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Valentine's Classic Sugar Cookies with @LadyintheWildWest

If you are looking for that perfect sugar cookie recipe for your sweetheart, try this tasty one from Lady in the Wild West Bakery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is the best cookie dipping recipe ever and she claims they don’t spread while baking making a thicker cookie and much easier to ice and sprinkle.

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5 Simple Style Hacks That Will Change Your Abode. Hack #5 Easy Steps to Planning a Mountain Dinner Party

Planning a dinner party shouldn’t have you filled with angst so I penned “Easy Steps to Planning a Mountain Dinner Party” to HELP in this area. My job is to alleviate this angst and lay out details. So let’s talk deets…..So your top three easy steps are to Define a Theme, Think in Stations and Make-Ahead Main Courses.

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Big Mama's Southern Fried Peach Pies

My Big Mama, who was actually very petite, made these fried pies for us when we came down to Tennessee to visit.  While later in life she actually used canned biscuit dough for the delicious fried pies, she also used a homemade dough which I use.   She used terms like... "I reckon" and called the refrigerator a "frigidaire."  While quite the beautiful refined lady in her later years, you wouldn't know she helped Big Daddy run the family farm during her marriage and cooked many southern treats that I still love to this day.  Get ready to FRY it up!!!

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Mini Coconut Lime Tartletts with Whipped Mint Creme Fraiche

For our second series of Style Wednesday, I entitled it "Herbs, Ferns and Books" and Katherine of "Katherine's Kitchen" and myself baked up a fabulous library menu based on fresh herbs.  All of our goodies were focused on what you would serve during "tea time" in the library.  It was so much fun as we collaborated with @foxtailbooks a boutique library curator and @flowersbychloejh who gave us some fabulous ferns and herbs to style our table.  The centerpiece of course was an assortment of books brought by Christy Smirl herself (foxtailbooks) and other lovely books from @twentytwohome.  Our table was styled with Gluten Free/Sugar Free Berry Scones with a Almond  Whipped Crème and Berry Liquor Compote,  Black Pepper and Fennel Breadsticks, Lemon Rosemary Filled Cookies, Old-Fashioned Raspberry Jam Cake from Bonnie's (aka Granny) Southern Kitchen, Quiche Adorned with Herbs and these Mini Coconut Lime Tartletts with Whipped Mint Crème Fraiche. Voila! Tea Time!

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Blackberry Whiskey Cobbler with Vanilla Whiskey Glaze and Homemade Maple Whipped Creme

Take this Blackberry Whiskey Cobbler for your 4th of July Picnic and woo all the guests.  This cobbler has a crust that is very cake like.  It is has a hint of whiskey which adds flavor but not overpowering. So lets get started.  Begin with summer luscious blackberries from your local farmers market you'll need about 12 cups.  

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Radish Tart with Burrata Cheese

Our first of our summer series of Style Wednesday was kicked off with the theme of Veggies and Vines.  To celebrate our summer bounty of veggies overflowing, we presented 4 recipes focused on veggies.... Hope you like this one.  It is a radish tart with burrata cheese and as pie. 

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Squash and Onion Flatbread

When I was choosing the menu for an event entitled "Style Wednesday" for @twentytwohome I wanted something that did not need to stay hot throughout the event.  Flatbread is just the ticket if you want a no-nonsense yummy staple for your guests.  Since our event was focused on fresh summer vegetables, I chose to try a squash and onion flatbread.  Simple yet tasteful.  

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