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Austin Food & Wine Festival Recap

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably seen the mayhem that has been my life in the past few months. Lately  it has been particularly busy, which I suppose is what comes with having a book tour. The best part has been meeting you all along the way. I’ve also just finished the Austin Food & Wine Festival where I did stage demos, taco competitions, and hung […]

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Video: Brown Rice Cornbread

Moist, sweet yellow cornbread or white cornbread that tastes like it’s straight from grandma’s kitchen. Today I am posting one of my Modern Pioneering video series for one of my favorite cornbread recipes, brown rice cornbread, straight from Grandma Pellegrini. I think you’re going to love it and can’t wait to hear your feedback on the video!  Video: Brown Rice Cornbread   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s […]

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Modern Pioneering Book Tour Schedule

Modern Pioneering is finally here and with a new book comes a new book tour. I’m so excited to be able to share the project I’ve been working on for so long with all of you and I hope you’ll meet me along the way to share how you’ve become modern pioneers with me! Will I be coming to a city near you? Sign up HERE to get a VIP […]

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Q&A with Georgia: 10 Questions from an Intern

A little while ago, one of my interns said, “Hey! How about you answer our interview questions, things that people don’t ask you in interviews but things that we’re curious about.” I thought that was rather clever and so I gave them all a license to ask me anything under the sun that they wanted to know. For the past few weeks I’ve been posting their questions and my answers… […]

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Wild Game for Picky Eaters

Some people are surprised by the amount and variety of wild game in my diet. Boar, duck, quail, and, especially, squirrel, aren’t the most common proteins on peoples’ plates, but I’m out to change that! Most of the people I cook for are pretty adventurous eaters, luckily for me. Not every cook is so blessed. I wanted to give some helpful hints to those of you who are up for […]

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Pheasant Confit

To “confit” something, is to cure it in salt and then cook it slowly in fat. It makes the meat buttery and fall off the bone. Is there anything that sounds more glorious than that? It is common to see it done with duck legs, and other muscular cuts of meat, but here I’ve done it with a slew of pheasant legs that I brought back from my women’s Adventure […]

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Tronk Design

I’m currently obsessed with my Walnut Franklin Shelf by Tronk Design. (You’ll be able to take a closer look at it in an upcoming Daily Candy video home tour coming out soon!) But if you want one ASAP, you can use this discount code until April 11th: ‘TRONK15’ for a 15% discount off the Franklin Shelf and other select Tronk products! Here are some of my favorite’s from Tronk Design: […]

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DIY: Cold Weather Lip Scrub

During this long winter my Aquaphor lip ointment has become my new best friend. I feel like my lips are perpetually dry and cracked, despite the fact that I’m caking on the Aquaphor like nobody’s business. If your lips are getting tired of this winter weather, I hope you find some solace with this super easy, all natural, lip scrub. It will take off the dry skin and excess chap […]

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A ‘Modern Pioneering’ and Weston Giveaway

I’ve had lots of fun following all of the fun posts you guys are posting on social media! There’s still time to enter the Modern Pioneering Giveaway with Weston. All you have to do is post a picture of a copy of Modern Pioneering (which you can also snap by going to the local library or book store or borrowing from a friend) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest with the hashtag #modernpioneering in the description. Post […]

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Behind the Scenes of a Food & Wine Magazine Photo Shoot

The April issue of Food & Wine Magazine just hit stands and in it you’ll find a 4-page spread of my Austin lifestyle, a ton of delicious recipes that I wrote just for you, and a bit about my latest book on manual literacy, “Modern Pioneering.” I thought I would show you some of the behind-the-scenes photos that we snapped during the photo shoot. It was so much fun and […]

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