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SPAGHETTIOS AND MEATBALLS

SPAGHETTIOS AND MEATBALLS

This is pure comfort food in the form of a classic childhood favorite.  This recipe for Spaghettios And Meatballs is a more grownup, tastier, and sophisticated version of the food you grew up eating. When my family was young, I had a major case of Read More..

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

This pomegranate martini is exactly what you need at the end of a long day.  It is the perfect blend of tart, sweet, and bitter. During my time in New York City, one of my favorite restaurants was the Tribeca Grill.  It was the perfect Read More..

GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOMS

GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOMS

Gorgeous mushroom caps, pan-seared in a garlicky, white wine and butter sauce, is a high-end steakhouse staple.  Why not bring that high-end steakhouse meal home by making these easy, garlic butter mushrooms for your next steak.  The mushrooms soak up the flavorful sauce giving them Read More..

CHEF RACHEL’S FRENCH TOAST

CHEF RACHEL’S FRENCH TOAST

If you watch Bravo’s ‘Below Deck’ reality show, then you will understand the reverence that I have for Chef Rachel’s French Toast.  It’s the most luscious, decadent, and silky French toast that you will ever eat.  And, surprisingly easy. The custard dipped brioche becomes subtly Read More..

THAI FISH CAKES

THAI FISH CAKES

Perfect for Lent, these Thai Fish Cakes are a spicy way to prevent boredom on Meatless Fridays.  Even those who dislike fish will enjoy the Asian flavors of these Thai Fish Cakes. A great way to serve them is with a side of Crunchy Asian Read More..

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

This white chicken chili is creamy, hearty, and so satisfying.  It’s a great alternative to a rich beef chili and easy enough to become a favorite family dinner staple. I like to serve this chili with a Fenne And Orange Salad, which cuts through the Read More..

ITALIAN BUTTER BEANS

ITALIAN BUTTER BEANS

If you are looking for a simple, yet flavor-packed dish that is exquisite in its simplicity, then look no further than this recipe for Italian Butter Beans.  Great as a side dish, but Italian Butter Beans also make for a protein-rich vegan meal. This dish Read More..

BANANA BREAD WAFFLES

BANANA BREAD WAFFLES

All the favors of your favorite banana bread in a waffle.  Start your day off with a sweet treat and celebrate National Banana BreadDay with these waffles.  They are full of banana flavor, tangy from the buttermilk, and kissed with a hint of brown sugar Read More..

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

FRESH CITRUS MARGARITA

It’s National Margarita Day!  Why not whip up a fresh citrus margarita and kick back to celebrate.  This margarita is smooth, not too sweet, and packs a punch with the silver tequila and Grand Marnier.  Take the time to rim the glass in both sugar Read More..

FRENCH ONION SOUP

FRENCH ONION SOUP

Is there anything more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of soup?  French onion soup is a savory and slightly sweet bowl of comfort topped with garlicky toast and melted cheese.  Dig your spoon into the cheesy top, the crouton, and ease into your hungry Read More..

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

This easy buffalo chicken salad is a spicy and tangy twist on a deli classic.  Chicken is mixed with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings.  It’s superb on crackers, as a stuffing for celery or cucumber slices, as a filling for a pita or Read More..

ROASTED VEGETABLE SANDWICHES

ROASTED VEGETABLE SANDWICHES

These roasted vegetable sandwiches are a healthy, vegetarian meal that’s perfect for a Lenten dinner, Meatless Monday, or a picnic lunch.  The homemade hoagie dressing adds a ton of flavor. I like to serve the sandwiches with Toasted Israeli Salad,  Balsamic Fruit Salad, and Decadent Read More..

SPICY SHRIMP CREOLE

SPICY SHRIMP CREOLE

Take your taste buds on a tour of New Orleans with this Spicy Shrimp Creole dish.  This tomato-based, saucy dish has just the right amount of tang and heat, plus a punch of fresh seafood flavor from the shrimp. Spicy Shrimp Creole is easy enough Read More..

KING CAKE SHOTS

KING CAKE SHOTS

Even if you can’t get to NOLA for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate at home with these King Cake Shots.  They have all of the flavors of King Cake but in a cool, creamy shot.  The recipe makes enough to share, so invite a Read More..

SOFT RED VELVET COOKIES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

SOFT RED VELVET COOKIES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

If you like the soft, frosted sugar cookies in the bakery section of your grocery, then you will adore these easy, soft red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting.  They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, or any day that you’re craving red velvet Read More..