Passion Fruit Drink with Hint of Earl Grey Tea

November 25, 2015

This refreshing Passion Fruit Drink with a hint of Earl Grey tea is like a tropical Arnold Palmer! “People need convincing to go to Maui??” asked my friend Nina when I posted a photo from the press lunch I was at with the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau. I laughed because she kind of had […]

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Inspirational Post: Frank A. Clark

November 24, 2015
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Best Cornbread Recipe

November 23, 2015

This is the best cornbread recipe you’ll ever try. “This cookbook has the best cornbread recipe ever!” proclaimed my friend Brad as we hung out together late at night, manning the check out desk at the bookstore we were working at. I was right out of college and working my first post-graduation job at the […]

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Using Up Parchment Paper Scraps

November 22, 2015

If you have leftover parchment paper scraps, don’t throw them away, use them to help frost a cake neatly! Last week I should an awesome kitchen tip on how to cut out a parchment round for cake pans. But I also told you not to discard the remaining parchment paper after you’ve cut out the […]

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Turkey and Noodles (my favorite turkey leftover recipe!)

November 21, 2015

This turkey and noodle recipe has thick hand rolled noodles, making it my go-to favorite turkey leftover recipe! As a food writer and blogger there are occasions that I end up with leftovers. Occasions! I laugh, because I really mean ALL. THE. TIME. Really. Take for instance turkey. I’ve already made and eaten 3 turkeys […]

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Chicken Rub Recipe for a Meyer Lemon Adobo Rubbed Roasted Chicken

November 20, 2015

This flavorful and easy chicken rub recipe uses Meyer lemons to make a great Mexican adobo rubbed roasted chicken! I realize that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and most of us are going to be roasting a large bird fairly soon but roasted chicken is one of my comfort foods. We make it fairly […]

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Inspirational Quote: Stephen King

November 19, 2015
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Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pancetta, Candied Pecans and Parmesan

November 18, 2015

This Brussels sprout recipe has Pancetta, Candied Pecans and Parmesan and is super easy to make! My partner and I are obsessed with Brussels sprouts which is ridiculous because growing up I hated them. Well, to be fair I don’t think I really hated them so much as I hated the idea of them. My […]

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How to Make Parchment Rounds

November 17, 2015

Here’s an easy quick tutorial on how to cut parchment round paper to line the bottom of your cake pan! When I bake cakes, I love to line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper. It means I don’t have to worry about the cake sticking to the bottom of the pan, possibly […]

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Recipe

November 16, 2015

If you’re looking for stunning chocolate pumpkin pie, check out this easy to make recipe that is sure to impress everyone! If you watched my Anolon Livestream last week where I talked about Thanksgiving, I made a few comments about those weirdos that don’t like pumpkin pie. What?! I know! Those people actually exist! But […]

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Inspirational Quote: Ray Bradbury Quote

November 15, 2015
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Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup!

November 14, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m trying to figure out my menu for it. For me, I love to do a mix of family favorite recipe that everyone loves as well as a few new ones, just to mix it up. I’m lucky that no one in my family has any particular food […]

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Spiced Pecans

November 13, 2015

These easy and fast candied spiced pecans are fantastic all on their own or perfect added to a salad or a roasted vegetable. “I think we need to take this jar of spiced pecans to my parents” said my partner AJ as he took another handful of the nuts. I had a made a batch […]

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Sponsored Post: Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie with Negra Modelo beer

November 12, 2015

Spicy Cinnamon Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie is the perfect complement to the holidays (and a cold Negra Modelo beer!). “This is the best pecan pie I’ve ever had!” exclaimed my partner after he took a bite of the Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie I had just cut into. He had just come into the kitchen from […]

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How to Get Room Temperature Butter Fast

November 11, 2015

How to get room temperature butter fast! A step-by-step tutorial. A couple of years ago, I shared a tip on how to get butter to room temperature. But now I have an even faster way to do it! Obviously most baking recipes call for room temp butter, but most folks don’t remember to take the […]

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Inspirational Quote: Joss Whedon Quote

November 10, 2015
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Sponsored Post: Lemon Dry Brined Roasted Turkey with Sage

November 9, 2015

Though I love brining my turkey (and really, any meat now that I think of it) because it creates a wonderfully juicy turkey, I’m usually loathe having to deal with the giant ziplock bag and the gallons of water that I need to struggle with. Then I discovered the wonders of the dry brine! A […]

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