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Walkers Shortbread

Scottie Dog Cookies. Recently I rediscovered an old favorite, Walkers Shortbread, the iconic Scottie Dogs shortbread cookie. Their Pure Butter classic is the definition of shortbread. Made in…

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Maggie Austin Cake

Edible masterpieces. World-renowned cake designer Maggie Austin is sharing her craft with pastry enthusiasts everywhere in her first book Maggie Austin Cake: Artistry and Technique. Austin’s cakes are…

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Pasta Carbonara

My favorite pasta dish. Pasta alla carbonara, or “coal miners” pasta, is hearty, delicious and cheap eats. All you need is spaghetti, eggs, nutmeg, bacon, olive oil and…

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Bordeaux 101

What is Bordeaux? Bordeaux is the largest wine appellation in France. A Bordeaux blend is made up of at least two of the following grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,…

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Spring Pesto

There’s nothing quite like a spring pesto. Spring has sprung and I’m tossing out the heavy cream sauces for something light. Pesto makes an easy and delicious addition…

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Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

Coconut water used to be difficult to find. Up until recently, finding and dissecting your own coconut would have been the best way to get all the electrolytes,…

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Breakfast Tacos

All your breakfast favorites wrapped in a warm tortilla. Born out of Austin, but famously praised in Los Angeles, breakfast tacos are a brunch essential. Let’s start with…

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Spirit Wednesdays: Rum

Rum’s comeback. Award-winning author Dave Broom has come back to the spirits scene with his new book, Rum: The Manual. This latest edition to his manual series covers everything from the history of rum’s sticky past…

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