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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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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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5 Favorite “Red, White and Blue” Recipes

No Comments | Written on July 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Happy 4th of July Better Recipes! 

Today we have assembled 5 of our favorite Red, White and Blue Recipes to celebrate America’s 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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Cereal Milk Doughnuts

1 Comment | Written on June 6, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

We all know the best part of a bowl of cereal is slurping the sweet cereal milk left in the bowl!  This recipe utilizes that cereal milk in a whole new way.

Get excited for “Cereal Milk Doughnuts!”

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

No Comments | Written on April 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching you will see a lot of recipes for guacamole or margaritas.  I wanted to share a recipe inspired by one of my favorite south of the border flavors – Mexican Hot Chocolate!  Highlighted by that intriguing flavor combination of rich chocolate and spicy cinnamon.

These Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles have become one of my new favorite cookies!  They also freeze perfectly, so feel free to make a big batch and save some for later.   Although, mine never seem to last that long!

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Currant-Orange Bundt Cake

1 Comment | Written on April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Looking for a show-stopping dessert to serve this Easter weekend?  This Currant-Orange Bundt Cake is ready to wow.

It just happens to be another recipe I picked up at the Four Seasons Boston and comes straight from the pastry kitchen of the luxury hotel.

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Our Favorite Egg-cellent Recipes with Eggs

No Comments | Written on April 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes using eggs!

From egg whites, to hard boiled eggs there’s something for everyone in this recipe round-up.

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Best Christmas Recipes!

3 Comments | Written on December 24, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Merry Christmas Better Recipes!

We have held several different holiday recipe contests over the past few weeks, and now it is time to announce the winners!   Congratulations to these outstanding home cooks who will receive a $250 prize from Santa for their delicious creations.  If you are staying home today and baking up a storm (I know I am!) these recipes are sure to be a hit.

Winner in our “Best Holiday Cookie Ever” contest:

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Treasures from “BakingMeCrazy!”

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Holiday Appetizers

No Comments | Written on December 20, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This time of year so much seems to happen around the table.  Hearty holiday meals, laughter and drinks with friends, cookie baking and decorating with kids.

Along the way the table has become the anchor for togetherness.

Upon moving to New York, I knew I needed one, great multi-purpose table.  Something for a small studio space that could function throughout the day as a photo studio, a work desk and a place to sit down for meals.

Just before I arrived I discovered the talents of Mark Jupiter and his showroom in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  After seeing his craftsmanship, I knew I had to build my entire studio around one of his pieces.

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