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BLT Bites – Upscale Downhome

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Entertaining can be baffling and very costly – what to make, how much to prepare, and how to present it in a way that says, “This dish fabulous, scrumptious and worthy of a party? You can spend hours on Pinterest finding gorgeous dishes only to find out you can’t find the right ingredient or have the time to make it. Where can you turn for help? Continue Reading →

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Cranberry Dill Vegan “Goat Cheese” w/ Snacker Crackers

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Eating plant-based foods has made almost every top food trend list for 2016. Even fast food restaurants like Taco Bell are adding vegan options to accommodate the demand for plant-based meals. Continue Reading →

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Hatch Chile & Chicken Lettuce Cups

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Late every summer, huge displays pop up in grocery stores all across the U.S as a monument to the praiseworthy pepper that’s harvested in Hatch, New Mexico known as the Hatch Chile.

Cathy with Hatch-Chiles | She Paused 4 ThoughtI am a relatively new “Hatch Head” thanks to Melissa’s Produce, who introduced them to me several years ago. Since then, I have become hooked on their meaty, peppery & smoky flavor. Continue Reading →

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Grilled & Smothered Artichokes with “The Vegetable Butcher” Review

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Artichokes have eluded me for years because I wasn’t confident with cutting them. Not anymore, thanks to Cara Mangini’s The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini.

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Cara demystifies the world of vegetables with her butchery basics. This comprehensive guide to buying, storing, prepping, and cooking vegetables will help you at the grocery store, farmers’ market, and in the kitchen. It may also encourage you to try vegetables you’ve never eaten or cooked before, like cardoons and sunchokes. Continue Reading →

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Smoky Chipotle Guacamole & Guac-Lock Review

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When was the last time you ate 3-day old guacamole? Never, right? It is notorious for turning brown quicker than a chameleon slurping a cup of joe—until now. The secret is not an ingredient, but a clever container called the Guac-Lock that prevents oxygen from turning your gorgeous green guacamole into brown sludge.  coffee and chameleons

Introducing the Guac-Lock™

Being a food blogger means I get to try new products, which is one of my favorite parts of the job. Most are clever, but the Guac-Lock is ingenious because it solves one of those truly head-scratching problems – how to keep guacamole fresh.

It was no surprise to me the creators of this practical innovation are women. Thanks to “Mompreneurs” Jane Caplan Och and Sharon Lonner Prince for designing something in the Guac-Loc that is truly functional. Go team!

How it Works:

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