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“Grilled Dessert Recipes”

As we end the hotter months of summer and go back indoors, I figure we need one last grilling hurrah. These Grilled Dessert Recipes will motivate you. From melted chocolate to warm berries, you just can’t go wrong with these nice sweet treats. So fire up the grill to put a hot twist on the traditional dessert! Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Grilled Pizzas by Family Fresh Cooking Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Sorbet by […]

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“How To Make Hot Pink Pasta”

 Looking for different ways to style up your pasta dish? I added just a hint of beet juice to an ordinary pasta recipe and ended up with vibrant bright pink noodles. This recipe will not only taste delicious but will wow your dinner guests! What you’ll need: 1 ¼ cup of all-purpose flour 1 cup of semolina flour 3 eggs 2 Tablespoons of Beet juice 1 Teaspoon Sea salt 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil […]

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“Skillet Roasted Artichokes”

If you ever want to prepare a simple side dish, I have just the recipe for you. These Skillet Roasted Artichokes require only six ingredients, and they are a breeze to prep for baking.  The golden breadcrumb topping gives a nice crust to the juicy artichokes. For this recipe, you will need the following: 20 artichokes 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup […]

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“Highlights, From a Very Fabulous Book Tour”

The first half of this year, my friends, has been full of travel to promote my new book, and the best part has been getting to meet all of you. Now that my book stops are over and I have a moment to take a breath, I’ve had a chance to look through all of the photos from the various cities and the fun I had getting to hug ya, […]

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“24 of the World’s Sexiest Burgers”

All week we’re posting the best burgers across the Interwebs on my Facebook page. There’s nothing more satisfying than munching down on a delicious juicy burger. From a dinosaur kale patty to a traditional baconater there are so many ways to dress your buns. I have 24 of the World’s Sexiest Burgers to get your stomach growling and hopefully your grill fired up this summer.

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“10 Cocktails to Make You Fall in Love with Whiskey”

There’s something about a good cocktail, especially one made with whiskey. Here are some of my favorite whiskey finds from Pinterest. Speaking of, are you following me on Pinterest yet? You can find all of my favorite things there. Do it! It’s where the magic happens. The Gold Rush. What’s the gold? Honey.  Whiskey Slushie. Do I need to say more? Whiskey Cranberry Slushie. This cocktail is a fruity take […]

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“Video: Farmer’s Cheese”

I have several homemade cheese recipes on this website as well as in my latest book “Modern Pioneering.” Well, I thought I’d also show you how to make it on video, since we all learn so differently don’t we… Here is the recipe for this cheese in case you want to make it ASAP after watching this video: Homemade Farmers Cheese Pin It

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“Behind the Scenes with The Chew”

I thought y’all would want to see some of the behind the scenes action that happened while filming my segment on The Chew on ABC. Ready? I fished a lot. The water glittered in the sun and it made the 5am wake up call worth it. I love black bass. It’s delicious. You should eat some as soon as possible. I played with a bow and arrow! AND…. AND… I […]

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“How to Start Composting”

Composting is the process of turning organic waste, like vegetable scraps, into nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It involves layering “green” matter with “brown” matter, in a ratio of two parts brown to one part green. Most apartment dwellers don’t have the land for a traditional compost pile, but not to worry; there are all kinds of options. For example, there are compost tumblers that allow you to rotate your […]

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“How to Make a Shed Antler Candleholder”

A few weeks ago I filmed a segment on The Chew where I did all kinds of adventurous things. One of those was turning a shed antler that I’d found in the woods into a candleholder! When I posted it to my Facebook page a lot of you inquired how on earth one could make that sort of thing, so I’m here to show you how. You’ll need a few […]

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