Crunchy Pesto Chicken with Caramelized Onions

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Last week I came home with a bunch of great ingredients after a photo shoot at work. Any time I come home with food from a shoot it’s inspiration for me to do a little cooking so food doesn’t go to waste. And since we almost always have meat at the shoot, I make sure to snag some to take home so I can make a special meal for Joe. I didn’t really have a plan for the meal. Instead, … Read More

On Today’s Show…

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Hey, everyone! Just checking in with a quick reminder that the first episode of The Rachael Ray Show’s “Hey, Can You Cook?! All-Stars” airs today. Depending on where you are across the country, the time it airs is different. To find out what time it is on in your area, you can do so HERE. Episodes will continue to air every Friday for the next four weeks, with a contestant (or two) going home every week. Happy Friday! Madison

Emily Dickinson’s Coconut Loaf Cake

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  I have a bit of a thing for old, passed-along recipes that have survived decades and generations. Something about the fact that they are old and cherished just sucks me in every time. So last week, when the recipe for Emily Dickinson’s Coconut Cake started floating around the internet, I couldn’t resist giving the recipe a try.  Not surprisingly, I really enjoyed the cake because of the one-bowl nature of the whole thing. Very few ingredients were required, all … Read More

More Smart Travel Eats

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{Completely unrelated picture of Nutmeg in her new winter coat. She was feeling bad she hasn’t been on the blog lately.} Since I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling over the past few months, I thought I would share with you a few more of my favorite healthy eats while on the road and in airports. Although I wish I was the type of person who planned ahead of time and brought a lot of healthy snacks and meals … Read More

Honeyed Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

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  Joey and I spent a fabulous and fun-filled weekend in Minneapolis getting to meet our new nephew for the first time (!!) and watching Joey’s brother play football. Since Joey’s mom, Lisa, always makes amazing treats to bring to football games, I decided that it would be fun to make something to take along for the road trip up to the game. Something about popcorn and snacks during the fall just makes road trips that much more exciting.  I’ve … Read More

Slow Cooker Homemade Apple Butter

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A few weeks ago I mentioned that the amazing team over at Hamilton Beach came to visit my workplace to do a product preview of their blenders, slow cookers, coffee makers and a few other appliances. Of course, they came bearing treats for us to snack on, too. And the highlight of those snacks? A homemade apple butter made in the slow cooker. Since I’m still a slow-cooking novice, I was amazed at how easy it was to make apple … Read More

The Cat’s Out of the Bag!

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Remember a few weeks ago when I posted a mysterious blog post about ‘exciting things going on that I can’t share quite yet’? Gosh, if you’re anything like me you hate when people say that. Am I right? Well, now that commercials are airing and a video clip is up online, I’ve been cleared by the team at The Rachael Ray Show to share with you what I’m currently working on… To watch the video link, click HERE As many … Read More

Welcome to the Family, Baylen and Ali!

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Over the last week and a half I’ve been holding off telling you about some exciting news that happened in our family. You see, I wanted to make sure my sister-in-law, Amber, and her hubby, Jake, had plenty of time to share their news to friends and family before I shared it myself. Finally, after months and months of waiting, Joey and I are excited to take on the new titles of ‘Aunt Madison’ and ‘Uncle Joey’ to handsome little … Read More

Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cups

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Good news! I baked you cinnamon rolls, pumpkin ones in fact. I couldn’t imagine a better way to start your weekend, or any day of the week for that matter, than with a warm ramekin oozing with dough and pumpkin and spices. But let me fill you in on a little secret. I hate cooking with yeast. I mean I wish I was a master of all things dough-based, but yeast and I have a bit of a tortured relationship. … Read More

So You Want to Be a Food Editor? (Part 1)

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I get quite a few e-mails from readers of Espresso and Cream each week. Some of them are recipe questions, comments and the like, but far and away the most popular e-mail I get is about my career as a food editor. Seems to me that we could all become great friends in real life since many of you share my passion for cooking food and writing about it. Since I get so many e-mails about how to become an … Read More

Lisa’s Amazing Snack Mix

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  Today’s recipe comes to us courtesy of my mother-in-law, Lisa! This fall we have traveled to a couple of my brother-in-law Jason’s football games and every weekend Joey’s mom comes armed with multiple bags of snack mix, half of the bags savory and half of them sweet. Although her sweet mix is delicious, I much prefer all things salty. And boy does this hit the spot.  I had to chuckle a little, because when I asked for the recipe … Read More

On Being Less Connected

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A few weeks ago I read an interesting post on Beauty Bets. Although the site is primarily fashion, beauty and style-focused, every now and again there is a little gem of a post about something other than beauty products and the latest spa treatments I find myself dying to try. In the post, the author talked about the idea of being less connected in our non-working hours, taking breaks to detox from outside distractions and the like. Specifically, they linked … Read More