Author: Kelly Anthony

In the Kitchen With Kelly: Mushroom and Asparagus Bake

Eat your vegetables: who didn’t get that one blasted on repeat as a child? I for one heard it many, many times, and can recall sitting alone in time-out at the dining room table, staring down at a mound of green, hanging onto every last bit of resistance within me. Even as a child, the problem was easily identifiable — those vegetables had lived in a can for quite some time, and simply put, they were gross. Growing up, we ate a lot of canned veggies, and it’s no wonder they didn’t excite me. The colors were hum-drum and...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Cherry Mango White Wine Sangria

Let’s face it: when we are hosting, more often than not, the to-dos don’t typically stop until right before our guests arrive. I’ve had a great deal of experience in the hosting arena, and one tidbit of advice I often share is to do as much preparation in advance as humanly possible. This alleviates a great deal of stress and also creates a much more relaxed environment. The more we can get done ahead of time, the better off we’ll be. The planning element applies to all aspects of the party, including the drinks. Sangria is a great party...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Marshmallow Crispy Treats

I grew up with an amazing mother who worked a very demanding job. On weeknights when she got home, she would spend the remainder of her evening cooking dinner and caring for my brother and me. On the weekends, when Mom could be a little more liberal with her free time, she would undoubtedly find her way back into the kitchen. The mixing bowls and measuring spoons would come out, the oven would go on, and it was time for us to bake. It was never anything over-the-top extravagant, but it was always delicious, cheerful, and memorable. Although I...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Huevos Rancheros

I am a Tex-Mex junkie. There, it’s officially out in the open. If given a choice as to where we will go and dine on any given day, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be headed toward a destination serving up chips and salsa. It’s just all so irresistible. The salsas, the fajitas, the enchiladas….oh and let us not forget, the sauces — all the glorious sauces. There’s tomatillo sauce, enchilada gravy, queso, and one of my very most favorites, ranchero. Oh, how I love the Ranchero sauce. I mean, we are basically talking the marinara of Tex-Mex...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Onion Smothered Chicken Breast

Baked Chicken. People are always looking for something different to do with baked chicken. Why? Because it just so happens to be a total snooze-fest. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are boring on their own, no matter how perfectly you cook them. Facts are facts: chicken needs a little love when it comes to the flavor department. Like most things that require a little sprucing up, accessories don’t typically hurt one bit. In this case, we will be dressing up our chicken breasts with sautéed onions and melty Colby Jack cheese. Yes, please. The real beauty of it is that...

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