Weekly Menu Plan and a Few of my Happy Things {Orange Pedicure Anyone?}

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Happy Thing #1: Shiny orange tootsies!Happy Thing #2: Having fun with Instagram.   Happy Thing #3: Spending time with my family at Disneyland and California Adventures, and conquering my fear of the Tower of Terror {SiSi was kind and held my hand :-)} P.S. The World of Color Show at California Adventure is spectacular-highly recommend! Happy Thing #4: Convincing my family and friends that kale is not only super healthy, but DELICIOUS as well.  I served my Kale Caesar Salad at a dinner party last night, and there was not a speck left on … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan and Photo Fun: Springtime Asparagus Quiche & a Sneak Peek at NZ!

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Phone booth in gorgeous Arrowtown, New Zealand Kia ora. I am happy to be back home after a fabulous 2 weeks in New Zealand! I have a fun post planned in the next few days to share my photos and travel adventures with you, but, a girl's gotta eat {maybe a little less than usual this week after eating my way through New Zealand :-)}, so here's my weekly menu plan, plus a couple of sneak peek photos. Cheers! Spicy RD Weekly Menu Plan April 16-22 DAY ONE Springtime Asparagus Quiche Roasted cherry tomatoes. {Slice cherry tomatoes … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Here We Come…Here We Go…

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I wish my children were this obedient :-) Have a great day!!! I LOVE hearing from you! Please click here to leave a comment or ask a question, or leave a suggestion. And, if you enjoyed the post, please stumble, tweet, pin-it, or share it on Facebook. Oh, and to make sure you don't miss any Spicy food, fun, and adventure, please submit your e-mail address below to be notified on my new posts, OR check out the top right hand side of my blog to get e-mail notifications of new posts via feedburner. … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan and Photo Fun: BLT Quinoa Salad and Memories of Spain!

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A tree lined street in Madrid, Spain So, what did everyone do for St Patrick's Day?? We had a rare "quiet" Saturday here since SiSi and Big Tex's baseball and softball games were cancelled due to the stormy weekend in San Diego. I made waffles in the morning, then we ended up running some errands as a family, to buy SiSi some new purple Vans {the soles were coming off her old ones}, search for a new point-and-shoot digital camera for our up coming family vacation {sadly my old Panasonic died on me}, and stock up on some Ayala's Herbal … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan and Photo Fun: Coconut Soup, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Chip Pie, and More!

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You might be wondering what this flower photo has to do with my weekly menu plan... Nothing, really :-) I just thought it would be fun to start a new "regular" post sharing two of my favorite things... Eating and photography. Inspired by my lovely and talented friend Regan at The Professional Palate {FYI-Her amazing coconut coup is on my menu this week!}, and my ever growing obsession with all things Pinterest, I decided to create a board with my weekly menu ideas in an effort to add some sanity back to my own crazy, busy life, as … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays and Papa’s Chocolate Chip Bar Giveaway Winner!

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Congratulations to the four lucky winners of my Helping Hands Bakery Papa's Chocolate Chip Bar Giveaway!!!! Chosen via random.org, the winners are... #17 Nelly~Cooking With Books #38 Karriann~Creative Cooking Corner #13 Sylvie~Gourmande in the Kitchen #9 Kim Congratulations Ladies!  I hope you enjoy these bars are much as I did! And, a big thank you to everyone else who entered and checked out the Helping Hands Bakery Website! As I stated in my earlier post, I love how Helping Hands in not only making delicious tasty … [Read more...]