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Happy Fourth Of July

Wishing you, your family and friends the happiest 4th of July! Enjoy the day grilling or doing garden work but be sure to take a moment to pause and remember just how amazingly lucky we are to live in America and have the freedoms that we so often take for granted. God Bless America!! Looking […]

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Entertaining Summer Style: Finds For Your Table

Memorial Day. Fourth of July. Labor Day. Three holiday weekends that are classic summer entertaining opportunities. You can almost feel the excitement building in the air as the dates approach. Our Nations colors become part of our home and tablescape design. Fly your flag high and break out the Red, White & Blue with these […]

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How To Make Centerpieces for a Beach Themed Gathering

Beach themed events are always in style and centerpieces that bring the allure of the beach right to your table are perfect, whether you’re in the city or actually on the beach. In this video for eHow I show you how to make a centerpiece that can be used for an elegant gathering or placed […]

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Savory Tomato & Poblano Pie Recipe {#SundaySupper}

Inspired by a recipe in the August / September issue of Garden & Gun Magazine , with a little more heat added by Poblanos and optional jalapeno peppers, this Tomato Pie is the perfect use of abundant tomatoes in August New Jersey gardens with a nod to my new-found appreciation of southern cooking. I hope you enjoy it […]

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My Week In Instagram August 1

Back by popular demand….  My Week In Instagram {I started off in the aisles of Home Goods.  Spotted this great entranceway lamp x 2.}  {My darling husband picked up Sunflowers for me. I cut them short and placed them on the dining room table.} {Friday afternoon… testing & tasting recipes for Sunday’s Post: Dark and Stormy […]

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Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

For this week’s SundaySupper we needed to select a recipe based on a song, any song we like. Well of course I had to head to my “roots”, New Jersey and one of my all time favorite musicians, Mr. BBRRRRRUUUUUUUUUCE Springsteen. While it is one of his lesser known songs it seems to me it […]

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My Week In Instagram: Fourth Week In July

  I love Instagram and have started using it as my way of tracking my life in pictures. I think everyone should be there. But alas not everyone is. So I thought, why should only the people on Instagram get to see all these fabulous images and adventures? It didn’t seem fair. SO… welcome to […]

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Chillin’ or Grillin’: What’s your summer entertaining style?

Can you believe it? We are at about the half way mark for the Summer of 2103. And to make the most of the remaining days, we want to know… what is your Summer Style? Have you spent the first half CHILLIN’ and now you are ready to start inviting the neighbors over and GRILLIN’? […]

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Food & Wine Conference Orlando July 2013

New Food & Wine Conference in Orlando. To Educate, Inspire, Connect Industry Professionals TV Chef and Cookbook Author Sara Moulton Headlines          Full Menu of “Foodie” Talent Scheduled to Speak Technology has changed the wine-and-dine game dramatically. The smart food industry professional of the digital age must be social-media savvy to tap into the now limitless […]

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Grilled Rosemary Chicken Recipe

  Summertime is grilling time and chicken is a staple in most homes that own a grill. Try this citrus and rosemary variation this weekend to shake things up a bit. I think you will find it juicy and delicious! Rosemary Grilled Chicken INGREDIENTS 2 3–4-pound chickens, each cut into 4 pieces, 3/4 cup olive […]

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