At the farmers market I found what looked like round zucchinis. I had never seen them before. I instantly started to brainstorm ways to stuff them. I went to work in the kitchen chopping and sauteing. Coming out with what I feel like is a perfect blend of fall flavors in a pretty little package. […]

Mushrooms sauteed in garlic and white wine are the perfect side dish. Easy to make and a perfect compliment to any chicken, meat, or fish dinner. Putting the mushrooms over rice makes this side dish even more complete. This is a great to side to another dish I recently made, Baked Olive, Artichoke and Lemon […]

Who doesn’t love a solid chicken dish? This baked olive, artichoke and lemon chicken is layered with flavor. Browned and braised with briny olives and spices. I completed this meal with a quick but flavorful side of white wine sautéed mushrooms over rice. This is what happens when I improvise! Having staples in your pantry […]

Old man winter will just not let up! Although it is the first day of spring another snowstorm is upon us.  My dreams of strolling through the farmers market are officially dashed. So I get out my Le Creuset pot and have prepared one last hearty dish. This is not 100% bolognese sauce or traditional […]

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 […]

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