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chicken marsala

Day 6: Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

In Pasta, Poultry On December 11, 2012 17 Comments

So today is a rich one. And by rich, I mean flavors. Unless someone is handing out cash (not me), then it is indeed a rich day! I’m… Read More »

Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

Day 5: Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

In Poultry, Soup On December 10, 2012 25 Comments

Welcome back and happy Monday everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? I decided to venture out and fight all of the craziness at the mall. I enjoy… Read More »

12 Days of Christmas

Week 1 Recap

In Giveaways, Update On December 7, 2012 3 Comments

For the first week of December, I certainly am not complaining about the not-so-cold weather. Are you enjoying the first week of my Christmas giveaway? Here’s a recap… Read More »

focaccia

Day 4: Herb Focaccia

In Bakery, Giveaways On December 6, 2012 20 Comments

I’m really bummed that the weather is changing, mostly because my herb garden has died. Fresh herbs tend to be expensive and so I’m always looking for a… Read More »

peppermint mocha cupcakes

Day 3: Sprinkles Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

In Bakery, Chocolate On December 5, 2012 26 Comments

Here we are on day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas feature! Have you been enjoying my treats so far? Today I’m bringing you a sweet and… Read More »

tomato soup

Day 2: Tomato Soup-fflé

In Soup On December 4, 2012 17 Comments

Here we go with day #2 of my 12 days of Christmas giveaways! I’m a big fan of tomato soup with grilled cheese, especially in the fall/winter. I… Read More »

sausage and rice squash

Day 1: Sausage & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

In Giveaways, Healthy, Pork, Vegetables On December 3, 2012 29 Comments

Well hello and happy December. Here in Milwaukee it certainly did not feel like the start to December with weather in the 60s over the weekend. I could… Read More »

12 Days of Christmas

Announcing: 12 Days of Christmas

In Giveaways, Update On November 30, 2012 1 Comment

Happy Friday folks! I just wanted to remind everyone that starting on Monday, December 3rd, Food n’ Focus will be bringing you the 12 days of Christmas. I… Read More »

white bean and chicken chili

White Bean and Chicken Chili

In Poultry, Soup On November 29, 2012 5 Comments

Let’s switch gears today and cook a hearty meal. It’s getting really cold outside and the perfect way to warm up is chili! This is a great twist… Read More »

pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sugared Pumpkin Seeds

In Treats On November 28, 2012 2 Comments

From healthy to indulgent…I’m switching gears today! I’ve had my eye on this cheesecake for as long as I can remember and I thought Thanksgiving was the best… Read More »

butternut mac

The Morning Blend

In Giveaways, Healthy, Pasta On November 27, 2012 33 Comments

Happy Tuesday folks! Whether you’re joining me early today or you’re stopping by after seeing me this morning on The Morning Blend, I’ve got an exciting recipe and… Read More »

brusell sprout salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Hazelnuts & Brown Butter Dressing

In Salad, Vegetables On November 26, 2012 8 Comments

Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I know that I definitely ate way too much pie but it was definitely worth it.  I’m… Read More »

Gouda mashed potatoes

Lightened Gouda Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Apples

In Sides, Vegetables On November 21, 2012 5 Comments

Can anyone else believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow already? I feel like this year is just flying by! For all of you out there still looking for something… Read More »

Caramel Apple

Holiday Update!

In Update On November 20, 2012 0 Comments

Well hello. I’m sure everyone is frantically getting ready for their Thanksgiving festivities this week! I was out of town for the past week visiting Boston, which is… Read More »

pasta

Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese

In Pasta On November 16, 2012 1 Comment

Last month I brought you the lower fat Butternut Mac n’ Cheese. Today I’m bringing you the fully monty.  This Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese comes from the all… Read More »

cookie

M&M and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

In Bakery, Chocolate, Cookies On November 15, 2012 2 Comments

We are now in the final stretch to complete the week! I’m in Boston until Sunday and am on the lookout for some delicious local favorites and foodie… Read More »

southwestern chicken soup

Southwestern Chicken Soup

In Poultry, Soup, Southwest On November 13, 2012 1 Comment

I’m calling this my Tuesday Quickie recipe and it’s also a nice spin on a traditional chicken soup.  And to make this three-fold, it’s a great way to… Read More »

jalapeno poppers

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

In Giveaways, Grilling, Healthy, Sides On November 12, 2012 18 Comments

Raise of hands of how many people were looking for a delicious snack while watching football yesterday… Well next time you’re looking for a game-day snack I’m going… Read More »

Caramel Apple

Caramel Apples

In Chocolate, Treats On November 9, 2012 0 Comments

Happy Friday folks! Today I’m bringing you a quick fall treat using my caramel from earlier this week.  Caramel apples are a great fall treat that you can… Read More »

lasagna

Meaty Lasagna

In Beef, Italian, Pasta, Pork On November 8, 2012 3 Comments

Let’s take a minute to talk about lasagna. I’m Italian and this is quite possibly one of my favorite dishes. You’ve got the meat and you get the… Read More »

Green Chile Chili

Green Chile Chili

In Beef, Soup On November 7, 2012 0 Comments

I’ve been avoiding saying this for a long time but I think fall/winter is here. But with that I’m very excited for soup and chili season! While I… Read More »