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Sweet potatoes have become such a buzzy food. With The Whole 30 Diet sweeping the nation periodically, sweet potatoes have become the filling starch of choice while all others have been banished to the naughty corner. I don’t believe in...
Last summer, my husband and I went on a date to a local Italian restaurant that we visit about twice a year. It’s a cute, small place along the river and at the corner of a quaint downtown area....
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For a long time now, long before Instagram, I’ve viewed food as art. I love looking at a beautiful, put-together plate with color, symmetry, balance and sometimes even height. Eating is something you do with all five of your...
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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...
What do you think about when you think of mashed potatoes? Home, comfort, deliciousness…YUM! If you picked all of the above then you’ve come to the right place because this recipe is for mashed potato connoisseurs. These Sour Cream &...
Cauliflower rice is my favorite thing. Ok, so maybe it’s really ice cream but cauliflower rice comes close. I try to constantly eat low carb meals because I’m Italian and somewhere in my DNA I’m pretty sure there is a...
I love a good homemade potato salad during the summertime. It’s the perfect side dish for any barbecue and will help fill you up without weighing you down. With all the fresh herbs growing in my garden right now,...
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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...

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