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A Note From Ashley Rodriguez

Date nights are a chance to stretch your kitchen chops, cook something a bit indulgent and connect with your partner at the table. Our date nights often start with a cocktail, move into a salad studded with the seasons finest offerings and a main dish that feels different than our harried weekday meals. Finally we always end with something sweet. We set the table, linger at it for hours and leave the dishes for the next day. How do you date night?
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Ashley Rodriguez

@ashrod

Seattle, WA

Food photography, writer, instructor and eater. Author of, Date Night In.

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pan-seared artichoke with an aioli trio: Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! You know what they say…

Pan-seared Artichokes With Aioli 3 Ways

pan-seared artichoke with an aioli trio: Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! You know what they say: once you pan-sear an artichoke black, you can never go back. We have always steamed our artichokes, but after discovering this method we realized how much more flavor was possible. Simply dressed with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, whole cloves of garlic, a drizzle of oil, and a pinch of flaky sea salt, they are wrapped in foil and baked in the oven till they come out steaming hot, filling your kitchen with the aroma of roasted garlic. And just as you were thinking it doesn’t get better, it actually does: throwing the artichokes on a grill for a few minutes brings an enticing smokiness that you can’t get from the oven alone. And since today is a special day, we decided to create not one, not two, but a trio of sauces for your dipping pleasure. With candles flickering and your favorite tunes playing in the background, this Valentine’s Day will be a night to remember.
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Halloween Chocolate Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, the perfect dessert for your All…

Chocolate Cake With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Halloween Chocolate Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, the perfect dessert for your All Hallows’ Eve festivities! Great flavor, super moist, and that frosting is whisk lickin’ good. Oh and decorating it is almost too much fun!
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For a romantic and spooooooky date night
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Movie night with wood-fired pizzas delivered! But this smashing Avocado Jalapeno And Lime Maragarita…

Spicy Jalapeño Lime Avocado Margarita

Movie night with wood-fired pizzas delivered! But this smashing Avocado Jalapeno And Lime Maragarita is really stealing the show!! I was soooooo skeptical about using Avocado in a cocktail but THIS is just absolutely delicious! You have to try it!! Daily dose of avocado on point! Recipe from @wandpdesign. Happy Sunday friends!!
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Cheers!
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How ready for Thanksgiving are you? Are you "makes Thanksgiving cocktails 1 1/2 months in advance"…

Sage Cocktail

How ready for Thanksgiving are you? Are you "makes Thanksgiving cocktails 1 1/2 months in advance" ready?
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A Note From Ashley Rodriguez

A cocktail fit for a Fall date night
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I just love slow cooker suppers! Especially when they are as scrumptious as this Easy Barbacoa…

Homemade Slow Cooker Barbacoa

I just love slow cooker suppers! Especially when they are as scrumptious as this Easy Barbacoa recipe! Rivals that restaurant favorite!
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Date night food that practically cooks itself
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I posted this pumpkin ginger walnut and date cake today!

Pumpkin Walnut And Mascarpone Cream Cake

I posted this pumpkin ginger walnut and date cake today!
I posted this pumpkin ginger walnut and date cake today!

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A stunning towering cake worthy of date night
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If you're experiencing acute episode of eating fatigue, or feeling a deep disconnect in any…

Three Cheese Oyster Skillet Gratin

If you're experiencing acute episode of eating fatigue, or feeling a deep disconnect in any food-related intimacies, this dish may be right for you. Side effects may include burnt tongue and possible addiction. Take a cheesy bubbly oyster gratin, and feel like yourself again.
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check out my tips for putting together a great cheese board that will impress your guests

Cheese And Charcuterie Platter With Rustic Pate And Grilled Bread

check out my tips for putting together a great cheese board that will impress your guests
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Hey guys! @freerangekaty here! Wondering what to make for dinner  Right now select Grass Fed Beef…

Ny Strip Steaks With Chipotle Coffee Rub

Hey guys! @freerangekaty here! Wondering what to make for dinner Right now select Grass Fed Beef Steaks are on sale! I picked up two NY Strips for me and my husband for a special date night at home. I also selected a few spices from the bulk section to make a custom Chipotle Coffee rub to go along with roasted veggies.
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How about a raw Cherry Berry Cream Pie for your valentine  Make it extra special with a drizzle of…

Cherry Berry Cream Pie With Chocolate Drizzle Sauce

How about a raw Cherry Berry Cream Pie for your valentine Make it extra special with a drizzle of chocolate sauce!
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Fresh berries in a cream pie? Yes please. Most often our dessert during date night ends with just two forks. Skip the plates (less dishes) and dig in. I could totally see us doing that very thing with this pie.
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