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. […]

My dad loves his Italian deli’s and has passed that on to me. He does his best to find the best sandwich place (among other things) where ever he travels. When he would come home from a trip he would always have stories about where he ate. A good sandwich goes a long way. It […]

    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 […]

  Pasta Punttanesca is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It is a go to dish any type of night for me. It is the best way to make a regular tomato sauce taste special.I even got Brian into it and became part of my regular pasta rotation. This and shrimp scampi are […]

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 […]

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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. […]

Chef One was started in 1999 by Chinese Americans who sought to bring Asian flavors to the mainstream culinary scene.  Their factory is currently located in Brooklyn, New York, The factory turns out an impressive 44,000 dumplings per hour. The dumplings and noodles are served in restaurants throughout New York. Chef One has been working […]

Butternut squash, goat cheese and sage lasgana has been a new family favorite. This dish is perfect for the fall.  It is creamy and decadent. Goat cheese and Parmesan cheese create a tangy bechamel type sauce. This sauce is added to the butternut squash mixture packing a punch in every bite. My sister Katie loves […]

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 […]

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