"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!


Sautéed Cabbage Apples & Sausage

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This is a funny time of year for local vegetables in the Northeast of the US. It really hasn't been warm long enough to grow anything. 


Quick Coconut Curry Shrimp #Weekly Menu Plan

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I just discovered the quickest, tastiest, and pretty darn healthy meal... I had to share it with you. I love Trader Joe products for convenience. This is a recipe that came out of a need to make a quick dinner for my family.


Tuna Escabeche Pasta #French Fridays with Dorie

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Sardines don't make me think of Spain. They make me think of Portugal. On any side street in Portugal you can catch a person grilling a few sardines and having a simple supper with them and a bottle of red wine.


Slow Cooker Choucroute Three Fish

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When I was in Paris this Fall I went to a brasserie called Balzar. It has been around since 1890. Brasserie serve mostly Northern French food from the Alsace and Normandy regions. 


Pasta with Artichokes, Peas, and Mint Pesto from Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post is sponsored by St. Martin's Press. All opinions are my own. 

Planning on taking a trip to Italy? You have to go to Rome. It is the core of Italian history. Or are you like me lately, an armchair traveler, who explores cities and cultures more through recipes then by actually getting on a plane? 


Slow Cooker Pork with Mango & Lychees #French Fridays with Dorie

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Lychees are from China, and this dish is from the Dominican Republic? The only thing that the original recipe from Around my French Table: Pork Roast with Mangoes and Lychees has connected to France is that the recipe comes from Alec Lobrano an American who wrote the book: Hungry for Paris, which I will attest... is the best guide to restaurants in Paris. Every recommendation that we went to was terrific. 


Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs #Food of the World

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When my son was in elementary school he had a Korean friend. This boy's bedroom was decorated with the Korean flag and many pictures and items from Korea. My son became fascinated with this country. He even took up Tae Kwon Do a Korean martial art. 


Salmon with Tomato Avocado Salsa #French Fridays with Dorie

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The French really seem to like raw food. At least in Paris they seem to eat a lot of steak tartar, salmon tartar and raw oysters. When I was there this Fall, I never had a lunch in a bistro or cafe that I didn't see a raw dish go by...I guess their food safety is better than in the US, because I never heard about anyone getting sick. I even asked the American who brought us on a food tour about food poisoning, and she said she couldn't recall anyone she knew getting it in France. 


Millet with Thyme-Scented Chicken and White Beans #Bob's Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook

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This post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. All opinions are my own.

Mornings are below freezing, but it can warm up to 50 in the afternoon. Some days it is seriously windy outside. As soon as the sun goes down it's cold again. Then it rains. It will rain here in NY for the next four days...Spring it is a chilly wet season. You want to start eating a little lighter, but you still need food to be warming and comforting.


Sprout for Life Gluten-Free Bread #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post is sponsored by Food for Life Baking Co. Opinions are my own. 

Since I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy I have tried many gluten free breads. Most are low in both taste and nutrition, and many of these bread make me feel bloated.


Waffles and Cream #French Fridays with Dorie

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It was 7 am on a Saturday morning. I decided to make some of the waffles before I woke up my kids for fencing practice. I wanted to have time to "mess up" because anxiety always set in for me when I have to cook anything having to do with flour.