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Destination Monroe, Louisiana by Tara Ambrose

Trio’s (Where Friends Go to Meet Friends!) Destination: Monroe, Louisiana By: Tara Ambrose – Tara’s Taste of the Town Conveniently located in the heart of Monroe, between the comforts of the historic Garden District and the elegance of River Oaks Subdivision, Trio’s is a lovely restaurant is where comfort-convenience and class all collide! Jennifer Johnson and her family have had

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Annual Washington State Wine Awards Recognizes Industry Champions

The 12th Annual Washington State Wine Awards yesterday honored the restaurants, retailers, hotels, tourism professionals and distributors whose work has played a vital role in shaping Washington State as both a favored home and destination for those who enjoy outstanding wines. More than 100 nominations were received, and winners were selected for their impressive menus, innovative educational programs and marketing

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Visiting Chef Series Dinner; Decadent Cuisine, Exquisite Wines

I had been tossing around the idea of a monthly Visiting Chef’s Series Dinner for quite a few months. Finding the time to plan/create just didn’t seem to be in the schedule and the final push came from a friend of mine who simply said, let’s throw a dinner party, we’ll do it together and it will be fabulous. Past entertaining

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Holiday Gifts Made with Love

Storefronts, sidewalks, street signs and aisles at the local markets are brimming with holiday gift ideas and sights and smells that Christmas brings. It’s simple to choose a gift from the shelf or to browse catalogs and have an item dropped to a friend’s front porch. Simple yes, personalized?  No. When I was a child, one of my favorite gift

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Russell’s will host Chef Rick Bayless in Exclusive Collaborative Dinner

Two celebrated Chefs, one exquisite menu. The evening of October 27th, Russell’s in Bothell will host Chef Rick Bayless for an exclusive collaboration dinner with Chef Russell Lowell, benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Host of the critically acclaimed Public Television series, Mexico-One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, Chef Rick Bayless will join Chef Russell Lowell in preparing what

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Wicked Delicious Trio; Pears, Pork Loin and Bacon

September gave one last shout to the Pacific Northwest with high winds, torrential downpours and finally flew away entirely with a tornado.  Yes, for real. It was small, with winds whipping at 110 mph, it was on the ground for five minutes and it’s path length was one mile.  Goodbye September. I have always seen October as the beginning of

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Reel it in and serve it up; delicious salmon recipes

Fishermen and women have been lining the banks of local rivers pulling in some fabulous looking salmon this late summer season.  With so many recipes and prep methods for this tasty delight, we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you. Smoked Salmon Crisps contributed by Thomas Keller to Food and Wine.  A gorgeous appetizer with simple

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Quick and Dirty Game Day Foods

Football frenzied crowds are a festive lot to feed and making sure that everyone is satisfied with both quantity and flavor can be a tough task.  If time is an issue this weekend, we have you covered.  While my motto is, fresh and local whenever possible, reality is, it’s not always possible and there are times when quick and dirty

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Barbecue Speckled Trout Fillets

MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS Courtesy of Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine and Cajun Men Cook: Recipes, Stories and Food Experiences from Louisiana Cajun Country by the Beaver Club of Lafayette 2 sticks melted butter 4 lemons dash Worcestershire sauce 5 pounds Louisiana speckled trout fillets salt, and cayenne and black pepper to taste Prepare a charcoal grill for indirect cooking. Cover…

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