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 […]

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 […]

As the warmer weather hits and the grill is fired up the craving for a burger may hit. Even the biggest carnivore will not deny the satisfying flavor of these caramelized portobello mushroom burgers. Blending mushrooms with meat or using them as a substitute is not only healthier for you but the planet as well. […]

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    The weather this year has been stubborn! It seems spring time is having a battle with Mother Nature this year on the East Coast. We are finally starting to see the snow melt and the cherry blossom trees show signs of blossoming. I am ready to get colorful with my produce and give […]

Baby, it has been real cold outside! We have had two snowstorms already this January. Anything that can warm you up from inside out is necessary on these days. This White Bean, Kale, and Pancetta soup has ton of flavor. Adding in kale and carrots makes it super hearty. The pancetta and sherry in the […]

Another submission for the DishItForward series is a recipe for super juicy burgers. Who doesn’t love that? Especially when it includes fond memories of a grandmother. They always seem to have the best cooking secrets to pass on. My grandmother and mom were my greatest teachers!   Nonna’s Assassination Burgers By Susan Miele-Motyka Instagram: @suze_mm […]

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 […]

One of the first dishes I made myself after giving birth was this simple oatmeal dish. You begin with quick oats and adding a little bit of vanilla creamer to the mix. I am not claiming this is healthy, just comforting. After an emergency c-section, recovery, and baby in the NICU comforting was just what […]

There are lots of popular recipes that call for the use of breadcrumbs. Simple dishes like breaded chicken cutlets or chicken fingers call for breadcrumbs to add flavor and texture. They are used as a binder in recipes such as meatloaf, meatballs, or crab cakes. Breadcrumbs could be considered a pantry staple in may homes. […]

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