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 […]

    If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

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 […]

    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 […]

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 […]

As summer approaches so does the urge to eat outdoors. Whether it is a picnic, barbecue, or a lazy summer dinner this side is perfect. Making the ribbons is super easy! Use a potato peeler or vegetable peeler to peel long ribbons of zucchini and squash. I used a potato peeler because it is a […]

Sometimes I feel like I forget about the simple things when cooking. I am always trying to create something new, or think of something first. Which is almost impossible with so much available to us in the way of recipes. I have to remind myself that is okay to cook and share my everyday meals. […]

Most of the time when I am making chicken I am using chicken breasts. I have stayed away from bone in chicken because it seemed no one ever wanted to deal with it. That is, until I realized chicken thighs can be the key to plenty of easy weeknight meals. If done right they are […]

Making a good roasted chicken is one of the number one dishes to add to your “repertoire” they say. Although it sounds fancy and rather complicated, I promise you it’s not! The best part is that roasted chicken is super fancy enough to serve your family on Sundays. Although it doesn’t stop there, it is […]

I am not one to jump on the New Year cleansing bandwagon. I try to keep a decent balance between cleansing and binge eating all year long! As the holiday season comes to a close and regular schedules resume, that means regular eating resumes. What I mean by that is bringing my lunch to work, […]

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