Memorial Day weekend is upon us again. I start dreaming of summer farmers markets and crab shacks. Brian works out of Boston frequently. One summer we took a drive and went through Portland Maine and Kennebunkport eating anywhere we could. We discovered so many fun places a long the way. You can read […]

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One of the foods I need to stay away from while pregnant is sushi.  A small price to pay for having a little miracle I know. But, it is one of things I am really missing. Yes, I miss having brie or the occasional glass of wine. I also miss my turkey sandwiches for lunch. […]

This Bolognese inspired baked ziti is a great weeknight dish. Adding ground beef to this dish makes it even more satisfying. Like a bolognese sauce carrots and wine add another layer of flavor. The ricotta makes the sauce even creamier. Then topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, which is everyone’s favorite part! My husband is […]

Marinara sauce is made in my household weekly. There seems to always be a container of it in the refrigerator. To me, making marinara sauce is as routine as pouring milk into cereal. I barely even considered it a “recipe.” Until I met my husband, I didn’t think making marinara was anything out of the […]

Every Christmas Eve I look forward to my Dad making, Zuppa di Clams. We celebrate the Italian Tradition of the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve. While my mom, sisters and I are busy prepping for Christmas Day, my Dad takes over Christmas Eve. In preparation he brings all the men in the family to Arthur […]

I found a handwritten recipe from grandmother for her Chicken Marsala. It is one of my grandfather’s favorites. One mother’s day I wanted to make something special. I took this recipe and added the pancetta with the cream.  This created a new favorite dish. A couple years later I ended up on this journey with […]

Mediterranean inspired stuffed tomatoes are the perfect solution to a meatless Monday. My moms tomato garden was amazing this year. Her garden yielded tons of tomatoes and eggplants for that matter. We canned the tomatoes, used them Caprese salads, and anything else we could think of! These stuffed tomatoes are filling and flavorful. The cous […]

Even in the summer sometimes we have slow rainy days. These slow cooker Turkey Sloppy Joe’s are the perfect dinner for those indoor days. Some people save the slow cooker for the colder months. I use my slow cooker all year round. Especially when I want to keep working or cleaning all day. These Sloppy […]

One of my go to dinners always includes pork loin. Marinating the pork in some herbs and white wine always does the trick and it is fail proof for my family. Recently, I have been inspired to change things up a bit. That is where Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread comes in. […]

We have been having really humid and hot summer days in New Jersey. After a couple of days of 92 degree heat, no one wants to eat heavy. This salad features grilled chicken and sweet peaches, along with raspberries and farro. The addition of Riccotta Salata cheese and the tarragon balsamic vinaigrette make this salad […]

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