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Fresh Apple Cake and Apple Cider Caramels

Fresh Apple Cake is one of my favorite cakes to make during the holidays. A friend of mine makes the BEST Apple Cider Caramels. These luscious caramels get their tangy sweetness from apple cider with just a hint of sea salt. Find the recipe HERE.

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Watermelon Cosmopolitan with Blackberry Spritz

I love Cosmopolitan cocktails! My Watermelon Cosmo is especially tasty with my secret ingredient: fresh watermelon juice! I spritz my cosmo with fresh blackberry juice which adds a alluring sparkle of color to the top of my drink.

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Fun Facts about Chocolate

I love chocolate and eat it every day so I was excited to learn that September 13 is International Chocolate Day. Why September 13? It is Milton Hershey’s birthday. Milton was the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company in Hershey Pennsylvania. I remember visiting Hershey Pennsylvania when I was a

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Prosciutto & Gruyere Palmiers

I love to serve palmiers at my cocktail parties because they are so easy to make and they are the perfect accompaniment to sparkling wine. Be sure to use Dufour’s puff pastry to make palmiers. Dufour’s frozen puff pastry is made with butter while other brands are made with vegetable

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French Martini with Fresh Pineapple Infused Vodka

Only three ingredients in this fun fruity martini! Fresh pineapple infused vodka, Chambord liqueur and a Storied Goods Lemon and Lavender sugar cube. These lovely sugar cubes take the place of simple syrup in cocktails and they have the most divine hints of fruit, spices and herbs. Plus they are

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Cherry Cosmopolitan

One of my favorite cocktails is a Cosmopolitan. When fresh cherries are in season, I love adding them to my Cosmos. Adding Storied Goods sugar cubes to my cosmos makes it even easier to make my favorite cocktail. . Sometimes I don’t have simple syrup on hand so these sugar

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The Kitchin Restaurant

The Kitchin in Edinburgh, Scotland is absolutely magical, a Michelin Star restaurant. My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at this acclaimed eatery. Upon our arrival we received a personalized “Happy Anniversary” card from the owner and executive chef, Tom Kitchin. Tom became Scotland’s youngest Michelin Starred Chef-Proprietor,

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Olive Poppers

One of my favorite retro appetizer recipes! Olive poppers are the perfect one bite appetizer and they will disappear almost as soon as you place them on your snack table.

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The Nick & Nora Glass

I have fallen in love with the Nick & Nora cocktail glass. The Nick and Nora is a petite stemmed cocktail glass. The perfect glass for stirred (undiluted) cocktails – martinis and Manhattans. Nick & Nora glasses are one of my favorite finds at antique stores. What’s the story behind

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