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Sex – Bubbly for Valentine’s Day

Just for fun, how about a bottle of Sex for Valentine’s Day? Yep, you heard me right…Sex. Sex is produced by the Mawbry Winery in Michigan.  This bubbly reminds me of Michigan State cherries…a hint of cherry in the wine, but not so  much as to make it sweet or

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Super Bowl Snacks

For some folks Super Bowl snacks are almost as important as the big game and the half time show. I like to make snacks that I can set out for my guests to enjoy, so I can watch the game instead of being tied to the kitchen all afternoon. Here’s

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Caesar Salad with Fresh Herbs

There are lots of reasons to love Caesar Salad and my addition of fresh herbs to the salad is absolutely lovely! I recently discovered Brightland olive oils. Bright and fresh! My favorite is Lucid, fresh lemon blended with Frantoio olives grown on small family farms in California’s Central Coast. Their

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Butter Washed Bourbon – “Liquid Butterscotch”

Butter-Washed Bourbon, doesn’t that sound fabulous…It is! You can use any fatty ingredient to make “Fat-Washed Bourbon” (bacon fat, browned butter, etc.) and I chose Kerrygold butter to add to my Elijah Craig bourbon. When bourbon is “fat-washed”, the fat adds the flavor of the fat along with texture and

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Fabulous Flavored Kerrygold Butter For Butter Boards And More

My question for the new year… does butter matter? The answer YES! Definitely! My favorite brand of butter is Kerrygold Butter. Taste Kerrygold next to your regular brand of butter and you can immediately taste the difference. Kerrygold butter is made from milk from grass-fed cows in Ireland. The grass

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Fun Christmas Snacks for Children

Celery Reindeer To make celery reindeer you will need: Celery sticks Fresh cranberries, raspberries (halved) or red M&M’s Small pretzel twists peanut butter Nutella (optional) Candy eyes Powdered sugar Here’s how to make celery reindeer: Cut celery into sticks that are 3 to 4 inches long. Spread peanut butter and

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The Last Word Cocktail – Dressed Up With Empress 1908 Gin

The Last Word Cocktail is traditionally made with gin. I dressed it up by making it with my favorite gin – Empress 1908. Empress is inspired by the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia This gin is a gorgeous indigo blue gin which changes color to a pretty

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Secret Ingredient: Raspberry Jam in my Raspberry Viniagrette

During the coldest months of the year, I crave fresh fruits. Raspberries are among my favorite fresh fruits because they are available all year long and they are always plump, juicy and refreshing. One of my favorite ways to serve raspberries in the winter is in a fresh crisp green

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