Chicken Pesto Gnocchi

June 7, 2013
pesto chicken gnocchi

It is an awful rainy evening and I have the perfect dinner for you. Rent a movie and make these gnocchi. They are quick and easy.  The big plus is that you can eat them while watching your favorite flick. No knife required! Check out my Chicken Pesto Gnocchi Recipe on The Food Fanatic. Happy […]

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Creamy Shrimp Rigatoni On Food Fanatic

May 1, 2013
creamy shrimp pasta

Today I have some good news to share. I have a new gig as a contributor to Food Fanatic. This is a website for  anyone that loves food. I am happy to be part of this group of bloggers that create delicious recipes.  At Food Fanatic, you can find recipes, food photography, TV show reviews […]

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Pesto Tortellini Skewers

April 6, 2013
whole skewers

Today’s recipe is an easy to make appetizer. I brought these tortellini skewers to a party last week and they were a hit.  For some reason, people love to eat food off of sticks. Did you ever notice that? Typically it is hard to get pasta on a stick (have you ever tried spaghetti?) but […]

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Herb Roasted Shrimp And Tomatoes Recipe For Fresh Florida Tomato Month

April 2, 2013

If you are looking for some tomato eye candy, you have come to the right place.  If you read my blog, you know I am a tomato fanatic. While I love NJ tomatoes in the summer, now I am enjoying  Florida tomatoes as April is National Fresh Florida Tomato Month. The Florida Tomato Committee sent […]

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Pasta With White Beans and Kale

February 11, 2013
pasta two

Today I am going to give you a recipe that is easy to make but also nutritious and a great bang for the buck. Several months ago, Newark, NJ mayor ,Cory Booker, took on a food stamp challenge to spend under $30 for his weekly food intake. The average monthly food stamp benefit is about  […]

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Angel Hair Pasta With Blush Sauce

February 5, 2013
pasta 3

Comfort food always makes me feel better. To me, nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of pasta.  Last week I had a case of the winter blues and this was the perfect dish to make. Last year I went to Indianapolis for Superbowl weekend courtesy of Red Gold Tomatoes. It was one of […]

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Lidia’s Favorite Recipes Cookbook Giveaway!

November 29, 2012

                          CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATS TO WINNER JANICE E ! I have always been a fan of Lidia Bastianich. Her recipes are easy to make Italian food that are good enough to serve to company. I have watched Lidia cook on her show and she really knows how to feed her family. I have been to […]

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Roasted Tomato Sauce and Barilla Plus

August 30, 2012

I love the last days of summer and I am trying to visit as many farmers markets as I can. I am still enjoying the bounty of fresh Jersey tomatoes I bought two weeks ago. Instead of doing the usual canning, I made several batches of roasted tomato sauce.  I have plenty for the coming […]

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Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Confetti Ratatouille

July 26, 2012

Last month I was invited to try some new fresh pasta by Buitoni. How could I refuse? I have always loved their fresh pastas, tortellini and ravioli but now I love them even more. I was thrilled to find out that they have two two kinds of pasta. Available in stores is Butternut Squash Agnolotti […]

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Cavatelli With Fresh Chick Peas, Shitake Mushrooms and Crispy Prosciutto

April 16, 2012

Have you ever had fresh chick peas before? If you haven’t, I urge you to get to a produce market to try and find some before the season is over. I love eating canned or dried chick peas but the fresh version is the bomb. They remind me of fresh pea pods but with a […]

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