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Oktoberfest Beer and Cheese Pretzel Dip

No Comments | Written on October 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The word “Oktoberfest” conjures up some of my favorite aromas and flavors of the season.  A warm, salted pretzel right out of the oven, rich cheeses and hearty beers.

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Caramelized Onion and Olive Pizza

No Comments | Written on September 23, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This easy pizza recipe is an elegant appetizer course for serving a crowd.  It can also be a beautiful light lunch when served with a green salad!

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Beauty Food and Wellness Day 2014

1 Comment | Written on July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Welcome back to day 4 of our summer culinary travel series!

After the hustle and bustle of Istanbul, I headed a few hours outside the city to Turkey’s first and only destination spa – The Richmond Nua Hotel.  Located on the shores of Lake Sapanca, this relaxation haven is focused on health and wellness while offering exceptional luxury service.

There’s no need to worry about your waistline when vacationing at Richmond Nua because the hotel and spa offers a unique “Beauty Food” menu.  These light, healthy and balanced dining options are designed not only to nourish your body, but let your inner beauty shine through.

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Turkish Delight

2 Comments | Written on July 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today we continue our summer travel series with an exotic international destination – Turkey!  As you assemble your travel “bucket list” I highly suggest putting Istanbul near the top.  This cosmopolitan city is a bustling intersection of the world, overflowing with history, stunning beauty, and, of course, spectacular cuisine.

In short, it’s a Turkish Delight…

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Touring Sonoma Wine Country

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

All week here on “The Daily Dish” I am excited to share with you a new culinary travel story every day!

For the past couple of months I have been criss-crossing the US and even the world tasting and exploring all along the way.  I can’t wait to share photos, stories and, of course, recipes from the adventures!

Today I am thrilled to share with you the experience of touring the Sonoma Wine Country, specifically Dry Creek Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.    

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Moroccan Chicken Thighs

3 Comments | Written on October 11, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Last week we held a recipe contest celebrating “dark meat” chicken – specifically legs and thighs.  These rich and flavorful cuts of chicken are not only delicious, but also budget-friendly!  Be sure to check out the gallery of entries in the “Best Chicken Legs or Thighs Recipe Ever” contest for mealtime ideas.

The winning dish from “HighNoonRanch” is both easy and exotic.  Fill your kitchen with the aroma of a North African bazaar when you make this recipe for “Easy Moroccan Chicken!”

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Best Meatball Recipe Ever – Mexican Meatball Tacos

No Comments | Written on August 23, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Just about every culture across the globe has a meatball recipe as part of their traditional cuisine.  From the Italy to the Middle East, even all the way up in Sweden, meatball inspiration is all around.  When we put the call out for the “Best Meatball Recipe Ever” the entries were vast as well.

In the end, one unique creation came out on top – “Easy Tinga Meatballs with Spicy Chipotle Sauce” from “vcallag!”  These Mexican-inspired meatballs are enjoyed in a unique way – inside a tortilla!  If you love enjoying taco night once a week, give this easy weeknight meal a try.

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Best Cookie Ever – Italian Ravioli Cookies

2 Comments | Written on June 13, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

The winning recipe in our “Best Cookie Ever” contest takes an Italian classic and turns it on it’s head.  This is a dessert ravioli!

I think there might be a trend developing here.  This recipe follows in the footsteps of last years $1,000,000 Pillsbury Bake-Off Grand Prize winner, Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream.  If you love ravioli for dinner, why not enjoy it for dessert too!

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Easy Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

8 Comments | Written on May 1, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

If you are looking for a quick side dish to serve on Cinco de Mayo, I have the recipe for you!  This “Easy Cheesy Mexican Cornbread” can be whipped up in minutes.

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Top 13 Mexican Recipes

2 Comments | Written on March 14, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

Since the recipe contest theme this week is Mexican (and a huge hit so far, by the way!) I wanted to do a roundup of some of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes from The Daily Dish.  Take a peek and be sure to enter your Best Mexican Recipe Ever in the contest this week!

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