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Potluck Recipes Feed The Spirit of Sharing
April 10, 2012

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Potluck Recipes Feed The Spirit of Sharing

Potlucks have to be one of the greatest traditions ever. What's better than gathering together with your community and sharing a delicious offering fresh from your kitchen? That's what we're...

A Blue Ribbon Breakfast of Champions
March 20, 2012

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A Blue Ribbon Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast has always been among my top three favorite meals of each day. It sets the tone for the day's activities and gives you the whiz-bang energy you need to...

Slicing Up Cravable Bread Recipes
February 21, 2012

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Slicing Up Cravable Bread Recipes

Some women love expensive clothes, others prefer to be lavished with jewels... personally, I like carbs. I'll agree to eat them in moderation, I'll even eat them sans butter (occasionally),...

Love Abounds with These Edible Valentine Treats
February 7, 2012

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Love Abounds with These Edible Valentine Treats

Every meal is an opportunity to show our loved ones how much we care about them. And this time of year, Valentine's Day gives us an added nudge to show...

Score Big on Game Day with Fan-Favorite Recipes!
January 31, 2012

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Score Big on Game Day with Fan-Favorite Recipes!

The annual tailgate-a-palooza is here! Every year I'm honored to host a football viewing party for hungry friends and family, and every year I try to score big with every...

Comfort Foods Shown to Spread Smiles
January 17, 2012

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Comfort Foods Shown to Spread Smiles

If balance is the key to a healthful diet, should we really be eating salads ALL the time? A little comfort on a plate goes a long way to brightening...

Lighten Things Up in 2012 With Tasty Salad Ideas
January 10, 2012

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Lighten Things Up in 2012 With Tasty Salad Ideas

“Food is an important part of a balanced diet,” once quipped author Fran Lebowitz. I love this quote. In fact, I have it printed out and stuck up on my...

Cooking Up A Delicious and Healthy New Year
January 3, 2012

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Cooking Up A Delicious and Healthy New Year

I recently read an editorial piece written by a gentleman who was adamant that moderation is the key to happiness. While at first it seemed like a whopper of a...

Go-To Party Starters For A Memorable New Year
December 27, 2011

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Go-To Party Starters For A Memorable New Year

Nothing gets a party started like platters piled high with plentiful treats. Well-chosen appetizers can really set the tone of a get-together. From casual dips to fancy pastries, Blue Ribbon...

Bundt Cakes Add Flavor and Flair to Holidays
December 13, 2011

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Bundt Cakes Add Flavor and Flair to Holidays

This time of year I tend to get pretty sentimental about favorite recipes. They're like familiar friends that we welcome back into the kitchen for the holidays each year. A...