Philly Style Grilled Meatball Sliders #FWCon #GrillTalk

June 18, 2015
Philly meatball sliders

In the summer, our family loves to cook dinner on the grill and beef is the big favorite. Who doesn’t love a good burger or nice juicy steak seared on the BBQ?  We like to entertain so I am always coming up with recipes that are easy to make but perfect for company. Instead of just throwing some burgers […]

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Strawberry Lemon Mint Water

June 15, 2015

Ahhh, the hot, hot days of summer have arrived. It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the chill in the air. I was bundling up with blankets while sipping hot chocolate at my son’s soccer games. Well this weekend, that wasn’t the case. Instead I had a water ice in one hand and a spray bottle […]

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Miami and Florida Keys Family Vacation

June 1, 2015
pool hawks cay

Last week, my family and I spent an extra long weekend in Miami and the Florida Keys. I have always wanted to go there and for some reason have never been. Well, it was a little last minute planning but we spent one night in Miami and three glorious nights in Duck Key. Of course, I […]

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Saucy Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles & Crispy Prosciutto

May 22, 2015
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It’s time to get saucy and make some shrimp and zoodles! What are zoodles may you ask? It’s the new fresh food trend. Zucchini gets spiralized so they look like thin noodles. My husband doesn’t like the word zoodles or zucchini noodles. He insists that they are not noodles and you should not call them that. I think otherwise […]

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Cuban Roasted Chicken

May 19, 2015
Dutch oven chicken

Roast chicken is something I could eat twice a week. Not only does everyone in the family love it but there are plenty of things to do with the leftovers to make another meal. I used to roast chicken only when I knew I would be home for several hours because a 5 to 7 pound […]

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The Food Bank of South Jersey Hunger Games

April 25, 2015

(Photos courtesy of The Food Bank of South Jersey ) It’s almost here! Thursday, April 30th, The Food Bank of South Jersey will be holding the Hunger Games at 6:30 pm. This is an entertaining, fierce and LIVE cook-off with the competitors being some some of the region’s top companies. They compete in a friendly and spirited competition […]

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Honey Mint Lime Fruit Salad and $250 Whole Foods Giveaway Basket

April 4, 2015
honey fruit salad

A few weeks ago I went to a “Share The buzz” event at Whole Foods in Princeton, NJ. The staff at Whole Foods brought in a panel of experts to share with us how important bees are to our food supply. They pollinate over hundreds of fruits and vegetables as well as pollinate the grasses […]

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Pasta E Fagioli

March 26, 2015

Say this with me. Pasta Faaaaaa Zooooool. Easy, right? I just wanted to make sure you knew how to pronounce this dish. Every Italian family has their own version of this peasant dish. It traditionally is a hearty soup of pasta and beans but I make mine meaty and add some ham. Any type of leftover […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

March 22, 2015

I am not going to lie to you. These cookies are good but they are not mind blowing enough to take to a party. They are not the kind you would hide from your kids to have late night with a glass of wine.  In fact, I want my kids to eat these cookies for snacks. They […]

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Preserved Lemon and Caper Shrimp

March 11, 2015
Preserved Lemon and Caper Shrimp

I jumped on the scale the other day and thought someone was playing a joke on me. I turned quickly and thought my husband or son had their foot on the edge on the scale. There was no foot to be found. Husband? Son? Daughter? Dog? Nope! Just me and my big ole butt. How could […]

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