Oatmeal Raspberry Cookie

Cookies are always fun to make.  You can pretty much create any type of cookie to your taste.  My kids love oatmeal raisin cookies but instead of making those I went ahead and did something different.  If you haven’t tried adding different fruits to your cookies this cookie will definitely change your mind.  The raspberry flavor really … Continue reading

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Pasta Frittata

Do you have leftover pasta and don’t know what to do with it? This recipe is perfect for that extra pasta you have in the refrigerator.  Making this dish is super easy and doesn’t make too much of a mess. You can pretty much put anything in a pasta frittata; herbs, veggies and more.  This is also … Continue reading

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I think this is such a fun pizza crust to make especially with the kids.  Not only is it simple; but it’s gluten-free and healthy.  You can make any topping for this pizza.  My kids only wanted plain and I was fine with that because they were getting the veggie part from the crust.  The seasonings … Continue reading

Shrimp and Grits topped with bacon

Happy Holidays!!! I hope you are all having a great holiday season with family and friends.  I wanted to share with you a couple of dishes I prepared on Christmas eve.  Last year in our house we started to make the 7 fishes. Since my husband and I come from Italian descents, we wanted to … Continue reading

Red Wine Short Ribs

Let’s talk about some tender, delicious meat… “Short Ribs”.  A lot of people get intimated by this cut of meat. It’s actually pretty easy to cook.  Most importantly is to season it well with salt, pepper and make sure it’s at room temp.  I like to braise short ribs and cook them for about 4 hours. When all … Continue reading

Braciole with Duck Bacon

I was recently sent duck products by Maple Leaf farms. One of the products that I was looking forward to trying was duck bacon.  I haven’t made Braciole in forever.  My dad use to make it all the time growing up but he use to make little ones.  I figured this would be a perfect dish to … Continue reading

Lemon Cupcakes with Basil Glaze

I am not sure about you, but I have a ton of basil in my garden still.  We have been giving it to our family and friends.  Last week I made these amazing little lemon cupcakes with a lemon curd bottom.  They are great as is, but I wanted something more. I used some of that extra … Continue reading

White Bean Chicken Chili

Mother nature had a little moment there where she was giving us some warm weather. But finally today in Philadelphia we have some fall weather.  I am going to be doing a demo this Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 3 to 6pm at William Sonoma, 200 South Broad St # M6 Philadelphia, PA 19102.  I will … Continue reading

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie

The weather here in Philadelphia the last couple of days doesn’t really feel like Fall. Mother nature needs to get with it.  Anyway I am ready for comfort food.  Filling the house with warmth and delicious baking and soups.  I started by making out some pumpkin cookies, but it just looked so boring (haha).  So I … Continue reading

Couscous Salad

  This little salad is great for lunch, or goes well along side a steak, chicken or seafood dinner.  The nutritional value of this salad is a plus as well.  You can add any bean to it to jazz it up anyway you like. It’s something easy to make for a weeknight as well.  As a … Continue reading