Recipes

Classic Andalusian Gazpacho from Cádiz, Spain

by Janelle 06.30.2011
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One of my favorite summer meals is gazpacho because it is so light, refreshing and packed with flavor. Hailing from Andalusia on the southern coast of Spain, this cold soup epitomizes tasty, fresh Spanish cuisine. Although there are loads of different variations on the traditional dish, I set out to find the most authentic recipe […]

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Summer Strawberry Cake

by Janelle 06.29.2011
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If you are lucky enough to visit a farmer’s market in your hometown, you will most likely be able to find delicious, fresh-picked strawberries in the early months of summer. Local strawberries are nothing like store-bought varieties and one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is to make some delicious baked goods. Instead of […]

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Baked Scallops Recipe

by Janelle 06.23.2011
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With summer in full swing, I wanted to share one of my favorite easy and elegant summer seafood meals — Baked Scallops. This dish is so easy to make, but at the same time delicious, bursting with flavor and sure to impress your family and friends.

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Homemade Lemonade

by Janelle 06.15.2011
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Ever since I got back from the Caribbean this spring, I have been trying to recreate the light and refreshing, fresh-squeezed lemonade I enjoyed daily at a St. Martin resort. Although making lemonade from scratch may seem easy (squeeze some lemons and add some sugar and water?), there is truly an art to creating the […]

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Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Janelle 06.08.2011
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I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but they are usally too big and loaded with lots of unhealthy ingredients, so I decided to shake it up a bit. I started with a classic Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, changed a few ingredients around to boost flavor, and formed them into irrestible bite-sized treats […]

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Red Curry Chicken Kabobs with Minty Yogurt Sauce

by Janelle 06.01.2011
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Last night my boyfriend made me a delicious dish that has me dreaming of warm summer nights — Red Curry Chicken Kabobs with Minty Yogurt Sauce. This recipe is so easy to make and bursting with bold flavors. With the base of Thai red curry paste, he made a zesty marinade that coated the chicken […]

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Caprese on a Stick : Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Skewers

by Janelle 05.29.2011
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I have a great recipe today for an easy, healthy and delicious summer appetizer that is fun to make. Instead of making a traditional tomato and mozzarella salad, try using skewers to create fun, pick-me-up “Caprese Sticks” that your guests will love. You can add variations to this recipe based on your favorite Caprese salad […]

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops Recipe

by Janelle 05.23.2011
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This weekend my Mom and I made Chocolate Banana Pops for a delicious and healthy summertime dessert. Not only are these pops easy and fun to make, but they are a fabulous way to get a chocolate fix while enjoying fruit at the same time! The pops can be served refrigerated or frozen for an […]

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Rachael Ray’s Chocolate “Pots de Creme” Cups with Whipped Cream

by Janelle 05.22.2011
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One of my favorite desserts my grandmother makes me is Rachael Ray’s Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream. This recipe is so easy, yet totally elegant and delicious at the same time. The chocolate custard is served in demitasse cups and topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprig of fresh mint, making it a […]

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Paula Deen’s Magical Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

by Janelle 05.14.2011
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Today I decided to make Paula Deen’s famous “Magical Peanut Butter Cookies.” Although Ms. Deen is known for her deliciously rich, butter and cream-filled, over-the-top creations, one of her most popular recipes (703 likes on facebook!) is actually good for you! What makes these cookies so magical is the fact that they are flourless, sugar-free, […]

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