Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

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I love bundt cakes!"Bundt" simply refers to the shape of the cake.  A bundt cake is made in ring-shaped, fluted pan.I love the look of it and I love the endless possibilities of flavors that a bundt pan can hold and mold. And I absolutely love the gorgeous amount of "crust" on a bundt cake.  The bundt pan … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pelargonium Sidoides and Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Brownies

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Without question, this is the richest, most decadent dessert I've ever created.I can handle a lot of richness.  I can't relate when I hear someone say that something is so rich that they can only have one bite. In my world, one bite would never suffice!Not only is this rich and decadent -- it's also incredibly … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

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I haven't quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure.I know I'll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I'm making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey and Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie.Above and below are some … [Read more...]

Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops

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The entrée, the main course. . . . it's dinner, really. Today we're making the Muscato Grape-Shallot Pork Chops, which will be beautifully placed on top of the Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes and Citrus Steamed Asparagus.  All strewn with the Crispy Asparagus Garnish.  It's really a beautiful dinner party plate!I … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Summer Salsas!

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Salsa is perfect in the summertime.  Summer is the time when a great variety of fruits are in season and can be used to make delicious, unique, and memorable salsas. Berries, stone fruits, melons -- paired with spicy peppers and fresh herbs -- oh my -- I just love it! So I've gathered here my top ten salsas!  Some are … [Read more...]

Watermelon Cucumber Salsa Recipe

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This salsa says poolside snack, it screams early summer barbecue appetizer, it cools me off just to look at it, and it happens to be one of my favorite weekend recipes in the summertime!Culinarily speaking, this Watermelon Cucumber Salsa is the best, most delicious way to celebrate summer! And today is the first … [Read more...]

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Roasted Pepper Corn Relish

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How about having a casual dinner party this weekend!?Just do it!  Which friends will you invite to join you?Let's start planning.I'm thinking Minted Strawberry Carpaccio as an appetizer, this super delicious Chipotle Chicken for the entrée, and for dessert, why not bake some quick and easy cookies that will … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Tomatillo Shrimp Ceviche

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Do you have a friend who -- no matter how much time goes by without talking -- you still feel totally connected?My dear friend Pilar lives in Madrid, Spain.  I lived there for a year and -- just by chance  my study abroad program placed me in her apartment.  We became close friends instantly and we felt like … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Iceberg Roses and Chocolate Blackout Nutella Cake Recipe

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As much as I love relaxing, casual dinner "parties" on my sofa in my sweatpants, I also love throwing slightly fancier parties. You know, where we dress up a bit and sit in a garden or chat around the bar.As I mentioned when we made the fantastic grilled cheese sandwich on Wednesday, I hosted a baby shower for a … [Read more...]