Super Bowl Brownies

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Are you ready for some football?! Make your Super Bowl Weekend extra sweet with these fun & easy football brownies! Our resident baker, Dear Liza’s, walks us through the simple steps:

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Simple Salad

Fall-Salad

We love this easy salad & dressing recipe from our Graphic Design Manager, Kristen – it’s perfect for the season!

Ingredients:
8 oz. spring mix salad greens or baby spinach
1 bosc pear or fuji apple
1 pomegranate
5 oz gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled
1 cup pecan or walnut halves
1/4 to 1/2 cup maple vinaigrette, recipe follows

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More Trick or TREATS!

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We promised you more Halloween treats, and we’re so excited to share these adorable cupcakes by Dear Liza’s! Having a Halloween party? Thankfully she put together some easy-to-follow instructions for us all to try:

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Trick or TREATS!

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This Halloween we wanted to cook up some super fun and adorable treats! We asked New York based, homemade dessert extraordinaire Dear Liza’s, to share some of her favorite, easy-to-make, Halloween desserts!

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Trick or TREATS!

I know making cupcakes from scratch can be a little time consuming so for these fun Halloween cupcakes I would suggest a box mix. My favorite is Betty Crocker “Yellow Cake Mix” (not the one using butter).

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Homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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Ingredients: 

1 stick of butter (softened at room temperature)
12 oz./1.5 cups solid vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
1-2 tablespoons milk
Pinch of salt

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Judy’s Autumn Soup

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The perfect soup with a hearty filling taste and lots of goodness for the soul!

1lb extra lean ground turkey meat 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup any other veggies (green beans, corn, etc) 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. basil salt pepper 2 cans, 14 oz diced tomatoes 3 cups of water Brown the turkey meat and drain. Add the chopped onion until tender (about 4-5 minutes). Add tomatoes, water, veggies and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with toasted french bread slices fresh from the bakery. READ MORE
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cronut craze

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So we’ve been hearing about these Cronuts for a while now, but like most people we were under the impression that this was a treat only available to east coasters residing in New York City. Luckily, one of our staffers found a local donut shop called DK Donuts in Santa Monica that makes their own version of the Cronut, called O-Nuts. These delicious half melty croissant-half donuts are not to be missed!

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gummy bears galore

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We’re pretty obsessed with these gummy bears from our local Sprouts Farmers Market! They’re so vibrant and come in 12 colors & flavors. Delish!

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Meat-Free Monday

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Steph’s Spicy Chickpea Stew

1 400g tin  chickpeas, rinsed 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes 2 organic bell peppers, diced ( I used red and yellow this time) 1 medium to large onion, diced 1 Tbsp smoked paprika (I use spanish paprika) juice of 1 lemon 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil sea salt

Saute onion in olive oil about 5minutes, add peppers, saute another 5, then put lid on at low -medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Add paprika,chickpeas and tomatoes.cook another 15 minutes with lid on. Add juice of 1 lemon and sea salt to taste.

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