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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Homemade Caramels

In Treats On November 5, 2012 5 Comments

Happy Monday folks! I’m starting off this week sweet. I spent the weekend in the kitchen (go figure) joined by my boyfriend who had the brilliant idea to… Read More »

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Gourmet Garden GIVEAWAY!

In Giveaways On November 2, 2012 2 Comments

Giveaway is now closed. Happy Friday folks! I just wanted to quickly remind everyone that my Gourmet Garden Giveaway is still going on until Sunday evening!  If you… Read More »

Meatloaf

Herbed Meatloaf with Garlic Sauce

In Beef, Pork, Sauce On November 1, 2012 1 Comment

While I would normally pass up a meatloaf recipe, I was told this was delicious. Not to mention that it’s covered in a buttery, garlic sauce.  This recipe… Read More »

Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon Rolls

In Bakery, Treats On October 31, 2012 2 Comments

What do you do when your boyfriend tells you that he wants cinnamon rolls for breakfast? You wake up 2 hours early to prepare homemade cinnamon rolls only… Read More »

Butternut Squash Soup

Garlic & Ginger Butternut Soup

In Giveaways, Soup, Vegetables On October 29, 2012 61 Comments

Happy Monday everyone!  I’m recovering from another weekend of cooking and baking but I’m very excited to be bringing you a giveaway this week.  While I managed to… Read More »

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

In Cake, Treats On October 26, 2012 0 Comments

Friday is here. I really miss the days of TGIF on Friday nights and think that ABC should bring that back.  You never had to worry about what… Read More »

Risotto

Black Truffle Risotto

In How To, Sides On October 25, 2012 2 Comments

I’m sure you’re still drooling over the steak post from earlier this week and you might be wondering what a good side dish would be for it.  Today… Read More »

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Filet Mignon with Red-Wine Pan Sauce and Pink-Peppercorn Butter

In Beef On October 23, 2012 0 Comments

I’ll just put a warning on this recipe: it’s not healthy. The up-side is that it’s delicious and indulgent.  It’s not something you’re going to want to cook… Read More »

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Loaded Potato Soup

In Soup On October 22, 2012 4 Comments

Happy Monday! I’m sure a lot of you were wondering where I was hiding last week. (Or maybe you don’t even care, or didn’t notice.) I spent the… Read More »

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

In Pasta, Seafood On October 17, 2012 3 Comments

This is technically part 2 of my orecchiette post.  This is the better part.  This recipe came to me in the latest issue of Food Network magazine.  The truffle… Read More »