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75 of Our Best Mandarin Orange Recipes

Enjoy mandarin orange recipes that showcase these juicy little tidbits at their best, from luscious desserts to fruit-decked salads to irresistible stir-fries.

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Fruit Pizza

These pretty fruit pizzas have been a hit every time I've served them. They start with pre-made cookie dough making them super simple! —Janet O'Neal, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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Rhubarb Mandarin Crisp

An attractive dessert, this crisp is also a popular breakfast dish at our house, served with a glass of milk rather than topped with ice cream. Because it calls for lots of rhubarb, it's a great use for the bounty you harvest. —Rachael Vandendool, Barry's Bay, Ontario
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Teriyaki Pork Tacos

Flour tortillas take an Asian-style twist when filled with flavorful teriyaki pork strips, mandarin oranges, lettuce and crispy french-fried onions. —Jodi Nobile, Scotia, New York
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

We love adding grilled chicken to our salads in the summer, but the real star here is the vinaigrette made with blueberry preserves and maple syrup. It goes great with a fresh baguette and a frosty glass of minted lemonade. —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine
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Citrus Cornmeal Cake

Cornmeal adds a rustic quality to this delicate dessert flavored with citrus and almond. It’s sure to be a staple in your recipe collection and also makes a great holiday party hostess gift. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Chicken with Mandarin Salsa

When I have some leftover veggies, I dress the salsa up a little with some diced green onions and bell peppers. If you like a spicier sauce, add cayenne pepper to the skillet. —Aysha Shurman, Ammon, Idaho
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Ginger-Cashew Chicken Salad

I revamped an Asian-style chicken salad recipe to create this gingery, crunchy salad. Now it’s a huge success when I serve it at ladies luncheons. —Shelly Gramer, Long Beach, California
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Gran's Granola Parfaits

When my mother-in-law (Gran to our kids) had us over for brunch, I especially enjoyed her yogurt parfaits. They were refreshing, light and wholesome. I made a few changes to her recipe and came up with this sweet, crunchy and nutty variation. Yum! —Angela Keller, Newburgh, Indiana
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Citrus Steak Salad

Your family will think you spent hours on this beautiful main dish salad with its from-scratch dressing, but it's an absolute cinch! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Special Strawberry Salad

This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort. I treat family and friends to this dish on special occasions. —Linda Goulet, Hadley, Massachusetts
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Pineapple Orange Trifle

Guests are pleasantly surprised to see this lovely trifle on my holiday table. Coconut, pineapple and mandarin oranges lend a tropical taste to every spoonful. —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
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Chicken & Fruit Spinach Salads

Here’s a smart choice for busy nights! It takes 10 minutes to prepare and stops hungry tummies from growling in moments. Serve with whole grain rolls to round out the meal. —Jesse Klausmeier, Burbank, California
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Orange Fluff Salad

My sister gave me this fluffy salad recipe that whips up in a jiffy. Unlike many gelatin recipes, there's no need to have the salad set for hours, so it's great for unexpected company. —Stacey Meyer, Merced, California
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Chicken Croissant Sandwiches

These sandwiches are easy to pull together when you need something fun and taste-worthy in a flash. I make them often for occasions like brunches, church youth meetings and impromptu family gatherings. —Cheryl Sigler, Louisville, Ohio
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Romaine & Orange Salad with Lime Dressing

Three ingredients plus a dressing equals a quick salad for special occasions. I first had it at a friend's wedding, and it's become a family favorite. — Linda Pallotto, Mantua, Ohio
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Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups

I love to prepare these cool, fluffy fruit cups to give a refreshing boost to many meals. They've been well received at family gatherings and summer barbecues. There's no last-minute fuss since you make them well in advance. —Karen Hatcher, St. Amant, Louisiana
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Strawberry Mandarin Chicken Salad

I made fruity chicken salad for a food-preserving class, and it was a tasty triumph. It's crispy, crunchy, healthy and refreshing and pairs well with garlic bread and iced tea. —Betty Henagin, Medford, Oregon
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Four-Fruit Compote

A beautiful side dish, this compote spotlights wonderful winter fruit like bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple. Of course, it can be made anytime of year. I'm sure you'll get as many smiles as I do when I bring out this refreshing salad at a potluck. —Donna Long, Searcy, Arkansas
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Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas

One bite, and you'll swear you're at a restaurant. This bistro-worthy recipe is simple to prepare, yet special enough for lunch guests. —Shelly Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
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Overnight Fruit Salad

I first tasted this rich fruit salad at my wedding reception many years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn't share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I've made it for many meals, and our daughters copied the recipe when they married. —Eileen Duffeck, Lena, Wisconsin
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Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

A perfect partner for your Christmas goose, this warm and fruity side dish can simmer while you prepare the rest of your menu, or make it a day ahead and reheat before serving. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

When my friends and I meet for Sunday get-togethers, this is the one dish they always ask me to make. I don’t mind since it travels well, is super easy to make, and absolutely delicious. —Stacy Reed, Gresham, Oregon
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Fluffed Fruit Salad

I like this recipe since I can prepare it in advance when entertaining. Even people who don't care for cranberries usually like this treat.—Christine Halandras, Meeker, Colorado
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Asian Noodle Stir-Fry

Fast cooking refrigerated pastas can turn anytime into pasta time. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ham & Mandarin Salad

I created this salad at the request of all the men in our house. They asked for something tangy, sweet, spicy and manly. This fit the bill. —Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey
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Coconut Fruit Salad

This refreshing fruit salad will taste equally delicious at breakfast, lunch or dinner! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Budapest Roll

If you’re a fan of Yule logs and pumpkin rolls, taste my Swedish specialty made from hazelnut meringue. People are in awe every time I bring it somewhere. —Catherine Walbridge, Boise, Idaho
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Caribbean Shrimp Spring Rolls

Kids will love helping wrap up these delicate rolls filled with beautiful, bright ingredients. And you’ll love the burst of flavors in every bite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Frozen Citrus Fruit Cups

Frozen Citrus Fruit Cups

Add some sparkle to your next get-together or church supper with these sunny citrus treats. The refreshing cups burst with color and flavor, plus they look so cute served in shiny foil containers. —Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
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Sesame Chicken Slaw Salad

I tasted many types of Asian chicken salad in California. When I moved back to Georgia, I wanted more. Here’s a gingery-sweet recipe using wonton strips. —Michelle Mulrain, Evans, Georgia
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Sparkling Fruit Salad

Pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, strawberries and grapes are treated to a dressing of wine and sparkling club soda in this delightful salad. Serve in dessert dishes or set the whole bowl on the table for a fetching presentation. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chilled Fruit Cups

This refreshing frozen salad is easy to assemble ahead and serve to a group at breakfast - or any time of day. It's a convenient and colorful addition to a holiday buffet. —Andrea Hawthorne, Mozeman, Montana
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Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

A sweet ginger dressing spices up this tasty medley of oranges, grapes, crabmeat and pasta. It’s an ideal warm-weather entree. —Darlene Jurek, Foley, Minnesota.
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Summer Dessert Pizza

My family enjoys this dessert pizza recipe anytime of the year, but it's especially refreshing during the hot months. You can use whatever fruits are in season. —Ida Ruth Wenger, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Special Sesame Chicken Salad

With its delicious mix of crunchy peanuts, tangy dried cranberries and mandarin oranges, this colorful Asian chicken salad is a definite crowd-pleaser. Water chestnuts and a teriyaki dressing give this main dish its Asian flare. —Carolee Ewell, Santaquin, Utah
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Ambrosia Salad

During last-minute menu planning, I often include this classic ambrosia salad recipe because I keep the ingredients on hand. —Judi Bringegar, Liberty, North Carolina
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Brunch Fruit Salad

This appealing fruit salad is a lovely addition to breakfast, lunch or even supper. Light and refreshing, it's perfect alongside egg bakes, sausages and other hearty staples you find on breakfast buffets. —Millie Vickery, Lena, Illinois
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Southwest Salad

Friends served us this wonderful salad when we were vacationing in Arizona. My husband particularly liked the fresh-tasting citrus-flavored dressing, and asked me to be sure to get the recipe. It's since become one of our family's favorites. We think it's especially good served with a chicken casserole. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa
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Hot Fruit Salad

This spicy fruit mixture is a breeze to make—just open the cans and empty them into the slow cooker. With its pretty color from cherry pie filling, this salad is nice around the holidays—or for any special occasion. —Barb Vande Voort, New Sharon, Iowa.
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Broccoli Boo Salad

Broccoli Boo Salad

There's nothing scary about the recipe for this popular salad—it's delightfully easy to put together. The mandarin oranges also look nice with the colors in other foods and decorations for my theme.—Vicki Schlechter, Davis, California
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White Chocolate Fruit Tart

It takes a little time to make, but this tart is absolutely marvelous, especially in summer when fresh fruit is in abundance. —Claire Darby, New Castle, Delaware
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Pineapple Orange Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes. It’s moist and light yet so satisfying. I’ve been adapting it for years and now it’s almost guilt-free. —Pam Sjolund, Columbia, South Carolina
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Slow-Cooked Mandarin Chicken

Oranges and olives are elegantly paired in this different but delicious dish. The chicken is marinated, then cooked slowly in a flavorful sauce, so it stays moist. —Aney Chatterson, Soda Springs, Idaho
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Summertime Melon Salad

Fun and refreshing, this simple salad is the essence of summer served up in a melon half and dressed with a tangy citrus sauce. Lovely! —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia
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Makeover Fruit Pizza

There’s nothing better than a guilt-free dessert, especially when it’s topped with refreshing and colorful fruit. We skimmed the calories and fat from a traditional fruit pizza to create one with about half the calories, fat and cholesterol. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Company Fruit Salad

We first tried a cream cheese fruit salad like this at a local deli. Since I couldn't get that recipe, I started mixing up different dressings until I hit on this one. Now I make this refreshing delightful salad for every picnic and get-to-gether. It can be a snack, side dish or dessert. —Connie Osterhout, Napoleon, Ohio
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Mandarin Pork Stir-Fry

When my husband and I were dating, he told me he liked Asian food. I got a wok and discovered the joy of dishes like this pork stir-fry. —Laurie Martignon, Niagara, Wisconsin
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Mandarin Watermelon Salad

Fruit tossed with feta? U-betcha, nothing betta’! Fresh mint, cilantro and parsley add the perfect pop. I’m always looking for something different to serve my mom, who’s a vegetarian—and she loved this! —Jade Bausell, Miami
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Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I’ve made this salad so often and shared it with many people. It’s originally from my good friend’s daughter, and we always receive compliments on how wonderful the light fruit flavors come alive with the poppy seed dressing. —Cathleen Leonard, Woodbridge, California
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Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad

This salad features my favorite fruits, complemented by the creamy pudding mix. It even works as a dessert. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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Mandarin Orange & Romaine Salad

A tangy salad of romaine, celery and oranges with tarragon vinegar and hot pepper sauce makes a cool companion for turkey dishes. —Cathy Pawlowski, Naperville, Illinois
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Orange-Topped Chops

This recipe has just two main ingredients, plus a few seasonings. As the chops simmer, they'll pick up the fruity flavor. You can substitute any canned fruit for the oranges. —Cindy Milleson, Bozeman, Montana
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Arctic Orange Pie

This frosty orange pie is so easy to make. I have tried lemonade, mango and pineapple juice concentrates instead of orange, and my family loves each one. —Marie Przepierski, Erie, Pennsylvania
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Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana
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Springtime Salmon Salad

Here's a wonderful main dish salad that's a delicious way to get my family to eat a combination of nutritious foods. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Raspberry Cheese Blintz Bake

Any fruit topping works wonderfully with this twist on traditional blintzes. It puffs during baking and will fall a bit while standing. It makes a beautiful presentation. —Kristi Twohig, Waterloo, Wisconsin
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Avocado Fruit Salad

This dish is simply delish. I'm glad a friend gave me the recipe. My family loves it, and so do I. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Here’s a fruity spinach salad that even the kids will devour. The pretty strawberry drizzle peps up the greens nicely. —Carrie Sherrill, Forestville, Wisconsin
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Sesame Shrimp & Rice

A handful of convenience items and a flash in the skillet allows you to put a delightfully flavorful, high-quality meal on the table in minutes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cranberry Mandarin Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

I prefer to use spinach or other dark leafy greens because they are tastier than iceberg, and also because of the amount of calcium they contain. I'm always looking for ways to boost my calcium intake since I can't eat dairy. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Polynesian Parfaits

Pack one of these refreshing, tropical treats in a plastic container to take with you. They're great for lunch boxes, too. —Janice Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado
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Summer Turkey Salads

Tender turkey is treated to a yummy walnut coating in this dressy salad that just begs to be served outside. Add a cold glass filled with Arnold Palmer mix—lemonade and iced tea—and enjoy! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Baked Fruit Compote

Add a fancy touch to canned fruit with a splash of Madeira wine. This dish brightens any cold-weather gathering. Mix and match canned fruits to suit your family’s tastes. —Myrt Pfannkuche, Pell City, Alabama
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Orange Chicken Wraps

Oranges give these cool and crunchy wraps a pleasant change of pace. The tasty handhelds come together in a snap. Enjoy them as a simple weeknight meal or a quick weekend lunch. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
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Holiday Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Holiday Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Change out your traditional sweet potato recipe with this new version. The fruit sauce provides a bright, but not too sweet accent to the sweet potatoes. This side is sure to be enjoyed.—Maureen Akins, Kent, Washington
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BBQ Pork Salad

I needed a dinner for too-hot-to-cook nights during the summer. This is hearty enough for my meat-and-potatoes-loving husband, not to mention delicious! It looks beautiful in a glass bowl. —Victoria Skredsvig, Snohomish, Washington
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Sparkling Gelatin Salad

Fruit really shines though this refreshing gelatin salad.—Cassie Alexander, Muncie, Indiana
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Mandarin Turkey Tenderloin

My husband grew up in an area with lots of turkey farms, so he learned early to love dishes that use turkey. This makes a tasty dinner that requires no last minute fuss, so I like to serve it when I have company over.—Lorie Miner, Kamas, Utah
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Tropical Compote Dessert

To make a more adult version of this recipe, use brandy instead of the extra tropical fruit juice. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Sesame Tossed Salad

Crisp, crunchy, and slightly sweet, this nutritious salad is simply delightful. Feel free to double up on any of your favorite toss-ins. — Elizabeth Perkins, South Riding, Virginia
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Hot Spiced Fruit

My baked pears with apples and cranberries have a touch of sweetness and spice – just like a pie without the crust. Spiced fruit warms up any occasion. —Lin Koppen, Orchard Park, New York
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Fennel Salad with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette

A sweet balsamic vinaigrette always pulls everything together in a delicious harmony of flavors. Raspberries are one of my very favorite fruits, so I'm always eager to find a new use for them. —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine
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Slow-Cooker Spiced Fruit

My aunt who lived in Hawaii gave me this cherished recipe. She would prepare a traditional tropical meal for us whenever we visited, and this fruity side was always included. I always think of her when I make it, whether it’s for the holidays or an everyday meal. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Fresh Broccoli/Mandarin Salad

I write a food column for our local newspaper, and I consider myself a pretty good judge of recipes. But I'll admit I was surprised by this one—I didn't think the usual ingredients would go together as well as they do. —Connie Blommers, Pella, Iowa
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Cranberry Turkey Wraps

Fruity and flavorful, these hefty grab-and-go handfuls are quick to assemble, easy to handle and low in calories. We often take them in a cooler to the local stock show and eat them in the stands. Everyone seems to love them! —Bobbie Keefer, Byers, Colorado

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."

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