Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

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When it comes to natural healing, there are some pretty colorful Folk Remedies that give pause to the idea of self help. Take for example, using dirty socks to cure a sore throat , or turpentine for curing shingles. How about eating chocolate dipped garlic to cure memory loss? O.k., I might try that one since it involves chocolate. Those …

Laurie Kerkinni – Guest Contributor for the Book

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It’s hard to believe how quickly the years go by when you have great friends in your life. Laurie and I have known each other for almost 30 years now. That’s a lot of memories to cherish. I asked Laurie to be a guest contributor in my cookbook because she is the guru of everything amazing when it comes to …

My Book In Progress

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Someone recently asked me why I decided to write this book. My answer was, “Because I can’t move on to the next thing in life until I do.” That is the short answer to a much more complex reason why I am compelled to put my heart and soul on paper for the world to read. There is something about …

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Melt In Your Mouth Lemon Butter Chicken

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Print Recipe Melt In Your Mouth Lemon Butter Chicken Yum Course Dinner, Entrees, Main Dish Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 6-8 hours Servings people Ingredients 1 whole chicken organic2 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons butter8 cloves garlic, minced4 tablespoons lemon juice1 lemon rind, grated organic1 tablespoon dijon mustard1 cup water Course Dinner, Entrees, Main Dish Cuisine American Prep …

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE

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Introducing a guilt-free dessert your entire family will love. Eat your heart out, Bill Cosby! This isn’t your childhood chocolate pudding filled with artificial ingredients and jam packed with preservatives. Yikes! Why do you think that creamy treat we all loved as kids have such a long shelf life? Actually, at my house, it didn’t last long enough to need …

Italian Burrata Caprese

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I’ve never met a Burrata salad I didn’t like. There is something simply magical about this Italian cheese that makes everything it’s paired with “Magnifico!” An interesting experience happens when biting into Burrata cheese that makes the act of eating it a bit of an adventure. Created in Southern Italy at the beginning of the 20th century, the Burrata cheese …

Gray Home+Lifestyle

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Right off the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota sits a charming little lake town called Excelsior. Bustling year round with a spectacular selection of specialty boutiques, restaurants, a farmers market, an old-fashioned ice cream shop, a brewery, and a very busy nightlife filled with summertime festivals and concerts. Oh, the list goes on. But one of my favorite places to …

Kotopoulo Pikantiko – Zesty Greek chicken

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Greece is known as the country of beautiful land, beautiful people and beautiful food. In my life’s experience, I have always known the people of Greece to be a warm, generous and a wonderfully hospitable culture. Food is a large part of their lives, and Greek food is by far one of my favorites of the many Mediterranean styles of …

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A Danish Slice of Heaven

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One of my favorite pastries is a freshly baked danish stuffed with all sorts of deliciousness. In my part of town sits an adorable German bakery called “Edelweiss” that luckily for me and my sugar loving teens, is only a short tempting 10 minutes from my house. The bakery shelves are jammed packed with dozens of fresh, delicious pastries that …

Mickey’s Diner

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Remember the movie “The Bucket List”? The one that changed most of our lives because, if you are anything like me, you live by your bucket list. Mickey’s Diner is a definite “Must do” bucket list item to add to your list if you are ever visiting the Twin Cities. I think I’ve checked it off of my list six …