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Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans

| November 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Give your Thanksgiving side dishes a little extra oomph this year. These zesty Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans are tender and fragrant — and absolutely delicious. We are two weeks and six days from Thanksgiving. Not that I am counting of course … but seriously, I can’t wait. The food! The family! The football! And […]

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Apple Gingerbread Bars (Christmas Cookies)

Apple Gingerbread Bars (Christmas Cookies)

| November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Apple pie meets gingerbread men in these fabulous, easy Apple Gingerbread Bars — perfect Christmas cookies for holiday baking. This recipe was created for my client, Pillsbury, but all opinions are my own. Like most kids, if my two littles had their way, we’d be digging into dessert every night. We don’t by any stretch, […]

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Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles (You’ll Love These Thanksgiving Leftovers!)

Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles (You’ll Love These Thanksgiving Leftovers!)

| November 6, 2013 | 7 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. Looking for a quick and easy side dish for Thanksgiving? These Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles are perfect — and, for sweet potato lovers like me, […]

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

| November 4, 2013 | 15 Comments

This quick and easy last-minute appetizer recipe for Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce was created for the Whole Foods Market Thanksgiving Table series with Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own. There are some people who have their Thanksgiving menu finalized in October, their shopping list all prepared and their table set […]

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Frothy Eggnog Latte Coffee

Frothy Eggnog Latte Coffee

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Psst! Tomorrow is November. That’s a little fact that Paige — my November baby — has been pointing out for weeks. She can’t wait for her birthday. I can’t wait for the holiday season, and everything that comes with it. Still, it’s hard to believe that we’re entering November. Where did the year go?!? That […]

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Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives with Feta

Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives with Feta

| October 14, 2013 | 42 Comments

Looking for a simple, delicious appetizer? Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives with Feta are quick and easy — but your guests don’t need to know that! When you are throwing a party, you want your menu to be unforgettably good — but not so complicated that you stress out the whole time. That’s where having […]

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Hosting a Great Casual Night In With Friends

Hosting a Great Casual Night In With Friends

| October 1, 2013 | 71 Comments

One warm June evening a few years ago, I sat at my kitchen table, digging into a dinner I’d just made. The table was loaded. There was risotto, swirled with fresh herbs that they’d picked from the herb garden on my porch while I was cooking. A salad with fresh strawberries that we’d picked that […]

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Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

| September 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about a quick and easy recipe for Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. You may already know this. Or maybe not. But for five years, beginning in my mid-high school years, I was a vegetarian. And I loved it. It all started […]

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Kitchen Entertaining: DIY Popcorn Bar

Kitchen Entertaining: DIY Popcorn Bar

| September 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

No matter where we are — at home, at our family’s house by the beach or on vacation somewhere — our guests inevitably crowd into the kitchen, watching me cook and keeping an eye out for tasty pre-dinner bites and sips. For appetizers, I like to keep things easy. Sometimes I set out veggies and […]

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Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

| September 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but we’re in our third week of school here (already!). The kids were excited to get back into the classroom and embark on a new school year. This fresh start means so much — a more normal school environment filled with learning and joy. It also means a lot more homework […]

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