I Sometimes people will ask me, “What’s your favorite food?”That is a pretty challenging question for me. I love so many different kinds of food from different cultures all over the world. I love that a lot of times...
I love carbs. I'm Italian and they are my food group BFF. But, those carbs go straight to my bootie if I don't watch it. It's disappointing because for me there is no greater comfort food after a long...
My daughter and I love to create together. Whether it’s practicing writing words together, crafting or cooking, we always bond over the experience of working together and learning together.When I heard that Uncle Ben’s® was hosting the first ever...
I feel like fall has officially started and fall always makes me want bowls of comfort food. Pasta is my go-to comfort food. I try not to eat it too often, but fall and winter are the perfect seasons...
I’ve really been trying to do more with less lately. We are one income down (mine) and with 1,000 medical bills (my son’s) I’ve been trying so hard to stick to a grocery shopping budget each week. It’s different...
I just don’t have the kind of stomach that likes to eat first thing in the morning – unless it’s coffee. Around 10 a.m. my stomach decides to wake up and starts growling at me. By then I’m famished...
The days are really heating up around here. It’s supposed to be in the 90’s the next two weeks and we decided not to put the pool up this summer. The good news is that the lake is only...
The first time I had ceviche was only about 7 years ago. In fact, for at least a third of my life (basically childhood), I didn’t even like seafood. But the first time I had ceviche, it was sort...
I love recipes that can be made over from season to season. Not only does it make life a bit easier when you’re already familiar with a recipe, but it’s good to know that your family already approves of...
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I’m a cheese girl. I love all kinds of cheese – blue cheese, goat’s cheese, stinky cheese, etc. If a person could live off cheese (and wine and bread), I’d be in heaven. So I jumped at the chance...
I love a good bowl of soup. Better yet, I love a good bowl of soup that includes ramen noodles!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});I grew up on ramen. It was my lunch of choice as a kid...
Summer is almost here and with it comes the desire to lounge in the sun, eat watermelon and grill anything covered in barbecue sauce.The first thing most people think of when they hear barbecue is ribs and they are...
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I’m always attempting to create great, weeknight recipes to make my life easier during the week. Even though I work part-time from home now, weekdays are still hectic and I often feel rushed to create good, nutritious food for...
We had a family party this past weekend and I volunteered to bring a pasta salad. We're Italian so pasta salad or some pasta dish usually comes with the territory. Normally, in my family a pasta salad consists of...
Each year when fall rolls around I get a craving for warm, delicious comfort food. It never fails.The chillier weather and falling leaves leave me yearning for hearty stews and roasts almost as much as all my favorite, fall...

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