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2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival

No Comments | Written on October 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This weekend marked the 2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival.  It was four delicious days filled with top chefs, delectable cuisine, and bottomless drinks.  With a festival this big, it is easy to get overwhelmed!  That’s why I have assembled my top 10 tips for navigating a food and wine fest.

Let’s get this party started…cheers!

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Crock Pot Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

No Comments | Written on October 19, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Ok, I know it might seem like it is too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving menus, but you can actually do all the prep work for this side dish today and then just fix it and forget it on turkey day!

First, check out this post on preparing and freezing crock pot dishes in advance.  Then get excited, because you get to enjoy these incredibly easy and delicious “Crock Pot Carrots and Sweet Potatoes” on Thanksgiving day!

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Spicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

No Comments | Written on October 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This hearty meal is perfect for cool autumn weather.  I like to serve this Spicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with hot cooked pasta (such as orzo) or over warm and creamy polenta.

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Slow Cooker Gumbo

No Comments | Written on October 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Enjoy a taste of the south, with the ease and convenience of a slow cooker!

I love to make this Slow Cooker Gumbo with spicy andouille sausage.   It feels like a trip to New Orleans without leaving home!

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Crock Pot Chicken Chili

No Comments | Written on October 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Yesterday, I told you about a great time-saving technique when it comes to making meals in the crock-pot.  Today I have a recipe that works perfectly with this prep, label and freeze strategy.

You will love how easy it is to simply thaw and cook this “Three Bean White Chicken Chili!”

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Easy Crockpot Solutions

1 Comment | Written on October 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Get ready….because Crock-Pot cooking is about to get even easier!

All week long I am going to share with you some new and exciting slow cooker recipes.  Today I wanted to kick things off with easy crockpot solutions that will revolutionize how you look at preparing meals in your favorite countertop appliance.

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Sriracha Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

No Comments | Written on October 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Ready to start carving pumpkins?  Whatever you do, don’t throw away those seeds!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of the greatest October treats.

Today I decided to spice things up a bit and make my pumpkin seed snack with a bit of sriracha.

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10 Recipes with Pumpkin

No Comments | Written on October 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today we have for you 10 uniquely delicious ways to use the star of the season – Pumpkin!  There are desserts, but there is also a stellar recipe for chili, breakfast ideas and even a pumpkin pizza.

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Sea Salt and Rosemary Spiced Walnuts

No Comments | Written on October 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Before you know it, holiday party season will be here!  Don’t arrive to an event empty handed – bring a homemade and thoughtful hostess gift.  These “Sea Salt and Rosemary Spiced Walnuts” are easy to make and are sure to impress.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

No Comments | Written on October 7, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

These adorable cupcakes look like a pumpkin from the outside, and taste like pumpkin on the inside!  They are so moist and delicious, no one will know you made them with a mix.

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