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Restaurant Review: Zelo – Minneapolis, Minn.

I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Zelo on a recent business trip to Minneapolis. Located at 831 Nicollet Ave South, it was just a couple of blocks from my hotel. When I walked by, most of the outside … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Grab a Packet …

… of salad dressing mix and create some yummy, fresh and semi-homemade dressings that are sure to please. Here are recipes for a couple of my favorite dressings that start from a package: 1) Italian and, 2) bleu cheese ranch. … Continue reading

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Summertime Sangria

Every now and then in the heat of the summer when cocktail hour rolls around, instead of starting off with a glass of crisp white wine, I like to change things up a bit. One of my favorite ways to … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Set a Festive Table!

I know, we all lead such busy lives, and trying to get everyone just to sit down and eat together is close to impossible, especially when you throw ultra-busy kids into the mix. But think about it – when is … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Crave – Minneapolis, Minn.

I wound out up at Crave after an adjustment to my original plan to go to 112 Eatery to check out Isaac Becker’s cuisine (I recently mentioned him in my Top Tips from Food Network Magazine blog). Luckily, the walk … Continue reading

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Shrimp Salad Pitas

Years ago, Clawson’s Restaurant and Pub in beautiful Beaufort, N.C., served a delicious shrimp salad in a pita pocket. Beaufort is on North Carolina’s crystal coast, right outside of Atlantic Beach and Morehead City, and has a great collection of … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Buy Locally Grown Produce

Last week’s tip was to “grow your own” fruits, veggies and herbs – if you have the space and time to have your own garden. The reality is that many people do not. The next best thing to enjoying the fruits of … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Hell’s Kitchen – Minneapolis, Minn.

I was recently in Minneapolis for a couple of days on business. On the way to my hotel, I noticed I was in walking distance to Hell’s Kitchen (80 South 9th St., Minneapolis, Minn.  55402). I had seen some good reviews … Continue reading

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Mojito Mojo

I didn’t discover mojitos until about five or six years ago, but it is now one of my favorite summertime cocktails. I grow my own mint (see my recent post Grow Your Own), which is an essential part of this recipe. I … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Grow Your Own

“Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” – Simon & Garfunkel “Tip of the Week” is a new section to my blog, inspired by my recent post on Food Network Magazine’s 100 Greatest Cooking Tips. Each week I will offer a tip … Continue reading

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