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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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Rosemary Garlic Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Prosciutto

Easy but impressive, this recipe for Rosemary Garlic Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Prosciutto can be mostly made ahead, freeing you up to enjoy your guests. When I started working on The Easy Appetizer Cookbook, I spent time thinking about what dishes I would want to serve to guests. What kinds of food make guests go …

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How to Make DIY Upcycled Candy Ornaments

Turn clean old socks into adorable Christmas ornaments with this easy holiday craft: DIY Upcycled Candy Ornaments. You know those adorable socks you had that you loved? The ones that you only got to wear once or twice before inexplicably losing one? Well, before you toss their adorableness, use them well. Just make sure they …

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10 DIY Non-Scary Costumes for Girls

Looking for the perfect Halloween costume for your little girl? These 10 non-scary costumes for girls will make the night of fright a delight! When the kids and I went looking for Halloween accessories and a costume for my nine-year-old son, there were so many options for the ready-to-scare set. From bloody zombies to the …

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Food Blogger’s Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

Early yesterday morning, I awoke to a car pulling into the driveway and the front door opening. My husband Shawn rushed into the house, dropping my keys on my nightstand. He’d accidentally taken them with him to work, and returned because I needed them. After all, it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and this year’s …

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The Holidays in New York, 2012

New York during the holidays is magical. And crazy. The crisp air, accented with the sweet scent of glazed roasted nuts and the yeasty goodness of hot pretzels, greets the busiest of street corners. Buildings are decked out in finery — ribbons, bows and magnificent window displays. People line up to see them. Then there …

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