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Turkey Sheperds Pie

What comfort foods did you grow up with? On busy uninspired night, my mom would turn to mashed potatoes and ground beef and that combination still makes me just as happy as it did when I was a little girl with bangs in round blue glasses. But for ...

Posted on: Oct 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Stuffed Shells, New Beginnings, and a Tablefull of Happy Kids

I’m a big believer in the energy of new beginnings, but these last few weeks, as back to school neared, I was having serious trouble mustering up enthusiasm for dinner. Blah. Blah. Blah. I just couldn’t muster up the energy to make the ...

Posted on: Aug 29, 2016 |  Original Post

Easy Steak Quesadillas

Sometimes you get really lucky with a new recipe. The one when every child enjoys it and asks for more until you realize you have run out. Steak quesadillas may not be gourmet, but they keep everyone very happy at our dinner table. I just had to ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: May 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Garlic Lemon Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice (Whole 30, Paleo, Delicious)

I am writing this post on a plane on my way to San Francisco for a quick work trip, and now I have myself craving cauliflower rice….which is an incredibly odd statement in itself. Cauliflower was one of the staples for Continue reading →

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Apr 21, 2016 |  Original Post

Broccoli Cheddar Croquettes and Embracing Those Facebook Cooking Videos

When I’m puffing out my chest, after a glass of riesling, I like to call myself an online pioneer, blogging before it became a verb. My blog was my creative space as I navigated the diaper years. It was an elite, exciting world, with ...

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016 |  Original Post

Easy Weeknight Dinner for Two

Teriyaki glazed salmon, bokchoy, and brown rice. The salmon is swiftly seared in the pan but finished in the oven. The bok choy is blanched, then brushed with a sweet and umami-filled sauce. And the brown rice is transformed into an onion and egg ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016 |  Original Post

All Day Bolognese: a Traditional Sauce to Bring Back Tuscany

People get upset when you mess with tradition, especially when it’s a beloved food tradition. I have a spaghetti meat sauce that my family adores. I throw it together regularly in the slow cooker. It’s the type of recipe I make by rote, ...

Posted on: Feb 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Gourmet Comfort Food Recipe: Pulled Beef Ragu

Beef ragu, beef ragu, beef ragu, beef ragu….sometimes a dish pops in my head and dominates my thoughts so much, that I end up planning an entire day around making that dish. Beef ragu. It is not the first time Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2016 |  Original Post

Butterflied Chicken on the Grill with a Zesty Lemon Sauce

There are many ways to identify a French woman. The most cliche is by their style and their love of scarves, but that’s most likely not the French characteristic people would know me by. I can picture my friends and neighbors nodding as they ...

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015 |  Original Post

Apricot Chicken Drumsticks or How to Trick a Picky Eater Crew to Adopt a New Dish

Sweetness is the gateway to change, at least in my family. My kids (and my husband too!) like the same dishes, over and over and over again. Introducing a new dish to the dinner rotation takes master marketing skills, and sweetness to help ease ...

Posted on: Sep 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Recipe: “Hawaiian” Pizza with Kayem’s Pineapple & Bacon Sausage

A couple of weeks ago, I received the best care package from the people over at Kayem. They sent me a few varieties of their artisan sausages to try. These sausages are fully-cooked and made with premium cuts of pork sirloin blended with natural ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Sep 08, 2015 |  Original Post

The Hamilton Inn

This has to be worst ravioli in brown butter sauce I’ve had.  Oh the picture the description painted and this is what arrived.  I’m surprised I braved some of it.  Hubster’s vegetarian burger was somewhat better. Not again! ...

Blog: bonvivant
Posted on: Aug 20, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Betty Fussell (Week 29)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Taste of Summer at Tantalize Miami

Just when you thought summer couldn’t get any hotter in Miami, Lee Brian Schrager, one of the nation’s preeminent event planners and the mastermind behind the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: Jul 07, 2015 |  Original Post

Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs: Another Summer Shortcut Recipe

Along the same vein as my slow cooker pulled pork recipe, I have an oven roasted baby back ribs recipe for you today. It’s another cheat, a summer bbq recipe that doesn’t use the grill, and that’s easy to incorporate in the ...

Posted on: Jun 18, 2015 |  Original Post

Melt in Your Mouth Monday Recipe Blog Hop #204

    How is everyone doing? Did you all have a nice weekend?   Are you ready for a new Blog Hop…let’s take a look at last week’s features first!   #1 Greek Tzatziki Dip from Naptime Creations   #2 Thee ...

Blog: Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms
Posted on: May 17, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Pim Techamuanvivit (Week 19)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: May 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Don’t throw away the leftovers, make Ham, Green Beans & Potato Soup!

  Easter has passed and you may have a little or a lot of ham leftover!  I know I always buy a ham with a bone in because I love making soup with it.  Plus I make sure the ham is big enough for dinner and leftovers this way I’m ...

Blog: Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms
Posted on: Apr 09, 2015 |  Original Post

Recipe: Ginger-Miso Risotto with Bok Choy & Seared Tuna

Graham proclaimed this the best risotto he’s ever had. And not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think he’s right. I bought the tuna and the bok choy for two different meals, but one night I wasn’t feeling a salad, so I ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Apr 07, 2015 |  Original Post

Hoisin Rainbow Stir Fry: the 10 Minute Dinner Solution

I haven’t been up for a lot of opposition lately. No appetite to force the kids to broaden their palates, expand their horizon, try new foods. The chorus of no’s is just too much. But I tire of the same old tried and true dishes, the ...

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015 |  Original Post


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