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 […]

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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. […]

One of my go to dinners always includes pork loin. Marinating the pork in some herbs and white wine always does the trick and it is fail proof for my family. Recently, I have been inspired to change things up a bit. That is where Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread comes in. […]

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 […]

These Kale and Mushroom pockets are a lot like empanada’s. Anytime you can stuff pockets of dough with anything I think it is a winner. Especially when the kale is cooked down in white wine and mixed up with cheddar cheese!

Brian travels all the time and has to eat out a lot. While that sounds glamorous he is always missing home cooked meals. Luckily, he is married to me and I am more than happy to cook for him when he is home! Recently, he requested Lasagna Bolognese. I have made pasta Bolognese before but […]

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!

Who doesn’t love Brie? I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love the creamy goodness that is Brie cheese. Actually I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like cheese to begin with. I could sing the praises of cheese all day long! It is always the perfect snack, the perfect addition, and just […]

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