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Stephanie has been a food lover from birth, with great Italian food being a integral part of her upbringing. Through the years, she has explored many cuisines and spent time in several different countries. Stephanie is curious by nature. From building their own meat smoker to roasting their own coffee, Stephanie and her husband love to create and explore. Being active is a huge part of Stephanie's life, as she is passionate about fitness and nutrition. She feels if she can help someone to look and feel their absolute healthiest and best, she can truly make a difference in someone's life. A graduate from Kendall College and a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition certificate holder from the International Sports Sciences Association, her life's goal is to educate others about healthy cooking.

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Chiang Mai Feast: A Deep Dive into Thai Food

I first fell in love with Thai food as a teenager. I loved the sweet, salt, sour and spice that is synonymous with Thai cuisine. The more I ate it, the more I loved it. It wasn’t until college, ...

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Homemade Pickles for your Thanksgiving Table

  I love pickles. I love the crunch and vinegary bite! They are such a great accompaniment for so many things and the possibilities are endless when it come to making them. You can pickle so many ...

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Game Night: How to Work with Venison

Fall is great for many reasons: changing leaves, cooler weather, Halloween, and hunting season. My husband enjoys deer hunting, and I enjoy eating venison and spending time in the country. Hunting, I ...

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Creamy Soups: Hold the Cream

Fall is synonymous with soup. The possibilities are almost endless, and there is nothing quite as comforting. As the weather gets colder, a warm thick soup is just the ticket! We all love a creamy ...

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Indian Dosa: A Thin Pancake Thick on Flavor

  If you have ever been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you have seen someone eating an enormous thin pancake, served with various chutneys and sauces. What is that crazy thing? It's called ...

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Berry Delicious Pie

Summer is great for a lot of reasons: beaches, barbequeing, sunshine and tons of delicious fresh produce. Berries especially are in season during the summer months. I love berries and can never get ...

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VersaTHAIl Green Curry

  To many, Thai food seems intimidating. It has lots of unfamiliar ingredients and seemingly difficult cooking techniques. However, Thai food from scratch is easier than you may think, and with a a ...

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Skip Store-Bought and Make Your Own BBQ Sauce

  It's BBQ season, and I love BBQ. Last year, my husband configured our modest kettle girl into an offset smoker that successfully smoked ribs, pork shoulders, turkeys and even a 14-hour passion ...

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How to Eat and Drink Prickly Pear

Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the Southwest knows about the deliciousness that is the prickly pear. Yes, that spiny cactus is edible!

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Seed to Sip Coffee

When my husband and I first started roasting, I knew nothing about coffee. I was a tea person. Coffee was not something I really ever thought about, let alone considered roasting. I didn't even ...

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