July 2011

Six Week “Baptist” Bran Muffins

by Janelle 07.30.2011
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Love the taste of freshly baked, homemade, hot bran muffins every morning? I have found a recipe to make this happen. With this delicious and healthy recipe, you are able to make the muffin mix and keep the batter in the refrigerator for up to six weeks so you can bake the muffins as you […]

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Poppy Orange Perfection

by Janelle 07.26.2011
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Calling all California girls!! Like the brilliant color of a California Poppy, the state’s official flower, poppy orange pieces will make your wardrobe well, pop. Perfect with a tan and paired with summer whites and khakis, vibrant poppy orange is fashion-must. I have picked out 5 must-have pieces that are spot-on trend:

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Lemon Snack Cake

by Janelle 07.22.2011
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If you are looking for a light cake that doesn’t make a huge portion, look no further than this delicious Lemon Snack Cake. Tangy, moist cake is topped with a sweet, fluffy frosting and, best of all, it can all be made in one pan! Simply mix the dry ingredients in your 8-inch baking pan, […]

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Zucchini Rounds

by Janelle 07.18.2011
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One of my favorite summertime dishes my grandmother makes is Zucchini Rounds. Perfect for a side dish, served hot or cold, or a light lunch, these tasty vegetable patties are irresistible. The rounds are made using Bisquick mix as the base and combining Parmesan cheese, scallions, garlic, parsley, eggs and paper-thin, sliced zucchini into a […]

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A Croque Monsieur Recipe from Paris for Bastille Day

by Janelle 07.14.2011
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In honor of Bastille Day today, I wanted to share an authentic recipe for one of the most well-known and beloved french bistro dishes, the Croque Monsieur. As French as it gets, this haute, cheesy grilled ham and cheese sandwich began as a sort of “fast food” snack enjoyed at the countless bistros in Paris. […]

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5 Chic Nude-Colored Heels

by Janelle 07.12.2011
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One of the chic-est, no-fail shoe choices is undoubtedly nude heels. A fashionista-favorite, these shoes lengthen your legs and truly go with anything. Whether you are looking to splurge or save, I’ve included 5 fabulous nude heels for everyone. What’s your favorite?!

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The Ultimate Paella

by Janelle 07.10.2011
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Following a Spanish cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Education, my boyfriend and I set out to make the perfect authentic paella. Paella is a traditional Valencian rice dish that originated in the mid-19th century near lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.

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Crochet Cuteness : 5 Hot Summer Crochet Dresses

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One of the most romantic and feminine trends this summer is crochet. Runways this season were overflowing with intricately designed wovens and decorative knits in a rainbow of colors. Crochet is shedding its homespun image and staking its claim among fashionsitas worldwide. I’ve found 5 chic crochet dresses that will help you nail this look.

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Baked by Melissa’s July Mini of the Month : The Firecracker

by Janelle 07.04.2011
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Happy Fourth!! What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a irresistible new Baked by Melissa limited edition flavor. The “Firecracker” mini cupcake is made with blue vanilla cake, a layer of crunchy “popping” chocolate, fuschia vanilla icing and “popping”chocolate on top. Get it for a limited time at one of Baked by Melissa’s […]

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Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

by Janelle 07.02.2011
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New York pastry chef François Payard is renowned for many dessert delicacies, but my all-time favorite is the divine Flourless Choolate-Walnut Cookie. If you have ever visited his chic Upper East Side pâtisserie, you most likely witnessed the sight (and cult-following) of these amazingly unique and delicious gooey chocolate cookies.

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