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WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

This white chicken chili is creamy, hearty, and so satisfying.  It’s a great alternative to a rich beef chili and easy enough to become a favorite family dinner staple. I like to serve this chili with a Fenne And Orange Salad, which cuts through the Read More..

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

It’s National Margarita Day!  Why not whip up a fresh citrus margarita and kick back to celebrate.  This margarita is smooth, not too sweet, and packs a punch with the silver tequila and Grand Marnier.  Take the time to rim the glass in both sugar Read More..

FRENCH ONION SOUP

FRENCH ONION SOUP

Is there anything more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of soup?  French onion soup is a savory and slightly sweet bowl of comfort topped with garlicky toast and melted cheese.  Dig your spoon into the cheesy top, the crouton, and ease into your hungry Read More..

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

This easy buffalo chicken salad is a spicy and tangy twist on a deli classic.  Chicken is mixed with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings.  It’s superb on crackers, as a stuffing for celery or cucumber slices, as a filling for a pita or Read More..

KING CAKE SHOTS

KING CAKE SHOTS

Even if you can’t get to NOLA for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate at home with these King Cake Shots.  They have all of the flavors of King Cake but in a cool, creamy shot.  The recipe makes enough to share, so invite a Read More..

LIGHT AND CRUNCHY FRIED SHRIMP (with a bonus sauce recipe)

LIGHT AND CRUNCHY FRIED SHRIMP (with a bonus sauce recipe)

Forget about those greasy, overcooked, rubbery shrimp that you remember from bad restaurants in your past. These Light And Crunchy Fried Shrimp are moist, tender, delectable, and crunchy without being heavy and greasy.  The key to light and crunchy shrimp is keeping the oil at Read More..

SALTY DOG COCKTAIL

SALTY DOG COCKTAIL

This Salty Dog Cocktail is a crisp and refreshing mix of vodka or gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and just a touch of club soda for fizz.  It’s sure to be your go-to cocktail all year round. WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF THE SALTY DOG COCKTAIL? Read More..

6 Pro Tips for Creating A Restaurant-Style Salad at Home

6 Pro Tips for Creating A Restaurant-Style Salad at Home

The start of a new year means many people are making resolutions to eat healthier. If you’re one of them, I’ve got more than a few recipes up my sleeve for you to enjoy. Let’s start with salads. Have you noticed that every time you Read More..

FRIED GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD

FRIED GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD

Warm, gooey, and crispy goat cheese tops a salad of roasted root vegetables, spring greens, and a fresh, bright lemon vinaigrette.  This Fried Goat Cheese And Roasted Root Vegetable Salad is a delicious first course or a light lunch.   I believe that you can never Read More..

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

If you love Baileys Irish Cream, then you’ll flip over this intensely flavored Espresso Irish Cream.  It’s an inexpensive and easy to make copycat version that’s beefed up with the addition of espresso powder and coffee liquor.  Try making your own coffee liquor with THIS Read More..

HOT BUTTERED RUM

HOT BUTTERED RUM

When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a steaming mug of Hot Buttered Rum.  It’s creamy, sweet, and buttery, warming and comforting you like a big hug. This is a cocktail that makes you think about ski chalets, holiday bonfires, and sitting in front of a Read More..

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

Creamy Italian Chestnut Soup is so decadent, rich, and silky.  It’s earthy from the chestnuts, savory from the aromatics and herbs, and topped with a Parmesan crema.  I love serving this impressive soup in beautiful little crocks as a first course on Thanksgiving.   Chestnuts feel Read More..

CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS

CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS

Caramel Apple Mimosas are easy and delicious cocktails that are perfect for Thanksgiving brunch.  I love caramel apple cocktails and these mimosas are the sweet treat that you need to be sipping on cool Fall weekends! Mimosas are typically made with champagne and orange juice.  Read More..

3 Fruit Drink You Must Try For Thanksgiving

3 Fruit Drink You Must Try For Thanksgiving

From wearing the perfect clothes to deciding on a dinner menu, everything must reflect the true spirit of Thanksgiving. You dinner spread may include all the popular Thanksgiving recipes but you always need a refreshing drink to wash all that down. Before you go on Read More..

CANDIED BOURBON BACON

CANDIED BOURBON BACON

This candied bourbon bacon makes a delicious, crispy, crunchy addition to your breakfast table, but it is also a great appetizer to go along with cocktails in the evening. No worries about serving it to the kiddos.  The alcohol in the bourbon burns off leaving Read More..