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Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

Late summer is a beautiful time in California, so we took advantage of the last week of summer vacation and traveled north. The days are still warm with cooler nights, the grapes are almost ready for crush, and the pears are ready for picking. And, just a few more weeks until the official start of… Continue reading Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Father’s Day Crafts

Since softball season is in full swing (pun intended!), we will be celebrating Father's Day with my father and husband a few days early this year. So, I asked my children this morning to make a craft and choose a homemade treat for their Dad and Nonno (Spoiler alert you two!). Adrienne found these adorable… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Father’s Day Crafts

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Blueberry Puff Pastries

I always have frozen berries for smoothies and a few packages of Puff Pastry on hand in my freezer because you just never know when you might need pastries! Here is a simple recipe for fruit pastries using blueberries, but almost any other frozen fruit filling should work great. Fruit filling variations (Substitute the following… Continue reading Blueberry Puff Pastries

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes (vegan)

These are SO good! As I was pulling these out of the oven this afternoon, my son walked in from school and said "I'm smelling goodness!" We enjoy them un-frosted for breakfast, lunch, and after-exercise snacks or topped with a rich cream-cheese frosting for dessert. My husband's favorite cake is carrot cake, and he loves… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes (vegan)