Stuffed Endive Spears | Ladies Night Treat

As promised in my {Ladies Night} post, here is the recipe for the stuffed endive spears I served up that night. These treats are packed full of pecans, dried cranberries, apples, blue cheese crumbles and drizzled with a balsamic, honey, and orange juice reduction. These are great to grab and munch and it won’t even disturb…

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Fall Ladies Night | November 2013

You are never too old to have a sleep over with your girls and reminisce about all the ones you had during your childhood. It just gets better with age especially when you throw in some wine and lots of appetizers with a side of gossip and laughter and you are all set! This past…

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Baked Salmon over Wilted Kale and Quinoa Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

I don’t know about you but I’m constantly going to a restaurant and loving a dish or an appetizer I got there. I find myself thinking of that dish several days, even months later and my mouth watering to eat the dish again. However, that restaurant is often in another state or country, too expensive…

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Steamed Asparagus | Microwavable Trick

There are always those times when you do not have enough stove space, do not feel like dirtying more dishes than necessary {I have a huge issue with dirtying as many dishes as possible even when making something that doesn’t require more than two!}, or have the time to sit and watch water boil. This…

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Georgia Pralines | Southern Delight

Who can’t resist the southern delight… georgia pralines! I absolutely love pecans and am always looking for ways to spruce them up as sweet treats to bring to parties or to munch on at home. When I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it out! My husband and I were heading to…

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Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

This weekend my husband and I spent the weekend touring around Northern Neck, Virginia, checking out West Point’s crab carnival, having Eggs Chesapeake for brunch while watching the boats on the Rappahannock River, and eating goose our friend made us. The theme of the weekend was surely crabs, crabs, crabs which was fitting because not…

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Apples, Apples, Apples and Beef on Weck | Falling for Fall

This time of the year is one of my favorites. I love the scents, the flavors, and the colors of fall! Every year since I was very young, my family has always gone to the same place to pick our own apples at the beginning of fall…{Rinker Orchard} in Stephen’s City, Virginia. I love the…

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Tilapia with Garlic and Butter

If you’ve read my {About Me} section, you know that growing up I was a horribly picky eater. I tried fish once as a kid and hated the fishy taste of it and swore it off for years. I finally started to like salmon, only if my mom cooked it and took extra care to make it…

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Sautéed Shrimp with Tomatoes, Onions, and Spinach Over Pasta

My husband calls this my {Signature Dish}! I first made a version of this recipe a few years ago from some cookbook I had. The dish was delicious but seemed a little complicated and every time I made it I’d take the directions loosely and began to craft my own version. What I love about this…

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Caramel Snickers Apple Salad | Dessert

This is by far my favorite salad!!! But of course it is not at all as healthy as a salad filled with vegetables. This delicious dessert has been a huge hit at potlucks, birthday parties, and barbecues and what’s even better is that it is so simple. After bringing this to a holiday party at…

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