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swoon winter salad with pine nuts and sizzling warm vinaigrette

Well ladies and gents, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  If you might be cooking for your special someone, this would make a fabulous salad course.  It’s sexy, warm, and inviting with a sensational layering of flavors including balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, brown sugar, garlic (yes, garlic!), and pine nuts.  Pine nuts just happen to be […]

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bourbon and caramelized shallot dip

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and this dip would be a perfect addition to your menu along with chips or crudites.  I will be serving this delish dip accompanied by four new varieties of Terra Chips – Pumpkin Spice Sweets (kissed with cinnamon and nutmeg), Sweet Potato, Exotic Potato (sweet, Yukon gold, and naturally blue), […]

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easy yellow gazpacho

Fall may be just around the corner for a lot of people, but here in Florida we get to endure a few more weeks of temperatures in the 90’s (ugh).  So I think that this chilled soup that I adapted from Food & Wine magazine needs to be on the menu for September for sure. […]

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black pepper parmesan tuiles with heirloom tomato salad

The name of this appetizer may sound fancy, but tuiles are honestly the easiest thing to make and would be a perfect addition to your summer entertaining menu and will wow your guests.  What is a tuile?  It’s nothing more than a thin crisp or wafer of cheese for a savory version, or from a […]

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Edamame, Hearts of Palm, and Feta Salad (aka The Salad Bar Salad)

You don’t always have to use leafy greens when making a salad…….let’s try something else to mix up the salad bar (or home) salad experience!! I concocted this salad from our Sarasota Whole Foods salad bar……and the combination of flavors was so incredible that I totally needed to share with you.  And you don’t need […]

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