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Shower Power Recipes: “Naked” Cakes

Summer’s here, so it’s time to get naked…cakes, that is! Traditional layer cakes are going frosting-free, and the result is an almost un-BARE-ably awesome dessert for all warm-weather occasions: wedding showers, baby showers, grad parties—you name it, I’ll be creating naked cakes.

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My Favorite Way to Do Salmon

You know those select few recipes you make time and time again? These Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Cream Cheese are going to become one of THOSE recipes. I’m talking week after week, month after month, you will continually find yourselves making these burgers. I have made them twice in the last week alone, but as the weather continues to warm and the days continue to get longer, I can only see my infatuation escalating.

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Top 5 Mini Christmas Desserts

It sounds clichéd, but I believe that good things come in small packages…especially during gift-giving season. Little boxes can hold big things like diamond rings, keys to a new car or plane tickets to Tahiti. If you don’t see those in your future, try these mini Christmas desserts—they’ll inspire just as many “oohs” and “ahhs” (OK, maybe *almost* as many). Tiny tiramisu, cheesecake, pineapple upside-down cake and more—the little holiday dessert gang’s all here.

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Top 5 Smoothies to Take Your Morning from “Oof” to “Oomph”

On those mornings when I just want to hit the snooze button forever (OK, that’s most mornings), I need something that’s going to make me feel like the rock star/superhero/professional athlete that I am (deep down inside, anyway). And I need it to take 10 minutes or less to put together since I’ve snoozed through most of breakfast time. These fruit smoothie recipes fit the bill. Continue reading