5 Savory Crowd Pleasers for Any Party

Posted June 28, 2016

Have you ever been to one of those parties where you leave talking about the food? This has happened to me on numerous occasions: homemade caramel popcorn on movie night, bacon-wrapped dates at book club, and a cucumber and tomato…

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Seven Hearty Meals for the Dad Who Does Everything

Posted June 13, 2016

In my eyes, my dad can do anything. He is the mechanic, the cook, the driver, and—my favorite—the storyteller. When I was little, I loved those long family car rides where my mom and sisters would nod off to sleep, and I would stay…

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Six Homemade Pantry Gifts to Show How Much You Care

Posted May 30, 2016

Maybe it’s the turn of seasons in the air because multiple life changes occurred among my trusty troupe of friends in just a few weeks: the newly-minted grandmother; the very-soon-to-be mother; first-time homeowners; and the recently engaged, graduated, or hired.…

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Stop and Drink the Flowers with Five Fragrant Cocktails

Posted May 16, 2016

After hearing flowers can improve one’s emotional wellness, I increased the frequency in which I brought home a bouquet with my groceries. Throughout the week, I would spot the vase of flowers atop the kitchen table, and suddenly my day grew brighter and better. Ya…

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Share Your Food Gift Love Story

Posted May 2, 2016

We want to hear from you! Have you whipped up a food gift from Maggie’s cookbook, Food Gift Love? Perhaps, you filled your pantry with sea salts and jam or brought a spirited cordial to a potluck. Have you gifted chocolate-dipped spoons? Or made…

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Five Mini Desserts for a Sweet Little Treat

Posted April 18, 2016

I have yet to master the art of keeping fresh produce in a household of one. Thankfully, there is always baking to the rescue. One particular afternoon, a bowl of shiny, red apples stared at me from the kitchen table, begging to be eaten before…

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