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New England Lobster Roll

1 Comment | Written on April 16, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I’m not kidding when I tell you this might be the best lobster roll I have ever tasted!  Now, I can’t take all the credit, because this recipe actually comes from Chef Vosika at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  I knew it was going to be good because New Englanders know their lobster!

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15 Awesome Spiked Recipes

1 Comment | Written on April 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It’s the weekend!  Some you might be spiking your drinks this evening to celebrate, but why not spike your food too?

From appetizers through dessert, we have found some delicious and exciting way to get your drink on at mealtime.

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

No Comments | Written on April 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This recipe is a vegetarian version of stuffed peppers with a Mexican twist!

The filling is made of brown rice, vegetables and beans with a kick from chipotle peppers.  Should there be any leftover filling after you stuff the peppers,, it makes a great stuffing for enchiladas, burritos, or quesadillas.

My favorite part of the recipe is the crunchy pepita topping.  It’s made with chopped pumpkin seeds, cheese and (here’s the twist) Grape Nuts cereal!

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Sriracha Shrimp Fried Rice

1 Comment | Written on March 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

When I am looking for a fast weeknight meal, fried rice is always a great solution.  It’s a delicious way to use up leftover rice, protein or vegetables.  Plus, it’s all done in one pan so the clean up is a snap!

I love adding spicy sriracha sauce to give meals a kick.  I used about a tablespoon, but you can feel free to add or subtract depending on your tolerance for heat.  I also like tossing in some cashews into my fried rice to give the dish crunch.  (I might be known to snack on them during the cooking process too!)

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Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

No Comments | Written on March 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This easy Crockpot chicken dish is a a hearty stew that is sure to warm you from the inside out!

Every bowl is overflowing the flavors of ginger, curry and coconut milk.  Just before serving, the stew is finished off with a dash of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.  I like to serve this meal with warm pieces of naan or pita bread.

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Italian Macaroni Vegetable Bake

1 Comment | Written on February 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

One of the best parts of moving to New York has been being closer to my sister.  Now that we are both in Manhattan, we have dinner at each others apartments at least once a week.  She first made this healthy Italian dish at her apartment a few weeks back and we both loved it!

I couldn’t wait to make it for myself and photograph it for the blog.  We even made it again for my grandma and cousins when we were all in San Francisco last week!  Needless to say, this is a new dinnertime staple in both of our repertoires.

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Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Salad

3 Comments | Written on February 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

On days when I don’t want to cook, somehow Chipotle always calls my name.  I love ordering mine as a salad and I always get the barbacoa.

One thing that makes Chipotle so great is that the ingredients are fresh and simple.   Exactly why I thought I just might be able to recreate it at home!

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Mushroom Asiago Chicken – Italian Reader’s Choice Winner

1 Comment | Written on January 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today I am excited to introduce you to the Reader’s Choice winner in our “Best Blogger Italian Recipe Contest.”  Congratulations to “MidniteBaker” Judy Hannemann for her “Mushroom Asiago Chicken!”

YOU voted for this recipe and I have to say, you all made an outstanding choice!

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Campanelle and Italian Sausage – Best Blogger Italian Recipe Winner

1 Comment | Written on January 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

There were countless mouth-watering recipe submissions in our “Best Blogger Italian Recipe Contest”  but one dish stood out from the crowd.  Congratulations to David Dial on his award-winning “Campanelle with Italian Sausage, Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cream Sauce!”

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Paleo Italian Meatballs

2 Comments | Written on January 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Curious about this Paleo diet everyone is talking about?

The premise is simple, if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.  That means avoiding refined sugar, dairy, legumes and grains.  The focus instead is on meat, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables.  Good news?  If you need to follow a gluten-free diet, any Paleo recipe is right up your alley.

This recipe for Hot Italian Meatballs was adapted from “The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes” cookbook by Judith Finlayson.

It was my first attempt at a Paleo recipe and, I have to say, it was really enjoyable!  Maybe I need to give this caveman thing a try?  (Just kidding gentlemen, I’m not into being clubbed over the head…)

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