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A Look into Modern Irish Cuisine

A Look into Modern Irish Cuisine

| March 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Can we get something straight? That corned beef and cabbage bubbling away in the kitchen as a way to pay homage to St. Patrick is … not Irish at all. In fact, that combination — corned beef and cabbage — is something that came straight from America. While it might be too late to trade […]

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Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo

Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo

| March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo is a creamy, cheesy pasta dish perfect for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe was created for my client Green Giant, but all opinions are my own. When I served this pasta for dinner earlier this week, I did something I pretty much never do: I didn’t tell Paige exactly […]

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Dublin Coddle, an Irish Stew

Dublin Coddle, an Irish Stew

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

This recipe for a classic Irish stew called Dublin Coddle is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. This was created for my client Jones Dairy Farm, but all opinions are my own. When you shop at warehouse clubs like Costco or BJs, the momentum of the store has a funny way of making you feel like […]

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A Little Spring Cleaning … With Granite Gold

A Little Spring Cleaning … With Granite Gold

| March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Granite Gold. When my family and I moved last summer, I gave up an enormous kitchen that was perfect for all my cooking and photographing needs in favor of a house that better fit everyone’s needs. In doing so, I also agreed to work in a tiny […]

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Family Dinners Make Our Nights

Family Dinners Make Our Nights

| March 6, 2014

Family dinners are part and parcel of my family’s life. Why are they so special? Find out in this post sponsored by Ragú. It’s evening. The kids have set the table, and are carrying plates to the dining room. The glasses are full, and it’s time to sit down. This could be any night in […]

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Spicy Jerk Turkey Melts

Spicy Jerk Turkey Melts

| March 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boar’s Head Brand® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When the calendar flips to March, college basketball fans are always abuzz. This is the month that brings brackets and important games as the college basketball season winds its way to the championship. It’s […]

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Cinnamon Bacon Streusel Bread

Cinnamon Bacon Streusel Bread

| March 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

A quick and easy recipe for quick bread is made extra special with the addition of bacon in Cinnamon Bacon Streusel Quick Bread. This recipe was created for my client, Jones Dairy Farm, but all opinions are my own. As evening fell on our house Friday, I was pulling a fragrant loaf of this bread […]

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Fried Egg with Beans, Avocado and Queso Blanco

Fried Egg with Beans, Avocado and Queso Blanco

| February 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

In some ways, I can be very predictable. If you take me to a clothes store, I will have to touch the fabrics of anything that intrigues me — because the texture is as important as the look for me. If we go out for an after-work drink, I will probably order a Tanqueray and […]

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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda

| February 24, 2014 | 22 Comments

Spinach artichoke dip — that party favorite — meets creamy macaroni and cheese with Gouda in this easy, delicious recipe. Once upon a time in a far off place macaroni and cheese was a dinner staple created so often that I realized it was faster and better just to make it from scratch. Okay, so […]

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Visiting The Culinary Institute of America with Jones Dairy Farm

Visiting The Culinary Institute of America with Jones Dairy Farm

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

When I agreed to work with Jones Dairy Farm on a variety of projects last year, it was because I was familiar with their products. Like many people, I grew up eating Jones breakfast sausages. In fact, when I was in high school I discovered the joy that is a fully cooked Jones sausage wrapped […]

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