Homemade Food Gifts: Caramel Apple Mini Cakes

For many of us, a happy holiday starts with great food. This is the time of year to bust out every top notch ingredient, pull your best kitchen tricks out of your sleeve and get the good dishes dirty. It’s also about baking the very best you can, with the spirit of the season in… [read more]

Peanut Butter & Bacon Baked Oatmeal with Shagbark Hickory Syrup

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I had a glorious moment of discovery at the local farmer’s market a few weeks ago when I met the lovely couple behind Razz’s Shagbark Hickory Syrup. It’s a local product that looks like an amber-colored maple syrup, but brings a lighter, smokier, almost woody flavor to everything from sticky buns to salmon. I fell… [read more]

Summer Drink Recipe: Honeyed Rhubarb Spritzer

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This rhubarb drink recipe was created with samples received from Perrier. All opinions are my own. The more I talk about my chronic problem with dehydration, the more I realize I’m not alone. I know so many women who, like me, have trouble staying hydrated every day. Women and hydration: why is it so important… [read more]

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Salsa

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When I found myself with a bunch of leftover Meyer lemons, I knew I needed something fresh and healthy – no more cookies, please! Meyer lemon salsa served over a great piece of salmon was just the tangy ticket. Visit the blog for more…

My “Treat Myself” Moment is Coming…

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All the chaos we’ve been through this summer is finally winding down…I hope. I just can’t wait until it’s all over, and I can relax for a moment – and you can bet I’ll have a glass of this in my hand when I do…