Victoria’s Pesto

The Healthiest Pesto You’ll Ever Make I’m not exaggerating when I say I have grown a basil forest on the patio. After almost killing the one basil plant I bought earlier this Spring, I resolved to myself to buy 7 more basil plants and by hook or by crook one of them was going to

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The Best Cold Brew Coffee Hacks

This post has been sponsored by Chameleon. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Admittedly, since I’m such a morning person, I do go to sleep slightly excited that I get to wake up in the morning to a cup of coffee. As we sail into summer and the nights start to heat up, you

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The Best Baked Zucchini Fries

This post has been sponsored by PAM® Spray Pump. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of my favorite things to do is reimagine a favorite food in a healthier version. This past week I have been craving a giant pile of French fries like nothing else but I am trying to eat a

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Citrus Vanilla and Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Every Saturday I have a routine: wake up to the sun streaming through the open blinds at dawn, drink some coffee, and then run the long route to the farmers market in the park before setting off for my day. My boyfriend likes to joke that I fit in more activities to his Saturday morning

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His and Hers Pizza Recipes

DO you guys like cheese?  How about wine?  How do you feel about combining both of these things on a patio during the warm months of summer?  I hope the answer to all of those things are “I LOVE THEM PLEASE KEEP THE PATIOSPIRATION COMING.”  Good! Because today starts the first of many posts brought

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Very Vera’s Coconut Cake Recipe with Lemon Curd Filling

I think one of my favorite candies in the entire world has to be an Almond Joy. Something about the rich creamy coconut filling makes my tastebuds start to salivate every time I think about it. I could actually do without the chocolate on it, and would be fine with it just being a pure coconut candy.

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Three Tricks on How to Entertain Like a Pro

This post has been sponsored by TRISCUIT. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love any excuse for a get-together. Whether the party is large or small, it’s always fun to have a reason to fluff the throw pillows, break out my favorite candles and spend longer than normal arranging a cheese and Triscuit

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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus Recipe

I am absolutely addicted to this jalapeno cilantro hummus. My co-worker from Arizona swears by it.  When she shared the recipe with me one day, it was love at first taste! The best thing is, it gets better with age! Although, if it lasts past your next dinner party, I’d be thoroughly shocked! 

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Lemon Curd Recipe

There’s no shortage of love for lemons in my book. If I could, every meal would have the brightness of a freshly squeezed lemon added to it. I have always loved the zestiness of lemon and it’s worked it’s way into my favorite cocktails, salad dressings, and desserts. I decided to whip up this easy

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