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food crush friday… lemon ricotta pancakes.

I love lemon ricotta pancakes. (If you read any of my books, you probably saw them mentioned a time or two. It's also what Donovan tempts Mya with in my novella, Give Me You.) I fell in love with them during brunch at Sarabeth's in New York one birthday weekend. It was the perfect treat for a day filled with shopping and adventure with friends.

I'm getting my brunch shopping done and wanted to share the recipe for these pancakes as part of my #FoodCrushFriday experience.

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food crush friday… sweets and beyond.

I couldn't let another #FoodCrushFriday go by without mentioning one of my favorite YouTubers, Ida of Sweets and Beyond. I "met" Ida online while working on my novel, Taste for Love. (Taste for Love is the third book in the Wilkersons in Love series and offers even more background on Trent Scott's misdeeds before his appearance in my latest release, Baby Love.)

I was seeking yummy Puerto Rican dishes… you have to read Taste for Love to find out why. *wink* (Food research is probably one of my favorite parts of writing.) Ida soon became a "friend in my head" after she won me over with her recipe for Rellenos de Papa (Stuffed Potato Balls)Happy Belly Note: I LOVE Rellenos de Papa. Just watch a couple of videos and you'll be hooked, too. Ida will have you feeling so comfortable (and hungry), as she takes you into her kitchen to share some of the most delicious recipes one can find on YouTube.

Ida agreed to stop by love notes by tia… the blog. to tell us a little more about herself. She's also sharing a couple of recipes including one of her childhood favorites, Limber de Coco!

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food crush friday… brandi's candy shop brownies.

Happy #FoodCrushFriday!

I know you're going to love this recipe. I mean, who doesn't love chewy, yummy brownies full of outrageous goodness?! This brownie appeared in my brand new release Baby Love. After Brandi offers Trent a piece, he is hooked.

I wanted to share this recipe because Trent isn't the only one that loves candy shop brownies… so does everyone in my house. Taking photos to go along with this blog post wasn't easy... ingredients kept disappearing between each step.

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food crush friday… tuscan grilled chicken with baby artichokes.

It's #FoodCrushFriday! I love to grill year round, but in the summertime I live at the grill. I will grill everything from salad greens to fruit for dessert. Not only does it keep my kitchen cool during hotter months, but there's something about grill marks on my food that makes my heart sing.

Here's a recipe for Tuscan Grilled Chicken and Grilled Baby Artichokes. It's the perfect meal for eating outdoors, too! There's just a hint of spice to go with all the delicious flavor, but feel free to add a little more heat if you dare.

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