Tag Archives: Healthy

Are You In-Spiralized? We Sure Are!

The nice folks over at Tuttorosso Tomatoes asked if I’d participate in the “Inspiralize the Spring” promotion, which runs through April 15th. They are giving away tons of prizes on their Facebook page, so scoot over there RIGHT NOW and … Continue reading

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Quick Chicken and Veggie Dinner With Farro

Chicken. What can I say? It can be a bit boring, yet is a steady performer, and always in our freezer “just in case”. But this one? Not boring, that’s for sure. Here’s how we roll: Cut 2 chicken breasts in … Continue reading

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Let’s FINALLY Make that Minestra di Farro Today

So..help me remember……exactly where were we on making our Minestra di Farro? Last time, seems like we got all the way through soaking and cooking our borlotti beans on this post. Today, let’s get to making that soup, shall we? … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside….Not Just A Line From A Song…..

Yep, we were hit with freezing rain, bent-over trees, and icky ice on the roads last week. Then yesterday morning with snow and freezing temps. Luckily, it melted quickly (high around 40 degrees) and we are off the hook until this afternoon and tonight, when … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops and A Dear Friend

What a treat for us! Our good friend, Eddie, was in town visiting and came by for Sunday Supper. Any reason to cook, is reason enough for me, right?!? Since our friends, Eddie and Kimberly, moved to New York with their cute … Continue reading

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Garlicky Goodness – and Good For You!

Thursday night was one of those nights…what to make for dinner? How to make said dinner, so that the fridge was cleaned out of all of those items that were leftover, partially used, and/or ready to toss in a few … Continue reading

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Red Gold Simple Gourmet Lasagna Party

Party and Lasagna in the same sentence? That’s my kind of night! The nice folks at Red Gold Tomatoes recently sent me a goodie package, filled with all the right stuff to make lasagna as part of their new ad campaign … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Idea – Pumpkin Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

Who on your holiday gift list would turn down a warm-from-the-oven batch of Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, (I added chopped chocolate pieces) complete with gift wrap (aka: a pretty kitchen towel), paired with a jar of something good to top off a dozen delectable little creations? Well, … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentleman: Start Your Ovens!

Yes, it’s that time of year – time to load up your kitchen with home-made holiday goodies for friends and family, and try your darndest NOT to load up your own tummy! In case you just can’t resist, these treats Oat … Continue reading

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Summer In A Bowl – Better Known As “Salad”

A true to life summer Kitchen Invention – take it away, watermelon and arugula Salad…..After all, you are the stars of this post! Sorry that the picture is not the usual one of perfection, as I took this one with my … Continue reading

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