Savoring the Season

Creamy Carrot Soup with Warm Spices

Spring carrots steal the show here in this beautiful easy to prepare soup with loads of warm spices like cinnamon, fennel, coriander, and ginger. You can prepare this soup in an Instant Pot or it can be easily adjusted to make on your stove top. I love serving healthy simple soups as the main entree,
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Cocktails

Jungle Bird Cocktail – If It’s Meant to Be, It Will Be

The early beginnings of this cocktail is the late 70’s at the Aviary Bar in the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This Tiki bar cocktail made with rum, and brightly colored, has evolved considerably for the modern palate. The ingredients almost seem at odds with one another. You have a built-in sweetness with the

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Food + Drink

Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Welcome to Spring! This tart has turned out to be a favorite in our home. A Store bought puff pastry makes for easy work for this tart recipe. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, and another 25-30 minutes baking. You can cut them up for easy serve appetizers or serve with a salad

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Food + Drink

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

You may not know this but strawberries and tomatoes are a delicious natural pairing. The sweetness and the acidity of ripe strawberries and tomatoes complement each other, and together are irresistible. This beautiful summer salad is easy to prepare, and serve up for family or guests at your next gathering. You may think it’s a

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Cocktails

It’s Five O’ clock Right Here- The “Freddie” Eddy Cocktail

Here’s a super simple cocktail recipe that is perfect for a boozy night or an afternoon on the patio. The “Freddie” Eddy Cocktail Serves One   Ingredients: 3 ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka 1 ounce Domaine DE Canton French-Ginger Liqueur 1 ounce Red Grapefruit Juice (Fresh Squeezed) 3 Fresh Basil Leaves Directions: Add all

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Pistachio Cake
dessert

Lemon Pistachio Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

We came across this recipe featured in the Costco Connection magazine and were immediately hooked.  This mega delicious cake is lemony, buttery, nutty and adorned with an icing of mascarpone cheese. It’s elegant, and a little exotic. The recipe has been made by my husband (he’s the baker in the family) at least half a

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