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The Modern Relish Tray {#sundaysupper}

    What exactly is a relish tray? Why should I serve a relish tray at my next entertaining opportunity? {speaking of entertaining… Let’s connect on instagram and share our entertaining images!} If you were born in the last 20 years, you may not have had the experience of Grandmom’s relish tray, but the vegetable […]

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Snack Time: Savory Vs. Sweet Recipes

It is the great debate in the world of snack foods. Which side of the foodie fence do you stand on? Savory VS Sweet? Olives VS Cupcakes?   For the last few weeks my world has become consumed by completing my first book, An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations, and I have been neglect […]

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Chilled Spring Pea +Mint Soup {#SundaySupper}

Springtime is all about fresh ingredients. This recipe combines two spring favorites Peas and Mint to one tasty chilled soup. It’s time to forget what you think about pea soup. The bright color and garden fresh flavors of this soup will make even the biggest doubters come around. Green Pea + Mint Chilled Soup INGREDIENTS […]

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Fennel Citrus Salad {#SundaySupper}

I’m not sure when I first fell in love with fennel or red onions but radishes are a completely different story. I clearly remember eating radishes as a young kid when my mom prepped them for salads. I would grab a whole one and savor the crisp cool peppery-ness of those little red beauties. This […]

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Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

“The world-famous Hurricane is a Pat O’Brien’s original. The cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink consisting of rum, passion fruit syrup and limejuice. The drink originated in the 1940s because of the need to use up 50 cases of the less popular rum that the local distributors forced the bar to buy before getting the more popular scotch and whiskey liquors. […]

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Three Bean Sunday Chili

  This week I traveled to spend the week with family in the mountain town of South Lake Tahoe. It was my first trip there and after a VERY long day of travel we arrived to our snow covered rental home proceeding to fall asleep immediately. The next morning we woke up early now on […]

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From Board Room to Dining Room Interview Series: Michele Northrup

  Michele Northrup, aka Saucy Queen has been burning down the competition within the fiery food industry. Her all-natural gourmet hot sauce company has won more than 50 national awards within five years. Michele was named Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year in Manufacturing & Business Leader’s Woman Extraordinaire, she is on fire! I […]

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White + Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

If you have been hanging out here a bit you see most of my recipes are savory meals and cocktails, so when I was recently invited to a cookie swap, a small wave of panic came over me. What to make? What cookie do I want to present to this group of new friends? What […]

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Cranberry Anise Syrup Recipe

  The addition of Star Anise to this easy to make cranberry syrup adds the perfect amount of spiciness for fall and winter. Use it over desserts or in your welcome cocktails when entertaining over the holidays. Cranberry Anise Syrup Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 Cups Cranberries 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 Cup Water 3 Star […]

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Harvest Champagne + Fig Cocktail

This twist on the champagne cocktail recipe has a splash of bourbon, adding just the right amount of depth to make it perfect to allow it to stand up to the bolder flavors of the Fall Season. Welcoming guests to a Harvest, or Thanksgiving, Dinner with this cocktail will soon to be a family tradition. […]

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