Lately Siena and I have been having dinner together. Brian has been traveling and I have been noticing a trend.  I have been trying to make dinners that adapt to Siena as well.  Not only so I am not making a bunch of different dishes. But because I also desperately want to teach her to […]

As the warmer weather hits and the grill is fired up the craving for a burger may hit. Even the biggest carnivore will not deny the satisfying flavor of these caramelized portobello mushroom burgers. Blending mushrooms with meat or using them as a substitute is not only healthier for you but the planet as well. […]

  My husband and I have a thing for tacos. We could eat them a couple of times a week. One of our favorite combinations is chorizo with potato. This is where the idea of a chorizo and pierogy skillet came about. This meal comes together super quick and is amazing for a crowd. It […]

Old man winter will just not let up! Although it is the first day of spring another snowstorm is upon us.  My dreams of strolling through the farmers market are officially dashed. So I get out my Le Creuset pot and have prepared one last hearty dish. This is not 100% bolognese sauce or traditional […]

Baby, it has been real cold outside! We have had two snowstorms already this January. Anything that can warm you up from inside out is necessary on these days. This White Bean, Kale, and Pancetta soup has ton of flavor. Adding in kale and carrots makes it super hearty. The pancetta and sherry in the […]

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  Making a turkey can be an overwhelming task.  There are so many different methods and opinions on what makes the best bird. I have always been a fan of brining the turkey. It may take a little extra time and effort but it makes for one juicy bird. Brining a turkey helps it become […]

    If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

Another submission for the DishItForward series is a recipe for super juicy burgers. Who doesn’t love that? Especially when it includes fond memories of a grandmother. They always seem to have the best cooking secrets to pass on. My grandmother and mom were my greatest teachers!   Nonna’s Assassination Burgers By Susan Miele-Motyka Instagram: @suze_mm […]

There are lots of popular recipes that call for the use of breadcrumbs. Simple dishes like breaded chicken cutlets or chicken fingers call for breadcrumbs to add flavor and texture. They are used as a binder in recipes such as meatloaf, meatballs, or crab cakes. Breadcrumbs could be considered a pantry staple in may homes. […]

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