Category: American

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Every now and then, you need spaghetti and meatballs. The real kind. The kind that makes your whole kitchen smell delicious for 45 minutes until the meatballs and sauce are done. It’s hard to believe that after all this time…

White Wine Pot Roast

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A nice and simple pot roast is so great for any meal. I love making it on the weekends. Sometimes in the summer months, a rich pot roast braised in a big red wine and beef stock can feel a bit heavy.…

Tropical Popsicles

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With the Fourth approaching this weekend, it is safe to say that summertime is officially here. What better way to cool off than delicious and refreshing popsicles. Golden Girl Granola sent me a bag of their Truly Tropical granola which…

Paprika Chicken with Chickpeas

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This is an irresistible dinner – easy to make, so flavorful, very tender, and also healthy. It goes perfectly with some roasted vegetables or a salad on the side. And a glass of wine of course. These chicken pieces (skin-on and…

Steak, Potatoes, and Roasted Tomatoes

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Say hello to a different steak and potatoes dinner! Cast iron steak with truffle hasselback potatoes (because I couldn’t resist the jar of truffle butter at the market) and thyme roasted tomatoes on the vine (because the tomatoes just looked so…

Seared Scallops with Asparagus Puree

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As you may have noticed from my Instagram or Facebook pictures I went for a little getaway in Oregon. Thank goodness I have my in-laws to take care of our happy mischievous little one for a couple of days. Oregon was amazingly…

Green Olive Herb Pasta

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Another quick, easy and healthy (depends how many servings are eaten) weeknight recipe. Pasta tossed in a green olive sauce made with olives, capers, anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and olive oil and then topped with a toasted panko dill…

Buckwheat Pancakes

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My little 13-month-old can now eat! I mean, she’s been “eating” for awhile but now she can actually taste, eat, and have some sort of reaction. As someone who loves to cook (and eat), I cannot imagine a more exciting…

Chicken Paillard

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Cleaning eating can taste so fresh and good. Chicken paillard over an arugula salad tossed in a warm bacon and white wine vinaigrette is one of those healthy delicious carb-less weeknight dinner meals. Chicken paillard is really just a fancy…

Mini Churro Palmiers

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Churro flavored anything is delicious like my churro cheesecake bars. So why not churro palmiers? Airy, light, buttery, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y. Make mini ones so they are even more addicting. So easy to make and so yummy to snack…