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Pear, Pancetta, and Gorgonzola Pizza

I  hosted a jewelry party recently and decided to make some yummy gourmet pizzas for appetizers. This one was my favorite! I used a store bought pizza crust (found a good one at Albertson’s that is already baked and was a step up from a Boboli type crust). If you […]

Blueberry and Almond Breakfast Shake

Or anytime shake! I actually made this for lunch the other day. I was experimenting with ingredients and this combo was great. The prunes (don’t let them scare you!) added a delicious sweetness along with some fiber and potassium. The almonds give you a great protein boost and you get […]

Spicy Italian Sausage and Seafood Stew

I made this last week when my brother-in-law and sister-in-law were visiting. We had a bit of gloomy weather and I wanted to make some comfort food. This dish is very similar to a cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew), but a little simpler to make. It does take a while to […]

Lentil and Farro Salad

So…for the past 3 days I have been on a juice cleanse. Juice and only juice for 3 days! I felt like I needed a fresh start and help with curbing some of my bad cravings. I had done a juice cleanse in the past through Ritual Cleanse in Newport […]

Hearty Veggie Soup with Pearl Couscous

Such a yummy and healthy soup! Lot’s of good veggies and the earthy couscous takes it up a notch. Pearl Couscous (sometimes called Israeli Couscous) is different than regular couscous. It’s bigger and usually made with whole wheat. It has a great nutty, earthy flavor and slightly chewy texture if […]

Linguini with Tuna and Olives

Simple and delicious ingredients…Dinner in a flash! This is really simple and hearty dish. It’s pretty much comfort food in my house. It’s an easy weeknight meal and most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry. When you make really simple food, you need to use really good […]

Empanadas!!

I LOVE empanadas. They are a great party food and the possibilities of fillings are endless. Not too long ago I discovered how easy they are to make and now I love experimenting with different types of fillings. Last night I was craving one of my famous  margaritas (well…famous amongst […]

Monday Night’s Dinner

Turkey and White Bean Chili with Cilantro Quinoa Let me start by saying that I’m starting to feel a tiny bit of pressure with this blog! I feel like I have to keep up some level of creativity in the kitchen so that I have something to post. This is […]