An Easy Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Caramel Apple Martini

This easy holiday cocktail recipe, Caramel Apple Martini, will enhance your celebrations and add a flavorful flare to your party.

While some people know me as a family dinner expert, one of my favorite hobbies is mixology. I have a great time mixing cocktails and someday I hope to write a book of easy and fun cocktails and appetizers, which I have been developing for years.

I am a member of a professional culinary organization called Les Dames d’Escoffier, and when they were looking for

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I Am Grateful for You! Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m sure many of you are getting ready for the holiday, either shopping, cooking and cleaning, or battling crowds on the road or at the airport. I’m wishing you a joyful holiday full of gratitude, good eats, and far more happy than stressful family moments.

This year our Thanksgiving will be especially sweet with a touch of bitter.  We are traveling to New York to help my husband Andrew’s mother celebrate a big birthday. Part of her celebratory birthday vision includes all of us

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Asian Chicken Fritters

These Asian chicken fritters are fun to eat and make, and you can have a healthy dinner in 35 minutes or less!

These crispy little cuties, from Six O’Clock Scramble intern Molly Rubel, are so much fun to make and eat.  You can eat them on buns if you prefer, but we like them best dipped in a little Asian sweet chili sauce. Serve the fritters with steamed rice and edamame.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts,

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Holiday Dinner Survival Guide: 10 Tips for Your Feast

I get the jitters before hosting almost any gathering, but with all the build-up to the holidays, it feels like the stakes are even higher than usual.

To keep it in perspective, I try to remember what’s most important: being with family and friends and appreciating our blessings.  But when hosting a crowd, there’s a lot of work to be done!  

Here are the 10 strategies I’ve devised for making holiday entertaining easier on us, while still indulging our guests. I call it my Holiday Dinner

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste and Save Money

Have you ever wondered how you can reduce your food waste and save money? It’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately…

Do you ever open your refrigerator at the end of the week and feel your mood going sour when you see how much food you’ll be throwing away?

Here’s how I try to keep my mood – and food – from souring. Each weekend, I:

Check our calendar to see how many meals we’ll be home for Check the fridge to see what I need to use up Plan our meals, make a grocery list, and

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