There are a lot of weeknights that I feel like having some kind of Italian food. It’s easy, delicious and I can usually count on my kids eating it.But...
As a kid, I always thought my grandmother made such weird food. She combined things that “shouldn’t” be combined, fed me things from other cultures and was always trying to introduce me to new things. Inspired tastes I was lucky to...
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...
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...
When I create a recipe or a dish, I like to create something that appeals to a wide audience. Sometimes though, people get stuck in one box with food. They fall back on old favorites because it’s easier than...
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 &...
Do you need an easy but tasty recipe for potato wedge fries? I did. It took me forever to really find a spice combination I loved for my side of baked potato wedges. Essentially, if you don't have these...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Summer is by far my favorite season. I love warm weather, long days playing outside and barbecuing.I love to cook on the grill for reasons other than the delicious taste. I hate cleaning up. Nothing ruins a good meal...
Cranberries have traditionally been one of those holiday dishes that I would pass on. Growing up I thought they were much too tart. They always seemed to get in the way of the delicious, savory foods like stuffing and...
I’ve been wanting to make 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 silly...
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....
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...
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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