Recipes

Throw a Kentucky Derby Party!

by Janelle 05.06.2011
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Saturday is the Kentucky Derby so if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs then it’s about time to plan your fabulously fancy Kentucky Derby Party. With just a few easy recipes, you can create an elegant Southern party to watch this legendary race.First step – whip up the Mint Juleps.

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Kale & White Bean Soup

by Janelle 05.06.2011
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Last night I made a delicious and hearty Kale & White Bean Soup. Overflowing with cannellini beans, greens, carrots, onions and chunks of kielbasa, this soup is bursting with flavor! It’s easy to make and perfect for a healthy and quick weeknight dinner. Serve with thinly sliced pieces of toasted ciabatta bread and freshly grated […]

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Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Pecans

by Janelle 05.01.2011
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I just finished a batch of healthy and delicious whole wheat zucchini muffins. I found this recipe on one of my favorite cooking blogs, Kalyn’s Kitchen, and I just had to try it out for myself! Because it calls for Splenda and agave in place of regular sugar, these muffins are low-sugar and perfect for […]

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Ole! Plan the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

by Janelle 05.01.2011
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Cinco de Mayo is coming up on Thursday and I have all the ideas you need to throw a stylish and fun fiesta! If you live in NYC, you know how hard it is to get a resy at the city’s top Mexican hotspots, so why not throw your own party? With summer right around […]

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A Royal Groom’s Cake… Make William’s Favourite Cake For Yourself!

by Janelle 04.30.2011
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Foodies around the world rejoiced with the announcement of Prince William’s groom’s cake, made with McVitie’s Rich Tea Biscuits and chocolate. Although less popular in States, grooms’ cakes have been very popular in Britain since Victorian times – and for good reason! I was able to find the exact recipe used at the Royal Wedding, […]

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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

by Janelle 04.18.2011
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Everyone loves blueberry muffins. I am thrilled to share a recipe I received from my grandmother’s dear friend and neighbor for the most fluffy and moist blueberry muffins ever. Perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or an anytime-of-day pick me-up, these easy-to-make muffins are the only recipe you’ll ever need. Bursting with blueberries, light, tender, […]

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Traditional Italian Easter Pie

by Janelle 04.12.2011
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My favorite dessert for the Easter holiday has always been Italian Easter Pie. An Italian tradition, Easter Pie is made by mixing cooked rice with fresh ricotta, eggs, sugar and toasted pine nuts and wrapping the mixture in layers of crispy, buttery phyllo. Orange zest is added to take the ricotta and rice mixture to […]

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Chic (Creme) Brulee French Toast

by Janelle 04.12.2011
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In honor of the Chic Brûlée, I had to blog about Crème Brûlée French Toast – a rich and satisfying dessert-like indulgence. My favorite recipe is from Gourmet Magazine and is so easy to prepare! The french toast can be prepared the night before and baked in the oven the next morning.

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Spicy Vegetable Chili

by Janelle 04.08.2011
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Get ready for a healthy twist on a favorite southern comfort food, chili. This recipe is full of nutritious vegetables and has a mix of spices that really packs a punch. Veggie chili is surprisingly easy to make and extremely satisfying. Serve over brown rice or cornbread and top with plain greek yogurt, avocado and […]

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Southwest Turkey Burgers

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Last night I made the most fantastic recipe for turkey burgers — Southwest-style! Bursting with flavor, these burgers feature a variety of vegetables and southwest spices that create the perfect easy and healthy dinner. 

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