Toffee Zucchini Oat Squares

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© David James Di Pardo – 2014

Going through my camera these past few days I’ve come across numerous recipes that have yet to make their way onto the blog. This is the first of many to pop up in the next few weeks. Concocted a few weeks back, after a grueling 2 hour workout at the gym and a major calorie depletion, I was in desperate need of some sort of sweet treat. Sugar and carbs tend to be my biggest splurges on weekends to refuel my body after intense workouts. Continue reading

Creamy Mexican Corn Dip

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Creamy Mexican Corn Dip
© David James Di Pardo – 2014

This creamy corn dip has had quite a few repeat performances during this summer’s BBQ parties, although I don’t think anyone would object to a rustic platter of dip and warm bread. Fresh corn, cilantro, cream cheese, and a touch of spice served over grilled flatbreads, its the perfect appetizer for a summer party. So invite some friends over, grab a drink and enjoy what we have left of these hot summer days. Continue reading

Berry-licious…

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About 4 weeks ago my husband and i embarked on a new fitness routine. One that involves cutting out refined sugar, starchy carbs, added oils, and wheat. This combined with the exhaustion from the excruciating workouts have left me searching for breakfast alternatives… Tofu scramble and overnight oats are great, but they have there limits.
 
Quinoa Berry Bowl
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Chocolate & Peanut Butter, together again…

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I know, I know… Another chocolate peanut butter post… What can I say, we just happen to love that flavor combo. Its actually quite scary the amount of peanut butter we go through, it seems to find its way into pretty much anything…
 
Chocolate Peanut Banana Bread
© David James Di Pardo – 2014
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My Funny Valentine…

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One week early or twelve months late… I guess it depends on your outlook really, glass half full or half empty?
 
This is one of the many post that have stayed in draft format on this blog due to my inescapable ability to miss the tiny window tied to holiday themed posts. Work had kept me working longer hours than usual with less free time and even less of a desire to be sitting in front of a computer during said time (wait, that hasn’t changed…).
 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
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Donuts worth dunkin…

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Perhaps into a warm mug of mulled cider. Or would that be too much apple cider, or is there even such a thing as too much apple cider? Apple cider, another seasonal favorite of mine. Thick, and super sweet, served ice cold or piping hot, it wouldn’t be Autumn without it. Continue reading
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