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 […]

Balsamic beef stew is comforting and hearty with a special touch. Adding in the balsamic vinegar makes this dish better than your average stew. The recipe inspiration came from a Williams-Sonoma  catalogue. Tucked within gorgeous pages of pots, pans, and kitchenware was this recipe. If you love balsamic vinegar this one is for your. I […]

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 […]

  When I originally started this blog one of the first recipes I posted was my version of the Eggplant Caponata dip.  There is a deli called Sergio’s, located in Denville, New Jersey that is a family favorite. They make the best Caponata I have ever had! This recipe developed from my quest to come […]

These quick little bites are packed with flavor. They are perfect for an elegant cocktail party or as an easy appetizer for outdoor entertaining. Caramelizing onions may take some time but they are worth the wait! You can make a big batch of them and save them for sandwiches, burgers, in salads, or for on […]

The month June is officially upon us! I am always excited when the Farmers Market open up and it makes cooking a whole new adventure. Sometimes I wish I lived in a warmer state so I could have access to them all year round! One of my favorite things to hit the Farmers Market in […]

This salad looks really elegant but is actually super easy! The brown rice and quinoa mixture from Veetee Rice is a healthy base. The addition of color from the cherries and arugula make this salad a pretty addition to your table for those summer nights. Not to mention, it is super easy to make! The […]

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