Happy Holidays and NYC Fun and Food!

December 31, 2014
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I hope everyone had a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! Can you believe the new year starts tomorrow? My family and I have been enjoying this holiday week with plenty of fun and food. It started right before Christmas, when my neighbor came over to teach me how to make pierogi. We hand rolled out […]

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Buttermilk Waffles With Warm Spiced Apples plus #Giveaway!

December 16, 2014
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During the holiday season, I love to cook big breakfasts. Christmas morning is spent with our family in new pajamas, opening some gifts and having a nice lazy breakfast together. I typically make one savory egg dish and one sweet dish. My family loves waffles and my son cannot get enough of them.  So I created this breakfast and made it […]

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Caprese Chicken Cutlets

December 9, 2014

We are not even in the midst of winter but  the evenings are already cold and dark. When this happens I feel like I have to eat food that reminds me that summer will be here again. Salads are great for lunch but they just don’t cut it when it comes to a main course […]

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Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

December 4, 2014
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The new 47th  Pillsbury Bake Off Winner is Beth Royals! I am so excited for Beth and her family.  She is creative, a great cook and so kind. I was lucky (thank you Lisa Keys!) to be in the studio audience of The Chew yesterday with several other friends from Cooking Contest Central. This is a cooking […]

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Concord Grape Sorbet

November 12, 2014
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A few weeks ago, I got a wonderful surprise in the mail. It was a new KitchenAid Diamond blender. I had various smoothie recipes to try and couldn’t wait to use my new kitchen toy. But then I went out to dinner last week and this happened. I was at a restaurant where they had a […]

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Apple Ricotta and Almond Galette

October 31, 2014
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I’ve seen many pumpkin recipes around the internet lately but I am going to be a rebel and wait until next month to show off my pumpkin recipes. Today it’s all about apples. And apple butter with ricotta and almonds. Can you think of a more delicious combination? This is the ultimate fall dessert. I […]

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The Best Halloween Treats!

October 28, 2014
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Just a few days until Halloween…I know, I know. There are the cheesy, cheap polyester costumes that you had to buy. Kids running through the neighborhood like lunatics. Some grabbing 10 pieces of candy at a time. There’s miles of walking because your kids need to stop by friends houses that live a few neighborhoods over but […]

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Stuffed Pork Chops Italiano with Caper White Wine Sauce and Giveaway!

October 12, 2014
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GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! Congrats to Robin! I’m back to celebrate Porktober! Today I have a fabulous recipe for boneless pork chops stuffed with spinach, roasted red peppers and provolone cheese. Since I live near Philadelphia it is inspired by the porchetta sandwich which I love to order when I am in south Philadelphia. But this is not like […]

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The Big Harvest Potluck!

October 11, 2014
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Two weeks ago I was able to experience one of the best food blogging weekends ever. I will admit that  I usually get a little crazy the day before a blogger conference. I get stressed knowing I will be gone for a few days and my husband will have to make sure the kids go to all the […]

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Delicata Squash Medley for Porktober

October 5, 2014
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Let’s celebrate Porktober! I really don’t need a reason to celebrate as pork is one of my husband’s favorite meals. While he brings home the bacon, I cook it up in a pan. And I don’t only cook bacon…. I cook tenderloin, chops and roasts. Costco and The National Pork Board have teamed up this October to […]

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