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Post-Holiday *DETOX* Foods — Follow Your Bliss

Post-Holiday *DETOX* Foods — Follow Your Bliss

Holidays are a much desired and needed opportunity for all of u to relax, enjoy food and spend time with our families. However, many people struggle to get back on track after the huge feasting (sometimes, for days), and if you are looking for easy […]

Guest Chef Wednesday! Bret Clark’s Amazing Creole Jambalaya

Guest Chef Wednesday! Bret Clark’s Amazing Creole Jambalaya

Today, staying in the Creole theme, we are offering Bret Clark’s Incredible Jambalaya! I simply love the personal touches of a wonderful Chef! Read on… For those of you not aware, Jambalaya was originally created in Louisiana and its origin is actually Spanish paella. Jambalaya […]

The Versatile Blogger Award–Thanks and Nominations

The Versatile Blogger Award–Thanks and Nominations

In the month of May, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by fellow blogger and now Internet friend, Cheyenne Jackson of Vintage Ghosts. Thank you so much for the nod, Cheyenne! Her blog is filled with wonderful recipes, food information, tips and more! […]

Stylish S’Mores Cupcakes

Stylish S’Mores Cupcakes

Today’s recipe is my cupcake version of S’Mores with an elegant twist. Sweet, dense but moist, buttery, graham cakes filled with creamy marshmallow centers, topped with milk chocolate marshmallow butter cream frosting. Delightful with a capital “D”! They’re fun to make, a little involved, but […]

The Beauty Behind “Once Upon a Spice”

The Beauty Behind “Once Upon a Spice”

Today, I would like to introduce Pastel Artist and Illustrator Pamela Jaffe from Potomac Falls, Virginia and the Once Upon a Spice family! Pamela created our portrait and logo (displayed) and is currently working with Chef Lana to fashion the illustrations for our upcoming cookbook! […]

The Day of Memories…

The Day of Memories…

“Memorial Day” The day of Remembrance, Reflection & Relaxation. In tribute to those loved and lost. God Bless Our Armed Services, past, present and future. You are respected, remembered and loved. May you walk in safety love, honor and peace. Today, the Kitchen is Closed […]

Wednesday’s Guest Chefs and Our Recipes: Follower’s Critiques and Photos

Wednesday’s Guest Chefs and Our Recipes: Follower’s Critiques and Photos

Wednesday’s blogs are now dedicated to Guest Chefs and also pictures and comments of Once Upon a Spice’s recipes prepared by our friends, family & followers! If you are interested in becoming a Guest Chef or have photos and comments about our recipes you have […]

The Roman Spring of Ms., Mrs., Mr….? Un Piccolo (a bit) of info on “An Italian Spring”

The Roman Spring of Ms., Mrs., Mr….? Un Piccolo (a bit) of info on “An Italian Spring”

Spring is a fantastic time to travel in Italy. Temperatures warm up, flowers are in bloom, and there are fewer tourists than in summer. Here’s a look at what Italy has to offer in spring. Why Travel to Italy in Spring? Beat the heat and […]