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15 Ways to Add Sparkle & Shine to Your New Years Party!

Your New Year’s Eve party last year was fun, right? You had champagne for days, the perfect playlist, mouth-watering appetizers, and some obligatory 2015 decorations that you bought from the party store. Why not kick things up 15 notches with these DIY decorations that will turn your party from zero to confetti-blasted hero! Like right now. The countdown to 2017 is only moments away and all of these ideas are pretty much a

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Mini BLTs with Avocado and Chipotle Mayo

When they say good things come in small packages, they are so right! Especially when it comes to mini, bite-sized versions of the classic BLT sandwich we all know and love! I’ve been making these little apps for years. Oh my goodness, I get so obsessed with bite-sized things. I confess, that I often eat most of them before they even leave the kitchen, so this recipe makes a lot if

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Tuna Crudo with Mangos + Citrus-Chile Ice

My love affair with raw fish, mainly sushi and sashimi, took most of my teenage years to develop. I found it to be revolting and could not understand why anyone would ever consider such things delicious. But can you blame me? At the time, sushi was not readily available or understood in the midwest as it is today. I can easily count on one hand how many restaurants offered sushi

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Nobu’s New Style Sashimi

If you were to ask me what my end-of-the-world final meal would be, New Style Sashimi is definitely be one of my top 5. It’s so simple, but packed with great flavor and oh so fresh. I first discover New Style Sashimi when my uncle gave me Nobu Matsuhisa’s cookbook for Christmas, way back in the day. I can easily say this is one of my most cherish cookbooks on my shelf and

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Bacon, Apple, Onion & White Cheddar Flatbread

I’m so excited to share one of my favorite flatbread recipes with you today. Serving this crunchy flatbread at your next party with have your guests losing their minds over how good it is!  The smoky flavor of the bacon collides perfectly with the sweet, tart punch of the apple and hint of fresh thyme. Right before serving I love to drizzle a thick balsamic vinegar over each slice, then sit

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18 Drool-Worthy Dishes for Your Memorial Day Party

With Memorial Day Weekend in fast approach, it’s time to dust off your grill and throw an epic party. Invite the neighbors, your closest friends, and family, and celebrate not only the kick-off to summer but to remember and celebrate the lives of the troops and soldiers that fought tirelessly for us, throughout history. These uber-brave men and women, who daily risked their lives to keep America what it is today,

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