Culinary

Touchdown Treats: Indulge in Game Day Desserts

This blog features savory sweets to serve during the Big Game. Host the perfect football party with these delicious desserts.

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Top Tips for Hosting a Wine Tasting Party

One of my favorite gatherings to host is a blind wine tasting party. It’s the perfect year-round get-together that both educates and inspires guests on my go-to party staple: wine. Here’s my go to party planning strategy – I typically select four to six bottles from a certain country, wine region or vineyard so my […]

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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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