summer

Chimichurri Flank Steak

by Janelle 08.14.2012
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For a little taste of South America in your kitchen, try this fiery recipe for Chimichurri Flank Steak. Chimichurri is the quintessential sauce of Argentina and best enjoyed on juicy, grilled steaks. Meats in Argentina are never served without a side of chimichurri! The traditional sauce is made with parsley, garlic and vinegar–and it surely packs a […]

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Margarita Cheesecake

by Janelle 08.13.2012
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Last week the fiancé and I were tasked with cooking dinner for one night at our family shore house in beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey. Before I even thought about what I’d make for the main dish (post coming soon…), I thought long and hard about what to bake for dessert – my favorite course of […]

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Summer Tomato Cucumber Salad

by Janelle 07.24.2012
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For a great side or light lunch, try my healthy and refreshing Summer Tomato Cucumber Salad. This fresh and cool salad is made with sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber and thinly sliced red onions and topped with crumbled feta, basil and a light red wine vinaigrette. Serve alone with crusty bread or alongside your favorite […]

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Baked Stuffed Lobster

by Janelle 07.10.2012
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Looking for the perfect summer cookout feast this weekend? My recipe for succulent Baked Stuffed Lobster with homemade crabmeat stuffing is sure to impress. The recipe for the stuffing is from a very popular shoreline restaurant called, Lenny & Joe’s Fishtale in Connecticut. Known for its delicious, fresh seafood and fun, casual atmosphere, I was lucky […]

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A Taste of Summer with Starla

by Janelle 10.10.2011
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It’s almost fall in New York and the hint of a chill in the air has me already dreaming of tropical locales! To get your mind off heavy winter coats and cashmere sweaters, I wanted to share one of my favorite new finds – Starla Sandals. Created out of a passion for jewelry, shoes and […]

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Poppy Orange Perfection

by Janelle 07.26.2011
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Calling all California girls!! Like the brilliant color of a California Poppy, the state’s official flower, poppy orange pieces will make your wardrobe well, pop. Perfect with a tan and paired with summer whites and khakis, vibrant poppy orange is fashion-must. I have picked out 5 must-have pieces that are spot-on trend:

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Crochet Cuteness : 5 Hot Summer Crochet Dresses

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One of the most romantic and feminine trends this summer is crochet. Runways this season were overflowing with intricately designed wovens and decorative knits in a rainbow of colors. Crochet is shedding its homespun image and staking its claim among fashionsitas worldwide. I’ve found 5 chic crochet dresses that will help you nail this look.

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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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5 Gladiator Sandals

by Janelle 06.27.2011
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One of the chicest and sassiest trends this summer is gladiator sandals. These Grecian-inspired beauties are overflowing with buttons and straps covering the feet, making for a super comfortable and stylish look. Check out my top 8 gladiator sandals for this summer!

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