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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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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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Crunchy and Creamy Chicken Salad With Dill

October 8, 2013
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Whenever our family heads to New York City, we like to try a new deli. While my husband judges the deli by their pastrami and corned beef, I look straight to the chicken and tuna salad. While the rest of my family are not crazy about these salads, I love them. And since I don’t […]

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Arugula, Beet and Fennel Salad with Balsamic Honey Dressing

September 20, 2013
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It is restaurant week in Philadelphia for two weeks so I have been living the good life and getting some extra lunches in when I can.  The other day, a friend and I went to FARMmiCiA  and I loved all the fresh local food they had.  I ordered a roasted beet and fennel salad which […]

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

August 19, 2013
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I know I have been a little absent but I will be back this week. I am refreshed  from vacation and my new kitchen is completed so there will be plenty of cooking and blogging going on.  Today we have Lisa from Whisk and Cleaver sharing a wonderful salad.  So happy to have her here! […]

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Simple Balsamic Glazed Caprese Salad

August 2, 2013
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Jersey tomatoes are here and I am in heaven. How do I like my tomatoes? They are so good eaten with just a bit of sea salt but let me count the ways.  The Caprese salad has always been a simple favorite of mine. I make this in various forms and love it as a […]

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Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

June 12, 2013
tangy broccoli slaw with coconut and cranberries

Life has been a whirl wind lately. Between end of the year school activities, kitchen renovation prep, soccer, baseball and more baseball , I am basically a mess.  I feel lucky that I remember to brush my teeth in the morning. Actually, that’s a lie. I always remember to brush my teeth especially after eating […]

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Chicken, Mango and Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Wine Review

April 15, 2013
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Recently I was asked to review some wines, courtesy of The Wine Bar.   I know what you’re thinking. Tough job, but someone has to do it.  I  picked out three wines to try. Usually I prefer white wine over red wine as I like fruity and light wines. My husband prefers a more full […]

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Salads For Spring!

April 12, 2013
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Ahhhhh, the weather is finally coming around! It is great to go outside and feel the warm rays of sunshine on my face. It seemed like it would never come as we had a bit of a cold winter and early spring. When the weather gets warm, I think BBQ, salads and eating outdoors. It […]

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Greek Quinoa Salad

March 7, 2013
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The other night I cooked a whole box of quinoa and stuck it in the fridge.  This grain- like seed is full of nutrition and the perfect food to make a quick week night dinner.  I had dreams of making all kinds of healthy dishes but then forgot about my big bowl of quinoa. After […]

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