My Jersey Tomato Sandwich

August 24, 2015
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A simple tomato sandwich was one of the staples of my childhood. In fact, it might have been one of the first ways I got my cooking hobby started.  I’m not sure if making a tomato sandwich is considered cooking however it led to making grilled cheese, English muffin pizzas, pasta and eventually this food […]

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Caprese Cocktails

June 23, 2015

You know I am a girl that just adores tomatoes. Today I have a real treat for you. I bet you’ve had plenty of bloody Mary’s but never a Caprese cocktail. This cocktail is light, savory and perfect to sip on a hot summer night. I used my KitchenAid Maximum Extractor juicer to make this cocktail. Once […]

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The Best Meatball Recipe from It Ain’t Sauce It’s Gravy

January 29, 2015

I hope you are hungry because today we are talking meatballs. Let me first tell you that I am a meatball snob. I very rarely order them at a restaurant. Back in the summer I had the opportunity to go to a wonderful media dinner at Martorano’s in Atlantic City.  Boy, does Steve Martorano know how […]

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Caprese Chicken Cutlets

December 9, 2014

We are not even in the midst of winter but  the evenings are already cold and dark. When this happens I feel like I have to eat food that reminds me that summer will be here again. Salads are great for lunch but they just don’t cut it when it comes to a main course […]

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Fried Mozzarella & Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Crostini

May 13, 2014

Are you ready to get saucy? I know I am. I am happy to announce that I am one of 30 bloggers competing to represent Saucy Mama in The World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November. I had to create an original recipe using one of the sauces or dressings I was sent in the blogger […]

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Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chick Pea Salad

April 11, 2014

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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Easy 25 Minute Marinara Sauce

March 20, 2014

Did I ever tell you I’m a red sauce snob? Sorry, I’m admitting it now. When it comes to food, I can be a real pain in the you- know- what sometimes. If I go to an Italian restaurant I hardly ever order red sauce. Because I am picky and like my own. I keep batches of red […]

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Salsa Fresca with the Magimix by Robot- Coupe Food Processor

March 4, 2014

I think I made the best salsa ever and it was purely by accident. Maybe not the best ever but one of the best. Have you ever planned to make something but then realized you were out of something? It was snowing. And they hadn’t plowed the roads. So I had to make do with I […]

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Tomato Pesto Caprese Bites

January 13, 2014
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Who’s ready for some football? While I am a Giants fan and the rest of my family are Eagles fans (shhhh….don’t tell anybody), none of us will be cheering for our favorite team in the Superbowl.  But that doesn’t mean football is over. We still have some good games to watch and great food to eat. […]

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

August 19, 2013

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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