Philly Vendy Winners!

June 23, 2014
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Last weekend I attended the fabulous Vendy awards in Philadelphia. It was a gorgeous day with great food. I was amazed that food so good could come off a vending truck. I am now addicted to food trucks and will be visiting Philadelphia frequently to find some of my favorite foods. While I give kudos […]

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Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

June 18, 2014
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Summer is finally here! This is the last week of school and I am looking forward to some lazy summer mornings. Summertime means pool time, trips for ice cream, staying up late and of course, plenty of fresh fruit such as strawberries! We missed the boat on strawberry picking this year but there are plenty of juicy […]

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Simple Chicken Cacciatore

June 16, 2014
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Cooking has been a part of my life for a very long time. As a child, I loved helping my mother and grandmother make dinner. When I became a teenager, I enjoyed the satisfaction of making meals for my family before my mother arrived home from work. My love of cooking carried over to adulthood […]

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The Philly Vendy Awards

June 9, 2014
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I love the food truck concept. As a kid, I refused to eat hot dogs from a supermarket package but loved getting a Sabrett hot dog from a street cart. Then I went to college and enjoyed late night food from Rutger’s “grease trucks“.   They were known for serving fat sandwiches with all kinds of things in […]

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Stove Top Mac and Cheese

May 23, 2014
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Gone are the days where I make boxed mac and cheese. I have nothing against making food from a box but I am glad my son realized there is a world outside of “the box “.  My daughter has been a homemade mac and cheese lover for a long time. As a matter of fact, […]

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Fried Mozzarella & Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Crostini

May 13, 2014
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Are you ready to get saucy? I know I am. I am happy to announce that I am one of 30 bloggers competing to represent Saucy Mama in The World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November. I had to create an original recipe using one of the sauces or dressings I was sent in the blogger […]

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Relished Foods Review: A Great Gourmet Delivery Service!

April 25, 2014
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Recently I had the pleasure of trying Relished, a new gourmet food delivery service. They are a company that delivers a portioned ingredient kit filled with healthy food and instructions to cook three delicious meals every week. I have to say it really made my life easy. The ingredients were shipped to me along with a recipe card. There […]

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Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chick Pea Salad

April 11, 2014
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I think I am finally seeing the faint light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a really tough winter in NJ. Between the snow storms, frigid windy weather and now dreary, rainy days, we are finally getting a nice weekend.  Spring break for my kids starts at 3pm today and everyone is happy. Everyone except my […]

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Happy Whole Grains Sampling Day!

April 1, 2014
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April 2nd is  Whole Grain Sampling Day and all across the world, people will be eating and trying healthy whole grains.  Oldways  and The Whole Grain Council  started this initiative in 2012 to raise awareness on the health benefits of eating whole grains.  They also taste so good! I love the texture and nuttiest of whole grains. They are loaded with all […]

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Make Perfect Roasted Chicken and Have Great Leftovers!

March 24, 2014
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Do you have a “go to” meal? You know, the type of meal that you make over and over? Roast chicken is one of mine. And not only do I love cooking roasted chicken, the leftovers can be made into another spectacular meal. The spring sports season is here. That means run, run, run. If […]

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