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There’s No Place Like Home … and No Cooking Like Cooking on Q!

Last Reply by christmassnowflake 1405594018.343 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations

Do you get hit with the travel bug when the weather turns warm? I certainly do. And this summer, I’ve been blessed with some truly incredible opportunities to hit the open road. From weekend trips to the beach, to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia with my mom, Gail, I’ve seen some amazing things this summer. Spying a shark from a sea plane ride over the Great Barrier Reef goes down in my book as one of the greatest travel experiences ever! But as much as I love to travel, it makes me appreciate coming home even more. Especially to my own kitchen. When you see what I&rsquo... Continue Reading

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Taste the Rainbow! Kick up your Kitchen with Pops of Color and Flavor

Last Reply by Honest QVC Queen 1402299491.05 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations

You’ve heard me say plenty of times that we eat with our eyes first. But when it comes to my kitchen, I love to cook with my eyes, too! That often means letting my eyes guide me to the most vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. There are times I’ve built a whole meal around that gorgeous soft green of new lettuce or the juicy red of a sun-ripened tomato straight from the garden. But it also means surrounding myself with color in my kitchen. Because, ever since I was a little girl diving into a new 64-pack of crayons…color is what makes me happy. And I find food tastes be... Continue Reading

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Breaking out MY Happy Dance…Happy 5th Q-nniversary, In the Kitchen with David!

Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, Hosts & Personalities 1400646676.48

You know how it feels when you meet a person who just totally gets you?  Well, I definitely do! Because from the first moment I met David Venable, it was like running into someone I’ve known my whole life. I just wanted to sit right down and split some mac and cheese with him. The amazing thing is, so many people feel that way about David! It’s what makes In the Kitchen with David more than just a show…it’s a family! We eat together, we laugh together, then we eat some more.  Then we top it all off with some trivia! (Go ahead, David, just try and stump me... Continue Reading

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Start Your Storage and Organization Makeover

Last Reply by BarbieP 1399694623.437 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, TSV Talk

The big day is finally here! For Today’s Special Value®, I am beyond excited to bring you a storage solution that's as beautiful as it is functional. Because this 6-piece Storage Set gives everyday organization a makeover…Temp-tations style. And I can’t wait for you to see the before/after for yourself! I started with over 36 cups of gorgeous, versatile, BPA-free storage capacity in your favorite Temp-tations patterns and colors. Then I made sure to include a variety of shapes and sizes you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again...not just in your kitchen, ... Continue Reading

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Cinco de Must-Haves - My Top 5 Picks for Fun Fiestas!

Last Reply by karensue77 1399771079.487 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all my temp-tationistas and temp-tationisters! Are you celebrating today? I sure am. Even though this isn’t a holiday I grew up celebrating with my family, I’ve more than made up for that in recent years.  Because the flavors of Mexico have always been my favorites. Bold, fresh and perfect for enjoying outside…whether you’re on the beach in Cozumel or enjoying a backyard fiesta! Here are some of my go-to picks for making your Cinco de Mayo – or any outdoor entertaining event – truly magnífico! 5)    ... Continue Reading

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Bird's Nest Cupcakes Recipe

Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations 1397052287.453

These cupcakes look so cute as a centerpiece on a holiday table. And with two different flavors of nests, guests get to choose their favorite! Cupcakes: 1 box vanilla or yellow butter cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 1 can vanilla frosting   Chocolate & Peanut Butter Nests: 1 (12-ounce) bag of chow mein noodles 1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (12-ounce) bag peanut butter chips Cadbury mini eggs, Whoppers mini robin eggs or jelly beans   Coconut Nests: 1 (14-ounce) bag flaked coconut Food coloring Cadbury mini eggs, Who... Continue Reading

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My Top 5 Holiday Entertaining Tips

Last Reply by 4girlzmom 1GB 1397090119.29 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations, For the Home Talk

Maybe it’s the promise of sunshine in the air. Maybe it’s the glimpses of green peeking out of the thawing earth. Maybe it’s just the fact that I’ll forever be a kid at heart. But when I think of springtime entertaining, I just want to PLAY! And the holiday table is my playground  Because I’m never just serving up food. I’m sharing love and laughter with the people who mean the most to me. And I want them to look forward to sitting down at my table as a chance to relax, unwind, enjoy…and play! So here are my top 5 tips to keep your Easter and Pa... Continue Reading

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Getting out my sassy sandals – and springtime recipes – for March 30 Cooking on Q!

Last Reply by annie1 1396403129.443 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations

I have a confession to make. You know those people who break out the spring wardrobe at the first hint of warmth in the air? Yep, I’m one of them. Especially after THIS winter! I have all my favorite sandals lined up and ready to go! (OK, I may be shivering, but at least I’m shivering in style!) The same thing goes on in my kitchen. After a long winter of bubbling casseroles and delicious stews that simmer for hours, I just can’t wait to switch things up a bit. Especially because some of my favorite springtime recipes are so incredibly easy, fresh and fun. And that’... Continue Reading

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Real Romance Begins at Home!

Last Reply by caroleluvnqvc 1392360635.027 | Started by Tara McConnell in Recipe Swap, Temp-tations, Among Friends

You know I’m all about any holiday that gives me an excuse to whip up a batch of something totally scrumptious. And Valentine’s Day is no exception. But you might be surprised what’s on my menu for the day…Scotch Hash! What…You were expecting some kind of chocolate-covered decadence? Of course, I always celebrate the big day with something sweet, too. But here’s the scoop on why Scotch Hash ranks as the most romantic meal on record in my book. When my mom was just a cute, little 12-going-on-13-year-old girl, she spent her summer at White Lake Covenanter ... Continue Reading

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Big day coming up and it’s all about YOU!

Last Reply by cookie5523 1394076298.62 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Temp-tations

Here in PA lately, the snow just won’t let up. But a little winter weather can’t stop us! It’s a special week here at Temp-tations, with tons of upcoming shows. That means a lot of extra excitement in the air. So, move over, polar vortex. We’ve got work to do! But, really, how can I call it work? Temp-tations has always been a labor of love for me. It’s about my mom and the memories we share together. It’s about you and giving you a way to really connect with those you love. And when I hear just how much you love Temp-tations, too, it just makes me want t... Continue Reading

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