Mango Strawberry Smoothie

This Mango Strawberry Smoothie is my go-to breakfast this summer. Mango and yogurt give it a great creamy texture and the flavor combo is perfect!
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Do you ever get obsessed with a certain food / recipe? I go through phases where I eat the same thing literally every day until I’m sick of it. For awhile, it was these pancakes (one of my favorite solo dinner meals!) And right now, it is this Mango Strawberry Smoothie. I have found my perfect smoothie combo! Frozen mangos, fresh strawberries, light vanilla yogurt, and pineapple-coconut water. Love love love it.   The flavor is amazing, and it is so refreshing.  I’m absolutely obsessed!

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A delicious and classic recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, made with fresh pineapple. This caramelized fruit is a perfect complement to moist yellow cake.

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With all the baking that I do, you would think that I have tried every classic recipe at least one time. Nope. Not even close. There are just SO many amazing recipes out there. My to-bake list is never-ending. However I am trying to knock out some of the most classic recipes, and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is on that list! I know it isn’t that popular anymore, but it is such a well-known old fashioned recipe that I just had to try my hand at making one. Plus, I’m not sure how this happened, but I had never actually eaten a piece of pineapple upside-down cake until I made this one! Verdict: I am a fan!

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Stuffed Mushrooms {Gluten Free} & a GIVEAWAY

Roasted mushrooms are stuffed with a delicious savory filling and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Bonus: these stuffed mushrooms are entirely gluten free!

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Stuffed Mushrooms are such a classic party food. They are the perfect passed appetizer – they look pretty on a platter, can be eaten in one bite, and are absolutely delicious! So I thought why wait for a party to make stuffed mushrooms? Why not just make a platter of them for TheBetterHalf and myself? And that’s exactly what I did tonight!

TGIF! After our delicious birthday dinner last night, TheBetterHalf and I are just chilling at home tonight and giving our stomachs (and our wallet) a break! But I still wanted to whip up something delicious and special for us to enjoy and these stuffed mushrooms were the perfect thing. Bonus – they are SO easy to prepare! Plus, they are gluten free thanks to cracker crumbs made from Breton gluten free crackers!

And I want to give you 12 boxes of Breton Gluten Free Crackers so that you can try this recipe yourself! Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!
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Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

A classic recipe for Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake. This cake is a family favorite for my husband and I can see why – it is so decadent and delicious!
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I’m sharing a very special recipe with you today for a very special day…it is TheBetterHalf’s 30th Birthday! He’s finally as old as I am, at least for the next 6 months. He was complaining the other day about getting old. I told him he would get no sympathy from me! Welcome to 30 – it isn’t so bad!

I love celebrating birthdays on the blog – it is nice to have an excuse to make a decadent birthday treat (not that I need an excuse to bake…). Growing up, Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake was one of TheBetterHalf’s favorite desserts, so I got the recipe from his mom to make for his birthday. I was nervous to bake a family favorite, because I didn’t want to mess it up! Luckily, he said this chocolate sheet cake was just as good as he remembered it.

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Kumquat Mojitos

A classic mojito is updated with the addition of muddled kumquats, which add a bright citrus flavor. This kumquat mojito is such a fun and delicious cocktail!
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Memorial Day weekend has to be one of the best weekends of the year….it signifies that summer is here! 3 months of lazier days and vacations and just a more relaxed feeling overall. I am a fall / winter girl, but even I can’t resist the allure of summer.

And what better way to toast the season than with a refreshing and beautiful cocktail – a Kumquat Mojito! Mojtos are a perfect summertime cocktail – so refreshing and tropical, and adding some muddled Kumquat to the mix gives these cocktails a great color and such a bright, citrus flavor!

I am currently in LA for a girl’s trip! TheBetterHalf is stuck at home studying for the CFA. It has been a rough few months full of work and studying for him….June 6 can’t come soon enough! But since I don’t have to study, I figured I should go have some fun for the both of us.  Bring on the cocktails!
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