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Herbed Tomato Galette

4th of July is one of my FAVORITE holidays! I have so many wonderful memories surrounding this yearly celebration that includes time spent with friends and family, cooking up delicious food over a hot barbecue, sticky summer weather, etching wild designs in the air with shimmery sparklers as the sun sets, and a glorious firework show to end the night.   As I get older, the excitement surrounding 4th of

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Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

If you haven’t grilled with a cedar plank yet, then today is the day you need to make it happen, and this is the recipe to do it with! The cedar plank imparts this woodsy, smoky flavor, while the sesame-dill seasoning adds zing. The roasted red pepper sauce is it’s spicy, yummy companion and together everything tastes so incredible! We recently made this recipe for one of our family grill

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Mexican Chocolate Cake for Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot sweeter with this decadent spiced chocolate cake filled with gooey dulce de leche and spicy chocolate ganache. When I say spicy, this cake has a touch of heat to it with flavors such a cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. This seriously may be my new favorite cake and it’s actually made with boxed cake mix! Yeah, we are about to get

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The Hot Brie Melt Sandwich

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day everyone! I will never fully understand how all of these random holidays came to be. However, anything that celebrates melted cheese + carbs is completely fine with me, and absolutely worth celebrating! We are coming at you with a fun grilled cheese sandwich oozing with deliciously melted brie, vine ripe tomatoes, applewood smoked ham, and fresh basil. To bring some sweet heat, we’ve also added

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pork Belly & Mushrooms

Anyone else love brussel sprouts as much as I do? They get such a bad rap, but I find them to be incredible, super healthy, and ultra delicious when roasted to a caramelized crispness. Despite their health benefits, I couldn’t resist tossing that option out the door and adding in some yummy chunks of pork belly to take this easy-to-make, “one pan” side dish up about ten notches and my cholesterol up

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Stuffed Bourbon Mustard Pork Belly with Tangy Pears

If you’ve never had pork belly before and you’re a serious fan of bacon, then you will instantly fall in love with this tender and extremely flavorful cut of meat! Pork belly is so rich, and let’s be honest, it’s basically uncut bacon anyway so a small slice per person is all you need, which means you’ve got a decadent meal to feed a large crowd. This is indulgence in

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Salted Nutella Nutter Butter Cookies

I’m excited to share this Salted Nutella Nutter Butte cookie recipe with you today as it’s one I’ve been making for a seriously long time! Well, a rendition of these cookies to be exact, but I’m loving the addition of Nutella and fleur de sel so much better that I regret not doing it way back when! All this reminiscent talk requires a small story to explain a little bit about these

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Avocado + Jalapeno Bruschetta

Happy Wednesday, ya’ll! I’m so excited to share this easy-to-make Avocado + Jalapeno Bruschetta with you! This recipe carries a lot of great memories and delicious dinner parties along with it and thanks to my super talented friend, Chelsye, this appetizer never missed a single one of our get-togethers back in our Charleston days. It’s incredibly good and I have a feeling it will quickly become a must-have recipe for you, as well.  It’s

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Honey Harvest Granola

As I’m clumsily wandering through the first month of the new year and my first month as a healthier new me, finding healthy recipes that actually taste good are of top priority! This new conquest has me returning to some old recipes I consistently cooked with when I worked at Red Mountain Spa in St. George, UT. Those were the days and I miss them from time to time. It

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Roasted Winter Squash Salad with Sage-Honey Vinaigrette

I remember growing up and getting so excited when my mom decided to make us all roasted squash for dinner. Her version usually included a lot of butter, a simple halved squash, and honey drizzled all over it… oh and some cinnamon. Cinnamon was always the cherry on the top. It would roast in the oven for what seems like an eternity until the honey and butter had caramelized and

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