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Easter at Casa Rice

When it comes to Easter, Peter Cottontail ain’t got nothin’ on this bunny…

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Santa Barbara Skinny~ Tips for Elegant & Enjoyable Entertaining

Santa Barbara Weekend Guide Friday, March 14, 2014 What:   Home Entertaining 101 Where:   Jenni Kayne Home, 525 San Ysidro Rd. When:   Friday, March 14, 11am Why:   Join lifestyle blogger Valerie Rice for tips on easy, elegant and enjoyable entertaining. How:   Unleash your inner hostess with the mostess. What’ll It Cost Me:  Free to attend. Receive […]

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Dip it, Dip it Good

Here’s a selection of my most tasty, most requested, most made dips. Whether you are dipping fresh radishes, carrot sticks, classic potato chips, gluten free crackers or chicken wings — all of these are EDG champions.

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She Knows~How to Host the Ultimate Superbowl Party

LET’S GET THIS (SUPER BOWL) PARTY STARTED! From cheering for your favorite teams to enjoying game day fare, Super Bowl parties are fun to attend and even more fun to host. Our Super Bowl party plan includes everything from Super Bowl party food to Super Bowl party decorations and will keep your littlest and biggest […]

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Halloween Menu

Every Halloween, we have a tradition of hosting a bunch of families for the trick or treat pre-game show, this menu always satisfies.

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Tasty Zucchini with Quinoa

Two years ago, my friend Samantha mentioned that if I ever found myself with a ton of zucchini she had a recipe for me. Boy, was she right.

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Almond Polenta Cake (Gluten-Free)

I do admit that gluten free desserts get a little tricky. Any dessert I serve has to pass my normal criteria— it has to be easy, able to make in advance and shouldn’t be too sweet.