I am so touched by the outpouring of love and support during our NICU experience with baby Siena. Social media can be a very negative place. People can use it to tear others down instead of lifting up. In this case so many people shared their experiences and offered encouragement. Many prayers and well wishes […]

Did it rain on your 4th of July parade, like it did mine? We had to do a rain date for our bbq. Instead of getting super sad and staring at our grill I put our dutch oven to work. Grab some mussels and some crusty bread to turn that frown upside down! Just as […]

The holidays are here and all things festive are in full swing. These sparkling pancakes are sure to keep the party going long after dinner is over. This pancake recipe is great way to treat overnight guests to something special. Use a little bit of Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee Champagne and strawberries in this batter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lasagna is one of my favorite dishes to make. Adding the spinach and sausage to this recipe elevates it. The sausage makes the meat lovers in the family happy. The spinach gets in that little bit of green which is always a positive. There is always an extra person at my house. Every Sunday there […]

These meatballs are great appetizers for cocktail party as they are a side dish or lunch. Also, they are good on their own and not fried if you want a healthier spin. I love topping them off with this new product I found from Bottega Mediterranea. It is called La Malva Rosa Crema e Carciofi […]

One rainy morning I was inspired by two over ripe bananas awaiting their fate. As they sat there looking sad and brown I saw the possibilities. I also saw my toddler niece starting to get sucked into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Considering the rainy day fates of all involved I decided to recruit her as a […]

These Kale and Mushroom pockets are a lot like empanada’s. Anytime you can stuff pockets of dough with anything I think it is a winner. Especially when the kale is cooked down in white wine and mixed up with cheddar cheese!

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