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This is what I made for my family reunion: Lemon Chicken

Perfect for 2 or 30, tuck lemon, garlic, capers, and spices around this easy baked lemon chicken. “Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal,” said Julia Child. She must have been a fly on the wall, because that sums up our recent family reunion. Some remember a family gathering about 50 years ago but otherwise, funerals brought some …

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Stunning, Fresh and Easy Summer Salad: Blueberry, Grilled Corn and Charred Lemon

Grilled lemon is the showstopper in this easy summer Blueberry, Charred Corn and Grilled Lemon Salad. You’ll look like someone who has serious kitchen chops! Potlucks, neighborhood parties, even road trips are all part of summer eating. But the last thing we want is to be stuck in the kitchen. Summer cooking needs to be fresh and easy. This stunning Blueberry, Charred Corn and Lemon Salad is my current obsession. I ❤️ biting into a …

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How to make a simple Strawberry Cucumber Salad

With just 5 ingredients, this refreshing Strawberry Cucumber Salad is super simple! Check out my video below.👇 I heard it. The Meadowlark. The cheerful song means the birds are back. And that means spring is here! With spring we’re ready to fresh bites, like a refreshing salad. But before I get to that, have you been spring cleaning? Not sure if it’s the bird, the extra evening light or the calendar, but I’ve been on a …

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The best places to eat, see, and do. My guide to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The hidden charms of Jackson Hole, Wyoming When was the last time the police pulled up on horseback? Or a moose wandered down Main Street? It happens regularly in Jackson. That’s Wyoming. “What should I do in Jackson, Wyoming?” I get that a lot. For good reason, I mean, with fewer than 600,000 residents in the state, who else are you going to ask? Traveling, researching, being in nature, learning, exploring, sharing, tasting and physical …

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Super simple pasta: asparagus blue cheese

Creamy Asparagus Blue Cheese Pasta is a bowlful of good. Quick for a weeknight, but good enough for Saturday night company, this one-pot meal is ready in less than 30 minutes. Like an Easter egg hunt, that’s how many people remember picking asparagus. Searching for stalks along river and creek banks when they were kids. It was a family outing with a yummy reward. Today most of us stroll the produce section rather than the riverbank. How …

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Strawberry Rhubarb syrup, your marvelous mocktail solution

Strawberry Rhubarb Mocktail, a refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail alternative to happy hour. When I think back to my trip to Italy, my most vivid memory isn’t seeing the famous buildings up close or exploring the gorgeous countryside or even gorging myself on all the delicious pasta and gelato. My most vivid memory is sitting on an outdoor patio of a cafe along the canal in Milan, sipping a refreshing Aperol Spritz. I can’t go back to …

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When you need a quick meal: The best Mexican Burrito Power Bowl

  Is it a power bowl? A Buddha bowl? A burrito bowl? Yep. Yep. Yep. Whatever you call it, you’re spooning into a bowlful of flavorful Mexican foods 3 ways. For those who don’t like their food to touch, bowls aren’t your thing. For those of us who like variety in every bite, bring on bowls! Mexican Food Corn, beans and chiles are the backbone to Mexican cookery. Though the cuisine is as varied as …

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How to fight the flu with this easy One-Pot Spinach Tomato Pasta

With blistered tomatoes, fresh spinach, zesty lemon, and crunchy pine nuts, you’ll like twirling your fork around this one-pot meal, Spinach Tomato Pasta. A LiveBest recipe for better health! But before we eat, let’s fight the flu! 😷 These two topics may not seem relatable, but once you’ve had the flu, you want to do whatEVER you can do fight it. Trust me! At 6:54 pm I started to clear the table. As I stood …

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Make this easy One Pot Baked Greek Chicken Stew

One-pot Baked Greek Chicken Stew is bursting with flavor. Olives, tomatoes, capers, garlic, and beans make this easy chicken casserole one of my favorites! The calendar indicates spring is around the corner. The daffodils poking through the ground confirm it. But I’m not feeling it. Are you? Winter is fickle. Maybe that’s why citrus is in season during the winter months. To give us a fresh, tangy, zingy bite. Sometimes that is all I want …

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How to do Tucson like a boss

Originally published February 2017; I updated with even more Tucson awesomeness February 2019.   For a food enthusiast, Tucson is a big deal. A Big Deal. Big Tucson is the first city in the U.S. designated a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Scroll down to see some places to eat and drink. If you’re  headed there, here are a few personal recommendations of… What to do in Tucson These Tucson …