No One Ever Teaches You How to Drink

No one really taught me how to drink. No matter how exceptional, responsible, and cultured my family is and was growing up, it just doesn’t happen. It’s an experience…a life learning experience. And, I feel honored to have had that experience and for the role that it plays in my life. As I ponder these…

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Nuzest Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Smoothie

Pumpkin spice season is still in full force. How about whipping up something super duper healthy and nourishing to help you power through the season? Nuzest Clean Lean Protein. Yum! Pumpkin Spice. Yum! Peanut Butter. Double Yum! Nuzest Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Smoothie 2 scoops Nuzest Vanilla Clean Lean Protein* 1/4 cup organic canned…

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Yes, fall…and nearly winter is here. It’s time to roast those roots. When Brian and I first met, I believe the only items he could possibly smell wafting from and around me were those of the cooking variety – specifically root veggies, rosemary, and Brussels sprouts. This poor man…he stuck through it with me while…

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Day of the Dead Chocolate Coca Cola Cupcakes

What a mess. A BIG mess. But, no one could pull this off better than we could ~ ~ and no one would even dare. Day of the Dead Chocolate Coca Cola Cupcakes (This Coke Cake recipe was contributed by Lee Avery Catts to “Atlanta Cooknotes” and was published by The Junior League of Atlanta.)…

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Blood Orange and Golden Rum

What kind of spooktacular cocktails will you be serving this Halloween? Deep in color, rich in flavor, with a little bit of spice, creates something quite nice. Blood Orange & Golden Rum Cocktail juice and zest of 1 blood orange 2 oz. Bacardi Gold rum 1 whole cinnamon stick ice Create one long zest twist…

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Candied Orange Sugar Cookie Coins

Sometimes I’ll wake up early on a Sunday morning and all I want to do is bake. Bake and bake and bake. One sabbath Sunday, I arose quite near 4:00am. I had a craving ~ an urge. The force was with me and I just had to get tow work. FOUR pies later, I was ready…

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake

July is long gone, as are the celebratory fireworks of red, white, and blue. However, by no means does that indicate an inability to celebrate with color – and a little bit of sweet! This sweet treat, however, is a little different. It’s unique. It adds a little bit of stink…a little bit of funk…blue…

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The Caipirinha

  Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩj̃ɐ]) is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça(pronounced [kaˈʃasɐ]) (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça, also known as pinga, caninha, or any one of a multitude of traditional names, is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Although both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, in cachaça the alcohol results from…

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Recipe Revisit: Fall Mole

The chill is in the air. Although the release of summer and the involuntary abandonment of the warmer weather stirs my soul a bit, in both positive and less than positive ways, I accept the crisp, cool, and calming silence the change of seasons brings, and I long for the salivating spices associated with this…

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Bean-Free Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

With the arrival of fall, I am turning more toward squashes and harvest produce for inspiration. More than I adore the bountiful harvest of fall – the winter squash and the apples galore, I revere my dear Alisa. Alisa at Paleo in PDX and I were introduced years ago during my brief stint in Portland. As…

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