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Stan’s Pistachio Donut with My Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Pistachio donut and strawberry ice cream sandwich

All through school my “fun fact” when it came to first day ice breakers was that my first job was as an ice cream maker.  Now this was no cute ice cream scooper job,  I was full hair net and apron in the back kitchen carrying around 5 pound bags of creamer! I make fun of it, but honestly I think that job is really what sparked my love of cooking and experimenting with recipes!

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Berry Quinoa Cobbler

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I have fell into the routine every morning of either making Greek yogurt with berries, smoothies, or just grabbing a granola bar on my way out the door.

Recently, I have been finding myself hungry around 10:30-11:00 am so I was determined to create a quick and easy breakfast that would sustain my hunger further through the day. Not only is this cobbler packed with protein, but the warm oats and berries are a comforting morning meal perfectly paired with a cup of coffee!  Read more

Fresh Spring Salad Trio

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Salads are so often overlooked, but can be essential to enhancing a meal! A perfect plate of grilled steak or chicken can be given a whole new personality with the right combination of vegetables. Some of my favorite salads incorporate fruit and below are a few recipes that I truly believe will make anyone from family to guests coming back for seconds. Read more

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