Pesto Tortellini Skewers

April 6, 2013
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Today’s recipe is an easy to make appetizer. I brought these tortellini skewers to a party last week and they were a hit.  For some reason, people love to eat food off of sticks. Did you ever notice that? Typically it is hard to get pasta on a stick (have you ever tried spaghetti?) but […]

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Herb Roasted Shrimp And Tomatoes Recipe For Fresh Florida Tomato Month

April 2, 2013

If you are looking for some tomato eye candy, you have come to the right place.  If you read my blog, you know I am a tomato fanatic. While I love NJ tomatoes in the summer, now I am enjoying  Florida tomatoes as April is National Fresh Florida Tomato Month. The Florida Tomato Committee sent […]

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Pasta With White Beans and Kale

February 11, 2013
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Today I am going to give you a recipe that is easy to make but also nutritious and a great bang for the buck. Several months ago, Newark, NJ mayor ,Cory Booker, took on a food stamp challenge to spend under $30 for his weekly food intake. The average monthly food stamp benefit is about  […]

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Angel Hair Pasta With Blush Sauce

February 5, 2013
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Comfort food always makes me feel better. To me, nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of pasta.  Last week I had a case of the winter blues and this was the perfect dish to make. Last year I went to Indianapolis for Superbowl weekend courtesy of Red Gold Tomatoes. It was one of […]

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Lidia’s Favorite Recipes Cookbook Giveaway!

November 29, 2012

                          CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATS TO WINNER JANICE E ! I have always been a fan of Lidia Bastianich. Her recipes are easy to make Italian food that are good enough to serve to company. I have watched Lidia cook on her show and she really knows how to feed her family. I have been to […]

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Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Confetti Ratatouille

July 26, 2012

Last month I was invited to try some new fresh pasta by Buitoni. How could I refuse? I have always loved their fresh pastas, tortellini and ravioli but now I love them even more. I was thrilled to find out that they have two two kinds of pasta. Available in stores is Butternut Squash Agnolotti […]

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Cavatelli With Fresh Chick Peas, Shitake Mushrooms and Crispy Prosciutto

April 16, 2012

Have you ever had fresh chick peas before? If you haven’t, I urge you to get to a produce market to try and find some before the season is over. I love eating canned or dried chick peas but the fresh version is the bomb. They remind me of fresh pea pods but with a […]

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Creamy Penne with Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Peas

March 12, 2012

Pasta is a dish I could eat every single night. It is economical, easy, and the kids love it too.  I usually try to make it as healthy as possible by adding lots of vegetables and using a whole grain pasta. My husband is always looking for the meatballs or other types of meat but […]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

December 13, 2011

I always seem to have leftover sweet potatoes around the holidays. My kids are not very fond of sweet potatoes but my husband and I are. They are delicious but also have good nutrients and fiber in them. My daughter might not eat the sweet potatoes the first time around but if I mash up them […]

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One Pot Gnocchi With Turkey Bolognese

September 15, 2011

If you like to wash pots and pans, please raise your hand?  I don’t see any hands raised. Okay, granted I can’t visually see my readers but I am pretty sure there are not many hands in the air. Maybe a few people do like to wash pots and pans as exercise. You know….. put a little […]

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