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Summer Cocktail Feature: Kir Royale

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Linz Bordner One of my favorite cocktails of all-time is a Kir Royale. It’s not only a great drink for the summer, but anytime of the year. Even better, it requires only two ingredients and can be made in seconds. There are different variations of the recipe, but I like to…

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The Greenhouse at Tarry Hall

*By: Linz Bordner* My wonderful mother-in-law, Lois, agreed to let us film her awe-inspiring greenhouse and answer some questions about what influenced the design along with providing us some tips and tricks on how she grows and maintains a plentiful array of herbs. If that wasn’t enough, she even prepared several herb-infused dishes and drinks…

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Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

*By: Linz Bordner* If there was ever a dessert that screamed summer and the 4th of July, it’s a Berry Trifle! A gorgeous array of fresh berries layered with lemon cream and pound cake make-up this delightful dessert. It’s not only light, creamy and delicious, but wins extra kudos for its stunning red, white, and…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dad

*By: Linz Bordner* Father’s Day is right around the corner...like tomorrow, and if procrastination is your middle name and you still haven’t picked out your gift yet, here are a few last-minute gift ideas to help with the process. Insulated Water Bottle Yes, dads need to stay hydrated too! Yeti and Swell bottles are all…

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Garlic Rosemary Chicken Burgers

*By: Linz Bordner* fPhotffo:fLindsey Bordner I love food, but I especially love food during the summer months. Fresh fruits and vegetables, aromatic herbs, refreshing cocktails, and of course, the usual suspects: cheeseburgers and hot dogs. As much as I love these popular summer entrees, I tend to get sick of them quickly. Aside from that,…

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Éclair Torte for Your Memorial Day Gathering

Photo: Linz Bordner Photo: Linz Bordner *By: Linz Bordner* If there is a dessert I love making as equally as I love eating, it’s an éclair torte. Just think of a traditional French eclair that you would get at your local bakery, but super-sized! It's three layers of light and fluffy decadence. The first layer…

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Getting Back Into the Workout Groove After Having Kids

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: WebMD My workout routine has looked and changed drastically over the years, but it’s something I have always tried to keep in my life no matter what the circumstances may be. Pre-children, I used to be pretty regimented in terms of having a set workout schedule, such as M-W-F was usually…

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Fancy Feature of the Week – Mario Badescu Facial Spray

*By: Linz Bordner* If you looking for a great facial spray to give your skin that dewy look or a boost of hydration, look no further than Mario Badescu Facial Spray. I have been using this facial spray for a few years and it’s definitely a product I would recommend for 3 reasons: it’s an…

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Culinary Crash Course Series – Pantry, Refrigerator, and Freezer Essentials

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Jason Leung What foods we stock in our kitchen may be a matter of palate and repertoire and essentially, not at all created equal among households. As we know, life can get hectic and maybe you didn’t have time to make a grocery store run after work or didn’t meal plan…

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This Could Be the Best Fried Chicken Sandwich Ever!

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Ryan Bordner A fried chicken sandwich isn’t something I would instinctively choose on a menu. I tend to lean toward more healthier options, but sometimes you just have to dive in at the deep end. And let’s face it, a fried chicken sandwich just screams comfort food and a day’s worth…