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The Morning Blend Giveaway WINNER!

In Giveaways On August 30, 2012 0 Comments

I just wanted to thank everyone for participating in my The Morning Blend giveaway.  It was really an awesome experience to be on television and I hope to… Read More »

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Lemon Chicken with Artichokes

In Healthy, Poultry On August 29, 2012 0 Comments

I just wanted to quickly remind you that today is the last day to enter my The Morning Blend giveaway! To celebrate my appearance on The Morning Blend,… Read More »

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Banana Nut Bread Scones

In Bakery, Brunch, Fruit On August 28, 2012 2 Comments

I did some more baking this weekend. I know, I know, I’ve been posting a lot of sweet treats lately. I promise to be getting back to healthier… Read More »

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Black Bean Cakes

In Burgers, Healthy, Southwest On August 27, 2012 0 Comments

Hello meatless Monday! I’m not the type of person who demands meat at every meal and I certainly don’t mind a protein replacement such as beans. I’ve had… Read More »

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Blueberry Lemon Scones

In Bakery, Treats On August 24, 2012 1 Comment

This is the final day of sweets week. I’m finishing off the week with something light that will go very well with your coffee this morning. These Blueberry… Read More »

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The Morning Blend

In Brunch, Fruit, Giveaways On August 23, 2012 65 Comments

Update: Here’s the link to my television appearance: http://www.themorningblend.com/videos/166126476.html It’s been a pretty sweet week here at Food n’ Focus and today it’s about to get sweeter! If… Read More »

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Shortbread Cookies

In Cookies On August 22, 2012 0 Comments

Yes, another sweet today. Little did you know that I’ve been gearing you up all week for a really sweet surprise coming tomorrow. Be sure to check back… Read More »

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Candied Pecan Biscotti

In Cookies, Treats On August 21, 2012 0 Comments

Yah, it’s as good as it sounds. I only recently discovered my love of biscotti. Mainly to dunk in my coffee. Biscotti is typically more muted in flavor… Read More »

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Black & White Cookies

In Cookies On August 20, 2012 2 Comments

I like chocolate. I also like vanilla. There are also a lot of applications where I like both. Examples: swirl ice cream, marble cake….and cookies. Black & White… Read More »

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Basil Pesto

In Sauce On August 17, 2012 2 Comments

Growing a garden on a patio, in pots, seems to be nearly impossible. Except when it comes to basil. That stuff grows like a weed and despite all… Read More »

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Crunch Top Apple Pie

In Bakery, Treats On August 16, 2012 0 Comments

Edit: Happy 100th posting to Food N’ Focus today!! It seems like the theme lately has been that I start out the week with a sweet. Despite the… Read More »

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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

In Poultry, Southwest On August 16, 2012 2 Comments

I always forget about my slow cooker. It sits under my kitchen sink due to lack of space, only to be dusted off every few months. I really… Read More »

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Greek Chicken Roulade

In Mediterranean, Poultry, Sauce On August 10, 2012 2 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! This was one of those week’s that felt like it would never end so I’m happy that it’s finally ending.  This week I featured a… Read More »

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

In Grilling, Pork, Sauce On August 9, 2012 1 Comment

Since I’m usually cooking for 2 I have to condense recipes down as to not end up with tons of leftovers. Because of this, I had to cut… Read More »

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Recipe Roundup: Pie

In Bakery, Fruit, Recipe Roundup On August 8, 2012 0 Comments

Let’s talk pie. Who doesn’t love pie? I think my favorite pie is key lime. Or maybe it’s apple. Or banana cream. I guess I really can’t say… Read More »

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Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

In Grilling, Pork On August 7, 2012 0 Comments

I think I’ve said before that I’m not a huge fan of pork but I almost have to take that back because of my interest in pork tenderloin… Read More »

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Trail Mix Cookies

In Cookies, Treats On August 6, 2012 2 Comments

Happy Monday folks! I’ve got some great recipes in store for the week but figured you might like something sweet to start your week. My Joy the Baker… Read More »

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Recipe Roundup: Tomatoes

In Recipe Roundup On August 3, 2012 0 Comments

  Alright, I’m back. Sort of. I spent this week on the west side of Michigan for work and so I’ve been unable to cook as usual! I’ve… Read More »

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Cold Fashioned Potato Salad

In Salad On July 31, 2012 0 Comments

Let’s keep with the picnic side-theme this week. Up today: Cold Fashioned Potato Salad. Potato salad is a picnic favorite of mine, however, my problem is that I… Read More »

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Black Bean & Corn Salad

In Grilling, Sides, Southwest On July 30, 2012 0 Comments

Happy Monday everyone! I can’t believe that it’s nearly August. I’m trying to make the most of the rest of this summer and continue to grill out as… Read More »

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Almond Joy Bars

In Chocolate, Treats On July 27, 2012 2 Comments

The commercial for Almond Joy is playing in my head…Almond Joy’s got nuts…Mounds don’t. Mounds makes me think there would be a mound of almonds. I never understood… Read More »