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The “RIGHT WAY” to Make an Oreo Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s day is coming and you know you’re in the mood for an Oreo Shamrock Shake (you know Grasshopper Shake, Mint Oreo Shake…..whatever you want to call it – I prefer it with the cookies!), but make sure you make it the RIGHT WAY for maximum enjoyment!The "Right Way" to make a shamrock shake! A couple of quick tips to make your shake rock your world!

I’m back in good old C-Ville right now (Charlottesville, VA), and it’s been a little nippy lately. But it almost warmed up enough to take my coat off the other day! Hopeful! I’m THINKING GREEN.

Also, of course our fun Irish holiday is coming up. I decided it’s the perfect holiday for March because 1) the weather is still so fickle that the hearty Irish food that accompanies the day is welcomed, 2) for some reason, I am super in the mood for mint and chocolate. (Well, maybe all of the time, but ESPECIALLY now.)…

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Chef Wong's Famous Mulligatawny Soup Recipe - a curry based soup that is oh so delish!

Chef Wong’s Mulligatawny Soup: Gourmet Style

Try this Mulligatawny Soup for some warm feel-goodery comfort!  We are so excited to have a guest post today from Catharine Preston, chef extraordinaire! I met Catharine at an ABC Conference in Utah last Fall. She works for The Dating Divas. I had even more to talk about with her when I found out that she graduated…

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5 easy ways to dress up your canned tomato soup! | @foodapparel

{Fashion Friday} Food Makeover: 5 Ways to Dress Up Tomato Soup

Just because your tomato soup is coming from a can, doesn’t mean it can’t have a bit of zing! Check out these 5 ways to dress that soup up for a total tomato soup makeover! Time for another Fashion Friday, and today we’re introducing our first Food Makeover. Sounds fun, eh?

Honey Roasted Cashews Recipe - an easy and healthy snack! @foodapparel

Easy Honey Roasted Cashews: Quick ‘N Easy Style

For a quick and healthy snack, try these honey roasted cashews. Remember how I said I was a serial snacker the other day? Well, it’s true. And the recent road trip sure helped to reestablish that! When you are driving across the country in a week, don’t have a lot of room for food, and…

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Review of Bread Revolution by Peter Reinhart

{Fashion Friday} Runway Review: The Bread Revolution by Peter Reinhart

Christina checking in to officially roll out our weekly “Food” Fashion Friday, where we have a lot of fun stuff planned, like food makeovers, Food+Apparel, and food related reviews, just to name a few. If you like bread and you haven’t heard of Peter Reinhart, well, you should. The guy is a bread baking genius. He currently…

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Sweet Golden Honey Granola - perfect for breakfast or snacking! @foodapparel

Sweet Honey Granola: Quick ‘N Easy Style

This sweet honey granola is the perfect breakfast or the perfect snack! I’m a serial snacker. Recently I was staying at someone’s house after some serious road tripping, and about halfway through the day, they confronted me. “Christina, you haven’t eaten anything all morning.” Hahaha. I started to laugh a little.

Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting Recipe - sooooooo delicious! @foodapparel

Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting: Gourmet Style

Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting – win love from everyone with this fantastic recipe! Remember how I said that anything Valentine’s to me must involve berries or chocolate? Well, here’s another winner for me – these Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting.

These Valentine's Day Heart Turtle Brownies are sure to win their way into someone's heart! Caramely, chocolately and delicious! @foodapparel

Valentine’s Day Heart Turtle Brownies (Caramel & Pecan): Gourmet Style

Find your way into your sweetie’s heart with these Heart Turtle Brownies!  You know why I like Valentine’s Day? Because I get to spend it with my sweet sweet, love Ben. He is seriously the best husband around. Through thick and thin, he has been there for me. Through my good days and my ugly…

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Build Your Blog Conference 2015 #byob2015

Before I share with you some of my excitement for going to conferences related to blogging, I want to give you a run down on my love for food and blogging. Eight years ago, I got married as a 19-year-old girl and moved 2,000 miles from home to Alabama.  My first year was hard, but…

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting Recipe. Tastes so fresh and delicious! @foodapparel

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting: Gourmet Style

If you are a strawberry lover, you gotta try these Strawberry Cupcakes topped off with Strawberry Frosting. They taste like a fresh burst of Summer! Remember when cupcakes started becoming all the rage some years back? Well, I was pleased to say I was on the cutting edge of this movement (or so I’d like…

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One-Pot Double Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies - come together in 10 minutes and they are AMAZING! @foodapparel

One Pot Double-Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies (Revisited): Gourmet Style

There’s no better way to someone’s heart than through these Double-Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies! If you don’t know this by know……well, get to know it. I’m chocolate obsessed. Like in a serious way. Like I’ve seriously considered traveling the world and becoming a chocolate connoisseur. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Now if only someone would pay…

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