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Double or Nothing: An Indulgent Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Going out on the evening of Valentine’s Day can be daunting. The jam-packed restaurants. The tacky heart-shaped candy boxes. The wildly expensive floral arrangements. Now before you go calling me a cynic, I happen to adore the concept of romance. 1,277 more words

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Global Warming: 4 Comforting Winter Soups

Italian Wedding Soup

Tortilla Soup

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Tortilla Soup
Serves 8-10

My husband Kenny fell in love with this recipe while visiting my Aunt Virginia Shea in Louisiana several years back. 921 more words

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Resolved: 3 Satisfying Low-Calorie Salads

We’ve landed smack-dab in the middle of January after the New Year. Chances are you’re still clinging to that resolution of dropping a few pounds. The battle of the bulge … we’ve all been there. 450 more words

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Green Goddess: Mamon’s Stuffed Artichokes

Mamon’s Stuffed Artichoke

Me with Mamon

Pawpaw and Mamon

Eating boiled Louisiana crabs with my dad, Pawpaw and Mamon

It’s always sad when the holidays are over and all that come with — family time, gift-giving, joyful music, and tons of comforting holiday eats. 311 more words

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Bowl Season: 5 College Football Playoff-Worthy Dips

Easy Tzatziki 
Serves 8

Ingredients
2 (7-ounce) containers Greek yogurt
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled and seeded
¼ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice… 556 more words

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The Nice List: 12 Sweet Holiday Desserts

Holiday Baking Day 2010

Christmas tablescape

Christmas tablescape

Holiday Baking Day 2009

When I graduated from college back in 2007 and moved to Orlando to enter the so-called “real world,” I was eager to establish my own place on the map. 1,518 more words

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With Gratitude: My Ideal Thanksgiving Meal

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Autumn Tablescape

Autumn Tablescape

Lunch, dinner, linner, a steak dinner — you name it; we’ve enjoyed it on Thanksgiving. Yes, one year when we hosted my in-laws we threw tradition out the window and swapped the turkey for grilled New York Strip steaks, and it was a huge hit with the Vitek clan. 1,885 more words

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