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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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Mango Thyme Mimosas

It is officially spring! I thought this day would never come… and can I be honest with you? I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to make it through this winter without losing my mind, and eating all of the chocolate in my house! Chocolate + red wine = happiness and I’m not ashamed to say that, haha! You know what also equals happiness? The brilliant sunshine-yellow of these

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Blackberry Rosé Tequila Fizz

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn. Call me sappy, but I really do love Valentine’s Day. I’m a sucker for a good holiday and even more so a sucker for any good reason to celebrate! I find life is too valuable and short not to find some excuse to pop some bubbly and toast to anything good going on. Even if Valentine’s

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme & Goat Cheese

It’s actually been a relatively mild week here in Minneapolis, as we gear up for Thanksgiving celebrations this week. When I say mild, I refer to the weather… it’s pretty usual that most Minnesotans often refer to the weather in any or every conversation. I’m not quite sure why, but we seem to have a habit of it. Maybe it’s because the weather is so dang confusing and all over the

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Blood Orange, Thyme, and Fennel Grilled Trout

I think it’s safe to say that spring has officially arrived in all of its glory! I can see the buds starting to come out on the trees and the daffodils springing up from the now-thawed ground. All of that unused energy I stored away, during those winter months stuck inside, has me running around outdoors cleaning up the yard and garden beds.  Mortifyingly it also led me to tear

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Blueberry + Lemon-Thyme Roulade Cake

This Blueberry + Lemon-Thyme Roulade Cake recipe goes way back to my days cooking at the Red Mountain Spa in St. George, UT. I used to make this cake as part of one of the cooking classes I taught at the spa. Yeah, can you believe it? They actually trusted me to go out in front of people and talk. I do pretty well when it comes to writing, but the

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Lemon + Thyme Roasted Cornish Hens with Baby Potatoes and Carrots

Cornish game hens…the pint sized version of the ever popular chicken, but so much more flavorful and adorable. I love anything that comes miniature. Teacup puppies, newborn baby shoes, bit-sized appetizers, tiny Hosta plants – I can’t get enough of them. If you’re looking to really impress your friends, family or better half, prepare them their own individual serving-sized “chickens”, also known as Poisson, the next time you host a special

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Bacon & Goat Cheese Pork Tenderloin

Let’s be honest. There’s bacon involved and that’s all you need to know! Bacon makes everything taste delightful and happy.  I apologize to all you’ve vegans and vegetarians out there, but I could eat bacon every day.  But I don’t – because well, let’s face it… it’s just not that healthy.  On top of this delightful bacon, we’ve added another life staple – goat cheese. Yep, this dish was created just for

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