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Roasted Grape, Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Have you ever roasted grapes before? And then put them in a salad?   No? Well me neither until I did a review for the Food52 Mighty Salads Cookbook. I mean I don’t think it could get better – a salad with with veggies, fruit, and cheese? Yes please! The chapters are broken down to Leafy …

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Birthday Celebration #1

Like most girls I celebrate my birthday all month long (and when your birthday is at the end of the month you really do get to celebrate all month). I started out early by purchasing this great mirror for our guest bedroom. Then I got two new pairs of shoes (boots and sandals) But the official birthday dinners …

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Inspiration

One of my close friends asked me one day how I come up with my recipes. Well, the process is a combination of things. My DVR is 70% full with cooking shows that I watch on a regular basis, my own cookbooks, I have been handed down a few recipes, and over the years have slowly …

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Time for Vacation

John and I arrived in Seagrove, FL early Sunday morning to meet my parents for our beach vacation that I have literally been counting down the days until. My dad knows where my heart lies when one of the first few things he asks me is where do I want to go to eat this week? Now normally …

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Brugge Brasserie

The other night I got a craving for mussels. Now some people have had mussels but they have to really be in the right kind of broth for them to surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more. The first time I had them was when I went to visit John in Italy. They were …

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National Championship

I went a couple of weeks ago with John’s family to New Orleans to cheer on the Crimson Tide. As most of you know I am a die hard Auburn fan, but who would give up a chance to see a National Championship game in person as well as eat some incredible food? And that …

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Lists of All Sorts

So I have become quite obsessed with reading food blogs lately. And I laughed out loud because this writer had come up with a list of things he wanted to try to make. The reason this is funny to me, is I have a 3 inch binder full of recipes so I could not really …

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