Monthly Archives: February 2013

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Artichoke

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Artichoke served with Baby Potatoes and Arugula This is one of those dinners that looks like you fussed, but…you didn’t. You probably already have a lot of these things in your cabinets and fridge. There is a lot of flavor in this dish, but they all compliment each other. I love… continue reading »

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Mussels Marinara or Fra Diavolo

Every time I eat mussels or clams I think of my Dad. When my sisters and I were very young, he’d take us to out-of-the-way, obscure restaurants or clam bars to get some of the most fresh and amazing seafood. I remember being so young, that I’d have to sit on my knees to see… continue reading »

Flatbread Two Ways

There are a lot of questions floating around over the difference between a flatbread or a pizza. Some say that it’s all in the leavening. Flatbreads have none. But there are some really wonderful chefs out there making flatbreads with pizza dough. They argue that it mostly has to do with the toppings. Flatbreads have… continue reading »


Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn We cannot watch a movie or any big television event in my house without popcorn! My daughter and I have a lot of popcorn topping combinations, depending on our mood and what we are watching. Girl’s Night usually involves M&Ms! This one came to me the other night when I was making… continue reading »

Mandarin Beet Salad with Mandarin Poppyseed Dressing

Mandarin Beet Salad with Mandarin Poppyseed Dressing I’ve had this salad on my mind for a while. I love the combination of beets and orange, so when I was in Whole Foods Market the other day and saw the most beautiful mandarin oranges, I knew it was time! These mandarins are super sweet and juicy… continue reading »


Pomegranate Mendiants

These red jeweled chocolates make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Mendiants are a French candy traditionally made up of chocolate disks studded with dried fruits and nuts. Their colors represented the different robes of the monastic orders of the church. This version is simply my desire to combine pomegranate and chocolate! The flavors go… continue reading »

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie…and a Giveaway!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this recipe. It’s just so good. I started out planning to share my blueberry-banana smoothie recipe, but it just sounded kind of blah and unoriginal. It’s delicious, but I know you don’t need any help from me to make one. So, I stood in front… continue reading »