Chocolate, on Exhibit with 10 Great Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate, glorious chocolate. The ancient drink of royalty, the rich creamy addiction of today. Where does it come from and how does it make its way to our homes? We received a sneak peek at Chocolate: The Exhibit, on display at The Academy of Natural Sciences, and embarked on a journey of chocolate, from tree to home, and from ancient Aztec worlds to our cupboard today.

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Gourmet Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches with Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

My absolute favorite food at the fair use to be a hot sausage sandwich with peppers, onions, and mustard. The last two times I bought them they just didn’t do anything for me. The peppers and onions were slimy feeling and the sausage was greasy and lackluster.  I kind of just gave up on that favorite until I made a gourmet sausage and pepper sandwich last night

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Kicking off Autumn with a Fall Party #craftingbetterchips

I love hosting a fall party. It’s a great excuse to bring the colors of fall inside and enjoy all autumn’s amazing flavors. Pumpkin and apple are my favorite fall treats, and no party would be complete without some apple cider. I wish I had thought to have an apple cider bar before the party ended because everyone definitely enjoyed the cider. Rather than having plain apple cider and spiked cinnamon appe cider, I could have set up my blender and made kid friendly apple cider slushies and hard apple cider slushies.

I even forgot to get my cider started on the stove so we didn’t have hot apple cider either. What we did have is one awesome party. Food Should Taste Good sponsored the party and sent me a variety of Food Should Taste Good chips. Along with them, I bought a few boxes of Food Should Taste Good crackers and we had a #craftingbetterchips fall party spectacular. Every party needs just a few rules so let’s review them.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Tomatoes

I am excited to announce that I am partnering up with Mucci Farms for The Produce Marketing Association Convention and Expo, Fresh Summit. They sent me a shipment of their beautiful produce for recipe creation and are sponsoring my trip this weekend. When you check out Mucci Farms’website I am fairly certain you will know why I would never be able to say no to working with them. I’d be crazy to. All those bright beautiful vegetables just draw a girl in and lead to recipes like Stuffed Tomatoes, but first, let me tell you a story that shapes my attraction to the red and green beauties displayed on their pages. 

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