July 1, 2020

4th of july cocktail hack

For many of us, we are heading into a long weekend with cook outs and hopefully, time spent with family–from a safely masked distance. As we prepare for food, fireworks, and (possibly) friends–here’s a quick cocktail hack to help save time and keep you focused on the quality time amongst your loved ones. (Or, a quick cocktail to sip as you indulge in some weekend reads.) Ingredients – Individual bottle of your favorite white wine –I tried Riesling and Moscato and found that I enjoyed the Moscato a bit more – Simple syrup –1/2 c sugar –1/2 c water – Club soda – Ice – Sugar for the rim of the glass – Strawberries – Blueberries – Mint for garnish Directions Combine…

skillet chicken–guest post!

This is my blog’s first guest post and I am super excited to feature friend and fellow-foodie–Michelle! She is a master in the kitchen, preparing delectable dishes with healthy options. So, without further adieu… Michelle P. I’m so excited to be doing my first ever blog post for my dear friend, Tara–and on one of my favorite topics, FOOD! I love making delicious and healthy dinners for my family. Since it’s a grey, damp winter day I’m...

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the edible bookmark–coming soon!

First and foremost, THANK YOU!!!, to all who have, are, and continue to support me as my blog career grows. And the evolution continues! Over the next several weeks and beyond, tlfinney.com will be getting another facelift and even more exciting, will be changing its name: tlfinney will become the edible bookmark! The URL, http://theediblebookmark.com is already up and running, so please be sure to add http://theediblebookmark.com to your address books, favorites, share with your friends, family, co-workers…you...

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friday inspiration

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salmon, green beans, and tomatoes

I wasn’t going to post this. It’s so easy, it’s not even a recipe. But then I figured, if I hadn’t thought of it, then maybe others hadn’t either and could benefit from having a healthy, super fast, week-night meal. So here goes…Enjoy! Ingredients: Salmon Bag of green beans Container of cherry tomatoes Salt Pepper Season All McCormick’s lemon, butter, dill flavored seafood sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the cherry tomatoes in...

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friday inspiration

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cheesy grits casserole–updated!

I posted the original cheesy grits casserole a while ago. But since it’s one of my go-to recipes that I make regularly, I started to tweak it. I now think my updated recipe makes a big difference and is even more delish than the original. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick-cooking grits 1 1/2 blocks of grated cheese (I used mild and sharp) 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 eggs,...

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