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...

Easy Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

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Though the term “comfort food” conjures up hearty stews, saucy spaghetti and warm apple pies to most, my idea of it ventures a little outside the box! Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good roast and heap of hot mashed potatoes. But,...

Soft Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

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Spring has sprung in Texas, and it’s evident just about everywhere you look! Bright bluebonnets dot the roadsides, windows are flinging open for a fresh breeze, and sunny smiles and sundresses are in abundance. Our warmer nights have been spent tossing the ball with...

Creamy Stovetop Jalapeño-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

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I’m pretty easygoing overall, but I tend to make a lot of fuss about some things. Breakfast at my table? A feast of eggs, toast, bacon, fresh fruit and hot coffee. Decorating for the holidays? The house has to be dripping with Christmas cheer,...