As the first day of fall closes in, many people rush to the farms to pick apples and pumpkins. For me, I am excited to pick tomatoes. One of the farms that we frequent has an abundance of cherry tomato plants. While everyone else fills their bags with apples, I am loading up the […]

Need a quick side for your Taco Tuesday? Look no further than Pineapple, Chicken, & Cilantro Fried Rice, featuring canned pineapple and canned chicken. Partnering with Cans Get You Cooking motivated me to a quick “cantry” dive to come up with this delicious side dish packed with protein, veggies, and incredible flavors! It is amazing […]

I am not ready for summer to come to an end. I refuse to believe that it is almost over. The grill will remain turned on in this house! This fingerling potato salad was something I made on a whim. I bought the potatoes for an entirely different use. Instead, they came in handy when […]

As the summer season approaches we fire up the grill and sweep off the deck. Our weekends become filled with cookouts and picnics. Whether you are a guest or a host you will at some point be thinking about what to bring or serve at a bar-b-que. Traditional coleslaw and potato salad are a must. […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

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Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish.  My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. […]

With the holiday’s around the corner a lot of us are busy menu planning. If you are searching for a new all star side dish, search no more! This recipe for macaroni and cheese uses 3 different kinds of cheese. What makes it really special is the topping. Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar is delicious all […]

With Thanksgiving around the corner many people question what they are thankful for. The topic of conversation often yields the question, “what are you thankful for?” Maybe you have a stock answer prepared, or your list is overflowing. Perhaps, you are finding you feel as though you have nothing to be thankful for. The impeding […]

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 […]

Roasted baby potatoes are one of my go-t0 side dishes. Most of them time I like them to swim in garlic, herbs, and olive oil. This combination is a no-fail and seems to fit in with most meals I make. However, as I was making a pork loin one day I couldn’t help but long […]

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