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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 | 41 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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Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos

Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos

| September 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

I created this Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos recipe for my client Old El Paso. All opinions are my own. Somewhere in the realm of social media yesterday, I read something someone posted about how people need to stop whining about how busy they are and get over it. Well, I’m not sorry that I share […]

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Pumpkin M&M Cookie Pie

Pumpkin M&M Cookie Pie

| September 4, 2013 | 3 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. When Paige came downstairs this morning, she hopped a little on her feet. “Why is the floor so cold?” she quipped. Then she sat on […]

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a quick and easy recipe for Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Life as a family feels like a delicately arranged jigsaw puzzle. Scheduling […]

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