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Stanley Cup-Cakes (Go Preds!)

I’m really not a sports person. I didn’t play sports. I don’t watch sports. And I’m ok with that. The one exception is hockey. Taylor’s a hockey boy. He played hockey in high school, and now, it’s the one sport he enjoys and insists on watching. And I have to admit, I can sit and...

Kumquat Margaritas (Happy Cinco de Mayo!)

Feel free to tell me enough with the kumquats already. And I’ll stop. Really, I will. Ok, maybe not. It’s not my fault they just happened to be on sale this week. And my complaining about the high price of kumquats earlier made it necessary for me to buy them. Even though I didn’t have...

DIY Distressed Wood Photo Backdrop

I love using texture in my photos. Whether it be a rough burlap fabric or a distressed piece of wood, it adds so much depth and character to an image. And for those of us who aren’t blessed with a beautiful rustic wood tabletop, we have to resort to drastic measures. Or not so drastic...

Broccoli Garlic Quiche

Kumquats. Quiche. Quinoa. Quesadillas. Is the letter Q staging an uprising? All we need is some quince and we’d have it covered. Because I don’t think there are any other Q foods. That I can think of at least. Quiche is one of those foods that gets a bad wrap. When I think of quiche,...

Eat Boutique Gourmet Gift Box GIVEAWAY

And we’re back with another fabulous giveaway from Eat Boutique. You may remember the decadent Valentine’s Gift box Maggie and the team at EB put together in February? Well their new spring box is even better, with notes of sweet honey and sassy citrus, spring herbs and velvety chocolate. It’s food that hugs you back....

Beet, Blood Orange, Kumquat, and Quinoa Salad

So here I sit, gazing at this pretty picture, remembering all the shiny happy flavors of this dish, and can’t think of a darned thing to say about it. Kumquats. I can say that. It sounds dirty. But it’s not. So I can say it. I’ve never had kumquats before. Sure, I’ve seen them. Wondered...