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The holidays are coming! What are a few of YOUR favorite things?

Last Reply by AuntJudyQ 1414195721.257 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Temp-tations

Alright, who’s with me? Of course the hustle and bustle of the approaching holidays has me in a caroling, cookie-swapping, gifting, menu-planning mood. Especially since just walking into QVC these days is like stepping into Santa’s workshop. And with Cooking on Q: Holiday Edition right around the corner on Sunday…well, let’s just say I’m getting a head start on sampling plenty of yummy holiday goodies. Not to mention, a head start on my gift list, too. (Santa’s little helpers will definitely want to check out my temp-tations Facebook page Oct 23, 24 and ... Continue Reading

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Let Back-to-Baking season begin! Time for cozy comfort cooking on QVC.

Last Reply by rtillery 1413139228.87 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Temp-tations

Talk about a throwback…check out this picture of me and my Dad from my freshman year in college! I found this photo recently and it stirred up so many incredible memories. It perfectly captures the love and support I got from both my parents throughout my life. But it also brings me right back to the excitement of starting a new school year…and all the good stuff that went along with it. It’s been quite some time since I headed back to school, myself. But I still use this time of year as an excuse to organize my life and stock up for the busy months ahead. It’s jus... Continue Reading

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Five Ideas for a Fun-Filled Fall!

Last Reply by Bulldawgbecky 1410877194.503 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Temp-tations

As we head into the last weeks of August, I may be in full-on summer mode, but it turns out Mother Nature has some other ideas in mind. I’m feeling a hint of crispness in the air, the days are getting shorter…and I’m even starting to daydream about cinnamon, spice and other yummy fall flavors. Move over, summer…Autumn is definitely on its way!  And, just in time, QVC has new and special offers on temp-tations as part of the Your Fall Kitchen Cook Event. So you’ll be fully stocked with everything you need to make the most of fall flavors! Like this brand ne... Continue Reading

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Get ready, get set…to fall in love with fall flavors all over again!

Last Reply by ShelleyF 1409791930.897 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Temp-tations

Get ready, get set…to fall in love with fall flavors all over again! Thanks to some unexpectedly cool weather in our neck of the woods last week, I found myself reaching for my favorite cozy sweater…which got me thinking about fall…which got me all kinds of excited for this week’s Taste of Fall Cooking event at QVC! To be fair, it doesn’t take much to get me excited about fall flavors. The things I like to cook best just taste better in the fall – ooey-gooey casseroles, cozy comfort foods and, of course, the kinds of desserts that make you want to find ... Continue Reading

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Christmas in July Home Decor Temp-tations Launch!

Last Reply by eslteacher1 1409949464.153 | Started by Tara McConnell in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Temp-tations

Simply stepping into QVC these days is like walking in a winter wonderland. Busy little elves have been decking the halls for Christmas in July everywhere you look…and I absolutely love it! You know how most kids count down to Christmas? Well, when I was little, I counted down to the day my family unpacked all of our holiday decorations with the same excitement. Christmas for me has always been as much about the buildup and prep as it is about the celebrations…which would explain why I love Christmas in July at QVC so much! And this year, Christmas in July is even more exciti... Continue Reading

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

Last Reply by Scoobypie 1406848991.23 | 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, Hosts & Personalities, Temp-tations 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 CT2249 1406743660.987 | 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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