Peach-Basil Daiquiris: Cheers to Electing Women!

 

I love the challenge of creating a new cocktail for an event, but this one stumped me.  My friend Kristin O’Keefe was hosting a Georgia themed political event and wondered if I could create a signature cocktail with peaches.  Although the event was held in Kensington, Maryland, the main purpose was to raise funds to create a Georgia chapter of Emerge, which helps Democratic women get elected to office.

Concocting a cocktail with peaches sounded like an easy task. I had in mind the

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Overnight Oatmeal Recipe Makes for a Great Solution for Early Mornings

Overnight Oatmeal Makes a Great Solution for Early Mornings With No Time to Make Breakfast

 

I never would have thought I would be the kind of person who would take a 7 a.m. exercise class. I’m not really a morning person, and I haven’t gone to a gym in over 10 years. I used to be better about going to the gym, but then we got two big dogs that need lots of exercise, and something had to give.

My friend Varuni encouraged me to just try coming with her to her 7 a.m. core workout class. I

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Pecan Crusted Trout Recipe with Orange-Rosemary Sauce

This trout recipe is a long-time favorite. You won’t believe how delicious it is AND how easy it is to make.

This trout recipe, a longtime Six O’Clock Scramble favorite, is adapted from a recipe from Shelley Schonberger, whom I met years ago when our kids went to nursery school together.  It is so sophisticated and astoundingly delicious, but subscribers can’t believe how easy it is to make.

Serve it with Sweet and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and with steamed green beans with goat or feta

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Basil Garlic Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Parmesan Cheese

This spaghetti squash recipe is one that my family really likes, and the kids prefer it with tomato sauce spooned on top.

I haven’t had an easy relationship with spaghetti squash. My mom used to make it for us when I was young and I was fascinated by the yellow squash that she would transform with a fork into golden pasta-like strands, and it certainly is much lighter and healthier than flour-based spaghetti.

However, every time I tried to make it, I had an almost impossible time cutting it

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Quick and Spicy Party Cashews Recipe

Looking for something quick for a party or a snack? These cashews fit the bill and this recipe is one my family loves.

Prep + Cook = 10 Minutes

Makes approximately 6 servings

Ingredients: 1 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. curry powder 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 cups unsalted cashews Instructions:

In a small bowl, combine the 5 dry spices including the salt.  Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When it is hot, add the

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