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Freckles in April: Recipe: Chocolate Haupia Pie - Berny Minchinton Chocolate Haupia Pie Recipe, Chocolate Desserts, Chocolate Pudding, Chocolate Cheesecake, Hawaiian Dessert Recipes, Hawaiian Dishes, Maui Recipe, Just Desserts, Delicious Desserts
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Recipe: Chocolate Haupia Pie

This is a recipe I shared early on in my blog years but A. it didn't have any pictures and B. I've changed my method over the years to reduce the number of dishes. Time for an updated post! Chocolate haupia pie is a Hawaiian institution. If you ever find yourself on Oahu then hop on over to Ted's Bakery and grab yourself one. It's the original. The gold standard. The one Aaron brought back with him after his day trip to visit his brother that we all ate for dessert then breakfast then…

Freckles in April: 20 Minute Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Casserole Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Real Food Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Pasta Meals, Pesto Pasta, Pesto Sauce, Healthy Food Options
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20 Minute Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

Our two boys are very different people. Baby 2 is a leader. He knows who he is and what he likes and, for better or worse, he is loud about it. He drives us nuts sometimes but we know he will never want for friends and that his voice will never be lost in the crowd. He's a born cool kid. Stinky is our introvert. He's a quiet autodidact but he's also not totally comfortable in his own skin. We worry that he will be a follower, always swept up in the tides of what other people are doing and…

Freckles in April: Recipe: Hawaiian Fruit Punch Alcoholic Fruit Punch, Party Drinks Alcohol, Party Food And Drinks, Fruit Drinks, Smoothie Drinks, Healthy Drinks, Alcoholic Drinks, Smoothies, Tea Drinks
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Recipe: Hawaiian Fruit Punch

One of the best parts of going to Hawaii is the constant access to fruity little drinks that come adorned with pieces of ripe fruit, a fresh flower, or a tiny paper umbrella. Although, to be completely honest, I'm mostly a water drinker and ordering anything else is a super rare indulgence. It's Aaron who loves the fruity girl drinks (and he'll totally admit to it. No shame). Our first full day in Hawaii we had lunch at this restaurant with fantastic patio seating overlooking Kona Bay. We'd…

Freckles in April: Cashew Chicken Asian Recipes, Real Food Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Asian Foods, Healthy Recipes, April Recipe, Easy Dinner Recipes, Dinner Ideas, Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken | A 20 Minute Meal

When Aaron and I first got married I didn't know how to cook. Like...at all. The 3 cookbooks I got for our wedding and a handful of hand-me-down recipes from my mom were all I had to plan our meals. It's mind-boggling how different the internet is now versus ten years ago. Cooking blogs weren't really a thing when I first got married. In fact, I hardly used the internet at all (except to e-mail Janssen). Now Google is practically an extension of my body and almost ALL my recipes are from…

Freckles in April: I Have to Sew a Huge Curtain + A Recipe for Cream Scones My Recipes, Bread Recipes, Cooking Recipes, April Recipe, Cream Scones, No Bake Desserts, Freckles, Baked Goods, Tea Time

I Have to Sew a Huge Curtain + A Recipe for Cream Scones

Our living room in the new house is looong. Thanks to windows, positioning of the kitchen, wires, etc. the only logical thing is to put the couch at one end and the TV at the other end. We have a fairly respectably sized TV that worked great in the old house but, in this house, you kind of have to squint and lean forward a bit to see it when it's against the far wall. Aaron's solution was to pull the couch several feet off the back wall, which drove me nuts. It looked weird, like we set the…

Freckles in April: 20 Minute Skillet Lasagna in Honor of National Lasagna Day April Recipe, My Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Skillet Lasagna, Dinner Options, Taxi Driver, April 20, Freckles, Food To Make
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20 Minute Skillet Lasagna in Honor of National Lasagna Day

We're getting into that phase of life where I am mostly a glorified taxi driver. My boys are involved in things and those things require me to chauffeur them all over town and then run home and try to scrape some semblance of dinner together in a very short period of time before they go to bed. It's not ideal but I've made my peace. Meals that take 20 minutes or less have become my lifesaver. I enjoy cooking but many of my favorite meals take a lot more prep or cooking time than I have…

Freckles in April: 20 Minute Skillet Lasagna in Honor of National Lasagna Day April Recipe, My Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Skillet Lasagna, Dinner Options, Taxi Driver, April 20, Freckles, Food To Make
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20 Minute Skillet Lasagna in Honor of National Lasagna Day

We're getting into that phase of life where I am mostly a glorified taxi driver. My boys are involved in things and those things require me to chauffeur them all over town and then run home and try to scrape some semblance of dinner together in a very short period of time before they go to bed. It's not ideal but I've made my peace. Meals that take 20 minutes or less have become my lifesaver. I enjoy cooking but many of my favorite meals take a lot more prep or cooking time than I have…

This in April: Recipe: Maple Snickerdoodles is a better for our dessert made with wholesome ingredients! Dairy, Gluten F. My Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Healthy Recipes, No Bake Desserts, Just Desserts, April Recipe, Ravioli Bake, Snickerdoodle Recipe, Freckles
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Recipe: Maple Snickerdoodles

Today was almost tragic. I carried my (Aaron's) SLR camera to Alt Summit with me. I mostly left it in my car wrapped in a sweatshirt and only took it out when I needed it for practice during a design camp. I was so. freaking. careful. I got home late last night and stuck the camera in my suitcase on top of my clothes. Today I moved it to my air mattress so I could change. I somehow managed to bump the mattress and the camera fell on to the concrete floor and... I almost cried. I sent a…

Freckles in April: Valentine's Day at Home Panang Curry Recipe, April Recipe, Health And Wellbeing, Freckles, Just Go, My Recipes, Entrees, Chocolate Croissants, Main Dishes
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Valentine's Day at Home | Panang Curry + Chocolate Croissants (shhh...just go with it)

Aaron and I aren't big on Valentine's Day. We barely even do our own anniversary so there's no way we're going to go wait 2 hours to eat at a restaurant when we can just as easily look deeply into each other's eyes over the kitchen table at home. This year Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday which means our favorite restaurants are going to be even more crazy than they would normally be (plus we have a tiny baby...double-no-thank-you). We'll be cooking at home and face-planting into bed…

Freckles in April: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones April Recipe, Biggest Loser Recipes, My Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Chocolate Chips, Sunday Morning, Freckles, Just Desserts
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones

This recipe was born out of a need for something delicious on Sunday morning and my crazy desire to dirty up as few dishes as possible in the process. I hate when a recipe requires me to use all my measuring spoons. This one doesn't! It very satisfyingly only uses one measuring cup and one measuring spoon (and a mixing bowl, spoon, pastry blender and cookie sheet. But still). I told my boys to each grab a scone while I handled a baby poop situation and that top picture is what was left 10…

Freckles in April: Whole Foods Recipe: Whole Wheat Waffles My Recipes, Whole Food Recipes, Healthy Recipes, April Recipe, Whole Wheat Waffles, Healthy Breakfast Options, Freckles, Brunch, Foods
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Whole Foods Recipe: Whole Wheat Waffles

We've been on such a pancake kick for so long that I had kind of forgotten how much I love a good waffle. These used to be a favorite in our house and we rediscovered them this week (I made them twice!). They're a quick, easy breakfast and my kids hoover them. Stinky can help by dumping in pre-measured ingredients, which makes him extra happy. I want to mention again the superiority of white wheat flour over red wheat (what is normally labeled as 'wheat flour'). I used to make these with red…

Freckles in April: Whole Foods Recipe: Balsamic Chicken and Pasta with Fresh Cheese Balsamic Chicken Pasta, My Recipes, Whole Food Recipes, April Recipe, Freckles, Pasta Salad, Main Dishes, Cheese, Foods
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Whole Foods Recipe: Balsamic Chicken and Pasta with Fresh Cheese

When we started this whole foods thing we were sure we would be eating a lot of really mediocre meals. We figured we could just suck it up for 3 months and then decide how we would eat moving forward. But we were pleasantly surprised by how much we still enjoyed what we were eating and decided whole foods could be a way of life and not just an experiment. Most of our meals were still pretty darn good. Sure, there were misses here and there, but it was always like that, so no big change. And…

Freckles in April: Citrus & Cinnamon Carrot Muffins Healthy Carrot Muffins, April Recipe, Lunch Box, Lunch Time, Group Meals, Freckles, My Recipes, A Food, Carrots
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Citrus & Cinnamon Carrot Muffins

I had breakfast with some old friends this week and we got to talking about muffins. Since I generally have a fantastic recipe in my binder for just about everything, one friend asked if I had any recipes for muffins that she should know about. And I drew a blank because I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I even ATE a muffin, much less made some. I'm not sure why...my kids LOVE muffins and they're awesome to keep in the freezer for easy breakfasts and lunches during the school year…

Neapolitan Style Margherita Pizza | Make AMAZING pizza at home! April Recipe, 5 Pizza, Freckles, My Recipes, Vegetable Pizza, Amazing, Food, Style, Swag

Neapolitan Style Margherita Pizza

Aaron and I will both openly admit to subsisting on Little Caesar's $5 pizza through most of college and thinking it was pretty much a...

Gyoza recipe complete with tutorial for creating pretty pleated dumplings Asian Recipes, My Recipes, April Recipe, Japanese Dumplings, Freckles, Pretty, Food, Asian Food Recipes, Eten
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Recipe: Gyoza

Gyoza is a gateway drug. As a ridiculously and embarrassingly picky child, I had certain opinions about Asian food. Those opinions boiling down to: do. not. want. Except chow mein. Chow mein was acceptable (minus the veggies). Then I met Aaron and we got engaged and he took me to Hawaii to meet his parents. And, seeing as we were in Hawaii, they wanted to take me out to dinner to an Asian place. Oh, the palms, they were a-sweatin'. They ordered a plate of gyoza for the table and I knew I was…

Recipe: Marinated Grilled Veggie Skewers and Pineapple - Freckles in April April Recipe, Veggie Skewers, Grilled Veggies, Freckles, My Recipes, Pasta Salad, Pineapple, Diet, Chicken
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Recipe: Marinated Grilled Veggies and Pineapple

There are few things in life this family of mine likes more than grilled pineapple. You can slice it up and grill it as-is if you'd like, but we like to marinate it for that little extra something. It's so easy it doesn't actually need a recipe but...here you go. Marinated Grilled Pineapple 1 pineapple, sliced into spears 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons lime juice Place all ingredients in a plastic bag, mush around, let marinate overnight (or for a few hours, at least). Grill and…