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Foodie Panache

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‘Panache is a word of French origin that carries the connotation of a flamboyant manner and reckless courage.”

So what is ‘foodie panache’ and why is it here? I want to share with you some of the ways food inspires the way I live my life and the way my life inspires my food. From the chats around the kitchen island, to whipping up something around a campfire. You’ll not want to miss a single post!

 

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Birthday Surprise from Africa!

Birthdays~~they mean different things to everyone. As I’ve gone through life, birthdays have progressed from parties, gifts, cakes...

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

Two of the things that I love best about traveling in Europe are the people and the bicycles!  The people in Paris enchant me as they go...

~competitive cooking & food styling II~

~competitive cooking & food styling II~

I know that a lot of my foodie friends are entering the prestigious DOLE Cook-Off~~and, it was about this time last year when I was...

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

~voiceboks & thermador feature ally eats~

Always love to see my great recipes shared by generous folks!  Thank you, Lexie & Thermador!  Come see why they shared these recipes!...

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~easter bunny’s hiding wwhhhat~

  So you think eggs are the only thing the Easter bunny hides~~come see what’s in my basket!  Click the...

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

If you’re like me, you see art and beauty in your kitchen~~from a Mason jar with its ‘writing’ and glimmering shine after...

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~competitive cooking & food styling I~

With the Dole California CookOff 2014 launching soon, as well as other cooking contests currently running,  these tips...

There are always things we keep as staples in our pantry and refrigerator, and most of us have those basics~~you know what I'm talking about~~spices, flour, sugar, canned goods, bread, milk, eggs, cream, jelly/jam. We all probably have many of these things as standbys, well, unless you're a die-hard bachelor or don't realize there's even a room in your house or apartment called a kitchen!

~pantry & refrig happenings~

There are always things we keep as staples in our pantry and refrigerator, and most of us have those basics~~you know what I’m...

~keeping good company~

~keeping good company~

Growing up, my Mom used to hammer into me the importance of being in the right company, choosing the right friends~~mainly hanging out with...

~top 5 pixs on statigram~15 seconds

~top 5 pixs on statigram~15 seconds

This is just so dang cool!  Statigram linked my top 5 pixs (in terms of “likes”) from 2013 that I had posted on Instagram~~so...

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

Sometimes you never know what you’re going to get when the stars line up and the force of luck is with you.  So much of my food...

Gifts for the Passionate Home Cook ***hint hint***

Gifts for the Passionate Home Cook ***hint hint***

OK, I admit, I have a ulterior motive  for writing this blog, and I’m hopeful that those who like to give you and me gifts~~hint hint...

~~holiday cash giveaway~~

~~holiday mooolah giveaway~~

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! Winner #1`is from Wishes & Dishes on FB! Winner #2 is from My Whole Food Life on Twitter! Since...

~~ally & key ring app~~

~~ally & key ring app~~

It’s the #1 shopping app downloaded.  It’s one of the Top 25 apps at the Google PlayStore.  As of this posting there are 9...

~~ally & ATOD Magazine~~

~~ally & ATOD Magazine~~

Dawn Garcia is one feisty spit fire get-it-done gal, and that’s the kind of person I just love to watch soar in life~~she’s...

Las Vegas Baggage Claim~~Where's Ally?

Las Vegas Baggage Claim~~Where’s Ally?

You just never know where you’ll show up in this digital age of living!  First the Wall Street Journal.  Now the Las Vegas Airport...

An Interview with The Unorthodox Epicure

An Interview with The Unorthodox Epicure

I can’t remember how I ran into Adam on Facebook~~his zany FB picture had something to do with it~~and, boy, I’m glad I...

grand strand magazine & ally~~

grand strand magazine & ally~~

When I knew I was one of the three regional winners for the 2013 Dole California Cook Off, I shared this excitement and honor on Facebook....

~a birthday party~

~a birthday party~

Sometimes the best parties are the parties that have just a handful of people~~and, in this case, it was four of us!  My big sis, whom I...

Paint Cans

Paint Cans

I’m the kinda person who lives and operates with lots of spontaneity.  It can be as simple as going to put a book back on the book...

boho dining~~on your own porch, deck, patio, yard~~whereever

boho dining~~on your own porch, deck, patio, yard~~whereever

The end of summer signals the ushering in of Fall, and likewise the ending of winter brings on Spring, so you may say ‘what’s...

my kitchen~~designed by & for me~~

my kitchen~~designed by & for me~~

I’ve been having a lot of folks over the past couple of years, friends that follow my antics in the world of cooking and life in...

Rusty Spatula~~Guest Blog

Rusty Spatula~~Guest Blog

Being asked to guest blog on another foodie’s website is always a huge honor~~it’s akin to someone asking you to their home for...

a boho tablescape~~temrika meslalla~~

a boho tablescape~~temrika meslalla~~

I always loved playing with paperdolls as a little girl.  I always loved playing dress up as a little girl.  I love fashion, style,...

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