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Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies |

Do you ever feel like you are living in some kind of time warp? The holidays on the calendar keep whizzing by at warp speed, and you are still trying to get your act together for the holiday that is about to pass you by? Oh, it’s just me? Christmas is a blur, New Year’s is a faded memory, and Valentine’s Day is as good as over…….. 

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After a long day trying to kill a Scorpion, Tropical Painkiller to the rescue!

Tropical Painkiller

What – A – Day!! I woke up this morning, walked out into the kitchen to get Arlo his dental bone and caught a dark spot on the wall out of the corner of my eye. Hmmmm, what could that be? A moth? So I put on my glasses {they’re for distance} and HOLY CRAP,… 

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Steak au Poivre {aka pepper steak} seared to perfected and topped off with a shallot, mustard, and cognac sauce |

Steak au Poivre

Are you a fan of NCIS? I am a crazed fan that has seen every episode at least 50 times, some even more than that. Oddly enough, it never seems to get old. During an especially perplexing case in Season 3, Gibbs shows up in Director Shepard’s office with Steak au Poivre and asparagus. They… 

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Pure heaven is the best way to describe this Amaretto Tiramisu! Creamy and delicious with an almond flavored twist |

Amaretto Tiramisu

Let me just start with “I absolutely LOVE tiramisu!!” It is the one dessert that I will always order in an Italian restaurant. I don’t even care that I am lactose-intolerant, I love my tiramisu…I just can’t help myself. As I was creating my romantic Tuscan meal last week {Tuscan Stuffed Pork Loin with Creamy… 

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Tuscan Stuffed Pork Loin on Creamy Polenta | #EntertainandPair #ad

Tuscan Stuffed Pork Loin

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EntertainAndPair #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Do you go out on Valentine’s Day, or do you stay home? Personally, I prefer to stay home and avoid the crowds and fixed… 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu with a creamy Dijon gravy is much easier to make than you realize and so worth the effort |

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Do you get easily distracted? I do, and it’s actually getting quite annoying. I prepare the recipe in my head, working through all of the steps and ingredients…and then something goes amiss. Somewhere between planning the meal and actually preparing the meal my brain goes on a vacation…a detour as it were and I’m left… 

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Irish Chili Nachos are not just for St. Patrick's Day, they are perfect for game day as well |

Irish Chili Nachos

I love this time of year!! We are in the midst of fun, food holidays and I get to be crazy and creative. Okay, I’m always a bit crazy and creative, but for some reason during this time of year it all  makes sense. Today I have combined  my love of St. Patrick’s Day with… 

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Super Bowl 2016 Cocktails Broncos vs Panthers |

Super Bowl 2016 Cocktails

Well it’s that time of  year again…Are you ready for some fooooootbaaaaaal? You know what my favorite part of football is? Making the Super Bowl 2016 Cocktails! I still  know nothing about football, but I really do enjoy creating fun drinks. Each year I try to create cocktails that are the correct colors for the… 

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Warm up this winter with a big bowl of Chicken and Rice Soup, loaded with carrots, kale, and tomatoes |

Chicken and Rice Soup

Are you snowed in from the Great Blizzard of 2016? I obviously am not, I am in Arizona, but my facebook feed is filled with with some of the craziest videos and photos! Mounds and mounds of snow…everywhere! Well if you are snowed in, or just hungry, this Chicken and Rice Soup is the perfect… 

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