Product Review

bbq beef sweet potato skins {regular & paleo options}

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We’ve been happily and successfully eating Paleo for a couple weeks now, and I have to say I just love it! Once in awhile I stray and have a cucumber sandwich on soft white bread, or I take a bite of a skillet cookie that has just come out of the oven (because come ON,…

zucchini spaghetti

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Jeff surprised me with a Veggetti! What’s a Veggetti, you may ask? It’s this nifty tool for turning summer squash and zucchini (and other veggies) into noodles! You can make thick or thin noodles and they truly turn out awesome. There are other vegetable noodle makers out there, but what I really like about the…

apple pocket pies

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Aren’t these just the most adorable “autumn-y” little apple pies you’ve ever seen? I purchased the little pocket pie maker at Williams Sonoma a few years ago and it works like a charm. I tried to find the mold on their website so I could link to it for you, but I couldn’t find it.…

grilled shrimp scampi pizza with melted lemons

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Jeff and I have made a LOT of different grilled pizzas, and I have to say that this is one of my favorites! Pair this with a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc wine… ::::: GO HERE for instructions on how to grill pizza ::::: Make the pizza crust dough according to the instructions in the…

healthy hubby chocolate ice cream

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about (and probably sampled) Ben & Jerry’s “Chubby Hubby” ice cream. Well, this isn’t that. This is actually frozen yogurt (but you don’t have to tell anyone.) It’s rich and creamy and soooooo chocolaty. I used agave nectar in place of sugar in this recipe so you can rejoice while…

mussels in arrabbiata sauce

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Oh my goodness… My cooking regimen has become pretty lazy this last month or so. I’m all about getting in and out of the kitchen quickly, making as small of a mess as possible, and not heating up the whole house for hours on end. This is one of my favorite things to make in…

scenes from the past couple weeks + mason jar picnic

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Lovely, lovely, lovely spring days. Time with family and friends, time to work, time to read and sip rosewater lemonade, time to play, time for a Friday night riverside fish fry, time for blossom-peeping walks around the neighborhood and time to relax. We’re planning a little getaway very soon and I can’t wait to hit…

baked ziti arrabbiata

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Another amazing Italian dish featuring Pomodori Gourmet Food’s Arrabbiata sauce! This is meaty, cheesy, a little spicy and a LOT good! I make my baked ziti using extra lean ground beef and I season it to make it taste like hot Italian sausage. I do this because lean, organic beef is better for you than…

caponata long loaf pizza

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Happiness is receiving a HUGE shipment of my friend Gary’s Italian sauces! He developed a new line called Pomodori and everything I’ve tasted is amazing. These sauces are available at some grocery stores, and online, at very reasonable prices. Today we’re focusing on his gorgeous Caponata… “Pomodori’s classic, Authentic Italian sweet and sour eggplant dish…

ten grain yogurt quick bread

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  I thought about my friend Sonali’s awesome Greek yogurt cookbook today as I played with whole grain bread flour and yogurt in my kitchen. It’s called “The Greek Yogurt Diet,” and it will be available for purchase on April 29th! She kindly asked me to contribute several of my recipes containing greek yogurt and…