Beet Kale Salad & Springtime Oat Smoothie

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Did you know it’s National Nutrition Month? Yup, March is a time to finally get around to that pesky New Years’ Resolution that’s been haunting you since January 2nd.  I personally have been slowly working on my nutrition since last autumn, when I happily welcomed my baby girl into the world. I subscribe to the …

Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear

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There are a few foodie milestones that come with growing into a proper adult – eating your first mouthful of caviar without gagging, knowing the difference between chocolate truffles and actual truffles, and learning to pair a good wine with a yummy dessert.  Well, I can’t help you with the caviar reflex (not something I’ve mastered …

Apple Pie Infused Moonshine

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Moonshine.  The not-so-sweet nectar of the North American backwoods.  Personally, I find it quite difficult to swallow, being more of a whisky gal myself.  But when I was sent today’s lovely Texan nuptials, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by their wonderfully creative favors.  Let’s be a little adventurous and take another stab at the strong …

The Starbucks Cozy Collection

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  Let’s set the scene:  It’s blistering cold outside.  Snowflakes fall as the wind rustles through the trees.  Even though it’s mid-day, the sky is shaded by a thick layer of frost-filled clouds. On a day like this, can you think of anything better than cozying up with a blanket, cookies, and a delicious cup …

Woodland Brandy Cocktail with Libbey Glass

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    Baby it’s cold outside… so why not cozy up to the fire with loved ones and a unique cocktail in hand?!  With all the family get-togethers, secret Santas, and rendez-vous under the mistletoe, it’s a great season to show off your mixology skills.  As a frequent party hostess, I make sure that every …

Sara Lee & The Cranberry Cheesecake Shake

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  If you’re anything like me, then you take pride in throwing an amazing party. But as joyous as the holiday season can be, it is often paired with a smidgen of stress.  From surviving the mall crowds to hours of wrapping gifts, it’s not all fun and games.  So how do you avoid being …

Curtis Stone & the Ocean Spray Bog

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The bucket list… most people’s list include things like skydiving and swimming with sharks.  Mine?  Well, mine has more food-centric goals like diving into a tub of jello and eating a full size chocolate sculpture of Marie Antoinette.  So you can imagine my squeals when I received an invite to eat lunch with Curtis Stone …

Dinner with Giada & Frangelico

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There are magical milestones in a person’s life… falling in love, eating a croissant in Paris, having a baby, binging wantonly during the holiday season and not gaining weight.  You know, the basics every self-respecting dreamer fantasizes about.  Well, I just had one of these moment.  As if the spatula gods looked down on me with …