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Damn Good Corn Pudding

I like to feature local restaurants on occasion, and this is one I’m very excited to share! 12 Bones Smokehouse is an undeniable Asheville icon, serving up sumptuous ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey, brisket...

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Pomegranate Apple Cranberry Relish

Adding a simple twist to classic dishes can really give your Thanksgiving meal an appealing BOOST! Take cranberry relish for instance… As a little girl I remember it being something that slide out of...

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Twice Baked Bourbon Hazelnut Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving can be a little overwhelming for first time hosts. Heck, Thanksgiving can cause anxiety in award-winning chefs…don’t feel bad if the thought of it gives you hives!  Here are some helpful tips to...

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Vanilla Orange Candied Cranberries

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is only six weeks away, can you believe it? Time for Vanilla Orange Candied Cranberries. I took my dog for a walk this morning and reveled...

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Broiled Pear and Prosciutto Toasts

We all have pet-peeves, right? Well, I have a real problem with elitist know-it-all attitudes. Of course, I used to think I could manage the whole world with one hand tied behind my back....

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Pasta Athena

The Aftermath, and Greek Pasta with Shrimp Tomato and Kalamata Olives. Well friends, Halloween is over. Decorations are coming down. The litter is off the lawn. The grass is rebounding from a hoard of...

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce

Labor of Love, AKA Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce. Human beings are fairly predictable. We generally do things for others, for one of two reasons–to GIVE or to GET. It doesn’t really...

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Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa

This is my last post before Halloween night. I wanted to squeeze in one more party food before the weekend! Drum roll for Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa. I’ll be extremely busy the...

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Amazing Apple Challah Yeast Bread

Hey Friends, I’m a ball of SHEER EXCITEMENT, bubbling with feverish bliss, Gleefully Ecstatic, overcome with ELATION…happy. This jubilation can only be celebrated with something as amazing as  Apple Challah Yeast Bread. I’m pleased...

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Creamy Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

Halloween is just around the corner. That means decorations are going up! We always wait until the morning of October 31st to put up the outside decorations. That way, they will be a surprise...

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Tamale Bites

Time, my ultimate love-language. Some women want gifts or sweet talk. Those things are nice, but all I really crave is ample time with the people I love. Time is what I consider my...