Smoky Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Sauce

Smoky Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Sauce

Until about a week ago, I thought we weren’t going to see much cold weather here. And then last week hit with the full force of winter; high temps in the teens and about six inches of snow. (After our three previous “snowstorms” that produced less than an inch of accumulated snow each, I was about ready to throw a party to celebrate our snow! Or at least head outside and play in it.)...

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Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Zucchini and Quinoa Recipe {Plus a Q&A with Denise Austin and a Giveaway of Her 10-Week Health and Fitness Plan}

Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Zucchini and Quinoa

For nearly everyone I know, February is their least favorite month (even my sis, and it’s her birthday month!). By the time February rolls around, the excitement of starting a new year has worn off and so has the novelty of snow…and the need to constantly bundle up and chug soup to stay warm. Green grass, leafy trees, and color in general are still a long way off and everything just seems kind-of blah. I’ve got something that’s full of excitement and energy to warm you up on a cold February day…how about a chat with Denise Austin, some fabulous fitness motivation, and her recipe […]...

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Savory Camembert Turnovers with Honey-Roasted Turkey and Lingonberry Jam

Savory Camembert Turnovers with Honey-Roasted Turkey and Lingonberry Jam

There are a multitude of Korean cafés/bakeries where we live in Alexandria. In fact, it seems that nearly every non-chain coffee shop in the area is either straight-up Korean or Korean with a French twist. At first, it took some getting used to. I mean, the coffee is good, really good, actually. And there’s the perk of having the option of bubble tea (which my niece can’t get enough of). The baked goods and pastries are decent too, but definitely interesting and somewhat surprising if you’re not used to them....

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