Oatmeal Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

Every Thursday morning, my girl friends and I gather for tea and scones before work. We started our little tradition to ensure we would have time to see each other as our lives become more hectic. Work, significant others, travel, family events, whatever the reason, as we’ve aged it seems harder and harder to assemble.

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Crab Salad on Homemade Cheddar Crackers

I always keep a sleeve of these cheddar crackers on hand in case I need to make an appetizer in a flash. The crab salad comes together in seconds and the garnishes are simple sliced apples and a sprig of dill. This dish may look like it took all day but it couldn’t be easier.

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Blueberry Ice Cream

If you are looking for the ultimate summer dessert, look no further. My homemade Blueberry Ice Cream tastes like summer in a bowl (or on a cone) and is extremely easy to make. You won’t need any special equipment and

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Raspberry Cinnamon Crepe Cake

When it’s hot out, the last thing I want is my oven burning all day. This elegant crepe cake is the perfect solution when you need an impressive summer dessert but aren’t in the mood to preheat.

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Blackened Salmon Salad


My favorite part about summer is the salads! Well, the beach and leaving the office early on Fridays, but also the salads. This blackening spice on the salmon is so flavorful I don’t even add dressing, just a squeeze of lemon and drizzle of olive oil.

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Raspberry Almond Macarons

For me, the best part of throwing a dinner party is making it memorable. Whether it’s a delectable dessert, a meaningful menu title or personalized party decor, I want my guests to think of the details of that evening frequently and smile.

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Very Veggie Quiche

Quiche is maybe the only food  you can have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the morning, it makes the perfect plate with a pile of seasonal berries or a few slices of bacon. For lunch, serve it with a side salad for something easy and elegant. And at dinnertime, it makes a decadent but not too filling starter before a fancy meal.

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Irish Whiskey Cake

Being Northern Irish, my family has shared many Irish recipes on our St. Patrick’s Day table. My mom is famous for her Potato Bread and I am constantly asked for my raisin-studded Soda Bread recipe. Most have been in the family for years, passed down through generations. This year, in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to break with tradition and try something new, still Irish, but new. I made a chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake, drizzled with my favorite dark chocolate glaze.

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