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Quick Black Bean and Green Chili Tostadas

These black bean and green chili tostadas are quick, and easy to make at home, which will give you more time to spend with those you love.  Kroger, Smith’s in my neck of the woods, sent me a fun Movie Night package with Redbox rentals, movie candy, and their new PeakFection™ guacamole and salsa. Their… 

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Bar Cookies with Dried Cherries and M&Ms

Thick, rich, chewy bar cookies bursting with delicious add-ins — oatmeal, dried cherries, chocolate chips, coconut, and plain M&Ms.  Recently, we went out to dinner with our wonderful backdoor neighbors. While we were waiting for our meals to arrive, they asked about my blog, what I was baking, and told me how much they enjoy the treats I… 

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Pasta Carbonara

Spaghetti in a rich, creamy sauce made from beaten eggs, freshly grated cheese, and chopped bacon. It’s a simple, quick, easy-to-make meal, but luscious and sophisticated all at the same time. In downtown Salt Lake City there’s a restaurant, The Copper Onion, that makes the best Pasta Carbonara I’ve ever eaten. Since I don’t make… 

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Bites

Zucchini bread made with silky smooth Dove dark chocolate, baked in little bite size servings and glaze with more luscious dark chocolate. A rich, decadent way to eat your veggies.  This is the last of three recipes that I created for DOVE Chocolate this summer using Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate.  If you missed the first two recipes, Easy Brownie Cake Pops and Chocolate… 

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From Freezer to Crock to Table ebook Giveaway

If you love cooking in your slow cooker, this post is for you. My friend and fellow Utah food blogger, Karen from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, is selling a new eBook that will help you get dinner on the table in a flash. There are 10 slow cooker recipes and each one is made twice,… 

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Bananas La Maison

Sweet sliced bananas bathed in heavy cream and dressed up with brown sugar and toasted hazelnuts.  When I wrote my Oregon RV Trip post a couple weeks ago, I mentioned a little restaurant in Newport, Oregon where we ate breakfast one morning, La Maison. Before they bring you your breakfast order, they serve you a custard cup filled with bananas and… 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pots

Rich, creamy no-bake cheesecake that comes together in a flash in your blender or food processor. The cheesecake is blended with juicy strawberries then layered on toasted graham cracker crumbs, topped with more juicy strawberries, and a dollop of whipped cream with a strawberry on top.  Today is National Cheesecake Day! I’ve joined together with… 

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Key Lime Pound Cake

A sweet, moist, dense key lime pound cake drizzled with a tart key lime glaze. A delicious Southern twist to a traditional pound cake. Today’s post is my first post as part of a virtual progressive dinner. Every month on the last Tuesday of the month, I’ll join with a eleven other great food bloggers and participate… 

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Chocolate Covered Key Lime Cheesecake Bites

Tart, smooth and creamy lime cheesecake squares with a sweet, crumbly graham cracker crust covered in silky smooth dark chocolate. Perfect to serve at your next summer get-together with family & friends. There’s a little Key Lime Shoppe in Key West, Florida that sells Chocolate-Dipped Key Lime Pie on a stick. It’s a heavenly treat,… 

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Cherry Almond Streusel Coffee Cake

Tender, moist almond coffee cake loaded with fresh cherries crowned with a crunchy, sweet crumb topping and drizzled with a sweet almond glaze. A delicious way to enjoy those gorgeous cherries that are only at the market for a short time. I bought a bag of dark, red, juicy Utah cherries at the supermarket, but my family was… 

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