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Zucchini Mozzarella Squares

As the new BeyoncĂ© album came out on Friday the 13th, I assumed that any potential “bad luck” associated with the day would have dissipated at Queen Bey’s command. Alas, it seems that her diva powers don’t extend to the mundane. We co-hosted a great shower/party for one of the most fun couples that we know […]

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Pesto-Balsamic Couscous with Butternut Squash and Feta

Fall really feels like it is in full swing now that November is here! The arrival of November marks my one year “blogaversary” and as of today I’ve officially been married for one month (can you believe Husband didn’t wake me up with a poem and flowers?!).  It’s also my first fall in my new […]

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Zucchini Au Gratin

On Wednesday, I received notification that I am featured on Rachael Ray’s website as “Cook of the Week”. It’s always an honor to receive a nod, but when the nod comes from Rachael Ray, well, that’s pretty much the coolest thing ever! Here is the link:  http://rachaelraymag.com/blogs/rachael-ray/2013/06/12/rrwhatchacookin-featured-cook-the-sparkle-kitchen/ This is also a good time to insert […]

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Sugar Snap Pea Saute with Chevre, Cherries, and Avocado

We have had some absolutely beautiful spring weather here in Northwest Arkansas (except for those silly old tornadoes, but never mind that). This warmer weather provides all kinds of inspiration in the form of pinterest farmer’s market stands. I love all of the components of this recipe: crunchy sugar snap peas, soft chevre, sweet-tart cherries, […]

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Honey-Balsamic Parsnip, Carrot & Avocado Salad

My friends sometimes tease me for describing food or ingredients as “nice”. Please excuse me, dears, but this is a very nice salad indeed. Roasting the parsnips and carrots with honey and balsamic draws out the flavor considerably. Your tastebuds will be downright tantalized.  Tossing anything with fresh parsley, avocado, and lemon juice is a […]

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