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A Spicy Perspective

Sommer is a food writer, recipe developer and photographer. She creates easy-to-prepare recipes with a little gourmet flair. Sommer enjoys cooking recipes that bring back happy memories, and foods from places she’s traveled. She also loves giving classic dishes a spicy makeover. Her cooking mantra is, “All things in moderation” and you’ll find a mix of dishes on A Spicy Perspective, from global fare to easy-gourmet dishes to good ol’ fashioned comfort food.

She lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her husband and two children.

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Zesty Baked Hash Browns

Hash browns are one of my favorite go-to breakfast items in the fall. I never think to make them when the weather is warm, yet the moment it starts to cool down, even a few degrees, I start stocking up on shredded freezer potatoes.

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Almond Crusted Baked Halibut Fillets with Basil Butter

Our easy 5-Ingredient Almond Crusted Baked Halibut with Basil Butter will wow your friends and family at the dinner table this season! Moist, buttery halibut with a crisp top and herby punch.

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White Chocolate Truffle Citrus “Chick” Cookies

Adorable edible chicks for spring celebrations! Our White Chocolate Truffle Citrus “Chick” Cookies are moist and zingy with a white chocolate truffle chick sitting on top.

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Pomegranate Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Easy and delicious Pomegranate Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle. These thumbprint cookies are perfect for any holiday celebration or cookie exchange, and they pack a punch of pink pomegranate flavor!

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BLT Mac and Cheese

I'm in shock.... My kids are heading back to school in 10 days! Where did the summer go? In the hustle and bustle of buying school supplies, having their feet measured for new shoes, and trying to squeeze in one or two last pool days, I've been coming up with fun things to serve my babies once they are back to the daily grind.

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Friends of the Test Kitchen

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• Ree Drummond •

As a busy mom who writes about food, family and living on her ranch in Oklahoma, the kitchen is Ree's frontier.

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• Sadie •

Sadie is a creative cook who looks for culinary inspiration everywhere. Her family's small dairy farm in Minnesota has been a part of the Land O'Lakes cooperative since 2005.

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