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In the Kitchen

Summer Series: Berries and Cream

Like many women, I have a deep love of ice cream. I’ve been known to hide a pint in the back of the freezer, safe from being discovered by anyone else. I’ll proudly divulge...

Summer Series: Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

With a collective sigh, we can all agree that winter is behind us. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and the desire to kick around in flip flops and a...

Summer Series: Cherry Crisp

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a cobbler, a crisp and a crumble? It often seems that these terms are used to refer to any baked fruit dessert with a topping,...

Summer Series: More Bang for Your BLT

Updating a Summer Classic Is there a more quintessential sandwich of summer than the classic BLT? If so, then I am unaware of it. A classic BLT sandwich isn’t only perfect for the bounty of...

Summer Series: Picnic Style

Nothing screams summer like packing a picnic lunch and heading into the great outdoors. A picnic only needs two things to meet all the criteria of being a picnic: it has to take place...

“Soul Food” Chef @KimKardashian?

Looks like America's favorite reality TV star Kim Kardashian is showing off a new talent.  The 32 year old mother to be, just showed off her culinary skills when she posted a picture on...

Summer Series: Cherry-Blackberry Pie

Once Memorial Day weekend arrives, we are well on our way to summer. Traditionally, it’s the weekend that kicks off the summer season while come September, Labor Day is the holiday that officially ends...

In The Kitchen: Spinach Cornbread Salad

Like any Southern girl, I have a particular and deep fondness for cornbread. On Sundays when I was growing up, my mother made hers from scratch and by Monday morning only the crumbs remained....

In the Kitchen: Punch Up Your Brunch

Whenever there’s a special event at hand, anything worth celebrating, my husband always picks up a bottle of bubbles. I like that he refers to any sparkling wine as bubbles since the name is...

In The Kitchen: The Brunch Bunch

There really isn’t a better weekend to plan a brunch than for Mother’s Day. You definitely don’t want to show up at your mom’s house looking for lunch on that day; she’s been feeding...

Bourbon Lemonade—Derby Style

This Saturday will mark the 139th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby. The race, run at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, is known as the “Run for the Roses,” because the winning horse is draped with...

A Hot Little Honey

I’m the sort of person who likes to slather things on: condiments, butters, even body lotions. In my book, the more square inches of any surface that I can cover, the happier I am...

A Simply Delicious Carrot Cake

If anyone ever makes the mistake of asking me what my favorite cake is, I can't help but to burst out in laughter. When it comes to cake, I'm pretty sure that I've never...

A Fresh Take on Pasta Primavera

One of the many benefits of being a food nerd isn’t just about learning all sorts of interesting facts about the things we eat, but learning about our shared cultural history of food. Some...

A Classic Combination: Eggs and Asparagus

Spring really does spring forth. One day, it seems as if we’re destined for an eternal winter and then with a big burst, spring ushers forth. Not only is spring a welcome relief from...

In The Kitchen: A Perfect Cake

Every girl needs a few perfectly easy perfect recipes that she can whip up in a flash. This easy cake recipe is the culinary equivalent of the little black dress; it can be served...

In The Kitchen: Lovin’ Oven Fried Chicken

Everyone has a favorite food. One which they may only crave occasionally, but when they do, the craving is so fierce and undeterred that it turns them from a rational and thinking being into...

Oprah’s Real “Next” Chapter!

There's nothing this woman cant and wont do. Billionaire Oprah Winfrey just visited the US Trademark Corporation this past Monday in hopes of expanding her empire! The 58-year old is now starting her own line...

Curvaceous Salsa

With fall coming in there is nothing like a refreshing, yet delicious comfort snack. While relaxing over the weekend I created my very own salsa recipe and combined it with Tostitos ® Artisan Recipe ®...