Cool Stuff – Recipes
“Blueberry Pinor Noir Jam”

This summer I spent time at Tulipwood with my dad picking blueberries. After six years of growing them they are the best they have ever been. My dad taught me quite a few things while we were picking, for example: If you pick a green one eat it because they are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. You have to net the blueberry bushes of course, because the birds will eat […]

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“Baked Apples Stuffed with KIND Healthy Grains Clusters”

I made a seriously delicious recipe over the weekend and you must make it immediately. Lately I’ve been experimenting with KIND Healthy Grains Clusters, which have five super grains in them, including quinoa, millet, and gluten free oats. I first started working with KIND products last year when they sponsored the gift bags at my Adventure Getaways. I had come across the brand often in airports in my busy travel […]

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“Video: Creamy Rice Pudding”

A few weeks ago I told you about my partnership with Riceland Foods, a farmer owned co-op based in Arkansas that distributes rice around the world. Not only do they donate rice for hunger relief around the world, but the farmers also produce a nutritious, economical, gluten free and delicious product that is probably already in your pantry and at the very least in a grocery store near you. Today […]

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“Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds”

A girlfriend of mine recently came over with a few simple ingredients for us to make some sweet treats for ourselves. They were so delicious and easy and so I thought I’d share because they would make a perfect homemade gift for your Valentine. Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds! The perfect blend of sweetness with a crunchy and salty bite. With only three ingredients, I don’t know how much easier this […]

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“Blistered Figs with Marsala and Gorgonzola Cream”

Guys + Gals, here is my latest video for you today, all about the fig, my favorite fruit that deserves a lot of celebrating this time of year. This simple, luscious dish can be served as an appetizer or dessert. It tastes and appears more complicated than it really is. The salty Gorgonzola tempered by the whipped cream and paired with the warm, caramelized figs is sublime. Give it a […]

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“How to Make Caramel Apples”

I was just in New York where I did my all time favorite fall activity. It gives me pangs of nostalgia. And all of those childhood memories of frolicking through the orchards come rushing back. (Photo credit: Gordon Pellegrini) I went apple picking! My brother and I have plans for cider making and we were on a mission to get just the right apples. (Photo credit: Gordon Pellegrini) I ate […]

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“Homemade Maraschino Cherries”

Aren’t you desperately curious to know what I did with those cherries I picked from my cherry tree with my homemade cherry picker? Well let me show you… My arms got rather tired and I wasn’t especially ambitious about getting them all that evening, since it seemed like an impossible feat. But! I had enough to make homemade maraschino cherries which really thrilled me. To make them, gather together: cherries […]

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“Poached Loquats in Herb Semi-Syrup”

It all began when I was watching the squirrels. This is what I do sometimes when I sit in a wicker chair with my breakfast and ponder life and the creek below. The squirrels were gnawing most voraciously on a yellow fruit, many of which had dropped to the ground. I was curious. So I wandered my way over and this is what I saw, dangling from the trees that […]

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“Homemade Gift Idea: Cranberry Chews”

I’m at Bakerella‘s book signing in Austin! We’re about to embark on a fun Girl Hunter Weekend to celebrate outdoorsyness, togetherness and my upcoming Girl Hunter book release. Amazon just named it a “best book of the month,” which is pretty exciting. But I want to talk about cranberries and another homemade holiday gift idea. I love homemade gifts, they’re so satisfying and thrifty and pioneering. This one I call […]

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