Delicious Fall Flavored Recipes, Fresh From Target’s Test Kitchen

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Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK and I can’t believe it! 2012, you have snuck right by me. It’s the holiday season, ALREADY! This past weekend my in laws came to town and we celebrated with turkey and all the traditional trimmings. Nothing makes your home smell better than roasting a turkey, or the smell of freshly […]

Dinner Tonight? Chef Julius Gives Me His Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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  I haven’t blogged much about cooking or food in general lately – traveling too often got me off my regular cooking schedule and sometimes it’s a struggle getting back down to it. Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to follow a clean eating regimen and reign in all of the high processed […]

Foolproof Thanksgiving Recipes

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I used to think I was a good cook, once upon a time. But of late I’ve been second guessing myself in a major way.  It may have started with some woefully overcooked salmon. Then I made some rubbery pork chops. Long story short, I lost some of my kitchen confidence. And then my big […]

Summertime Chillin’ — The Crystal Light Flavor Over Fizz Challenge

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My relationship with water has been fraught with tension for a while now. I know I should be drinking more of the clear stuff, but I struggle to convince my tastebuds that I enjoy it. So when I drink water, I usually try to find a way to make it more enjoyable. I’ve done various […]

The Afrobella Fourth of July Menu!

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It’s the Fourth of July weekend, tis the season for grillin’ and chillin’. The weather’s warm and around the world Americans are celebrating with beer and barbecue and summertime fun! I’m not sure what all my husband and I will be getting into this long weekend, but I can guarantee you that the grill will […]

A Valentine’s Day Recipe from Chef Julius

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Whether you’re single or romantically involved, today should be about love and happiness and things that make for a fuller and more delicious life. I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m back home from New York Fashion Week madness, and looking forward to continuing the Valentine’s Day celebration with my husband. In the […]

Heck Yeah, Holiday Cocktails!

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Holiday party season is well underway, and it’s almost Christmas Day! If you’re like me (and you’re over 21, HELLO), tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. Stress on drink and be merry. Delicious cocktails are the order of the day! Allow me to introduce you to some of my favorite libations, and […]