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 […]

My new obsession is chopping up fresh spinach and adding it to tomato sauce. As a result spinach sneaks its way into lasagna’s and baked macaroni. This is a lighter alternative to Chicken Parmesan . The grilled chicken is smothered in tomato sauce with bits of prosciutto and then topped with a spinach, cheese, and […]

When I was younger family trips to the Jersey Shore were a summer tradition. We would stay at my Uncle Jimmy’s house in Toms Rivers. Our days spent getting boat and jet ski rides, and nights at the boardwalk. One of my favorite memories is watching the crab trap all day long.¬† We would pull […]

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 […]



  You can use frozen meatballs for this, but I decided to give you my mom’s master meatball recipe. This is because I love all of you more than frozen meatballs. However, you can freeze these meatballs after you fry them for up to a month. When you are ready to use them just simmer […]

This is an easy side dish or snack to put together. It is fancy enough to serve to dinner guests or at a cocktail party. But it is also easy enough to throw in as a side dish to a weeknight meal. I use an already prepared flatbread that I have seen in the supermarkets […]

This recipe definitely qualifies for “Meatless Monday.”¬† As the crisp fall air comes upon us we start to crave comfort food. This creamy, tangy, cheesy sauce is the answer to the comfort craving. Having spinach and mushrooms in it also makes it feel like you are doing something good for yourself!

I absolutely love tomatoes! I could eat them a million different ways, but sometimes the simplest method is the best method. When I go over a friends house for a get a together I always brainstorm, trying to bring something new or different. When I saw these yellow and red cherry tomatoes¬† I couldn’t help […]

Food shopping with your husband is very different than food shopping on your own. While you keep your meal planning and budget in mind, he is busy grabbing at everything he sees. I feel like its similar to bringing a toddler along, whining included. As much as I love lobster is not a grocery list […]

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