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Celebrating with Holidays Cape Cod Cranberry Sangria 

Since I’ve been of legal drinking age, I’ve loved sangria…Red sangria, white sangria, fruity sangria, dry sangria. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a sangria that I didn’t love. So, when it came time to create a beverage using Cape Cod Select Frozen Cranberries, making a sangria was the natural choice.  1 (750ml) …

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Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta

A couple of years ago, I was contacted by a casting producer asking if might be interested in auditioning for a cooking show that was being produced for a “major television network.”  I, of course, said yes, and agreed to produce a number of savory dishes (in 2 days) to photograph and submit before my …

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Christmas Morning Breakfast

I’m not sure about you, but Christmas morning at my house is utter mayhem.  With two eager boys wanting to see what Santa brought and what Grandma sent, breakfast is the last thing I can focus on.  In fact, it’s the last thing the boys think about.  To them, their fine eating Lifesavers and summer …

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Torte with Strawberry Coulis 

For most, there are certain foods that naturally go-together…bacon & eggs, strawberries & champagne, burgers & fries. But, for me, it gets a bit more dark…as in DARK chocolate and rich DARK espresso.  I absolutely love the stuff!  Dark chocolate & a glass bottle of Cabernet…espresso & dark chocolate dipped biscotti…dark chocolate & a rich stout..dark chocolate rimmed cup …

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Breakfast Egg Rolls

Egg Roll Wrappers may be my newest pantry staple.  Aside from making traditional egg rolls, these beautifully simple sheets are extremely versatile.  In case you didn’t know, egg roll wrappers (yes, the ones in the produce section of the supermarket) are basically sheets of pasta and can be used in sooooo many ways, and as …

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Gunter Wilhelm Knives

As a chef, having phenomenal and reliable knives is ultra important. As a competitive chef, I need to be able to cut and chop quickly and effortlessly, so the heavy, yet balanced, feel and the razor sharp blade is undeniably efficient.

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Cherry Filled Biscones

Ever had that late night craving for sweets?  Yeah…I know.  We ALL have. For me, though, the sweets craving is rare.  I’m more of a ‘tater chips and dip kind of girl.  However, every once in a while, I’ll get a craving and I always want something bready and fruity. This recipe came from one …

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Holiday Cocktails with Stirrings Mixers

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us will be hosting or attending holiday parties, and whether we are the hosts or the guests, sometimes holiday get-togethers can get a bit monotonous..same people, same food, same drinks…blah blah blah. So here’s an idea…let’s try something new!  Let’s mix up some new cocktails with holiday …

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Simply Sesame Chocolate Chip Scones

Whether because of allergies or simply product availability, the popularity of nut butters, other than peanut butter, has grown tremendously.  Just yesterday, in the supermarket, I saw jars of almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, coconut almond butter, hazelnut butter, cookie butter, and even powdered peanut butter.

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Inspiration at the Treylor Park

Gourmet Everyday Visits Savannah Restaurant Treylor Park It’s no secret that we spend A LOT of time in Savannah.  It’s one of our favorite cities to visit.  True…I love a city that allows “walking drinks,” but there’s so much more.  From walking the city squares and shopping the quaint downtown shops to eating our way …

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