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Cheese Boards and Wine Pairings

***This post is sponsored by ALDI all words and opinions remain my own.  During my trip a few weeks ago to ALDI headquarters I was fed an abundance a food and tasted multiple wines. It was just a touch of food blogger heaven. We learned about how to pair wines, identify the origin of a wine and… 

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Best Grilled Chicken Ever -

Best Grilled Chicken Ever

On the 4th of July grills will ceremoniously light up across the land. People will gather to celebrate this great country’s independence with grilled meat, cold salads, a brew or two and a grand finale of fireworks. Grilling meat and blowing stuff up, we really know how to celebrate! Grilling meat, especially over a charcoal… 

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Pappardelle with Black Olive Tapenade, Sundried Tomatoes & Crispy Prosciutto

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pompeian. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.  I recently participated in an olive oil tasting.  Yes, you read that correctly an olive oil tasting, not a wine tasting. Let me say that if you ever have the opportunity to participate in an olive oil tasting you should totally… 

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Cooking 101: Knives – Types, Care & Tips

In my time blogging, cooking, chefing and catering I cannot count the times someone has asked me to recommend a set of knives. This is a very difficult recommendation to give because not everyone’s needs are the same and not every knife is the same. The best knife to buy is the best knife for… 

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo a la Tequila

Magic happens when cheese is melted. Think about every time you’ve grabbed a fresh slice of pizza or dipped a chip into a baked cheese dip and the cheese stretches like a gooey highway. What is your reaction? You “ooooh” with amazement, don’t you? Nothing screams “eat me” more than melted gooey cheese! And, nothing represents… 

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Apple & Blueberry Slab Pie with Ginger Crust

First I want to say that the discovery of the slab pie has changed my life! I will never make a round pie again! Slab pie had been on my “to-do” list for a long time. I just loved the look of a slab pie, the ease and portability and not to mention you end… 

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Bruschetta Tostones

Pineapple Coconut Curry Chicken

One of my very first recipes that I created all on my own were some Pineapple Curry Glazed Chicken Skewers. It was my first time “winging it” and they turned out to be entirely edible! I was so proud of myself! I had been blogging for awhile but, I had always recreated someone else’s recipe… 

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What’s in Season?

A few weeks back I was out to dinner with some fellow bloggers at a great seasonal restaurant called Seasons 52. One of their feature items that evening was a beautiful steamed whole branzino with meyer lemon.  This lead into a short discussion about if meyer lemon was still in season.  There are many times that I have… 

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Bruschetta Tostones

Sofrito Salsa & Tostones

Many times the simplest pleasures in life can be the most rewarding and the same theory can be applied to food.  There have been many times in my creative impulses that a dish may require about 20 ingredients, 4 bowls, a small kitchen appliance, every gadget in my arsenal and hours of my time. Although these recipes are amazing… 

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BlogHer Food 14 Cooking Demo: Flavors of Miami

This year I was asked to do a cooking demo at BlogHer Food in Miami. I’ve done demos before but, for some reason this one had me really nervous and excited. Mostly because I was demoing in front of peers which is way more nerve wracking than anything else I’ve done. The demo topic was “Flavors… 

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Super Salad with Blueberry Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Super Salad with Aged Balsamic and Blueberry Vinaigrette

The sun is finally making it’s presence known and with the sun comes warmer temperatures. Thank goodness! Something about the impending arrival of summer makes me crave super healthy salads. Maybe it because eating salad makes me think I’ve instantly lost a few pounds, never mind the burger or slice I may eat later in… 

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