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Chipotle Skirt Steak Nachos with Orange-Tomatillo Salsa

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

Get ready to start the weekend with a recipe for gourmet nachos that is made to be shared.

Gather your friends for an end of the week happy hour and serve these nachos with a bottle of red wine.

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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

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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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Herbed Salmon Bites on Toast Rounds

2 Comments | Written on May 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This Sunday, offer mom a toast with toast!  These “Herbed Salmon Bites on Toast Rounds” are an elegant afternoon snack that pairs perfectly with a glass of bubbly to celebrate Mom.

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15 Awesome Spiked Recipes

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It’s the weekend!  Some you might be spiking your drinks this evening to celebrate, but why not spike your food too?

From appetizers through dessert, we have found some delicious and exciting way to get your drink on at mealtime.

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Confetti Pancakes

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Do you have a reason to celebrate this weekend?  Make “Confetti Pancakes!”

They are fun and colorful – they are a party at 10 am.  Plus, there’s no need for syrup, these sweet pancakes are topped with a dollop of yogurt and sliced strawberries.

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Bridal Shower Tea Sandwiches

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To round out our week of bridal shower recipes, it is time to reveal 5 of my favorite tea sandwich recipes!  I love these tiny finger sandwiches because you can enjoy just one or two bites of each one.  It’s a flavor smorgasbord!

If you have been following along, earlier I posed decor and drink ideas as well as homemade scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd.   You might also want to check out this bridal shower wedding dress cupcake display and these adorable mini wedding cakes.

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Bridal Shower Scones, Devonshire Cream and Lemon Curd

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On Tuesday I shared with you the first post about the bridal shower we hosted for my sister this weekend.  Today, I wanted to share with you some of the biggest hits from the afternoon tea – homemade scones, Devonshire cream and lemon curd.

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Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea

3 Comments | Written on February 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

What a special weekend!  This Saturday I helped host a “Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea” to celebrate my sister’s upcoming wedding.   The event was held at my Grandma’s house in the beautiful rolling hills of Marin County, outside San Francisco.

There were scones, sandwiches and cakes galore.  Over the next few days I will share with you all the recipes from this elegant spread!

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