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 This Acai bowl recipe has become my favorite lunch during the week! Acai bowls are absolutely delicious, packed full of yummy fruit and nutrients (you can even sneak in a little spinach), and they taste amazing! The Acai I use is frozen (I buy it at Whole Foods) and comes in individual packs, which have 12 grams […]

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Acai Bowl Recipe
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In all honesty, I was actually going to make these delicious homemade pumpkin filled donut holes with a dragonfruit cream filling, but after a few failed attempts, I resorted to the most popular flavor of the season, pumpkin! Everything happens for a reason because these puffy and perfect little donut holes are SO good I can’t […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Filled Donut Holes
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We’re all about popsicles at Sugar and Charm, but also crazy for the flavors that fall brings. These delicious Peachy Mango Spice Protein Pops combine both pops and fall flavors into one healthy, fall-inspired treat so you can enjoy popsicles in the fall!! We happily teamed up with our friends at OLLY to whip up […]

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Peachy Mango Spice Protein Pops
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 These easy coconut chia seed pudding parfaits are the perfect healthy treat and look pretty darn cute too! If you haven’t made chia seed pudding before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple and delicious it is! When soaked, chia has a similar texture to boba (tapioca), so it’s soft and chewy tiny bubbles! Chia is also a great […]

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Easy Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits!
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Hello chocolate chip biscuit s’mores! Yes, we “s’merged” s’mores and biscuits and you know how it turned out… AWESOME!! We ended up eating all of them right after we took these pictures. Definitely an indulgence, but if you like pastry or donuts in the am, you’ll probably really enjoy one of these! Of course, you […]

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Chocolate Chip Biscuit S’mores!
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Playing mixologist and creating refreshing and exciting cocktails is part of what we love doing at S&C! It’s a passion experimenting with unique flavors, herbs, sprits and ingredients. I’ve also been big fan of tea cocktails for quite some time and using tea as a base is nothing new! I once ordered a tea cocktail […]

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The Perfect Beach Bellini Tea Cocktail
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I have always been fascinated with taking care of my skin, trying the best products and enjoying fun, DIY pampering sessions at home in between my spa facials! There is nothing better than taking a morning to give yourself a special mini-spa session. Starting with a healthy, light breakfast is the perfect way to get […]

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At Home Spa Day with Yogurt Bowls!
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Smoothies are a big part of our daily life in the Passante household! Sometimes I get stuck in smoothie ruts, using the same frozen fruit, powders, etc. Since our Jasmine is in full bloom, I was inspired to create something yummy to adorn with these beautiful, edible flowers. Thus, I introduce you to the most […]

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A Delicious Jasmine and Peach Breakfast Smoothie
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Tis the season for apple pie and what better breakfast smoothie to sip in the morning than an apple pie smoothie?! If you have guests coming in town for Thanksgiving, this would be a wonderful smoothie to serve in the morning while the cooking festivities begin! It tastes so fresh with apple pie spice, and […]

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Apple Pie Smoothie
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This is the first time we’ve made homemade jams and I’m wondering how we’ve gone so many years without making them?! The combinations are endless, you can make them as sweet (or not) as you want and use only fresh ingredients! So we created 2 delicious homemade jams using prickly pear, fig and ginger and […]

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Homemade Jam, Yogurt & Honey Pots
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We’re excited about this delicious brunch recipe from Anjanee today! It’s perfect for guests and uses one of our favorite ingredients… ricotta!!  Take it away Anjanee! I’ve recently discovered how wonderfully versatile ricotta is and have been adding it to all sorts lately. I love how it can be equally as delicious both sweet and savory […]

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Parmesan Ricotta Tarts + Tomato Salad
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We recently got introduced to Comparaboo. We were instantly swept up by how easy it makes online shopping. It literally pulls hundreds of online reviews, analyzes them and determines the top products based on the research. It’s full of the best products in hundreds of categories, ranks the items and finds you the lowest price! […]

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Bacon, Brandy and Banana Waffles
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We’re so excited to share these dairy free strawberry banana smoothie pops today! For any of you who have family members (like my husband!) who can’t have dairy or if you try to limit your dairy intake, these are absolutely perfect! We’re addicted to smoothies in our house, so these are a fun way to […]

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Dairy Free Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops
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This New Orleans cold brew coffee recipe is one of my favorite summertime drinks! It’s hard to find New Orleans style cold brew at coffee shops, so I decided to make my own, using my Toddy (which I LOVE), some Blue Bottle coffee beans and ground chicory, I bought here. The coffee and chicory brew for […]

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New Orleans Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
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We’re all about smoothies for breakfast at our house and usually not a day goes by without the sound of the blender mixing up some delicious smoothie creation. My hubby has a “slight” intolerance to dairy, so we’re always using almond or coconut milk in ours. When we were approached by the brand we use […]

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Create Your Own Smoothie with Silk
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Last month I had the pleasure of joining the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council in Napa for a two day cooking bootcamp all about blueberries! We spent most of our time at the incredibly beautiful CIA Greystone campus learning from one of their top chefs, which was awesome. So in honor of the little blue dynamos […]

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10 Sweet Blueberry Recipes
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We have a new monthly food contributor! We’re fans of Anjanee’s beautiful blog Fig & Honey and love her clean and airy food aesthetic! She’ll be popping over here once a month to share a savory recipe with you all! Take it away Anjanee! I love going out for brunch on the weekends but sometimes […]

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Eggs en Cocotte Recipe
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Sometimes I like starting my weekend with a stack of homemade pancakes, slathered with butter and drizzled with syrup! When it’s just the three of us, I’m not as concerned when our pancakes are done at different times and we’re kind of just eating as they’re done. But if I’m hosting guests, I’d rather have breakfast […]

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Caramel Apple Skillet Baked Pancake
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Breakfast and brunch are my favorite meals to eat and cook! I like that they’re savory and sweet with eggs, pancakes, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls… you get it. For this recipe I skipped the sweetness and created a healthy, savory breakfast bowl with my fave roasted vegetable, cauliflower. It’s soooo tasty, packed with protein and […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Breakfast Bowl with Fried Egg
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Ever since our trip to New Orleans, I’ve been dreaming about the deep fried, fluffy, piled-high-with-sugar beignets recipe at the legendary Café Du Monde. The historical French Market has been serving up the delicious French-style beignets and coffee since 1862. Traditional New Orleans Beignets are the only food they serve, so they definitely do it […]

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Traditional New Orleans Beignets Recipe
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It’s that time of year! We’re buying carrots at the store and incorporating them into our favorite recipes! Pancakes were on the top of the list, so I turned my favorite carrot cake cupcakes into carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese glaze and they’re delicious!! This recipe has coconut, pineapple, cinnamon and of course pureed […]

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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Happy Thanksgiving! We’re cookin’ away ; ) Today is also the first day of Hanukkah, so happy Turkey Day and happy Hanukkah! To add to the holiday fun, it’s also National French Toast Day! Below I linked three of my favorite and most popular French toast recipes I’ve made over the past few years. They’re […]

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Thanksgiving & National French Toast Day!
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I was excited when Better Homes and Gardens invited me to try  the new line of dishware they sell at Walmart. Since I have a set of round white dishes, I chose some modern, but classic square dishes in white. They’re extremely durable, beautiful porcelain dishes and a 16-piece set is only $39! I wanted to […]

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Sweet Mornings – The Best Frittata Recipe Ever!
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A few weeks ago, I was chatting with my cousin over breakfast and she asked if I had ever tried baked oatmeal? I never heard of baked oatmeal, but I asked her to tell me more because it sounded like an amazing morning breakfast! She explained the process and I went home to make my […]

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Sweet Mornings – Baked Oatmeal with Peaches and Bananas
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After having the incredible lemon ricotta pancakes at Plow in San Francisco, I was determined to come home and make some! The pancakes at Plow had a strong lemon taste, which I loved, so I knew I must  not be shy with the lemon juice! I think I got them pretty lemony! It was Zan’s […]

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Sweet Mornings – Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Homemade Ricotta
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I love granola! The fun thing about making your own granola is that you can mix ingredients and nutrients you want to eat. I had the urge to make a chocolate, coconut granola. But not like chocolate morsels… I wanted to use organic cacao powder and nibs because they’re rich in antioxidants (richer than wine […]

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Sweet Mornings – Organic Cacao, Coconut and Quinoa Granola
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I made popovers! Delicious, light and airy popovers with bourbon maple butter and I ate three of them in one sitting. They’re hollow though, so I don’t think it mattered that I had three, right? The butter tasted like heaven and paired well with the popovers! They’re perfect right out of the oven, poke a […]

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Sweet Mornings – Giant Popovers with Maple Bourbon Butter
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I want to share this biscotti recipe with you. This was my first time making biscotti and my belly is happy with the outcome. I figure since it’s the holiday season and my iced-lattes have turned into hot ones, it would be nice to have a delicious espresso biscotti to enjoy with my coffee! I […]

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Sweet Mornings – Espresso Biscotti Recipe
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Banana breakfast sandwiches – yum! As expressed in a previous post, I’m telling you again that I really love Tyler Florence’s baby food book, Start Fresh, because that’s exactly where I got this recipe!! The book is not just about purees… it also features recipes for the whole family too : ) There was no stopping […]

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Sweet Mornings – Banana Breakfast Sandwiches
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Since it’s October 1st, I figured I would start the month (and morning) off right with deliciously moist pumpkin muffins with cinnamon streusel! I’m so happy that pumpkin is back in season! I absolutely love cooking with it and crave it all year ; ) It’s a good day when I see the giant Libby’s […]

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Sweet Mornings – Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel
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I was browsing through my very adored and cherished Martha Stewart magazine they so generously give Sugar and Charm every month and I spotted this DELICIOUS recipe. A few things I love about these pancakes… first, I love anything made in mini cast iron skillets. It just seems to add rustic charm to a recipe and it […]

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Sweet Mornings – Blueberry Dutch Pancakes
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These are called french toast puffs and they’re the most delicious version of french toast ever! A crispy and crunchy outside with a soft, almost doughy like, puff inside. Seriously amazing! See below the pics for the recipe. I’ve been contemplating starting a “Sweet Mornings” Monday breakfast series on Sugar and Charm, featuring some really […]

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Sweet Mornings – French Toast Puffs
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Over the weekend I made homemade cinnamon rolls. I followed Paula Dean’s recipe, which is really incredible! It’s a little time consuming because the bread needs to have time to rise, but other than that it’s very easy to follow and there is a video that walks you through each step. I also added 2 1/2 teaspoons of Grand […]

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Sweet Mornings – Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Grand Marnier Icing

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