. #1: sushi, #2: bottles of wine, #3: dirt biking. With that said, you can’t eat raw fish. I really miss ono, tuna, and smoked salmon. To fulfill some of the craving I decided to start making my own sushi at home using shrimp tempura and imitation crabmeat. All fish is cooked, nothing raw...
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Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

I found this Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar at Home Goods years ago. It is made by Sonoma Harvest. I drizzle it on my salads. It is just wonderful. I’ve tried to find it locally and can’t. I know I can purchase it online for $15 plus shipping, but I got the idea to try and create my own homemade strawberry salad dressing. I’m very pleased with this and look forward to making a lot more of it.
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Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

We toss shredded carrot with a little brown sugar and let the mixture stand for ten minutes. This tenderizes the shreds-important here because, unlike with an actual carrot cake that bakes for a while, these cook for only 10-12 minutes, not much time for the carrots to cook to softness. Just like Whoopie Pies! Basically a carrot cake in mini form. Perfect for Easter...

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Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

My mother in law saw a recipe in for Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes. She pulled out the page and gave it to me. My husband’s best friend’s birthday was coming up as well as Easter so I figured I would attempt to make them with a few minor changes...
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Easter Beer & Wine Hunt

Adults can enjoy Easter too…. 


Go to your local wine shop, brewery, and/or grocery store and pick out 12-20 different beers and wines. 

Purchase some delicious candy such as Snicker’s, Andes Mints, Reese’s Pieces, etc. and stick a few inside plastic Easter eggs. You can typically find these at a .99 cent store or local grocery store.

Purchase Lottery scratcher tickets...

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Quinoa Vegetarian Chili

Chili is always made with meat. My husband even walked over and told me that the only thing wrong with the chili was that it was missing ground beef. When I made him take a bite he took back what he said. He dove in for another bite and then kept grabbing tortilla chips and dipping them in my bowl of chili after he ate his hamburger. He will now be having his own Chili Size tonight...

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Bagel Sandwich

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There is a bagel shop in San Dimas called The Bagelry that we love. Always the friendliest staff, freshest sandwiches, and delicious iced tea. My husbands favorite is the Big Apple with turkey, honey mustard, avocado and more. On occasion I purchase bagels and attempt my own version for him at home. My husband doesn’t like vegetables and that is why you don’t see any lettuce or tomatoes on his sandwich...

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Peanut Butter OREO Pie

CAUTION: This is extremely rich in peanut butter and sweetness. You can get away with tiny slivers when serving your guests. If they want seconds…GREAT! Most will enjoy a few bites and get their sweet tooth fix. If you enjoy peanut butter, cheesecake and OREO cookies, then this recipe is for you. You will feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.
Ingredients for the Crust:
25 whole O...
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Best Egg & Bacon Burger

1 egg
Cooking spray
1 burger patty
1 tsp. butter
Slice of your favorite cheese
Avocado slices and other optional vegetables (lettuce, tomato, red onion slices, etc.)
Crispy bacon
Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning
Oroweat Crustini Specialty Sandwich Roll (found at Albertson’s, made by BIMBO) or your favorite hamburger bun
Cook your bacon...
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