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PB&J Enchilada French Toast

September 17, 2014
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Hi there! Ok, you don’t need to tell me these aren’t my prettiest food photos. I all ready know that. I needed to get this PB&J Enchilada French Toast on the  breakfast table asap. That was right after I took a really excited bite. Please get over the not so fanciful presentation & try these immediately, […]

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Cafe Leni {aka: Amaretto, Whipped Cream & Espresso}

September 12, 2014
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This past winter I was in Zermatt, Switzerland, the home of the Matterhorn, excellent skiing & the most amazing family owned restaurant Chez Vrony. A more detailed post on this rustic cafe will happen…but in the mean time happy Friday & I hope you have a spectacular happy hour ~ with these Cafe Leni cocktails!

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Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Avocados From Peru

August 24, 2014
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Yes….These were gone minutes after these photographs were taken. There is something about cooking, styling & shooting a recipe when realllllly hungry. Sriracha Shrimp Tacos with Peruvian Avocados will become a family favorite the second y’all dig into ‘em….pinky promise.

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Southwest Shrimp & Chorizo Pasta | Video!

August 14, 2014
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Howdy friends! I have lots of folks these days asking for video cooking demos so here goes…be kind. My Southwest Shrimp & Chorizo Pasta is a favorite recipe over here. Hopefully it will become one of yours as well. Dig in & have fun! Click here for VIDEO & Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first […]

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Cucumber Lemonade Spa Martinis

August 8, 2014
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Oh how I love the spa! And martinis. Put ‘em together & you have…Cucumber Lemonade Spa Martinis. Y’all know how spas have that amazingly refreshing cucumber & lemon water? Well this is like that…with a kick! Happy Friday…

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The Bouqs | Stunning Flowers, Amazing Prices!

August 7, 2014
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Looking to add some color to your life? How about a loved one or bestie? Flowers brighten up anyone’s day& are one of the sweetest things you can send to yourself or someone else. I’ve partnered with The Bouqs to bring some color & joy into your life. You can choose from so many colors, varieties

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Grilled Corn ‘n Dogs Grilled Cheese

August 6, 2014
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wow. WOW. This came to me in a dream. Or something like that. I was at the grill ~ having a grand time with corn on the cob & hot dogs. That’s all fine & dandy. But what was on my mind? Grilled cheese. Sooooo Grilled Corn ‘n Dogs Grilled Cheese had to happen. Let’s take a […]

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Summer Dogs

July 16, 2014
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Happy hump day! Hope you are all having a great week. It’s time to think about weekend grill parties. These hot dogs are super summery & delish with a corn salad topping & avocado. One bite & you will be hooked! Jump on over to Better Homes & Gardens for my Summer Dogs Delish Dish post […]

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Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing

July 11, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! Last weekend we had a bunch of great friends over for a potluck & I served this simple summery fruit salad. Think i’ll do the same this weekend. What makes fruit salad so fabulous are the colorful, fresh, seasonal ingredients & it’s a lovely way to satisfy sweet teeth with healthful ingredients!

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Roasted Marshmallow Coffee Cocktail Shakes

July 2, 2014
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Yep….you read that right. Melted golden marshmallows topping a frozen coffee cocktail. Life doesn’t get much better than this friends. Seattle’s Best Coffee® asked me to create a few drink recipes with their new Frozen Coffee Blends. Roasted Marshmallow Coffee Cocktail Shakes might just rock your world too… (actually I have no doubt they will)

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Tastemakers Dinner

June 29, 2014
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Hello & Happy Sunday! It has been such a wonderfully busy weekend. I was playing hard in Aspen, Vail & Beaver Creek, CO. Then I jetted back to home to cover the fabulous Telluride Wine Festival. With all of this partying I gotta stay in check with my eating & drinking….though it’s pretty hard! Sometimes a […]

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Roasted Corn with Harissa Butter

June 18, 2014
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Looking for a fabulous summer side? I’m always on the quest for great picnic/BBQ items especially this time of year. Roasted corn becomes even more tasty with harissa (Moroccan red pepper sauce) mixed with creamy butter….

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Creamy Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing & Dip

June 16, 2014
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Sometimes the best recipes are sauces, dips & dressings. They bring the best of recipes together & ignite the flavors of a dish. This Creamy Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing & Dip became a favorite of ours from the very first time I whipped up a batch….

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Baked French Toast with Berries & Vanilla Syrup

June 13, 2014
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Sometimes packages land at my doorstep & I get all giddy, footloose & fanciful….I could not contain my excitement when I tore into my copy of Sweet Paul’s new book Eat & Make: Charming Recipes + Kitchen Crafts You Will Love. Do you know Sweet Paul yet? I bet most of you do. If you do not please […]

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Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

June 11, 2014
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I believe that sipping iced tea is something very special. Its a simple life’s pleasure that should be sipped slowly (ok, sometimes guzzled.) This Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea is certainly special & it would be as perfect sipped on a steamy summers day by the pool. Or served at a elegant gathering. No matter what…the flavors will razzle […]

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