Appetizers, Comfort Food, Eggs, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes

Happy July 4th :: Best Deviled Eggs Ever

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I’m sure you’ve had your fill of July 4th recipe posts this week and to be honest, so have I. We all love to grill and have backyard BBQs with tons of picnic salads, burgers, ribs, chicken, hot dogs, strawberry shortcakes and berry pies. Thanks to everyone who has shared their recipes as I always love to see what everyone is making and get some fun ideas for future posts and food parties! So, this year I’ve decided to actually ENJOY my holiday — by relaxing, reading, hanging out with the fam, cooking, eating and drinking, and spend less time working, stressing and blogging. I always think it’s the perfect time to focus on blogging and my portfolio because I have extra time, but I really just need a BREAK. I’m sure you can relate.… Read More Happy July 4th :: Best Deviled Eggs Ever

Chef Interviews, Chicken, Comfort Food, Entrees, Food Reviews, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Expert Interview Series with FoodyDirect.com!

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I recently was invited to be a part of the FoodyDirect.com Expert Interview Series to talk about great tasting and looking food, and am honored to share the interview with you! I also included one of my favorite go-to recipes in the article, my Rochester-Style Chicken French with Broccolini which I know you’re gonna love! Check out the interview below and on FoodyDirect.com (the best online mail order source for gourmet food and gifts!… Read More Expert Interview Series with FoodyDirect.com!

Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Chicken, Comfort Food, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Pizza, Savory Dishes, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Spinach Artichoke Chicken & Bacon Flatbread Pizza

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This flavor bomb pizza has a layer of spinach and artichoke dip on the base of the flatbread (I had some leftover from last night but you can certainly make your own) which I baked for a couple of minutes on the oven rack to get it crispy and lightly browned. Then I topped it with some sautéed onions, crispy bacon, seasoned cooked chicken breast, and parmesan cheese. I popped it in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese was melted and then topped it off with some chile flakes, green onions and more parmesan cheese as a garnish, and a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper. OMG> so delicious and so easy.… Read More Spinach Artichoke Chicken & Bacon Flatbread Pizza

Appetizers, Baking, BBQ, Beef, Burgers, Chicken, Comfort Food, Eggs, Entrees, Family Recipes, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Pork, Potatoes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Happy Memorial Day + Some Favorite Recipes

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Happy Memorial Day! A time to reflect all of those brave soldiers and military servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives and families for the safety of ours. Big applause and respect goes out to them and grateful we have a safe and secure country to live in because of them.… Read More Happy Memorial Day + Some Favorite Recipes

Cajun/Creole Recipes, Comfort Food, Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Southern/Soul Food, Special Occasion, Spicy Food, Spring Recipes, Stews, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Sausage & Orzo Jambalaya

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One of my favorite things to make is spicy Cajun and Creole food (New Orleans is one of my fav cities ever..the #FOOD though!) and I had grand visions of creating an awesome recipe this week for my blog. And considering it’s going to be a rainy Memorial Day weekend, why not make a big pot of something wonderful to stay indoors and savor while I’m at it?… Read More Sausage & Orzo Jambalaya

Beef, Comfort Food, Dressings/Marinades, Entrees, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Coffee Marinated Steak

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My go-to Summer recipe is Gourmesso Coffee Marinated Steaks, which I know you’re gonna love. The marinade has a light smoky essence from the coffee (I use Gourmesso House Blend Lungo Dark coffee, which is an espresso (alternative to Nepresso capsules) that has a beautiful dark and rich flavor; some spicy heat from the red chilies and black peppercorns; a touch of sweetness from the brown sugar; and is balanced out with a slight tanginess from the balsamic vinegar, Dale’s seasoning/soy, mustard, shallots and garlic. … Read More Coffee Marinated Steak

Baking, Entrees, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Lemon Garlic Shrimp w/ Spaghetti Squash

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So we are well into the New Year, and it’s definitely time to up my game and start smashing my fitness and healthy cooking and eating goals for this year. I’ve joined a new gym, hired a Personal Trainer and committing to doing Yoga, Pilates, Barre and weight training plus lots of walking at least 4 times… Read More Lemon Garlic Shrimp w/ Spaghetti Squash

Baking, Beef, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Spicy Food, Stews, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Chile Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

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So Winter is in full swing again (can we say freezing ice and rain?) :S

There’s nothing more comforting and heartwarming on a crazy cold day than a yummy bowl of braised short ribs with roasted veggies and mashed potatoes.… Read More Chile Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

Appetizers, Baking, Casseroles, Cocktails, Desserts, Drinks and Cocktails, Family Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Happy Holidays! A few of my favorite holiday recipes

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I’ve rounded up some of my favorite #holiday #recipes that I’ve created over the years – either for myself or a few of my clients (KitchenAid, Colavita and Seven Barrels), that I wanted to share with all of you. From appetizers, to salads, to desserts and cocktails, they all have that special magic touch perfect for the holidays! I hope you try them and enjoy!… Read More Happy Holidays! A few of my favorite holiday recipes

Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

3-Cheese Butternut Squash Tart w/ Bacon

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It’s the holidays and we all know what that means..time to cook and bake, and eat all the delicious treats of the season..like this savory 3-Cheese Butternut Squash Tart with Bacon. Can we say yay?… Read More 3-Cheese Butternut Squash Tart w/ Bacon

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