Best Ever Chocolate Bundt Cake with Caramel Icing

Irish Chocolate Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze - this rich, decadent cake is super easy to throw together, no mixer necessary! It has a few fun secret ingredients too, but don't worry, no anchovies or anything weird like that!

It’s funny to me, that, you never know when a conversation will end up being one that’s indelibly imprinted in your memory banks. Today I was thinking about a dialogue I so clearly recall that occurred seven or eight years ago. My son-in-law, Josh, asked a most interesting question…


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Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Salad Bowls - if you look up fresh and delicious in the dictionary, you might just see a picture of this fabulous dish. It's sweet, salty, spicy and FRESH all rolled into one!

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Salad Bowls

Do you have a dictionary nearby? Grab it – and if you have a minute to look up “fresh-delicious-and-vibrant” I’m quite certain you’ll see something similar to these Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Salad Bowls. In all fairness though, I do have to warn you! Once you try this fabulous cuisine, you’ll find yourself craving it again and… 

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Morning Glory Muffins with Candied Pecan Topping - one of those "never-fail" recipes! And I love that they're so delicious and loaded with healthy ingredients. The topping is amazing!

Morning Glory Muffins with Candied Pecan Topping

I love the fact that we have all sorts of “destinations” within walking distance of our home. Even on the coldest winter days, Scott and I bundle up, donning hats, gloves, boots – whatever the weather calls for, and take a nice brisk walk. We have restaurants, grocery stores, thrift shops, you-name-it, all within a mile or… 

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Pineapple Sriracha Freezer Jam - it's sweet and spicy and SUPER delicious! But guess what else it is - super easy, no canning knowledge needed!

Fresh Pineapple-Sriracha Freezer Jam

I know that some of you reading this post are basking in warm sunshine with balmy breezes whispering across your face and clear blue skies overhead. I got a message from a Facebook friend living on the Gold Coast of Australia, who shared that it was 32˚C (89˚F) there yesterday. I have to, somewhat sadly, declare that is definitely not… 

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Quinoa and Kale Salad with Avocado, Apples and Bacon - we can't get enough of this healthy, super delicious salad. And I love that it's just as good the next day too!

Quinoa and Kale Salad with Avocados, Apples and Bacon

A new restaurant opened recently, fairly close to our home. It’s too far to walk, but it’s right on the way to Costco and Trader Jo’s, both of which we tend to be frequent-flyers at. The cute little café serves super-fresh, farm-to-table, salads, soups and other delicious entrees. Most everything is made with local ingredients, which we… 

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Red Velvet Meringue Kisses - melt in your mouth meringue kisses with a delightful touch! The stripes have the delicious essence of Red Velvet!

Red Velvet Meringue Kisses

I know you’ve heard the expression, “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince.” Well, I’ve had a little different version this week. It had to do with kisses, but in a whole different sense. It went more like this: “you have to try a zillion versions of Red Velvet Meringue Kisses before you get it… 

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Sweets for the Sweet - a delicious collection of fabulous Valentine treats for everyone on your list!

Sweets for the Sweet – Valentine Gifts from the Kitchen

I had a little mishap this week… It was a dark, moonless night. Scott and I were driving tandem on a wooded country road, me following right behind him. Suddenly, in the narrow path of my headlights, I spotted something small, moving in the road ahead of me. It happened so fast, but I can still picture the furry… 

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