Food and Wine Conference 2016 (#FWCON)

June 13, 2016
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About a month ago I attended The Food and Wine Conference in Orlando. I have been staring at my computer several times over the last few weeks while random happy memories of the conference go through my head. I keep flipping through the numerous pictures taken on my smart phone but my blog post screen stays blank. It is […]

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Sweet and Spicy Asian Salmon with Mango Slaw

May 26, 2016
Asian Salmon with slaw

Salmon is one of my go to summer meals. It cooks really quick and these days I need all the extra time I can get. Things like school graduation planning, sports practices and field trip meetings have been cramping my cooking style. I made this the other night and all of a sudden the weather turned warm. […]

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Rounds

May 20, 2016
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There is something about the weather getting warmer that makes me want to cook vegetarian meals. I could eat these eggplant Parmesan rounds once a week. It doesn’t even bother me that I have to turn my oven on. It’s much better than frying on the stove and also so much healthier. Make sure to […]

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Grilled Apricots with Cinnamon, Ricotta and Honey

May 10, 2016
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Mother nature is just killing me! After 10 days of rain and dreary weather, we had a day and a half of sunshine. It was nice but today mother nature is in a bad mood again. All I can think about is the 90 degree weather and sunshine  I am going to get soon in Florida […]

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Balsamic Blueberry Caprese Salad

May 6, 2016
Blueberry Caprese Salad

One week and I am headed off to The Food and Wine Conference in Orlando presented by Sunday Supper. Woooohooo! I think it may be 10 days since I have seen the sun and I am really looking forward to some Florida sunshine. This is my second year going to the conference and last year […]

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Strawberry Cannoli French Toast Sliders

April 29, 2016
Strawberry cannoli slider

If you are looking for the perfect recipe to make for mother’s day brunch, you just found it. This recipe includes some of my favorite ingredients. It’s spring and I am loving the juicy ripe strawberries in the market. Pair them with some creamy chocolate chip cannoli filling and I am in heaven. These sliders are […]

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Lemon Dill Roasted Salmon

April 27, 2016
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I grew up eating a lot of fish. My dad was from an island in Croatia so it was not uncommon for him to be grilling whole fish, eyeballs still intact and all. While my friends got to eat fish sticks at their houses, none of that was to be found at mine. Fish sticks […]

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Easy Dinners on Food Fanatic

March 31, 2016
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Last week I took a little vacation to Florida. It was nice, relaxing and I barely lifted a finger. I didn’t even (GASP) cook. My daughter was on a Habitat for Humanities spring break trip and my husband had to work. So it was just my son and I. We visited some family in Cape […]

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Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

March 21, 2016
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While Brussels sprouts seem more like a fall or winter vegetable, I love eating them all year round. I’ve noticed lately that they are on plenty of restaurant menus and are all the rage in food magazines. A few weeks ago we even ordered them off a happy hour menu. They were crispy and coated with […]

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Skinny Bolognese Zoodles

March 11, 2016
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Dear L.B.S, This week I got my first taste of spring and I decided we need to break up.  I have big plans this summer and really need to be free from you. You are a drag to run with and I have a few trips to Florida, a high school reunion and vacations that you […]

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