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Flank Steak with Goat Cheese on Toast

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While we were in Mexico for Food Blogger Camp back in February, I got a sneak peek at the photos that my good friends, Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple shot of Cristina Ferrare’s new cookbook. I’m sure you heard of Cristina – she’s got a cooking show, “Big Bowl of Love” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Diane …

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Smoky Sweet Spicy Wings

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A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to Baltimore Maryland to get school on spices, along with my buds Jenny, Shauna and Nicole. What do you do at spice school? We eat, of course! Their amazing culinary team fed us every couple of hours, in fact, our meeting space was inside McCormick’s Asian kitchen (built-in wok!) and our “class” …

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Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers Recipe

It’s taken me thirty-ahem-something years to try a jalapeno popper for the very first time. Poppers have always been one of those things that just didn’t seem so appealing – I blame it on bad crab rangoon, which has certain similarities to the popper. Sure, both have qualities that I whole-heartedly embrace in other foods — they’re deep fried (hello …

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Spinach, Mushroom and Bacon Fondue (video)

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While most of the country is already turned on their heaters and brought out their winter jackets, we’ve been suffering from the unbearable heat with 10,254% humidity until just a few days ago. I envy those of you in cooler states, you get to snuggle under a fuzzy blanket and drink hot chocolate with the mug cradled in your palms …

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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

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Before I even get into this addictive little snackity snack, I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday on Twitter and Facebook. You all are so thoughtful to send a little message of good wishes. I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home and everytime a new message came in, my …

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Blogger’s Choice Award: Candied Bacon and Apple Canapés

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I’m currently on my way back from Pillsbury Bake-Off 2010 in Orlando, riding in the back seat of my personal “contract killa’s” car. Yes, on my laptop, trying to get this post up before the winner is announced in a few hours, just so we could say “We told you so!” More on him later, the contract killa, that is. …

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15 Minute Japanese Mushroom Flatbread

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The intentions of making my own pesto sauce from scratch was certainly there, but something silly like I-killed-my-basil-plant got in the way of my plans. There’s nothing more sad than walking out to my mini-garden and seeing a sad, shriveled and shrunken herb. Oh poor little thing! You had such potential! I have a feeling that the mint got a …

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Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

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These Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries only take about 15 minutes to make and I bet 15 seconds to eat. Oh and I cheated. Instead of making my own caramel, I got a little help from a yellow bag and a microwave. Oh how I love modern convenience, especially when it comes to candy coated strawberries! If you want to be …

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How to make Cupcake Cake Pops (video)

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I know I’m so incredibly late to the Cake Pops party, but hey I’m here, even if it’s a year later! The beautiful and talented Bakerella introduced the world to her cake pops and I’ve been ooh’in and aah’in from day one. Bakerella was kind enough to email me a few extra tips to ensure that these cuties would turn …