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Mango Strawberry Triangle Shortcakes

No Comments | Written on March 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm , by

Who knew a dessert could be this delicious without making us feel guilty? This recipe layers mangoes, strawberries, and frozen yogurt between spongy shortbread and light whipped topping. It’s absolutely impossible to resist this tempting treat. Don’t worry though, the light ingredients make this dessert a healthier option when you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Party-Ready Pickle, Pepper, and Cheese Skewers

No Comments | Written on February 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm , by

There’s something about hosting or attending a party and having to bring food that gives people the shivers. It really doesn’t have to be that crazy, you can whip up just a few items with simple ingredients and people will love it! Also remember that the party is not so much about the food as it is about the company and conversation. That being said, these simple  skewers make a wonderful appetizer people can pick up and snack on without slowing down the party!

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Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

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

It looks like I have a new go-to appetizer for holiday entertaining!

These stuffed mushroom appetizers are a bit of a trick.  They feel “meaty” yet they are completely vegetarian.  (They can even be made vegan by skipping the cheese on top.)

There is even a bit of dry white wine used in the recipe, that way the rest of the bottle can be enjoyed with you guests!

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Leek and Gruyere Breakfast Quiche

1 Comment | Written on December 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Entertaining during the holiday season means planning more than just festive dinners and whipping up show stopping desserts!  We are often hosting overnight guests and need to plan ideas for breakfast or brunch while they are in town.

This rich Leek and Gruyere Breakfast Quiche is easy, impressive and ready to serve a crowd.  Plus, it has a mouthwatering twist – bacon in the crust!

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10 Favorite Apple Recipes

No Comments | Written on October 24, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

From the tart Granny Smith’s to the sweet Fuji or Gala, apples are in season!  This versatile fruit can be used in sweet or savory dishes.  Today I have assembled a list of my Top 10 Favorite Apple Recipes!

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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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Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Dip

1 Comment | Written on July 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This is it, I have found my new favorite go-to party dip.  It’s easy to prepare, brimming with flavor, and unique!

This “Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Dip” is a long way of describing “Muhammara” – a dip with Middle Eastern roots that is sure to be a hit at your next party.

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Coca-Cola Cake

2 Comments | Written on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I made this Coca-Cola Cake for a very special person…my sister!

Today is her 30th birthday and we will be celebrating with a picnic in Central Park followed by some outdoor music by the New York Philharmonic.  I chose this recipe because it is a cake that can be easy transported in our picnic basket – I think she will love it!

Wow, I can’t believe my little sister is now in her thirties!  The best is yet to come and I know she will rock this decade even more than the last one.   Happy Birthday!!

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Midsummer Hot Dogs

1 Comment | Written on July 3, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This weekend countless Americans will be firing up the grill or gathering around the campfire to celebrate Independence Day.  One  iconic item that is certain to be on just about every menu?  Hot dogs!

If you are ready to get a little adventurous with your hot dog toppings, I have the recipe for you.  These “Midsummer Hot Dogs” were inspired by a family reunion just a few weeks back.  I think you will love the combination of a juicy hot dog, sharp mustard and the crisp crunch of a cucumber and radish slaw.

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