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Raspberry Linzer Tart Bars

Looking for a fun baking project this weekend? My recipe for these Raspberry Linzer Tart Bars are quick to throw together and are mighty delicious too. Great for after school snacks, tailgating parties and any time you want a sweet treat. You can use any flavor...

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Chic Shearling to Keep You Cozy this Winter!

I am completely obsessed with shearling everything these days. It keeps you so warm on the absolute coldest of days and it’s super stylish!  Wearing a long shearling coat feels like a giant bear hug. It’s something that’s always luxurious and fashionable here in the...

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Video: Vegan Thai Chickpea Curry

My recipe for Vegan Thai Chickpea Curry is sure to be a hit in your home. You won’t miss the meat at all I promise. This dish is super good for you and eats like a full meal. Serve with a side of rice. Make a...

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Quick & Easy Chicken Piccata

I love Chicken Piccata for its deliciously lemony flavor and briny capers. It is a completely satisfying meal. I bet most of you have tried this dish in your favorite Italian restaurant. The great news is now you can make it at home any time...

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12 Delicious Soup Recipes to Warm You Up on a Cold Winters Day

My family loves soup in the winter. That makes me happy because it means they are eating healthier and I can add in a lot of veggies in to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need. Soup warms us up on the coldest...

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Miso Chicken Udon Soup

In the cold winter months, the best thing is a bowl of steamy soup. This Miso Chicken Udon Soup is jam-packed with great flavor, protein and healthy ingredients. This dish is both beautiful and great for busy weeknight family meals.     Click HERE for...

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Video: Family Favorite Vegetarian Lasagna

We are officially two days into the 2018 & that means it’s time to cook healthier. I love when people set healthy New Years resolutions. I have a lot of nutrient-rich and delicious recipes here on MM blog. If you do an ingredient search you...

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Happy New Year Friends!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m looking forward to endless possibilities and all kinds of new beginnings. It will be an exciting year together on MM blog. I’m going to bring you the best of everything: heaps of mouthwatering new recipes, the hautest beauty & fashion...

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Sparkling Champagne Pomegranate Margaritas

How on earth is New Year’s Eve tomorrow?! I can’t believe how quickly 2017 has gone by. I’m ready for a super productive 2018! To celebrate all things fun & festive I created these delicious Sparkling Champagne Pomegranate Margaritas just for you. Hosting a party? Make...

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Weekend Getaway at The Little Nell | Aspen, Colorado

Have you booked your 2018 winter ski trip yet? If you are looking for a place to visit then do I have the spot for you….with a mix of rustic charm and cool elegance, Aspen, CO needs to be highlighted on your bucket list.  ...

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Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & happy holidays friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful day opening gifts and celebrating with loved ones. Thanks for visiting me here regularly. YOU are the reason why I love to do what I do here on the pages of MM...

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Reindeer Sugar Cookies

How did Christmas arrive so quickly?! No matter what our preparations, there are always a few last minute things to do. Are you looking for just one more holiday cookie recipe? I hope so because these adorable Reindeer Sugar Cookies are begging to be eaten by...

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Video: Vegan Baked Blueberry Coconut Steel-Cut Oatmeal

This Vegan Baked Blueberry Coconut Steel-Cut Oatmeal has been one favorite family recipes for many years now.  It’s filled with great for you ingredients and is very simple to prepare. This oatmeal can be made the night before, and it’s best that you do that so...

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Holiday Gifts for Yogis

If you are like me then there are plenty of yogis in your life. I found yoga (or it found me) many years ago and it has been an important part of my life ever since. I attend yoga classes throughout the week, sometimes I...

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Black & White Star Cookies

How’s your holiday baking going? I’ve always loved Black & White Cookies, I grew up in NY and they were in pretty much every bakery! I’m certain you will love this recipe. There is some almond flour in them which give them extra flavor and...

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Vegan Blue Coconut Snowballs

We have been gobbling up these Vegan Blue Coconut Snowballs. Whenever my friends come over to visit I insist they try them and they have a unanimous LOVE for them. Serve this beautiful holiday dessert throughout the holidays and beyond. I love that they are vegan...

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Mediterranean Hummus Pizza

This fun take on pizza uses hummus in place of tomato sauce for delicious and nutritious spin on the traditional pie. This recipe comes to us from Jamie Geller and JoyofKosher.com...

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Grilled Fish for Summer

Summer starts this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with a BBQ? Instead of the traditional steaks and hamburgers, try grilling seafood and vegetables. Here are some tips for grilling fresh fish on the BBQ: 1. Have patience. Wait until the coals have burned down, or use a lower flame on the the gas grill.
 2. Use a good clean grate that has been oiled.
 3. Flip the fish only once, (save the fancy flipping for pancakes).
 4. Cook the fish just about 7 minutes per inch of thickness.
 5. Take its temperature, use your thermometer, the fish is done at 140º (120º if you want to cook a fish like tuna rare), or poke a pointy knife into the thickest part of the fish, then touch the knife, if it is warm the fish is done.
 6. But here is the tricky part, remember the fish continues to be hot/cook a bit after you take it off the grill, so take it off just before it is completely done, and let it sit and relax a few minutes before you serve it.

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The Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

Don't fret that Father's Day is only a couple of days away and neither you nor the kids have bought anything. The very best gift anyone can give isn't something bought at the mall or gift-wrapped. The very best gift of all is right under your very roof. Make Dad dinner. Figure out the menu, buy the groceries, organic when possible, and cook from scratch. Engage the kids in the kitchen and let them be an integral part of preparing this special meal. Set the table with love by adding a budding branch found outside or pick a family heirloom found in the cabinet, something that can be the centerpiece of the table and the conversation. Or perhaps find a fun and different location for dinner -- a picnic in the backyard or on the living room floor. Hey maybe even dust off that dining room you rarely use! Then sit down, as a family, with phones and TV screens turned off. And talk. Tell stories about your parents, grandparents and far-off uncles. Talk about what you all love best about Dad. Remember, great meals make great memories. Because on top of all the benefits of family dinner, it spreads love too!

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A Quick Trip to India

Take a trip to an Indian grocery store for spices. You will be amazed at the colors, scents and shapes of spices you have never seen before... or you have seen, but never whole. The spices are much cheaper, fresher, and often in bulk bins so you can avoid all the annoying packaging. Have the shop keeper recommend their favorite brands. Stock up on chutney, curry mixes, spices and great stainless steel tins to store them in. Then go home and replace all your old spices with new fresh ones. Yes, that turmeric in the back of your cupboard has the shelf life of about a year, after that it becomes tasteless, or worse, bitter. Throw it away my friend. By the way, Indian markets are the best place to find the tiered “tiffin” lunch boxes.

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Sticky Teriyaki Chicken

It will only take you 10 minutes to make this marinade. Then while the chicken is marinating for an hour, you can start the brown rice cooking, make a salad, play Go Fish, set the table and feed the hamster. Fifteen minutes before dinner time pop the chicken under the broiler, light the candles and hide all the cell phones. Ring the dinner bell...

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Cook’s Tip: Shrimp, Fresh or Frozen?

Should you buy shrimp fresh or frozen? If you can get local fresh shrimp, you are very lucky. Buy them. However, most shrimp you see in the market have been frozen and defrosted. There is nothing wrong with that, but why let the fishmonger defrost them (who knows how long ago that was) when you can do it yourself? If you want to cook shrimp that is still frozen, bring a big pot of water to a boil. Salt it; you can also add a few bay leaves and some lemon slices. Throw the still-frozen shrimp into the pot. Just as soon as the water starts to boil again, take the pot off the heat, and when the shrimp are pink and curled -- this should take 2 to 3 minutes more -- they will be done.

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Grilled Zucchini with Herb Marinade

Zucchini packs an herbal punch with this sharp marinade, balanced by a hint of smoke from the grill. Kids will have fun shaking the zucchini with its marinade in a zipped up bag. This recipe comes to us from Andrea Meyers of Andrea’s Recipes. Visit The Kids Cook Monday for the full recipe for Grilled Zucchini with Herb Marinade.

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Sunday Soup

Sunday soup...doesn't that name make you smile? Try saying it with a frown. Impossible! The other reason it should make you smile is it is the perfect way to use up those vegetables languishing in your fridge, making you feel guilty for not having used them yet...

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Holiday Gifts for Ski Bunnies

Whether you enjoy schussing down the slopes, dreaming about them or Aprés by the fire, ’tis the season to think about powder snow and everything related to alpine style. I’ve curated some of my favorite winter accessories and items for the home that make great gifts....

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Video: Sparkling Lemonade Champagne Margaritas

  I’ve got something so cool to share with your guys…my favorite margarita recipe Sparkling Lemonade Champagne Margaritas is now in video format! I’m super excited that this is the most popular margarita recipe on Pinterest according to this great article on the Kitchn.    Watch the...

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Holiday Gifts for Guys

Boyfriends, husbands, brothers, friends, co-workers, dads….I’m sure there’s some special guy in your life that you want to shower with gifts for the holidays. I LOVE shopping for the men in my life and here are a few ideas if you are stumped on what...

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Vegan Peppermint Blue Latte

Vegans I’ve not forgotten about you this holiday season! I’m so excited to share this Vegan Peppermint Blue Latte with you. This festive drink is caffeine free and filled with great for you ingredients. It’s a no guilt treat that I’m certain you will crave over...

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Linguine with Shallots, Garlic and Pine Nuts

In just 20 minutes you can have this healthy & delicious meal on the table. This vegan pasta is a great dish for busy weeknights, your entire family will love it! A friend of mine sent me some E3AF nutritional algae powder to use in a...

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Heidi Liebt Beanies & a Holiday Special for YOU!

This winter I signed on with the brand Heidi Liebt to be a brand ambassador. This is a super exciting collaboration as I absolutely LOVE their product line of beanies and headbands. As most of you already know, I live for the winter and everything...

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