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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...
I’m a little obsessed with meatballs. To me they’re sort of like the Italian taco in that they can be anything but Italian – like a taco can be anything but Mexican - and there are endless ways to...
What does peanut butter, a hurricane and this blog have in common?They all came together in early October for a trip to Georgia’s peanut farms and processing facilities with the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Southern Peanut Growers.Ok, so...
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...
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...
Confession: Sometimes I make food my husband says he doesn’t like just to see if he really doesn’t like it or if he just thinks he doesn’t like it. Case in point, this Coconut Milk Curry Shrimp.This one-pan Coconut Milk...
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...
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...
When Thanksgiving is over, I quickly tire of leftovers. The turkey sandwich works for about one day but I always feel as if I’m throwing away so many of the sides and not utilizing everything as best I could....
This post was sponsored by Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It may be early fall still but it's chilly here already, especially at night. I spent most of the day today running around in a...
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 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...
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I'm on a fish recipe kick lately. I love how I feel after eating fish at dinner (full but not too stuffed), how satisfied I am after dinner and how I feel the next morning.(adsbygoogle...
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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