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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe


Spring is trying to show up early in northern Michigan, but as a life-long Michigander I know we are still in for some snow and cold. That means there is still time to indulge in some good old comfort food and creamy chicken and broccoli alfredo hit the spot when you need something filling and delicious. The enduring appeal of…

FLAMING TURTLE CHOCOLATE FONDUE

Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue


Do you need a great dessert for your next party? Give this flaming turtle chocolate fondue a try and wow your guests with your mad cooking ninja skills. It’s easy to make and only required a handful of ingredients. You might even have everything you need. I know was only missing the heavy cream. You’ll need a fondue pot. There…

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The Italian Farmer’s Table Cookbook Review


The Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy is more than just a cookbook. Although it is built around an intriguing collection of authentic regional recipes, it digs deeper to offer a glimpse inside everyday rural life in northern Italy. Its pages are filled with captivating descriptions of each regions’ distinct culinary identity and the unique…

chicken risotto

Baked Sweet Potato & Chicken Risotto


The other day I was reading some foodie blogs and came across a recipe for Baked Butternut Squash Risotto and thought…hmmm, baked risotto, now THAT might be the easy way to make risotto. Add some chicken and this could easily make a meal. After a bit of fiddling around I came up with Baked Sweet Potato & Chicken Risotto. As much…

buffalo chicken mac & cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese


I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes for busy days and a busy life. Luckily, Kraft foods allow me to make many shortcuts in making dinner and the Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe is no exception. Being a busy mom means it can be tough to manage everything. This buffalo chicken mac and cheese recipe takes only  5…

white chocolate trifle

White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe


Thanks to my friends over at Epicurious they are sharing this ridiculous looking White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe with us. How lucky are we? This looks absolutely decadent and I can’t wait to try it. White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears YIELD: Makes 10 to 12 servings White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle Ingredients Spiced Pears: 1 750-ml…

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Locations Wine Lets You Drink Around The World


I haven’t seen any of my in real life friends for months. Yes, MONTHS. For them, having a friend that is a travel writer is a tough gig. I mean, I’m never home, never around to talk to or drink wine with. Fortunately, my friends are understanding and when they all arrived at my house for a Locations Wine tasting…

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Epicurious Wine For The Holidays


I had no idea that my favorite recipe website, Epicurious, was bottling and labeling wine under their brand, Epicurious Wine. Imagine my surprise when that box showed up at the door. I was thrilled and was very hopeful that it would be good. I mean, some wines leave you disappointed and sulking because you were looking forward to a great…

vegan pumpkin mousse

Vegan Pumpkin Mousse & Wine Pairing


A blend of pumpkin and coconut flavors come together to make this delicious vegan pumpkin mousse. Of course, if you don’t have coconut cream at home you could use regular cream. This is an easy recipe to make. It simply requires some mixing and then refrigeration. It should chill for at least two hours, but overnight would be best. Top with…

shortbread cookie recipe

Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe


I like nothing better than making an easy shortbread cookie as this makes a great tea/coffee cookie or can be used in a variety of cookie recipes. Basic shortbread cookies are light and buttery, crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside.  It is surprising to me that this shortbread cookies recipe which is pretty basic can sometime be…