All of your wildest fantasies are about to come true: now you, too, can make your own French bread, hoagies, and hamburger/hotdog buns, all from the same dough recipe! And if you REALLY want to get wild and crazy, you could also make pizza dough or breadsticks. You never knew things could get so out…

French Bread, Hoagies, and Buns
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Okay, I love barbecue. Looooooooooooooooove it. In my house, I totally wear the pants when it comes to food because I would go to a good steakhouse over a salad bar any night of the week. Steak. Ribs. Chicken. Yum. But you guys know that already. This barbecue sauce is just okay by itself, all…

Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce
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I picked the name just because it’s fun to say “Zucchini Fettuccine”. Go ahead, try it 3 times fast. Get this: Garlic-infused olive oil coats warm pasta with flecks of lemon zest and fresh herbs. Grilled Zucchini and lemon-chicken top it off with savory Parmesan cheese running throughout. I’m trying to sound fancy like a…

Lemon-Herb Zucchini Fettuccine
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One of the most common questions I get this time of year is “What can I do with tomatoes??” “How should I cook my zucchini??” Seems like anyone with a garden has always got plenty of both! So this week (and throughout the coming month really) I’m going to devote time to the garden bounty…

Grill-Roasted Corn and Tomato Salsa (and Salad!)
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You all know how this drill works. You place the corn on a cutting board and slice right down it. The corn then flies all over the counter. If you’re lucky some of it actually stays on the cutting board, but most likely you have to go scavenging to collect all of the little kernels…

How To: Remove Corn from the Cob
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Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do with the posts earlier this week, but somehow, it’s that time of the year when kids are going back to school and the nights are starting to get cool (okay, well, everywhere except where I am–we’re just bracing for a hurricane and it’s in the 80s at night!)…

Sweet and Spicy Honey Grilled Shrimp
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A couple of weeks ago I had a Chicken and Artichoke Panini from Paradise Bakery. It was delish and I realized- even though I’m not really an artichoke person- how much I loved the tender, tangy artichokes hearts in that warm crispy-soft bread. My husband may have just been trying to win some brownie points…

Smoked Turkey and Artichoke Panini
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Or “Magic Mayo” as some of my friends like to call it. Happy Monday to everyone out there! I rarely use plain ol’ mayo on anything around here because it’s sooo much better when you add yummy stuff to it! This is one of the ways I like to use fresh herbs from my garden….

Garlic-Herb Sandwich Spread
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First of all, it feels like forever since I posted a recipe!! Traveling across the country and back with 2 kids under three while my husband stayed here in Louisiana was quite an adventure, but we had a fabulous time. Again, for those of you who came to the cooking class, thank you so much!…

Virgin Mango Colada
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This was another one of the things we made during our cooking demo at Macy’s. I love the combination of sweet and spicy in the quick marinade. We used an indoor grill pan for the class, and while the skewers were very tasty, I must say I prefer them on an outdoor grill where you…

Chili-lime Mango Chicken Skewers
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Everyone, I’d like you to meet my new favorite salad. When we were coming up with new recipes for the mango class we thought some sort of steak pairing would be great. We had a marinade that we loved, and also a dressing, but when I went to put them together, the ingredient list just…

Steak and Mango Salad
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Caramelizing may sound scary, but it’s pretty darn easy, and once you get the technique down, you can caramelize any nut to your heart’s content. They’re great on salads, on top of desserts, or just to snack on! There are several different methods of caramelizing nuts, but this is my favorite because I think it’s…

How to: Caramelize Nuts
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