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How to Make Potatoes Anna

No Comments | Written on December 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This classic French dish sounds and looks fancy, but it is incredibly easy to make!

Truthfully, you almost don’t need a recipe to create this potato side dish.  I love to serve this version with my “Perfect Beef Tenderloin.


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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

5 Comments | Written on October 15, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

The one dish I most look forward to on this holiday?  Mashed potatoes.  That’s why I am dedicating the blog every Tuesday for the next month to my love of this scrumptious side dish.  Who’s ready for “Mashed Potato Month!”  


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How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits

5 Comments | Written on August 6, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

You can make warm, fluffy buttermilk biscuits and enjoy them fresh from the oven with only 3 ingredients!   Who knew baking from scratch could be this easy?

Let me show you step-by-step how to make buttermilk biscuits at home.

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How to Write a Recipe

4 Comments | Written on July 12, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Whether you are writing down a family favorite, starting a blog, or entering a recipe contest, learning how to properly write a recipe is a valuable skill any food lover can use.

Below I have outlined a few standards and general rules of thumb when it comes to writing a recipe.  It is important to accurately communicate the ingredients and process, so your recipe can be recreated by others.

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Best Vegan Recipe Ever – Pasta with Kale in Lemon Cashew Sauce

5 Comments | Written on May 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Hey all you vegans out there, pay attention.  This recipe is awesome…

That goes for all the non-vegans as well!  I may not be a vegan, but I found this recipe to be rich, hearty and satisfying.  Definitely one to file away and make again and again.

Get ready for a vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and delicious recipe!  (Heck, it could be gluten-free too if you use quinoa pasta…)

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Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

61 Comments | Written on May 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The “unofficial” start of summer is here!  This time if year is filled with family gatherings and the need to feed a crowd.  Burgers are always a summertime favorite, and sliders can be even more fun.  This recipe is an easy way to make a big batch of sliders for a group.

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How to Make Homemade Breakfast Cereal

5 Comments | Written on January 9, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

If you resolved to eat better, cook more, and save money in the New Year, you have come to the right place.  It seems like every time I go to the grocery store, the price of breakfast cereal goes higher and higher.  It got me wondering, would it be possible to make my own cereal from scratch at home?

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20 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories

No Comments | Written on January 1, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Living a healthier life in 2013 doesn’t mean you have to log endless hours at the gym to achieve your goals.  In fact, small changes in your everyday life can increase your activity level and burn calories.  Every little bit helps!

Here are 20 easy ways to burn 100 calories without feeling like a “workout.”


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Spiced Wine Mix

2 Comments | Written on December 7, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

If you love cool, fruity sangria in the summer, you will love sipping a warm cup of spiced wine in the winter!  It is easy to make and  great for a party.  Let me show you how to make Spiced Wine!

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How to Make Fresh Ricotta and Homemade Cannoli

11 Comments | Written on November 30, 2012 at 12:00 am , by

You are in for a treat today!

First I am going to show you how easy it is to make your own fresh ricotta cheese at home.   Then, demonstrate how you can take that ricotta and use it in a simple and authentic cannoli.  Finally, in the Italian spirit of not letting anything go to waste, I am even going to show you a fun trick for leftover vanilla bean pods.

Is your mouth watering yet?!

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