Mexican Skillet with Buckwheat (Kasha)

A great weeknight meal option full of whole grains and familiar Mexican ingredients, this easy Mexican Skillet with Buckwheat is ready in just 25 minutes!

A great weeknight meal option full of whole grains and familiar Mexican ingredients, this easy Mexican Skillet with Buckwheat is ready in just 25 minutes! This Mexican Skillet meal represents my first dabbling into buckwheat (also known as kasha). To make the transition easier, I paired the buckwheat with what is essentially taco ingredients. While others may… 

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Pomegranate Grapefruit Margarita | Culinary Hill

Pomegranate Grapefruit Margarita

This Pomegranate Grapefruit Margarita is full of fresh, fruity flavors and a bright kick from VEEV spirits and tequila.  Happy Margarita Day! If you are watching the Oscars tonight and searching for a fruity cocktail to share your company, this easy Pomegranate Grapefruit Margarita might be just what you are looking for. Sweet, refreshing Ruby Red grapefruit… 

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Tiramisu | Culinary Hill


This classic Italian dessert is full of a rich marscapone custard, delicate lady fingers brushed with espresso and rum, and lots of whipped cream. Tiramisu is the perfect treat for a special occasion! In honor of my brother’s birthday, and mine, I am sharing my favorite dessert recipe: Tiramisu. Yes, my brother and I have the… 

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Beef Stew with Kale, Rosemary, and Sweet Potatoes | Culinary Hill

Beef Stew with Kale, Rosemary, and Sweet Potatoes

Beef Stew is upgraded to premium nutritional status when it’s thickened with sweet potatoes, seasoned with fresh rosemary, and loaded with chopped kale. I originally posted this recipe back on August 6, 2013. Since then, I’ve made it enough times that I thought the recipe should be re-written. While the essence of the stew remains… 

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Pineapple Paradise Green Smoothie | Culinary Hill

Pineapple Paradise Green Smoothie

A sweet and fruity green smoothie filled with golden pineapple, smooth avocado, and fresh spinach. An easy way to pack more fruits and veggies into your diet every day! Pop quiz: Do you, and does everyone in your family, always eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Let’s be honest… 

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pudding Cups | Culinary Hill #shop

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pudding Cups

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and ConAgra Snack Packs. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pudding Cups are simple and sweet; they also make a great kid-friendly Valentine’s Day Treat! I am constantly looking for new, tricky creative ways to add more fruit to my toddler’s diet. So… 

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Warm Soups for Cold Days | Culinary Hill

Warm Soups for Cold Days

12 Warm Soups for Cold Days! A collection of soup recipes guaranteed to keep the frost at bay while you settle in for a long winter’s nap. Although the high is near 80 degrees Fahrenheit in Southern California today, I know parts of the country are getting buried in snow, ice, and more snow. My… 

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10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas | Culinary Hill

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas

10 Toddler Breakfast Ideas to inspire your busy mornings! If your toddler’s eating habits are sometimes a question mark, start him or her off with a strong breakfast. Mix and match these toddler favorites below with milk for a great start to the day! As the mother of a toddler and, most recently, a 3-week-old… 

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Classic Tuna Salad Sandwich | Culinary Hill

Classic Tuna Salad Sandwich

Everyone needs a Classic Tuna Salad recipe in his or her pocket. This fast and easy tuna salad sandwich is perfect for lunch and also makes a delicious grilled tuna melt! Although I am not a huge consumer of fish specifically or seafood in general, I find myself regularly eating tuna salad sandwiches. Perhaps it’s my love… 

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2-Ingredient Barbecue Little Smokies | Culinary Hill

2-Ingredient Barbecue Little Smokies

2-Ingredient Barbecue Little Smokies are the easiest appetizer you will ever make, whether you make them on the stove top or in a crock pot. Sweet and smokey cocktail wieners in delicious barbecue sauce make a great snack for Game Day or any party! There is something insanely addictive about Little Smokies in Sweet Baby… 

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip | Culinary Hill

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This hot, cheesy, and bubbly Spinach and Artichoke Dip is perfect for any party or gathering. And, it’s ready to go in about a half hour with just 6 ingredients! If you’re going to indulge, go big or go home. That’s what this Spinach and Artichoke Dip is all about. Lots of full-fat, creamy ingredients… 

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Baby Shower Recipes | Culinary Hill

Baby Shower Recipes

This collection of Baby Shower Recipes is sure to inspire your next party, gathering, or any time pretty, tasty treats are required! In case you missed my subtle hints or haven’t followed my on Instagram, some of my closest blogging friends are a little more obvious about the Big News in my life. These special ladies were… 

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Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Red Peppers | Culinary Hill

Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Red Peppers

Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Red Peppers is a super-simple, savory breakfast dish full of flavors and whole-food ingredients! My friend Becca is one of those people who makes you LEAP at a dinner invitation. Her food is always simple yet inspired, and so delicious, you don’t even have a sufficient superlative with which… 

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12 Fruity Smoothies | Culinary Hill

12 Fruity Smoothies

12 fruity smoothies bursting with color and nutrients from some of the most dazzling produce around. There is no better way to start your day! If you really are what you eat, as the saying goes, then I want to eat more of these! I’ve put together a collection of 12 fruity smoothies that will help… 

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New Mother Mocktail {Juice Blend} | Culinary Hill

New Mother Mocktail {Juice Blend}

This New Mother Mocktail is a delicious blend of juices perfect for recovering moms, baby showers, or any occasion that calls for a fruity drink! Hospital food has always had a somewhat dingy reputation. No one likes hospital food: Except for me. Especially after I have a baby. After 9 months of nausea and sickness,… 

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Steel Cut Oats and Toppings Bar | Culinary Hill #shop

Steel Cut Oats and Toppings Bar

This shop for Quaker Oats Steel Cut Oats has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #MyOatsCreation#CollectiveBias DIY Steel Cut Oats and Toppings Bar! Friends and family can customize their own bowl of steel cut oats with colorful toppings.  Here we are, back to January, the time of year for… 

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Boursin Mashed Potatoes | Culinary Hill

Boursin Mashed Potatoes

No-peel Boursin Mashed Potatoes are an easy side dish flavored with the richness of Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs cheese. Back in December, we visited Disneyland as our Family Christmas Present. I highly recommend Disneyland on a  Wednesday, the week before Christmas! The rides had short or completely non-existent lines all morning, and we were able… 

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Carribean Passion Smoothie {Jamba Juice Copycat} | Culinary Hill-4

Caribbean Passion Smoothie {Jamba Juice Copycat}

This Caribbean Passion Smoothie Recipe is a copycat of the popular Jamba Juice version: Fruity and delicious perfection! If I’m going to Jamba Juice, I’m ordering the Caribbean Passion Smoothie. Or I should say… When I used to go to Jamba Juice… because now that I know the secret to my all-time favorite menu item,… 

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Pay Your Holiday Bills! | $700 Cash Giveaway {Ended}

How excited would you be to win $700 CASH in a giveaway?! We just finished the holidays, and if you are anything like me, you overspent on gifts, food, and entertaining. You are scrambling to gather your tax forms (if you expect a refund) and you are throwing your bills in the trash unopened. Well,… 

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20 Appetizer Recipes | Culinary Hill

20 Appetizer Recipes

A round up of 20 Appetizer Recipes from Culinary Hill, perfect for any party and especially New Year’s Eve! I have always been a huge fan of appetizers. I love eating a variety of foods in large quantities without being obvious, and a spread of appetizers is the perfect cover story for my plan. Yes, I… 

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake (Vegan) | Culinary Hill

Lemon Olive Oil Cake (Vegan)

This post is sponsored by Olive Oils from Spain in conjunction with their Taste Our Lifestyle campaign. Olive Oils from Spain is a leading global producer of olive oil and I am delighted to help spread their message of health and the benefits of a Mediterranean Diet. All opinions are 100% my own, as always…. 

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