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Cooking with Candy Canes

Cooking with Candy Canes

I just love this time of year. Everything is sparkly, the lights twinkling in the trees, and of course, candy canes! Those wonderful, seasonal peppermint treats that hang from trees, peak out of stockings and garnish your holiday latte. The holidays just wouldn’t be...

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey day is here and gone. But, what to do with all the leftovers in the fridge? Need some tasty ideas? Don’t worry, I’m here to help! A d'lish Thanksgiving day feast! Don’t throw out those bones! They’re essential for my Rich Turkey Stock. Pick that turkey carcass...

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Turkey day is here and gone. But, what to do with all the leftovers in the fridge? Need some tasty ideas? Don’t worry, I’m here to help! A d'lish Thanksgiving day feast! Don’t throw out those bones! They’re essential for my Rich Turkey Stock. Pick that turkey carcass...

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Cooking with Bitters

Cooking with Bitters

Oh bitters! In the beverage world, we like to call them the “salt & pepper” of drinks. They can add an extra oomph! to a cocktail – oftentimes, enhancing the overall drink and adding an extra layer of flavor. But did you know that you can also cook with bitters...

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Cooking with Bitters

Cooking with Bitters

Oh bitters! In the beverage world, we like to call them the “salt & pepper” of drinks. They can add an extra oomph! to a cocktail – oftentimes, enhancing the overall drink and adding an extra layer of flavor. But did you know that you can also cook with bitters...

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Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Desserts

We all know Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and spend time with family and friends. There is turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and goodies galore - the feast often goes all day long…but for many it’s all about the decadent desserts! Everyone has their own...

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Mixing Up Mashed Potatoes

Mixing Up Mashed Potatoes

The holiday season is all about get-togethers and potlucks. Traditional dishes are always comforting, but I think it’s time for a flavor upgrade. I’m looking at you, mashed potatoes! Cha Cha Corn & Salsa Mashed Potatoes!There are tons of ways to get creative and...

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Mac & Cheese….Yes, Please!!!

Mac & Cheese….Yes, Please!!!

When I think of comfort food, one of the first things that come to mind is mac & cheese. Gooey, warm, and of course, cheesy delicious! One of my favorite recipes is a 4 Cheese Penne Bake - penne pasta, garlic and parmesan white sauce - tossed with loads of...

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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

When I think of Maple Syrup, I can’t help but think of warm and fuzzy memories – especially about breakfast. So where does this d’lish treat come from? The mighty sugar maple tree! Quebec is by far the largest producer of this sticky syrup – producing 70 percent of...

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Zingy Grapefruit

Zingy Grapefruit

We all enjoy fresh squeezed grapefruit juice for breakfast and in classic cocktails like a Salty Dog (or a Greyhound depending if salt is used) or a Paloma. All for good reasons, too. Grapefruits contain no fat, cholesterol or sodium and they are rich in vitamins A...

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Falling for Chili

Falling for Chili

When the days grow shorter and the weather begins to cool off, I start thinking about making some chili. It’s a protein-packed, warm and filling dish - especially good for those weekend game days. The key to a good chili is in the spices and sautéing your chili...

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Honey Varieties

Honey Varieties

Did you know a bee will only produce about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime? In just the United States alone, there are over 300 varieties of honey. The variety depends on the type of blossom the bees are collecting nectar from. Here in the Pacific...

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Pears

Pears

Here in the Northwest, we are lucky to have so many varieties of scrumptious pears! Red Bartlett’s, Bosc, Seckel, Concorde…each one different and oh-so-delicious! Pears are known to be sweet and juicy, but did you know they can shine in savory dishes too? I love to...

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Upside Down Cakes

Upside Down Cakes

Sometimes things are just better upside down. Bust out the baking dish – I’m talking about delicious Upside Down Cakes! Light and fluffy cake batter encased by a sugary-butter topping and jeweled with chopped fruits – baked until ooey gooey and caramelized. What could...

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Cauliflower Creations

Cauliflower Creations

Often tossed up with the obligatory broccoli and carrot medley, cauliflower is coming into its own! It can be boiled, steamed, roasted, pickled, or eaten raw! Although tasty topped with a cheese sauce, there are lots of healthy and amazingly d'lish ways to cook up a...

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It’s Pie Time!

It’s Pie Time!

My oh my, I LOVE pie! Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, enjoying a summer time BBQ, or having a casual family dinner, pie can be the perfect dessert for any occasion. Strawberry Lavender Rhubarb, Meyer Lemon Meringue, Salted Caramel Pecan…the flavor combinations...

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Potato Salads

Potato Salads

Potato Salad is the go-to summer side dish. It's perfect when cozied up with grilled chicken, or a plate of BBQ goodness. Everyone seems to love their Mom or Grandma's versions. Is yours creamy, eggy, pickley? A lot of times it's what you grew up with that becomes...

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Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit

One of the best things about summer to me is the abundance of sweet, juicy local stone fruit (that is, fruits with a pit). Peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines and apricots come into the market with great anticipation. I always look forward to that first succulent...

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Blackberries: The Taste of Summer

Blackberries: The Taste of Summer

Ahhh blackberries…the glorious summer berry. Growing in backyards, parks, and hiking trails, the Northwest is bursting with them. These juicy berries are definitely worth the fight with the prickly bushes they grow on! Not only are blackberries delicious, they’re good...

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Spiked Summer Punches

Spiked Summer Punches

The hot summer weather has finally hit the Northwest, which means entertaining is at an all-time high. When your backyard becomes the weekend hotspot for fun, punches are the perfect cocktail for a crowd! Photo by Kathy Casey Food Studios® So what is a punch, anyways?...

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