Summer!

Summer!

This summer, I started a new journey with food.  I was tested for food sensitives and there were lots of things on the list that I should avoid for a period of time.  For those that know me, I love parsley.  Heck, I’d prefer a bouquet of parsley over roses!  It’s the perfect accessory for most of my meals.  But for now, Thyme is on my side J.  I also eliminated dairy – and boy, that is tough.  I love…

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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

My mom loves making soup. On a recent visit, my nephew Conor asked for some soup recipes and mom has been testing them out! Here is the first one and more to come….

Mary’s Meatballs

Mary’s Meatballs

My mom came for a visit this weekend.  We enjoyed walks around town, the rooftop, wine and good company!  My sister Jeannette and nephew William joined us on Saturday evening for a sleep over and we decided to go wild and have a Saturday night dinner, in sunday style.  We made Spaghetti and Meatballs!  My mother always makes itty bitty meatballs for William, but he is growing up and ate the big ones!  Nothing is more important than family and…

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Dad’s Marinara Sauce

Dad’s Marinara Sauce

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while!  I thought my “re-launch” to this blog would be good to use the very first recipe I posted last year when I started this website.  I made the sauce today and I will admit, I always changed up my version of marinara sauce in the past, but today I followed the recipe and made it exactly how my father did.  It won’t taste exactly as his did – there was a special…

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How sweet it is…

How sweet it is…

They say practice makes perfect.  I cooked a lot over the past few days.  I made steamed mussels in a mustard and white wine sauce, chicken stock, chicken parm and I wanted to try the fresh pasta dough that I made for my friends the weekend before and it came out better this time around.  I cut the recipe in half and the dough was easier to manage.  I plan to do this a few more times until I get…

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Way too Long…

Way too Long…

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are all doing well.  This was a tough winter and so happy that Spring has Sprung!  It has been way too long since I’ve posted anything and also way too long since I’ve seen my childhood girlfriends from Brooklyn.  Last night, the girls came over and I made dinner.  Against one of my rules, I made things that I’ve never tested by myself before.  Yes, I cooked them with my mother, but its another thing to…

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A Tale of Two Chili’s

A Tale of Two Chili’s

This time of year reminds me of Chili.  This week, my friend Gracie suggested that I enter into a Chili Cook-off that will be held in Hoboken in late February.  I made Chili once, so I thank her for the confidence she has in me!  I went on a mission this week to find the best recipe and did as much research as time permitted.  I was inspired by Bobby Flay’s Red Beef Chili, but his recipe has a lot…

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