Thanksgiving, giving thanks

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Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. –William Arthur Ward Thanksgiving—pausing, saying the words out loud, thanking God, is part of who we are. It’s an extension of the daily practice of gratitude that shines the spotlight away from the worries and cares that…

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Butternut Squash Quiche with Italian Sausage and Sage Plated |Savoring Today

Butternut Squash Quiche with Italian Sausage and Sage

A few years back when I was helping to promote one of Emeril’s cookbooks I discovered his recipe for Butternut Squash Lasagna with Italian Sausage and Sage that rocked my food world. Like any lasagna, preparing the layers and assembly was pretty involved, but it was an exquisite dish with nuances of Autumn in every bite….

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Serve and Savor e-book is Now Available

On October 14th, the e-version of my first cookbook Serve and Savor was available on Amazon and more distributors are being added every day. Think I’m just a little excited? Heck ya! Writing a cookbook was part of the inspiration to begin blogging five years ago and accomplishing that goal feels amazing. Right after submitting the e-book to…

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Chosen Foods Avocado Oil

Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise with Avocado Oil

While shopping at Costco I noticed avocado oil sitting right next to the extra-virgin olive oil I usually buy. I’m not the jump-on-the-next-new-thing type, so I walked by it on several occasions before deciding to do some research. We are particular about the kind of oil we use and especially leery of marketing hype touting heart health or Omega3…

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Table scape at wine and cheese party

7 Tips for Hosting a Wine & Cheese Party

Summer arrives with a little hoopla around here and it doesn’t take long for plenty of pink cheeks and shoulders to start showing. Hosting a wine and cheese party is our way of kicking off the season with friends. The deck chair cushions are retrieved from hibernation, lights are strung, and flowerbeds are primed—all part of the invitation…

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