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Choctál Single-Origin Ice Cream

By Elizabeth Fechter Cool, rich and velvety. These are the words that come to mind as I recount my experience with Choctál ice cream. In a world filled with candy infused ice creams, swirled with chunks of potato chips and cheesecake, how does Choctál stand out among the rest? It take a classic, and executes […]


Springing into Brunch

By Elizabeth Fechter Oh, sweet brunch time. When the possibilities are limitless and the cocktails are encouraged. What’s not to love? You can do sweet, you can do savory, or heck, you can do both! Personally, I fell in love with brunch after watching countless episodes of Barefoot Contessa. She effortlessly pulls together the most beautiful, […]


You can have your wine and eat it too!

By Elizabeth Fechter  It’s national drink wine day! Who knew? Apparently February 18th is the day wine lovers rejoice, and we’re happy to join to fun. And even better, how about instead of just drinking your wine, you cook with it, too? It’s not too late to choose a wine inspired dinner recipe for tonight and pick […]

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Here Comes Saint Valentine

By Elizabeth Fechter From the heart shaped sugar cookies my mom and I bake every year, and decorate with pink icing and sprinkles, to the overload of chocolate kisses, Valentine’s Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Now I know it’s not for everyone, and that’s okay! To each their own. But for those of you out […]

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Keeping the Momentum Going

By Elizabeth Fechter We’ve all been there, January 1st hits and we’re ready to go with a new and improved healthy lifestyle. We’re motivated, encouraged by the naysayers who say “New Year’s Resolutions don’t work,” and ready to prove them wrong. But then, the going gets tough. February approaches and those cupcakes at the bakery counter […]

When life gives you lemons, try new recipes!

By Elizabeth Fechter Or rather, when winter gives you fresh citrus fruits, try new recipes! A wide variety of citrus fruits are at their best right now, smack dab in the middle of winter. Last week I showed you guys my favorite blood orange and turmeric tea recipe. If you haven’t had a chance to check […]

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Taking Advantage of Winter with Blood Oranges

By Elizabeth Fechter Today I wanted to share with all of you my new favorite tea recipe. It’s a mint tea infused with fresh ginger and turmeric root, warm spices and finished off with a big squeeze of blood orange juice. There are two things that make this particular tea recipe a great choice for […]

Setting Trends with Roasted Vegetables

By Elizabeth Fechter The first time I remember having roasted vegetables was four years ago. I was meeting a few family members at our now favorite pizzeria, and upon arrival a big plate of roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts were on the table. I wasn’t hesitant, because I generally like all types of food. However, […]

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A New Year Through Food

By Elizabeth Fechter New Year’s resolutions come in many different forms. Whether your goal is to start fresh by finding a healthy balance in life, or to release more endorphins through weekly visits to the gym, the new year is a great time to aim for a positive change. Whatever your objective may be, eating a wholesome […]

MasterCook App Feature Tour

Shopping List on MasterCook App

Take a tour of the shopping list feature on the MasterCook app. Now available on both Android and Apple mobile devices! The shopping list is my favorite feature from the MasterCook app. The fact that it synchs to my online account means I can plan special meals and shopping from my desktop too, which is […]