Monthly Archives: December 2013

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Quinoa Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

This stuffed mushroom recipe is a delicious and healthy way to start off the New Year, they’re perfect for serving as appetizers at a New Years Eve Party and were a hit at my annual Christmas Birthday Cocktail Party!

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

At some point I think I’m going to change the name of my blog to “Pesto Princess”! I love making my own Pesto at home, from Walnut Sage to traditional Basil to Arugula Blue Cheese to my most popular pesto recipe on the blog, Kale Pesto, I’m kind of a pesto fanatic!

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Cranberry Brussels Sprout Stuffed Acorn Squash

Brussels Sprout Stuffed Acorn Squash

I made this recipe last week and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you, but between the craziness of holiday travel, parties and family activities, I’m just getting the chance to share it! Consider it a belated Christmas present from me to you 😉

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My Day With Grokker

Whitney's Christmas Party Cooking Special

I’m so excited to announce that I have officially entered the Grokker family as the sites newest cooking expert!

Back in November I spent a day with the crew filming “Whitney’s Christmas Party“, a series of six Christmas cooking videos.

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Hawaiian Host Whole Macadamia White Chocolate Crunch

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Crunch

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White Chocolate, Macadamia Nuts and Peanut Butter all combined into one little treat that takes less than 10 minutes to make? Sounds like my kind of snack!

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

This delicious recipe for gluten free sausage balls combines creamy mashed sweet potatoes with homemade gluten free bisquick mix, cheddar cheese & sausage!

This delicious recipe for gluten free sausage balls combines creamy mashed sweet potatoes with homemade gluten free bisquick mix, cheddar cheese & sausage!

Sausage balls have been a holiday party favorite of mine since I was a little girl. My aunt used to make them at her house every Christmas Eve and I was hooked from then on!

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Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball

Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball

There might be nothing I love more in life than cheese…. ok, maybe my Mom and Dad and the movie Elf, but that’s about it. Everything else comes second to my obsessive love of CHEESE!

For my annual Christmas Birthday Cocktail Party I decided to make the Buffalo Cheese Ball from my cookbook “Buffalo Style“. I decided that the savory cheese ball needed a sweeter counterpart, therefore the Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball was born!

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Somewhere between dessert at midnight and breakfast at 8 AM, I had the grand epiphany to combine the two into Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes!

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Spicy Chorizo Mexican Lasagna

Spicy Mexican Lasagna

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After creating my delicious and super popular Mexican Stuffed Shells recipe with Barilla pasta, I couldn’t wait to come up with another great Barilla pasta recipe with a Mexican flair!

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Asparagus Beef Stir Fry

Asparagus Beef Stir Fry Recipe

There’s nothing I love more than “better than take out” asian dishes, such as this Asparagus Beef Stir Fry. It’s not only better, it will probably take less time than driving to pick up the take out and it’s gluten free!

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San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

Last week San Diego was transformed for the annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. An event that brings together wine, food, beer, cheese, tacos and all that’s good in life!

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