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Ribollita- Italian Veggie and Bread Soup

Ribollita (click on link for video) is historically a Tuscan peasant dish. It was originally made by reheating (Ribollita literally means Reboiling) the leftover minestrone or vegetable soup and adding to it some day old bread. I first tasted Ribollita almost 20 years … Continue reading

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Veggies Your Kids Will Eat: Baby Elotes aka Mexican Corn

If  you desperately trying to get your kids to EAT THEIR VEGGIES, I’m very confident that this recipes will win your little ones over! My son won’t eat regular corn, but he devours these baby elotes! BABY ELOTES-MEXICAN CORN: INGEDIENTS: … Continue reading

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Ricotta Meatballs with Cacio e Pepe

No child can resist the classic comfort of spaghetti and meatballs! I present to you a super easy pasta dish paired with the most amazing meatballs you’ve ever had! Cacio e Pepe with ricotta meatballs is a twist on the … Continue reading

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Raising a Fruitivore

I’m on a mission to convert my youngest child, my little carnivore, into a part-time fruitivore. My four year-old son Harris loves his animal protein. He has no problem putting down lamb chops, burgers, salmon, mahi mahi or shrimp when … Continue reading

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Little Travelers, Big Memories

Last summer my husband and I made the decision to take our then three and a half year-old, Harris and our five and a half year-old, Joslin to my cousin’s wedding in Ravello, Italy. The trip included 3 days in … Continue reading

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15 Things…

I remember the day I found out I was having a baby girl. For the first time in my life, I felt pure joy. A daughter. My daughter. Then it hit me. The maternal responsibility. I had an obligation to … Continue reading

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Our First Home

Our First Home 332, Apt 2 we have so outgrown you. The accessories of a full life well lived fill each corner of this small home. If the walls could talk they’d tell stories of sleepless nights. Temper tantrums from … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Love

On July 28, 2006 I read the following vows to my husband. Seven years later and I still mean every word. Happy anniversary Love. MY PROMISE TO YOU Randy, we’ve known each other for nearly 7 years and in those … Continue reading

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Eat 5 Colors A Day!

A heaping plate of white food makes me so sad. Mac and cheese with french fries. A bagel and cream cheese. Pasta with butter and parmigiano cheese. Pierogies with sour cream (my husband’s go-to dish for the kiddos when I’m … Continue reading

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