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Bacon and Blue Spinach Salad

This lovely salad is full of fresh berries and is perfect to serve in the summer months when berries abound at the farmers market or in the chilly winter season when delicious berries are available at the grocery.

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms, onion, roasted red pepper, Boursin Shallot and Chive Cheese, Hungarian paprika and fresh dill combine to make the glorious Hungarian Mushroom Soup. Make this lovely soup once and I guarantee your family will beg you to make it again and again. So rich, creamy and flavorful, you are going

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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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