Monthly Archives: June 2011

Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries & Avocado

Easy Entertaining:  Make-ahead Salad. Back in May I attended the BlogHer Food conference.  Besides chatting about food non-stop for three days with other food bloggers, a fun part of the event was talking with the sponsors and trying various samples of their … Continue reading

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Red Wine Pineapple Sangria

A tasty red wine beverage for warm summer evenings. As much as I love red wine, it just doesn’t hit the spot when it’s above 75 degrees out.  But red wine sangria is perfect. This recipe is easy to make … Continue reading

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Fleur is Fabulous

Restaurant Fleur at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Recently, I spent a week in Las Vegas for work.  The conference was held at the Mandalay Bay, and one of the first days there my client and I had lunch at … Continue reading

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Gorgonzola-Date Cheesecake with Bacon-Pecan Crust & Balsamic Caramelized Onion Topping

Easy Entertaining:  Make-Ahead Appetizer. Cheesecake as an hors d’oeuvre?  You bet!  Savory cheesecakes are a favorite of mine to make, whether entertaining at home or bringing to a potluck.  They look absolutely stunning on a small cake platter or serving dish, and hold … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: 14 Hands 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Sometimes You Have to Ask For It. So I was standing in line at a store that sells various items from around the world and my ears perked up when I heard the woman in front of me chatting with … Continue reading

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Spicy Asian Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Easy Entertaining:  Make-Ahead Entrée. The slow cooker is a fantastic kitchen tool to make entertaining easy and get you out of the kitchen when you have guests over.  This recipe for Spicy Asian Short Ribs will wow you with flavor, the … Continue reading

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Humidity and Curly Hair

Did you ever see that episode of Friends where the gang goes to the Bahamas for Ross’ paleontology conference?  And each time she appears Monica’s hair gets bigger, and bigger and bigger?  I can so relate.  It’s amazing the effects … Continue reading

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