Whenever we have a big family party, pasta is always involved. We’re Italian so I’ve grown up with delicious, homemade pasta dishes that would make people salivate. Homemade noodle, sauce, meatballs…you name it and my grandmother has probably made...
I love soups, all kinds of soups. I can eat them all year round, even in the heat of the summer, and I love making leftovers into a bowl of hearty goodness. For me all holidays provide an opportunity to...
 My husband and I sent the kids off to grandma and grandpa’s this weekend, binged on Netflix (watch Stranger Things!) and soaked up some quality time together.Usually we try to pack these kid-less opportunities with things outside our house...
One of the favorite and most requested meals in our house is tacos. They’re so easy and I’ve never met a person that didn’t like a taco.My husband’s favorite tacos are always steak tacos and we probably either eat...
Do you ever feel like dinner is just one more chore at the end of the day?I'm usually so exhausted by the time 4:30 rolls around that it's har to muster up the energy to cook - especially during...
It seems I’ve been on an Asian food kick lately. I have to admit, the flavors used in Asian cooking really just make my pallet happy.I honestly could eat Korean food, Thai or some of the other Asian cuisines...
Some nights, simple dinners are the best dinners. Sheet pan dinners are an easy way to make delicious, fresh meals that are packed with vegetables and make cleaning easy too. This Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies dinner is one...
I’ve been wanting to make tomato gazpacho for at least a month now. It’s one of those things I’ve been dying to try but just didn’t feel like I had the time to commit to make it, which was...
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...
Chicken Enchiladas Verdes are easily one of my favorite Mexican dishes. How can you not love chicken smothered in delicious cheese, tangy green salsa all wrapped up in a warm tortilla with some sour cream added in? Although, I must...
I have a confession to make. For the longest time, I didn’t like spicy foods. I’d always steer clear of the on menus and never make anything at home that might have a little kick.Clearly, I was missing out...
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...
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...
In March it will be five years since my Grandmother passed away and as the holidays pass year year I am reminded how much she loved to celebrate them. She loved spending time with the family, taking in the...
As we get deeper into the summer months I have been craving all the vegetables. Greens, beans and everything in between has been on our menu. Sometimes I like to just eat them raw with ranch or hummus, but...
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