Culinary

Holiday chicken recipe, cocktails and dessert

Delight in the Season: What’s Cooking for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for food, family and friends. From festive cocktails, to dinner dishes and desserts, I love to prepare my take on traditional favorites. Whether I’m holiday hosting or taking a dish to share, I always lock in the exceptional flavors of the season. Here are some of my favorites. Appetizers and hors d’oeuvres […]

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’Tis the Season: Top Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—delicious recipes, cozy and inviting spaces, and heart-warming visits from friends and family. If you’re looking for fresh home entertaining ideas to get into the holiday spirit, here are some of my favorite ways to celebrate that will sweep you and your guests away. Designed by Lisa Mende […]

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Wickedly Delicious Recipes for a Scary Fun Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and I can’t wait to get spooked. As one of my favorite holidays of the year, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with friends and have some good old-fashioned fun. There is nothing I love more than a wickedly-good costume party, and there is no better time than now to play […]

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Sweet Eats: Mix Up Your Dinner Menu with Delectable Desserts

When it comes to preparing dinner, I love to break the rules. Take your typical evening meal up a notch by serving dessert for dinner. From gooey cinnamon-pecan rolls, to fresh-baked strawberry bread pudding, to creamy coffee liqueur pops, a little sweetness is a great way to top off your day. Here are a few […]

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Summer Seasonings: Ultimate Herb Recipes

It’s summertime, which for my home means the cooking is plentiful. During the warmer months, I like to keep my meals interesting with flavors that are ever-zesty. Here are a few of my favorite summer herbs and the delicious dishes they help make stand out. Basil Basil is perfect to pair with a variety of […]

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Fourth of July Flavors That Will Set Off Fireworks

The Fourth of July means family, fun and exceptional food. From sparkling cocktails, to hot-off-the-grill entrées, to festive desserts, this year, I’m going all out with the celebrations. Here are my favorite red, white and Thermador blue recipes for the ultimate Independence Day party. Nothing says Fourth of July like the quintessential cocktail, and this […]

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Perfect Pairings for a Midsummer Menu

Whether garden gatherings or outdoor occasions, ‘tis the season of warm weather festivities with family and friends. What better way to create a midsummer menu for everyone than to complement the season’s best flavors with a collection of perfect pairings. Here are my personal favorites. While there is no right or wrong choice when selecting […]

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Ripe Recipes for a Summer Soirée

Summer officially kicks off tomorrow, and during this time of year when the pickings are exceptionally ripe, fresh produce is a must-have to create the ultimate seasonal meal. Here are a few of my favorite recipes that make the most of summer’s finest fruits and vegetables. A delicious and savory start to any summer soirée, […]

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