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Hearty Italian Food Favorites Everyone Can Enjoy

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Everyone loves hearty Italian food. With the diversity in flavours and the rich ingredients, you could be forgiven for wanting to eat everything! One of the best things about hearty Italian food is that it is diverse. There are many different kinds of Italian cuisine that can be enjoyed that far surpass the common pasta […]

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Say HELLO to Chocolate with HELLO by Lindt

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Special thanks to Hello by Lindt for supporting my candy habit.  Om nom nom. I love candy. There, I said it. Whenever I see a new candy at the store, I am tempted to try it. I mean, some sound icky, but most of the time…Most of the time, I’m seriously considering it. Sometime during […]

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Favorite Comfort Foods for Fall and Winter

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The colder weather is here, and winter is well on its way. Soon the ground will be frosty, and we’ll all have a craving for comfort food like never before. Enjoying delicious comfort food is definitely one of the greatest things about winter! The following dishes are all hearty meals, containing lots of veggies and […]

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Eating and Drinking Our Way Through Napa Valley

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I seriously debated what to call this post.  Eating My Way Through Napa Valley?  Gluttony in the Napa Valley?  How to Have a Really Great Time?  I think I selected the right choice. Recently, Hilton invited me out to experience Napa Valley and San Francisco. Who could turn that down? While we were only in […]

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Modern Guacamole Recipe and Cocktail Pairings

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Guacamole is one of my absolute most favorite foods. “Guacamole is not a food” you say? Pffft…sure it is. Whatever you’re dipping in the guacamole is just a vehicle to get the guac in your mouth. We’re all familiar with the traditional guacamole recipe – avocados, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and a little lime. Modern guacamole […]

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Ruby Tuesday – Good Every Day + Coupon

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Ruby Tuesday provided us with a gift card for sharing.  All opinions are our own. Who doesn’t like to go out to eat? One of the places that we go when we want something a little better is Ruby Tuesday. With their modern twists on American classics, who can resist? It’s sort of like the […]

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The Bold Flavors of Chilis At Home

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Thanks to Chilis At Home for sponsoring this discussion. We love to go out to eat. It sort of lets us unwind from the day’s stresses, and talk about our day. And since there are just two of us, sometimes going out is just easier than cooking at home. Recently, while perusing the frozen foods […]

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Spinach Blueberry and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad Recipe

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Mason jar salad is all the rage lately. It seems that every magazine you page through, or hip TV cooking show is featuring salads in mason jars. Why are they so popular? As it turns out, when you tightly layer the ingredients, and add them to the jar in a carefully considered order, salads in […]

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Refreshing Watermelon Cocktails

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Watermelon is one of the popular seasons of summer. You know when you start to see the giant, sweet juicy watermelon fruit start to appear that the dog days are upon us. August 3rd is National Watermelon Day here in the US. Celebrate summer with one of these delicious Watermelon cocktail recipes. Be sure to […]

Celebrate Summer with a Stoli Lemonade Cocktail

This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. The dog days of Summer are upon us.  One of the great joys of summer is sitting with friends and having a great cocktail.  Of course, you want a cool, refreshing drink, not one that’s going to make you feel warmer.  A […]

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Pineapple Mojito Recipe for a Refreshing Cocktail

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Did you know that July 11th is National Mojito Day? Yep, it’s true. Mojitos are one of those cocktails that are just classically summer. Sweet and tasty, yet cool and refreshing at the same time. Traditionally, most mojito recipes are made with Rum.   The pineapple moonshine adds a unique twist to this Pineapple Mojito […]

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4 Delicious Recipes for Chilled Soups

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Soup seems to be a mainstay in everyone’s recipe repertoire. But what do you do when summer rolls around? It’s too hot to spend all day slaving over a big pot of soup, and no one wants something that’s hot. Enter chilled soups. Comprised of a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, these soups are a […]

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Watermelon Margarita Recipe

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It’s my friend Cyndie’s birthday this weekend. There are few things she enjoys more than a good cocktail. Of course, since she’s a good Georgia girl, she loves watermelon. This Watermelon Margarita recipe is perfect for cooling down on not just Memorial Day Weekend, but all summer long. Plus the Watermelon Margarita recipe makes enough […]

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Recipe

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Cinco de Mayo has always been a major part of mylife.  Perhaps it’s the growing up in SoCal, and the deep immersion of Mexican culture.  Although it’s almost Cinco de Mayo, Tequila can really be used in a myriad of ways.  While it’s great in margaritas, there are so many other uses.  Check out these […]

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Easy Peeps Cupcakes for Easter

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Quick and Easy Peeps cupcakes were inspired by a care package of products.  Opinions are our own. There are a few surefire tell-tale signs of Easter.  For me, the appearance of Peeps, the little marshmallow chicks are one of the signs that Easter is on the way. Peeps are one of those multi-purpose candies.  They […]

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Delicious Tax Day Cocktails Recipes

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It’s your favorite time of year again.  Nope, it’s not technically a holiday, but it is a day that affects everyone in the US.  It’s Tax Day!!   Get your taxes finished, then have one of these delicious tax day cocktails to celebrate a job well done.

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

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Even though spring has officially sprung, the weather is still fluctuating between warm, beautiful days and cold dreary ones.  This creamy and smooth Carrot Ginger soup may just be the thing to get you through.  Vegan, yet totally satisfying. It’s quick and easy too. You can make this Carrot Ginger soup in about 30 minutes, […]

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Easy 30 Minute Pasta Bake Recipe

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Let’s face it – no one really wants to cook dinner after a long day at work.  You’re tired, stressed out, and ready to chill out and relax.  What if I told you you could make a wholesome dinner in about the time it takes to go get fast food. This easy pasta bake recipe […]

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Non Traditional Mardi Gras Cocktails Recipes

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Mardi Gras is a time for revelry.  When people mention cocktails in connection with Mardi Gras, people usually think about hurricanes and hand grenades.  With the introduction of Pinnacle’s new King Cake vodka flavor, we now have new choices.  Check out these two tasty Mardi Gras cocktails recipes that are sure to become a tradition.  […]