Tex-Mex Chicken Taco Flatbread

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Every good pizza and flatbread begins with a good dough. Since I’m no pro baker, getting the best part of a pizza right has always been a bit tricky. But, I’ve had decent success with homemade dough over the years… and until recently had...

3-Ingredient Strawberry Tart with Lemon Whipped Cream

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My motto in the spring and summer is “easy does it.” The holidays and months surrounding them can be such a blur that, come spring, I just wanna let my hair down. And in every sense of the phrase, I do! Never has my...

Chopped Cucumber Caprese Salad

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There’s no flavor combination I love in the world more than mozzarella, tomatoes and basil mixed with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. And nothing I’m looking forward to more this summer than plucking the plump tomatoes right from my garden, and a handful of basil,...

Maple-Bourbon Glazed Ham

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I think everyone has at least one fuzzy memory of helping out in the kitchen as a kid. A couple of mine? Stealing scraps of dough for apple pie to make cinnamon pinwheels. Mashing up meatloaf with my hands and mashed potatoes with all...

Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

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If you asked me to wrap up all my favorite flavors – sweet, salty, creamy, tangy – on a cocktail skewer, I’d pile it with fresh melon, paper-thin proscuitto and soft mozzarella! There’s just no appetizer as easy, elegant and essentially “summer” tasting as...

Angel Food Cupcakes

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Otherwise known as, portion control for the uncontrollable. I always cut myself a big, pillowy slice of angel food cake, smother it with cream and berries, go to town… do you? The cake is just so light and fluffy that you feel like the...

Cheesy Ham, Cheddar and Scallion Quiche

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When we have guests over for an extended stay, I take the opportunity to try all sorts of treats on them! And fatten them up. Because I have way too many skinny people in my life, and they need to be fed. My favorite...

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt

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I’ve always thought, if there’s one comfort food that shouldn’t be messed with, it’s the chocolate chip cookie. Sure, stuff it with caramel and sprinkle it with sea salt. Mix in peanut butter, pretzels, M&Ms and sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between...

Bacon-Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

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Predictable food at parties isn’t always a bad thing. You need a good sandwich or fried finger food to round out the other stuff that not everyone’s going to like! It’s all about a little variety. That’s why I love to put crowd-pleasing spins...

Quick & Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots

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I’m sorry, but how did we end up in April?! Cuddled up in blankets with my hands around a hot cocoa this winter, spring seemed like an eternity away. But, my growing belly has reminded me that time is chugging along and warmer weather...