Chocolate party 2nd Anniversary!

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I am over the moon about today’s post! It’s time for another chocolate party! And not just any party, but its 2nd anniversary! I had a blast last year at its first anniversary and have been planning this one ever since! The recipes you shared last year were amazing and I can not wait to… 

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Smore brownies recipe

smores brownies recipe

Outstanding taste with the perfect amount of gooey-ness, these rich s’more brownies put a fun spin on the classic smores. Ooey, gooy and oh-so-good. Today I’m saying goodbye to summer. I know there are a few more days left until the official season change but I’m ready for all things apples and pumpkin. The weather… 

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Homemade moon pie cookies

homemade moon pies cookies recipe

Melt in your mouth graham cookies filled with homemade marshmallow creme and dipped in chocolate ganache – these moon pie cookies are what dreams are made of. Moonpies or moon pie cookies I really don’t know exactly what’s the correct name (or maybe it’s both) but what I know is that these cookies stole my… 

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Potato crusted quiche

Potato-Crusted Quiche recipe

A nice change from the traditional crust of a quiche, this potato crusted quiche is very easy to make and so delicious will be a favorite in your family. Summer has come and gone. Before I knew it, I’m already buying school supplies for my baby girl, sorting though the closet to see what clothes still… 

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Blueberry pie cheesecake bars

blueberry pie cheesecake bars recipe

The ultimate blend of flavors and textures, these cheesecake bars combine smooth as silk cheesecake with blueberry pie filling. You won’t be able to stop at just 1 bite! If I had to choose just one dessert to enjoy for the rest of my life, without thinking twice it would be cheesecake. Until now I thought there’s nothing… 

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Cherry Tomato Quiche

tomato quiche recipe

Chock-full of tomatoes, creamy ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan and fresh basil this flagrant and flavorful tomato quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of my absolute summer pairing fresh tomatoes, cheese and basil. May it be in a toss salad along with other garden vegetables or in an easy caprese salad (or even skewers)…. 

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Zucchini, bacon and rice casserole

zucchini bacon rice casserole recipe

One mixing bowl and one casserole are needed to make this cheesy zucchini, bacon and rice casserole. Make it ahead of time and bake it just before dinner. It happens every summer. Zucchini make their way in my farmer’s market basket saturday after saturday. Although I have a couple of favorite recipes, each week I’m looking… 

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Double lemon cheesecake bars

lemon cheesecake bars recipe

Smooth, creamy and full of citrus flavor, these lemon cheesecake bars are topped with a thin layer of lemon glaze and prepared on a simple graham cracker crust There’s no secret I love cheesecake, and have made and eaten it many times, but I had never tried a lemon cheesecake before. It hasn’t occurred to be that… 

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Chocolate avocado cake

Chocolate avocado cake recipe

Love at first bite, this chocolate avocado cake with chocolate ganache is dense, rich and fudgy,  and has a brownie texture that is sinfully delicious. For years I have sneaked avocado at almost every meal. May it be with an egg, a big bowl of salad or with pasta (my favorite). With almost every weekly grocery trip I… 

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Make-ahead vegetable and bacon egg bake skillet

vegetable bacon egg bake recipe

Whether you’re serving 2 people or a crowd, it can’t get easier than this make-ahead vegetable and bacon egg bake skillet! 15 minutes of prep time tops! Monday to friday I’m an oatmeal, banana and peanut butter kind of breakfast girl. It fuels me enough to get through the morning craziness. Although, on rare occasions… 

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Crustless zucchini quiche

crustless zucchini quiche recipe

A simple quiche recipe made with only 4 ingredients, this wonderful crustless zucchini quiche makes a satisfying brunch meal all summer long. Zucchini and other summer squashes have been abundant in backyard gardens, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores for weeks now and they have been so cheap, every week I end up picking up a bunch of them…. 

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Rosemary, potato and bacon biscuits

rosemary potato bacon biscuits recipe

Quick and easy flaky bacon biscuits made with leftover mashed potatoes and fresh rosemary. It will take less than 30 minutes to make them! Serve the biscuits with eggs in the morning, soup or a salad for lunch, or with a bowl of chili for dinner. Whatever’s on the menu, you must make a batch of these… 

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Soft chewy cherry chocolate chip cookies

cherry chocolate chip cookies recipe

No one can resist the comfort of a chocolate chip cookie and these cherry chocolate chip cookies are perfectly soft and chewy with an addictive smell wafting from the kitchen as they bake Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert. An iconic sweet treat passed on from generation to generation. I’m pretty sure every family has their… 

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Slow baked potatoes and chicken skillet

slow baked potato and chicken skillet recipe

Tender chicken drumsticks cooked on top of layers of thin sliced potatoes and onions make this potatoes and chicken skillet an mouthwatering, flavorful meal. One of my family’s favorite dinner is pairing chicken with potatoes. May it be simply roasting them, throwing them on the hot grill of turning into a comforting meal, it is always a… 

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Veggie stuffed bell peppers

veggie stuffed bell peppers recipe

This easy dinner recipe is brought to you by Pompeian Olive Oil. All opinions are 100% mine. Packed with a tasty mixture of vegetables, pine nuts and raisins, these flavorful stuffed bell peppers are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Stuffed bell peppers have always been comfort food. Ask any Romanian, actually ask pretty much… 

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Wine and cheese party (tips to host a party)

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Every year I host two big parties at my house. One in the summer for a handful of mommy friends and one in the winter, for a small group of married friends. Although I try to get together with my friends at least once a week, having a night just for adult talk is something I’m always… 

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