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Memorial Day Cookout Recipes: Margarita Cupcakes!

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes for cookouts and get-togethers.   Since it’s always smart to start with dessert, the first one up is the all-time favorite…Margarita Cupcakes. This cupcake is not for the faint of heart or anyone under 21.  It’s loaded with tequila in …

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Mother’s Day: Southern Cornbread Salad

Nothing says summer quite like a picnic or pool party, and nothing is better than party food that as quick as it is yummy! However, I can’t wrap my head around picnics of simple cold-cut sandwiches and chips. Growing up, there was always one dish that was guaranteed a place on every picnic and summer …

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Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Pancakes Tacos

With chicken that has been soaked in sweet tea, grilled to perfection, topped with strawberry-mango salsa, and served in a soft pancake, this isn’t your normal street taco. 

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Chocolate Chip Scones

For years, I couldn’t even make biscuits.  Then, I figured out a recipe and technique that worked for me, and since then, I’ve converted that biscuit recipe into one that works to make beautiful and tender scones. Print Yum Chocolate Chip Scones Ingredients2 c. all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 …

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Espresso Rubbed Tenderloin with IPA-Citrus Bernaise Sauce

One of the more popular and best photographed dish I’ve done lately has been this Espresso Rubbed Tenderloin with an IPA-Citrus Bernaise Sauce that I entered in the Taste of America 2020 qualifier for World Food Championships in Dallas.  While this recipe isn’t the recipe that qualified me for World Food Championships (my Pecan Crusted …

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30 Minute Meal: Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Shells

A quick 30 minute meal of jumbo sea shells stuffed with Philly cheesesteak inspired filling with ground beef, peppers, and a cheese sauce.

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Forget Taco Tuesday, Bring on the Tots!

What started as a joke has taken a life of its own.  As popular as “Taco Tuesday” has become, last week, I proposed the birth of “Tater Tot Tuesday,” and to my surprise, the idea was a huge hit on Instagram and Twitter. Last night, I tested the idea on my kids and husband, and …

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Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Cups

Layers of angel food cake, strawberries, and a no-cook custard in jelly jars to create a strawberry shortcake inspired treat that is pretty and PORTABLE!

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Chicken & Herb Dumplings

In times like these when we can’t go out to eat, we can’t have dinner with friends, and we can’t shop like we did just a few short weeks ago, we need recipes and menu ideas that focus on simplicity, flexibility, and comfort. For today’s recipe, we’re focusing on comfort and flexibility.  This recipe for …

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