In an attempt to take some of my favorite recipes and make them a little cleaner in format, I'm making deconstructed chicken cacciatore. My regular cacciatore recipe is made all in one pot: the tomato sauce, chicken, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and...read more
I don't like kale. There I've said it. The food industry has latched onto kale as it's superstar health food, and it is everywhere. You see kale salads, kale on sandwiches, kale as filling in frozen food entrees. The market is oversaturated with kale. But...read more
Sometimes you just want a piece of cake, am I right? All the better if the cake is homemade from the easiest cake recipe ever. I whipped this up in a half hour after dinner the other day. This cake is definitely not Mediterranean diet, but if you follow...read more
On cold winter evenings I love to make homemade soup for dinner. I was in the mood for the flavor of chicken soup but I wanted a creamier, filling soup that could be a complete meal. I made this tasty Cream of Chicken Soup and it was a hit with the whole...read more
Lentils are traditionally eaten on New Year's Day in Italy to welcome prosperity in the new year. I’m giving my New Year Lentils a French twist by following a recipe I found on the back of a bag of French green lentils by Bob’s Red Mill. I make this recipe...read more
It's the time of year when the cold and flu bug goes flying around the universe. Combat the evil spirits by making my recipe for Strega Soup, also known as Garlic Broth. It's perfect to help sickies feel better or to strengthen you against cold and flu...read more
Can you imagine the holiday season without loads of sweet treats? When I was little we would visit my aunt's house at holiday time and she would have a table covered in cookies. They were in every shape, size, and color imaginable. I never saw so many...read more
Chocolate is always a good idea. Humans have been enjoying chocolate for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of the use of chocolate dates back to 1900 B.C. in Mexico, and we’ve been loving it worldwide ever since. I’ve carefully chosen a...read more
This Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho is a chilled soup made in minutes in the blender or food processor. It is so simple, it takes almost no time to make. It's packed with nutrients and has a cool, creamy, zingy flavor. Chilled soups can be so refreshing,...read more
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