Living the Savory Life

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Category: Holiday

Beef Tenderloin Bites with Caramelized Onions

Beef Tenderloin Bites with Caramelized Onions ~ Living the Savory LifeServing beef tenderloin for a dinner party with friends is indeed luxurious.  If you are like me, funding a beef tenderloin dinner is well, a little more expensive than the budget allows.  These little beef tenderloin bites are the perfect solution!  They are decadent and delicious, your guests will love them, they are totally doable on a budget and they are a cinch to put together.
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Christmas Recap and Prawn Cocktail

DSC_0709The holiday season was SO busy for us, but I’m guessing that statement is not unique to me.  I hope you all have had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I know I was so spoiled with not one, not two, but THREE Christmases!  How does a girl get so lucky?  I had one with my family in November in the US, one with just my better half in the middle of December in Perth and a third with his family on Christmas in Melbourne.  It was a whirlwind of food and family and presents too!
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Fourth of July Series part 4 ~ Carolina Burger Sliders

Hello and welcome to the last installment of the Fourth of July recipe series.  I started a few days back with a great Lynchburg Lemonade cocktail made with homemade sour mix for your celebration.  I then threw in a mayo-free Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.  Yesterday we talked about Oven Fried Chicken Sliders and today we round out the Fourth of July menu with Carolina Burger Sliders.Carolina Burger Sliders ~ Living the Savory Life
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Fourth of July Series part 3 ~ Oven Fried Chicken Sliders

Welcome back for part 3 of our Fourth of July series.  Last time I shared with you Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.  Today’s recipe is Oven Fried Chicken Sliders.  I love this recipe.  Truth is, I think I like them even more because they are a mini version of the full sized sandwich.  I have a bit of a history with “mini” foods but I think that might be a story for another time…Oven Fried Chicken Sliders ~ Living the Savory Life
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Fourth of July Series part 1 ~ Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail

Hello there!  Today I’m kicking off a mini series in honor of the Fourth of July (insert fireworks here; boom! pow! ooooo! ahhhh!).

Whether you are headed to a big party, the park for a picnic, or just having a small gathering at your own place, the four recipes I offer to you over the next few days will help make your Independence Day celebration delicious.  The idea is that you can make these ahead of time and at the start of the party.  They will keep and still be enjoyable as they come to room temperature so you too can enjoy the holiday!  Serve these four for a complete party or add to it crudites, chips and dips and a green salad and you have the ultimate (and low maintenance) spread.  Additionally, these recipes can easily be doubled or halved to make just the right amount for your shindig.Lynchburg Lemonade ~ Living the Savory Life
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

May has come so quickly this year.  Does anyone else feel that way?  Where did January, February and March go?  This year seriously needs to slow down a bit and well I seriously need to celebrate a little bit more!  Look no further; Cinco de Mayo will be here lickety split!  Does anyone need a better reason to throw a party?  I know I don’t!

Break out your sombreros!  Salt your margarita glasses (or stay tuned for the LSL recipe)!  Let’s have a party.  Now if only I had a Mariachi band…..Cinco de Mayo ~ Living the Savory Life
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