Jen Esparza

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Plum Cobbler

Does anybody have a plum tree bursting with fruit right now? I desperately miss the tree we had at our last house, but luckily we have friends who blessed us with a huge stash from their orchard. This cobbler can also be made with peaches or berries, I just happen to love it with plums! …

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Black Bean Hummus

I know, I just posted a traditional hummus recipe a few weeks ago. I’m on a kick! It’s just such an easy way to add fiber and protein to my diet, not to mention the extra veggies I’m dipping into it! This hummus pairs well with bell peppers or tortilla chips.

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Yosemite with Dogs

If you’re headed to Yosemite National Park, you don’t have to leave your faithful friend at home. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Yosemite with your canine by your side. My family enjoyed a day trip to the park and as first-time visitors, we felt like we covered a lot of ground. We began …

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Paint Night at Home

Like most of you, quarantine left my family looking for new ways to entertain ourselves while locked up tight in our homes. My family tried paint nights and they were a lot of fun! This is something our busy schedules would have never allowed time for, but now even as life is blooming again, this …

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Monterey and Carmel: A Dose of Vitamin Sea

We are so lucky to live within driving distance to some of the most beautiful travel destinations in California. My family made their way to Monterey and Carmel-by -the-Sea for the most wonderful weekend respite. The three-plus hour drive may turn folks off from visiting, but I promise I forgot all about the travel time …

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