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Summer Grill Marinade

If I could, I would grill every day in the summer. And this is my favorite marinade. It’s sweet and tangy, not quite teriyaki, but…

Avocado Pasta

After a busy day at work and shuffling the kids around to their activities, this is a perfect wind-down meal and one of my family’s…

Grandma’s Thumbprint Cookies

This is a family recipe passed down from my grandmother “Pearl Alice” to my mother some 40 years ago. My mom made these cookies every…

Jellyfish Cocktail

What better time than the holidays to bust out fancy drinks? This is a simple show-stopper that gives the maker instant mixologist cred. Have your…

Bluegrass Bourbon Slush

Even Santa will tell you that sometimes the best way to keep warm is actually with a nice cold cocktail. This bourbon slush recipe has…

Flaming Pumpkin Pie Shot

I’ve become notorious in my family for my decadent desserts—I especially love making cheesecakes and pies around this time of year. But this is a…

Cranberry Continental

This recipe is from my Grandma Florence (who isn’t really my grandma at all, but a beloved family member who is no longer with us).…

Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing cures the cold-weather blues like a warm bowl of homemade chicken soup. When I used to live in Chicago, this was a standard that…

Gary’s Famous Beer Cheese

My husband, Gary, is the chef in our family, but I generally take credit for all of his wonderful creations. You see, when he semi-retired…

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Jellyfish Shot

Since the holidays are full of fun and festivities, there’s no better way to jazz up a party even more with wild and delicious drink…