Joanie Simon

overhead view of small plates with crispy fried mashed potato balls with marinara sauce
Cheesy Fried Mashed Potato Balls
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Cheesy Fried Mashed Potato Balls are a comfort food appetizer or side dish made with...
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a plate with a dessert topped with strawberry jello and garnished with a pretzel
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dessert
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a classic family dessert recipe for holiday celebrations with strawberry Jell-O,...
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A large green salad with tomatoes, avocado, cheese and bacon in a large bowl placed on a marble countertop
Tomato Bacon Avocado Salad with Southwest Ranch Dressing
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Imagine a BLTA (Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado Sandwich) but ditch the bread and add in...
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A trifle dish filled with homemade carrot cake, cream cheese whip and vanilla pudding topped with more whipped cream and dipped strawberries
Homemade Carrot Cake Trifle with Cream Cheese Whip
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A fun way to change up your Easter dessert recipes with a layered carrot cake...
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Artificial Light Gear Guide
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I have found that people starting out with flash for the first time just want...
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Asparagus Salad on sample plates
Nine Quick Tips for Better Photos at Food Festivals
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Food festivals pose a wide variety of unique challenges for a food photographer. From unpredictable...
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Placing a pistachio tart on a pie plate
How to Avoid Flat Looking Food Photography
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If you've ever looked at an image you've just shot and wondered, "why does it...
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A dinner spread of corned beef and cabbage made in the instant pot
Instant Pot Corned Beef
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A classic and super easy recipe for corned beef and cabbage (and taters, too!) cooked...
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A piece of casserole with corn, bacon and shredded potatoes on a white plate with a fork and salsa.
7 Layer Breakfast Casserole
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7 Layer Breakfast Casserole is a hearty breakfast dish with seven flavor-filled layers including hash...
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The Bite Shot Book Club
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“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for...
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Whipped Peppermint Roll Cake
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This festive holiday Peppermint Roll Cake only requires six ingredients and is refreshingly light with...
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Cranberry Apple Pie
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  This recipe for Cranberry Apple Pie is perfectly festive and a favorite for anyone...
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