Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Pork Chops

Have you noticed the neat new little recipe cards below?  Handy, right?  I think so too.  Yummly.com is a site that allows you to save a recipe by simply clicking the “yum” button and that handy recipe card below allows you to more easily print a recipe. You can find all of my recipes on Yummly.com here. Yummly.com is full of recipes from all around the web, and unlike some other sites, it allows you to add and share your own creations!  It’s Pinterest-like format will feel very familiar and is very easy to navigate. I have been on a mission for the past few months to make this site…

Easy Basil Almond Pesto and Zucchini Noodles

I used to think “zoodles” were a bad reinvention of the wheel.  The noodle has been perfected on multiple continents and multiple cuisines.  Why mess with that?  My family is from the land of all-things-pasta (a.k.a. Italy) and loves making homemade noodles.  This tradition is an important part of my heritage.  I rank rolling and cutting raviolis with four generations of our family’s women amongst my fondest memories. In moderation, I am a huge fan of quality traditional pasta, especially homemade noodles.  But, I have to admit zucchini noodles are pretty tasty, and they are an excellent way to sneak in veggies so they don’t seem like veggies.  So, the…

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Ok, so its not a secret that I don’t eat much meat.  I never have.  Most likely, I never will – at least not by choice.  I’m not that person who demands a vegetarian meal.  Most weekends I eat meat at least once, but during the week, its mostly plant-based proteins like nuts, beans and soy, quinoa, or possibly of fish.  So chickpeas are a very typical part of my diet.  I would say at least 2 meals per week incorporate them in some fashion or another. Along with chickpeas, I LOVE Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food.  I may have mentioned this a time or two or twelve.  So when it comes…

Peanut Butter Lover’s Thick and Chewy Blondies

For me the one food-love that has stood the test of time is Peanut Butter.  In first grade, I ate 1/2 of a peanut butter and honey sandwich with apple slices every day for lunch.  Peanut butter cups have always been hands down my favorite candy.  I still regularly eat apple slices dipped in PB for lunch.  What can I say? My pantry and fridge are regularly stocked with my go-to peanut butters.  Yes, peanut butters.  As in, plural.  I am what you would call a peanut butter connosueir.  I keep waiting for them to invent the peanut butter equivalent of a sommelier, but for the time being, I can…

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Mix

I’m popping in with a short post to offer a quick and easy Father’s Day gift idea, for those of us with dad’s who are impossible to shop for….Trust me, this is so easy! Anyone can do it.  No fancy equipment required!  I’m not sure what it is with dads and the Bloody Mary.  My dad is not only not an exception to this rule, but may even be some what of a Bloody Mary connoisseur.  He is admittedly a foodie and over the years, with his guidance, I have tested, tweaked, and ultimately perfected my Bloody Mary mix.  Enter: The Ultimate Bloody Mary Mix So, if you are still…
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