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Garbanzo Beans and Beet Salad

February 10, 2017

It’s February so I thought it would be fitting to post a pink salad. February is also American Heart month and this salad is very heart healthy. And everyone needs a pink, healthy salad in their life, right? I am a huge fan of garbanzo beans. Or should I say chick peas? Up until I was in […]

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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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Colavita Summer Party!!

July 25, 2014
colavita collage

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
close up chicken salad

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
arugula beet salad

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
caprese with balsamic

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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