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More Pineapple Please!

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa

Count on this tropical fruit to remain light, bright and happy year-round. Pineapple’s juiciness, however, is most appreciated during triple digits temps! There’s a number of ways to enjoy them – freshly diced, in juice form or cooked comes to mind…

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Summer Send-Off Sangrias!

Some schools are already back in session with the rest to follow suit very soon. Savor these last few days of summer and keep life simple. Treat yourself to fresh fruit-filled sangria – early afternoon & poolside if you can help it!

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Your Roadmap to Succulent South Texas Peaches!

The sweet and juicy peaches of the Texas Hill Country are legendary. When they arrive each summer unscathed by late frosts or spring hails, many Texans breathe a sign of relief! To get you in the ‘ripe’ state-of-mind, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite peach recipes for early on in the season…

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The Right Way to Watermelon!

With nothing but sunshine and triple digit temps on the horizon, it’s a prime time for a slice of fresh watermelon! We love that distinct flavor contrast between sweet and crunchy – and just how versatile (& portable!) this distinctive tropical fruit can be…

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Ice Cream for Adults!

Anytime I have a nutrition question or want something magnificent created, I call on my go-to dietitian Rosie Benner. Here we’ve upped the ante on these are rich, homestyle treats, marrying non-traditional flavors like Strawberry Chipotle, Spicy Peanut Butter and Coconut Chocolate Ganache.

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Sunday Dinner in the South

Talk about the kind of eats that keep’em coming back for more! This selection of Southern comfort food is surely fit for an appearance at your next Sunday dinner. These are homestyle and health-conscious recipes inspired by the South’s penchant for good manners and even better meals…

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Goodtaste.tv’s First-Ever Elevated Wine Tasting!

A sellout, fun-loving crowd enjoying fine wines from around the world, PLUS top shelf hors d’oeuvres all added up to an incredible Elevated Wine Tasting. There was something for everyone in this one-of-a-kind setting – the beautiful showroom at the Mercedes Benz of Boerne. It was a night to remember!

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Summer Fun in New Braunfels

This is the summer of DO! The New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau has some great summer activities share taking place in our own backyard. New Braunfels is truly an ‘all-ages’ town that comes alive during the summer months…

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Become a Comfort Food Convert at Peete’s Country Kitchen

Feast your eyes on this! What an AMAZING selection – all kinds of country cuisine – at a longtime favorite spot in Burnet County. Peete’s Country Kitchen has been voted Best BBQ in Marble Falls for a whopping 15 years straight!

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Boost Your Mood Without the Meds!

More docs agree that there are certain foods that can actually increase the levels of serotonin in your brain. I’ve found over the years that making smarter choices in the foods I choose does help with weight loss and can even boost my moods…happy foods, if you will!

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Party Platters Make the Grade with Taste Elevated!

One of the easiest and most colorful ways to entertain this holiday season is a charcuterie plate you can arrange from the comfort of home. Lucky for us, we’ve got yummy creations from Taste Elevated to bring your snacks to that next culinary level.

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Cheers to the Best Little Bed & Brew in Fredericksburg

ANY excuse to visit the beautiful Texas Hill Country, as well as the charming town of Fredericksburg is good enough for me. There’s some great beer being made along Main Street from the friendly folks at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. In fact, we caught them on the date of their 20th anniversary!

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One Heavenly Herb Garden in Fredericksburg, TX

Who doesn’t love a vacation in their own backyard! This hidden gem is just a day trip away by car; a beautiful setting to totally decompress, because this place has it all. The Fredericksburg Herb Farm sits on 3.5 acres and has recently undergone a revitalization, featuring…

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