The Crab Confessional with Crab Louie

Crab Louie

Growing up we didn’t eat much seafood – I’ll attribute that to living at least a thousand miles from any salt water. As I began to travel more and become more adventurous with food I tried crab legs and fell in love.  I even pulled my husband onto the same crab loving boat with me. […]

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Chocolate Chip, Pistachio, Fig Cookies

Choc Chip, Pistachio, Fig

Who doesn’t love cookies? Better yet, who doesn’t love a cookie challenge? A few weeks ago Kurt from Livefire (one of my fellow Verizon Savvy Gourmets) challenged all of us to a cookie showdown.  OK it’s really not a showdown but just a fun cookie challenge.  First I was going to do gluten free, but […]

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Garden Burger with Cranberry Chutney

Garden Burger with Cranberry Chutney

I’ve got some really big news to share! If you’re following on Twitter or Facebook you may already know however, recently I was selected by William Morrow Cookbooks to participate in their “Serious Sandwich Cookalong” to celebrate the release of Emeril Lagasse’s latest cookbook, Kicked-Up Sandwiches. Over the next three weeks I’ll be making several of […]

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Roasted Moroccan Rack of Lamb {#SundaySupper}

Cooked Lamb Ribs

  It”s not very often I make lamb out of the blue but a few weeks ago it seemed the perfect time to pull a rack of lamb chops from the freezer and slow roast them. I had received a package from Superior Farms a little while ago but hadn’t had a chance to cook with […]

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Party Planning with My XYBoard {Giveaway}

4620L

I’m busy today preparing for my online fall Twitter party. You’re coming right? Tonight at 9pm EST using #FallPartyFood. I think I like virtual parties as much as the real thing – and there’s no cleanup involved!  This week was super busy and stressful for me with work commitments, party planning and family life and […]

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Crunchy Chickpeas For Your Fall Party

saffron road chickpeas

Something about fall makes me want to throw a party! There’s something about football season, cool weather, boots and sweaters that make me excited to heat up the oven and make a great meal to share. My favorite trick for throwing a great party is mixing up great homemade food with some items that are […]

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