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Blueberry Goat Cheese Flatbreads Make Gourmet Dinners Easy

Homemade Gourmet Meals Can be Easy! Being a food blogger, it goes without saying that I enjoy making meals from scratch. There’s nothing more satisfying than making elements from scratch and tasting the final result once plated. But at the same time, I’m also human and work a full-time job outside of blogging. Some nights I barely have time to wash and fold laundry, let alone make a meal from scratch. So to save time, […]

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baileys and espresso cupcakes

Baileys and Espresso Cupcakes Are An Easy Crowd Pleaser

Gourmet Desserts Shouldn’t Be Complicated If you’ve ever created a dinner party menu, you know it can be stressful. You want to create dishes that are memorable, but also easy to make for your time budget. When hosting a party, I plan at least one course that will create a “wow” effect without needing to spend hours in the kitchen. And while that effect can be created with flavors or presentations, I try to incorporate both

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s'mores charcuterie board

S’mores Charcuterie Boards Will Make You a Camping Legend

Say Goodbye to Old Fashioned S’mores <p>If you’re planning camping trips this summer, there’s a good chance that graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows will be on your food shopping list. And if not, it should be. After all, when spending a weekend under the stars and you have a sweet tooth, nothing beats a S’more’s sweetness (and gooiness). Now, there’s nothing wrong with following the traditional S’mores recipe. But why hold yourself back when you

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Herb Garden Tips to Make You a Gardening Guru

Are You Ready for Gardening Season? While writing this article, I’m enjoying the sunshine and spring air on the patio. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see my herb garden bed, which looks a little sad in its current state. I spent some time yesterday cleaning out the pine needles and branches that died off from last season. The surviving plants, including my chive, sage, and lavender plants, are flourishing with new

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38 of The Best Affordable Eco-Friendly Products on Amazon

Earth Day Is Never Out of Season On April 22, 1970, the world’s first Earth Day was celebrated in the US, thanks to <strong><a style=”color: #0000ff;” href=”https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/earth-day” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Senator Gaylord Nelson</a></strong>. Growing up in the 90s, my elementary school went all out for Earth Day and turned it into a week of environmental education. My school would turn one entire wing of the school into a jungle decorated with drawings that teachers would create with

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cream cheese dessert dip

The Best 4-Ingredient Cream Cheese Dessert Dip

Great Party Desserts Can Be Easy Now that warmer weather is around the corner, crickets will soon start to sing at night, outdoor furniture will be uncovered, and patio lights will glow through the night. Once that time of year hits, hosting dinner parties is one of my favorite ways to gather friends and family to reconnect and create memories. But if you’ve ever hosted a dinner party, you know it requires attention to detail

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baileys mint ice cream

Baileys Mint Ice Cream Is the Ultimate Cocktail Hour Dessert

What Makes Ice Cream Iconic? As New England is being hit by another snowstorm this weekend, I’m watching the snowfall and reminding myself that spring is only 16 days away. That means that longer days, hearing the crickets at night, and your local ice cream store opening its shutters are in sight. If your heart fluttered at the thought of ice cream, I’m right there with you. Ice cream seems to have cast a spell on

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stuffed poblano peppers

These Stuffed Poblano Peppers Will Be Your New Favorite Craving

Crave-Worthy Meals can be Easy If you’re like me, cooking is a way to unwind after a long day of work and enjoy a meal you made by hand, especially from scratch. But in a world where our days feel busier than ever, having the time to create quality meals at home can seem impossible. And to be honest, even I have days where the last thing I want to do is cook after a

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white chocolate

The Truth About White Chocolate

There’s Something About Chocolate When you browse grocery aisles, do you make a list beforehand and stick to it? Or are you more adventurous and choose ingredients based on inspiration? While I typically make a list of sale items as a general plan, I tap into creativity to keep recipes fresh and exciting. When I’m looking for something unexpected, chocolate is an ingredient that can bring recipes to a whole new level. One example is

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Cheesecake filled chocolate covered strawberries

The Best Valentine’s Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day? When it comes to holidays, I don’t know if there is one that can divide people as much as Valentine’s Day. While some may lean into the romantic side of the holiday, others view the day as a holiday marketed by luxury brands. While I may be more romantic at heart, I can understand how Valentine’s Day is considered as a money maker. Jewelry, perfumes, and other high-end items

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