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  • Top 10 List: Tips to Navigating a Food Chat on Twitter

    Top 10 List: Tips to Navigating a Food Chat on Twitter

    We love Twitter Chats, after all we created one of our own ( #nuts ) just over 2 years ago! They’re fun, a great way to meet like-minded people and learn about a subject near and dear to you. One of favorite type of chats is the Food Chat. You can find a food chat on Twitter just about any day of the week which is why we created the Top 10 list: Navigating a Food Chat on Twitter. Let the countdown begin!

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  • Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

    Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

    Disclaimer: I am not a baker. So, when my Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies turned out, no one was more surprised than me! #SundaySupper put out the holiday cookie challenge and well you know us, we never met a challenge we wouldn’t try. After all, Midlife is about stepping out of your comfort zone and well baking from scratch is quite uncomfortable! This recipe is easy. Very Easy. The cookies are melt-in-your mouth delicious with the perfect combination of sweet from the caramel with the sprinkling of sea salt. Truly a match made in cookie heaven.

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  • Just what the Doctor Odered… Rx Wine

    Just what the Doctor Odered… Rx Wine

    Wishing everyone a wonderful #ThirstyThursday!  This is just what the doctor ordered. Rx wine Cheers!

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  • Tea for two and a cookie sommelier is born! #NationalCookieDay

    Tea for two and a cookie sommelier is born! #NationalCookieDay

    While staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix, Arizona, one of Sandi’s dreams came true during a “Tea for Two” courtesy the handsome and multi-talented Ritz Carlton Tea Sommelier, Mr. Jeffery Hattrick. Watch as she is christened the worlds first cookie sommelier! As always look for the out-takes at the end!

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  • Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” Gabriele Corcos #SundaySupper Gnocchi di Patate #Recipe

    Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” Gabriele Corcos #SundaySupper Gnocchi di Patate #Recipe

    When the #SundaySupper community decided to share recipes from celebrity chefs, we new exactly what to share! I have been a fan of cooking shows for years, since back in the day when I would have to wait for Saturday when public television would air a handful of chefs whipping up their specialties. Fast forward to 2012 and to my utter joy, 24/7 you’ll find cooking show after cooking show. One of my absolute favorites is “Extra Virgin” hosted by husband and wife Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar. They are absolutely charming, entertaining and they cook up one delicious dish after another on the Cooking Channel. With a very popular cooking show, a growing product line, fabulous website ‘Under the Tuscan Gun’, two beautiful daughters and travels that take this busy couple around the world, I asked Gabriele how it all began and what’s next.

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  • Grammy Nominee Dave Koz ..  Talkin’ Music, Friends, Cookies & Social Media oh my!

    Grammy Nominee Dave Koz .. Talkin’ Music, Friends, Cookies & Social Media oh my!

    We had the pleasure of interviewing six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Dave Koz . His live show, “Dave Koz and Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas ″ is a hit, year after year! The Famous Audrey Koz Chocolate Chip Cookie 1/3 cup softened butter 1/4 cup Canola oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 tablespoon Frangelico 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 […]

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  • Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Childhood Memories

    Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Childhood Memories

    TAhhh the childhood memories! Wonder Bread and Twinkies were a staple in every baby boomers home. There was a time when eating all things white was what we did. Putting something sweet in your child’s Flinstones lunchbox was not call for alarm but an acceptable practice. Of course this was before the days of seat belts and car seats. Wonder Bread .. It was a staple growing up, we thought “it did a body good.” Everyday from kindergarten through high school I brought a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich to school. EVERY day, I kid you not. It always was followed up with something sweet (as if a PB & J on white bread wasn’t sweet enough). Somehow I survived. I wasn’t an overweight kid, partially because my parents sent me out of the house “to play in traffic” soon after sunrise, only to return for dinner. It was a time of innocence, when small things had a big impact, like the joy of treat in your lunch box.

    Hostess Twinkies have spanned generations. In recent years they have made a resurgence, Deep Fried at State Fairs. So popular throughout the years, their was even a Twinkies Cookbook featuring recipes like Twinkie Sushi, Twinkie Burrito, Pigs in a Twinkie and the holiday classic Pumpkin Twinkie Bread Pudding. While I have never personally been a fan of the “Twinkie” I feel like another piece is being chipped away from my childhood. The goofy commercials and the silly grocery store displays were all part of growing up in the boomer generation.

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  • Walking Across the Golden Gate Bridge

    Walking Across the Golden Gate Bridge

    While on our trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we joined our friend Vicky Akins in a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge to check one more thing off our Bucket List.

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  • Orange BBQ Sauce recipe from Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

    A Gift from the Kitchen: Orange BBQ Sauce #SundaySupper #Recipe

    Wherever we travel we always bring a little something home with us. On a recent trip to Hocking Hills, Ohio we had the pleasure of staying at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. Tucked away in the hills, the Inn at Cedar Falls is truly a hidden gem with it’s open kitchen giving diners an up close view of the gourmet food preparation. When Sunday Supper put out a holiday gift giving challenge we didn’t have to look far. We found a great recipe from the Inn for an Orange BBQ Sauce that we loved and just had to share. It’s easy to make and presents well. It’s the perfect choice for our gift from the kitchen!

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  • Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    What an honor it was to meet Medal of Honor Recipients Kenneth Stumpf and Don “Doc” Ballard on our trip to Gainesville, Texas. We had a wonderful guided historical tour of downtown, visited the Home Grown Hero Walking Trail, watched the Pedal for the Medal Bike Parade on Medal of Honor Boulevard, and were guests of honor at an ice cream social where we visited with locals and learned what patriotism means to Gainesville. 

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