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The holidays are a wonderful time to start new traditions and keep old ones alive. So much of the holiday season is filled with nostalgia and memories. This is part of what makes it so magical. There are certain types of feelings associated with different smells, sights, and sounds during the holidays. One of the […]

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 […]

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. […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

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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. […]

The Thanksgiving Parade is almost here! Some people anticipate this event just as much as the Superbowl. Just about every other household will be watching the parade as they prep for the evenings big event. The parade balloons have become iconic. Some of them are Thanksgiving traditions in their own right. Some people even have […]

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My family has been really getting into brussels sprouts. It is no longer that dreaded vegetable but rather a welcomed guest at the table. After the summer months fade away and the chill claims the air salads become more obsolete on the table. The “winter” salad has become a more emerging trend. Inspired by my […]

4th of July is this weekend and people across America will be firing up the grill and setting off fireworks. Everyone goes into a frenzy googling “red, white, and blue” themed dishes. There are so many creative ideas out there but also only so much “blue” food. I took my favorite appetizer Cherry Tomato Bruschetta […]

I think asparagus is perfect with some salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice. The same rings true for most things I roast. Even the most perfect of dishes can become redundant after awhile. Throwing in a new twist on things, even if it is just as simple as a dressing, can make a world […]

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