Rosemary & Fennel Roast Chicken

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Are you the type of person that has to keep yourself from watching the Cooking Channel or Food Network or sitting down and opening up your Bon Appetit’ or Food & Wine magazine, because once you start your day is shot from your sudden rush to the kitchen to start cooking?!  When we were renovating [...]

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Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing

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So, I admittedly have never jumped on the hipster bacon craze train, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love bacon and that doesn’t mean that I can’t show my love for others through bacon.  Boogeyman’s school hosted a teacher appreciation luncheon and asked the parents of the Rainbow room to prepare the food.  This [...]

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Pacific Cod with Mustard Caper Sauce

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Last week before we left town for our Disney “bay-cation”, which we are wrapping up today after a very exciting 4 days here, I tried to get as little as possible at the store.  That meant that dinners had to get creative with stuff that we already had in the fridge, in the freezer and [...]

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Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon – A Pretty Purple Celebration

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It all started with some pillows from Joss & Main.  I quickly got hooked on the orchid trend and from there the “party room” decor and color palette for the luncheon grew.  I didn’t want the room to look a scene from the chorus of “Purple People Eater”, so I decided that aqua blue would [...]

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Herbed Chicken & Tomatoes over Angel Hair Pasta

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For my recent Mary Lillie Memory Club luncheon, I decided that since I was hosting at 11 am and wanted plenty of time to visit with everyone and not be stuck in the kitchen cooking that it would be great to prepare a main dish that could be made somewhat in advance.  The components of [...]

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Crunchy Salad with Quinoa Pilaf & Citrus Vinaigrette: Product Review

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So as you all know, I’m a mommy, I’m busy with family and friends, I work full-time, and now with a little one on the way, what little time I have left to myself HAS to be spent in an organized manner.  Drew travels, so a morning routine is essential to get out the door [...]

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Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

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So, I mentioned that I have been hooked on soups lately.  At first I thought it was from being sick and then from the cold weather, but now that I have yet another soup post after this one, that technically qualifies this as a “soup series”, I think it must be an official craving.  Come [...]

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Potato & Spinach Frittata

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Happy Saturday morning, everyone!!!! As you all know I love brunch, so in keeping in tune with my favorite weekend meal, I am bringing you a frittata.  Drew and I hosted a New Year’s Day brunch and I pulled out all my favorites and a few new ones.  There is no way that I could [...]

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Mustard and Herb-Crusted Trout

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It’s a New Year, which means it’s time for some new healthy recipes from my favorite private chef, Aly!    The best way to assure our success in keeping our resolutions is to plan our meals ahead with good, healthy choices that don’t leave us a slave to the stove. This way we won’t be [...]

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Healthy Lobster Bisque

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So here we are……another year, another chance to get our life on track with a fresh new start whatever that “new start” might be.  Well, while most people resolve to their usual healthy promise to get their weight in check, work out more, get back into those pre-baby skinny pants, my resolution is a little [...]

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