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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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

October 3, 2014

I love the cool crisp weather. I love going to my son’s soccer games and watching football. I love cooking warm comforting meals in the slow cooker. I just love fall! Reynolds asked me to create a jambalaya in the slow cooker for their Make Meal Magic campaign on Epicurious Community Table.  This is what I came […]

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Easy Fish Tacos For Taco Week

September 30, 2014
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Did you know that Saturday, October 4th is national taco day? Yes, it is! To me, one day is not enough for tacos. My family and I could eat them every week. So let’s have a taco week. That’s what actually is happening on Food Fanatic. I brought my easy fish tacos to the party. […]

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Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival Recap!

August 15, 2014
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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. It was a whirlwind weekend where I ate, drank, socialized and ate some more. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Friday night started off with a media dinner at Martorano’s . This is the new Italian […]

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Colavita Summer Party!!

July 25, 2014
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You know I love to entertain. And I love olive oil and everything Italian. So I was one happy lady when Colavita asked if I would have a party using a bunch of their products. Of course I would! Olive oil, pasta, olives, chocolate. What’s not too love? This is what came in a big […]

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