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Veggie Round-Up

Chances are this Memorial Day your grill will be occupied with meat, meat and more meat! So I like to take my veggies inside and give them the love they deserve. Here is a round-up of my favorite veggies sides … Continue reading

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ADULT ONLY Tequila & Mint Watermelon Wedges

Is there anything better than a cold slice of watermelon on a hot summer day??? YUP. A cold slice of tequila and mint simple syrup infused watermelon! Give it a try, you won’t regret it. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of sugar … Continue reading

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A Taste of Summer-Tuna and Tomato Napoleon

When I came back from San Sebastian, Spain I was obsessed with their canned tuna and Guindillas (Basque pickled peppers). So one hot July afternoon I decided to assemble this beautifully balanced little salad which took me right back to … Continue reading

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Whole Roasted Parmigiano Reggiano Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1 large cauliflower head rinsed well 1/3 cup of olive oil 1/3 cup of parsley 1/3 cup of grated parmigiano reggiano 1/2 tsp salt LET’S COOK Preheat the oven to 400  Trim the cauliflower head. Remove the leaves, but … Continue reading

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The Perfect Breakfast

I go through periods where I eat the same damn thing for breakfast/lunch everyday for two weeks straight. When that recipe is healthy, easy to make AND beautiful, I know it has to be shared! Ingredients: 1 acorn squash Organic … Continue reading

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Escarole and Bean Soup to Warm the Soul

Escarole and beans. It’s the dish my mom always made me when I was sick. Best eaten with a big piece of crusty bread on a cold day! Sometimes the leafy greens are a bit intimidating for kids so I … Continue reading

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Beef Carpaccio

I recently hosted a 12 person sit down Italian dinner at my house. Menu planning involved me pulling from my childhood memories and my travels to the country that has my heart. When I was 20 I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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What’s Up Doc? Honey Orange Roasted Carrots

Ingredients: 1 bundle of organic orange carrots, stems removed (thin carrots work best) 1 bundle of organic purple carrots, stems removed (thin carrots work best) 3 tbs spoons of local honey Juice from 1 large orange 1/4 cup of olive … Continue reading

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Indian Summer Pasta. Feels Like Summer, Tastes Like Fall

  INGREDIENTS: 2 tbs butter 1 tbs olive oil 3/4 lb of your favorite pasta. I used “I Sedanini”, but ziti, farfalle, orchiette all work! 3  cups of butternut squash, peeled and cubed. 3 links of sweet Italian sausage. Remove … Continue reading

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Mezcal Tinto

I’ve never really been in LOVE with mezcal. Tequila yes. Mezcal not convinced. Then during one of our most recent “moms night out” I was served the most delicious, well balance mezcal drink.  I immediately asked the bartender for his … Continue reading

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