"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!

27.2.15

Slow Cooker Riviera Fish Soup #French Fridays with Dorie

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What is that flavor? There is just something unusual, a background taste that makes Riviera Fish soup just a little different from most chowders... it is Pernod.

25.2.15

Eat Fat to Loss Weight #The New Dietary Guidelines

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Skillet Eggs: simplelivingeating.com

For years I have been buying low fat yogurt, low fat mayonnaise, low fat cream cheese... you name the dairy product, and I bought it's low fat version.

23.2.15

10 Great Soup Recipes #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Planning

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Beef Barley Soup: simplelivingeating.com
Beef Barley Soup
We have had a super cold and snowy winter here in the North East of the US with no sign of Spring on it's way. So warm up with a good healthy bowl of soup. 

20.2.15

Green Bean Salad with Sierra Brand Cotija Style Cheese from V&V Supremo

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Green Bean Salad- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by V&V Supremo. All opinions are my own.

I didn't know that Mexicans have a sprinkling cheese that is similar to Parmesan. Coming from an Italian backyard I love to sprinkle cheese on everything.

18.2.15

Slow Cooker Mexican Lentil Stew with Chorizo #V&V Supremo

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This post is sponsored by Supremo. All opinions are my own.


While I was researching Mexican cuisine I came across a traditional dish called Sopa de Lentejas which is basically a lentil soup/stew with Mexican seasoning. I noticed that in some recipes chorizo was use.

16.2.15

10 Great Winter Recipes #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

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Sunday Gravy: Italian Red Meat Sauce

Winter is the time of year to cook up comforting foods covered in cream sauces, cheese, and red sauce. All the fruits and vegetables that you jarred in the Fall put them in your savory dishes now. Citrus fruits are in season, so it's nice to brighten up dishes with orange & lemon flavor too. Here are some of my family's favorite winter meals. Many of these dishes we will be eating this week. 

13.2.15

Slow Cooker Algerian Chicken Stew: Chicken Couscous #French Fridays with Dorie

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Slow Cooker Algerian Chicken Stew- simplelivingeating.com


I've never know anyone to have the same birthday as me except for the Algerian born French writer Albert Camus. His book "The Stranger" haunted me in high school.

11.2.15

Langostino with Vanilla Cream Sauce over Linguine # Freixenet: Mia Rosé #French Fridays with Dorie

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Langostino with Vanilla Cream Sauce over Linguine- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Freixenet. All opnions are my own. 

I grew up in a coastal Connecticut town. We had a Chart House Restaurant near by in New Haven. When I was a teenager a group of couples went there for Valentine's Day. 

10.2.15

Slow Cooker Brazilian Beef & Black Bean Stew: Feijoada #Food of the World

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Slow Cooker Brazilian Beef & Black Bean Stew- simplelivingeating.com


Carnival starts in Rio de Janeiro this Friday, February 13th and goes until February 18th... it is a bacchus festival of extravagant costumes and indulgent behavior before the Catholic holiday of abstinence: Lent.

9.2.15

Chorizo & Refried Bean Dip Queso de Caribe with Fruit #Mexican Appetizers #V&V Supremo #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post is sponsored by V&V Supremo. All opinions are my own. 

Mexican foods and seasoning have been spicing up American cuisine. I couldn't be happier. Let's face it before salsa American appetizers had no kick... bland was the only way to describe our cheese and crackers, French onion soup dip, and boring plate of raw vegetables.

6.2.15

Shrimp Salad: Tarragon, Mango, Grape #Winter Ceviche #French Fridays with Dorie

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Once I went to a wedding in Kansas City, my husband and I were there for a whole weekend. On the day before the wedding the guys "played golf' and the ladies "lunched." 

4.2.15

Slow Cooker Sausage Tomato Fennel Stew #Healthy Eating

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Slow Cooker Sausage Tomato Fennel Stew: simplelivingeating.com

My family comes from Southern Italy, so I am not accustom to cooking with fennel which is a Northern Italian ingredient. I love the flavor of fennel in the winter and wanted to make a cold weather version of sausage and peppers.

2.2.15

Chicken Normandy Crêpe with Spinach & Mushrooms #Crêpe Day #Romantic Meals #Weekly Menu Plan

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This post is sponsored by Freixenet. All opinions are my own. 
The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière,* or jour des crêpes. 

Not only do the French eat a lot of crêpes on Chandeleur, but they also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air. If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year. source