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"Almost Spaghetti" Spaghetti Squash

Let's be real. Spaghetti squash will never be spaghetti. To the people that think so.... I envy you. I have to say though, it is growing on me. I could never bring myself to eat spaghetti squash with tomato sauce ( bleh) but this version is just ...

Blog: Around the Table: Loving Food in RI & Beyond......
Posted on: Mar 03, 2014 |  Original Post

"Award Winning" Chili

Okay... so maybe this chili has never won any major awards, but last year it did win a chili cook off in my office =) This chili isn't anything exotic or special. It reminds me of the chili my mom made when I was a little kid. This chili is ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Dec 12, 2013 |  Original Post

"Healthified" Spicy Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Did I ever tell you how obsessed with mac & cheese I am? The creamy cheesy noodles, the crunchy panko topping. Ugh, honestly I could eat it every day. I like trying new twists on mac & cheese because the usual ole dish can get a bit boring. ...

Blog: Around the Table: Loving Food in RI & Beyond......
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 |  Original Post

"Magic & Pasta" and "Bar Eolo" present A St. Joseph's Day Celebration, March 16th NYC

After the success of my sold out Venetian Carnevale Celebration, I am very excited to announce my next event...Magic & Pasta is thrilled to be collaborating with Melissa Muller Daka, proprietress of Bar Eolo and Pastai, both in Chelsea, New York ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Mar 05, 2014 |  Original Post

"Magic & Pasta" presents "An Italian Spring Soiree" April 12th, 7PM in NYC

Ciao mei amici! We are finally starting to feel the beginning of Spring; next week will have highs in the 60s!!  With lovely spring weather comes all that Spring has to offer, and for me, that means lovely vegetables. With that in mind, ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Mar 31, 2014 |  Original Post

"Southern Style" Sweet Tea Lemonade

Oh hello my new favorite drink.This drink is a complete game changer for those ( like myself) who LOVE having parties at their homes. It is so easy to put together and it is such a hit! I am a sucker for sweet tea vodka. Anyone ever try it? It is ...

Blog: Around the Table: Loving Food in RI & Beyond......
Posted on: Sep 15, 2013 |  Original Post

#Ad An Easy Potato Salad for Summer Picnics

This red, white, and blue potato salad recipe and shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerYum #CollectiveBias When you think of summer picnics, what comes to mind? For me, it’s ...

Blog: Nap Time Is My Time
Posted on: Jun 24, 2015 |  Original Post

#BurgerHack – Jack’s Ultimate Cheeseburger

Good try, Jack.  Good try.  Nothing beats a fail but a try! I stopped eating fast food in the traditional sense along time ago.  Every now and again, I will visit just to stay up with the times; sort of … Continue reading→

Blog: Cue the Critic
Posted on: May 01, 2014 |  Original Post

#BurgerHack – Jack’s Ultimate Cheeseburger

Good try, Jack.  Good try.  Nothing beats a fail but a try! I stopped eating fast food in the traditional sense along time ago.  Every now and again, I will visit just to stay up with the times; sort of … Continue reading→

Blog: Cue the Critic
Posted on: May 01, 2014 |  Original Post

#MixUpAMoment Brownie Crinkle Cookies

I was recently asked by The J.M Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using a product and I wanted to share it with you! Valentine’s Day is almost here, and every year the “Valentine’s Day Duck” leaves a few goodies ...

Blog: Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms
Posted on: Feb 11, 2016 |  Original Post

#MyHomeTownGuide – 5 Fabulous Tacoma Eats!

Partner Post Tacoma is a culinary goldmine.  From cheap eats to the upscale, the diversity of the cuisine featured in many of Tacoma’s restaurants is as outstanding as is the quality.  If there were time… Continue reading → The ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 14, 2014 |  Original Post

#TravelChannelStar: I Really Love Hamburgers [Video]

I am the next #TravelChannelStar because no one else is crazy enough to take a 26 hours turnaround trip for one hamburger! It is 12:43a.m., I just got home from running an errand up to North Hollywood, and I arrived in a bit … ...

Blog: Cue the Critic
Posted on: Apr 20, 2015 |  Original Post

#TravelChannelStar: I Really Love Hamburgers [Video]

I am the next #TravelChannelStar because no one else is crazy enough to take a 26 hours turnaround trip for one hamburger! It is 12:43a.m., I just got home from running an errand up to North Hollywood, and I arrived in a bit … ...

Blog: Cue the Critic
Posted on: Apr 20, 2015 |  Original Post

#brewforyou

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Budweiser. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”A few weeks ago I was approached ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Dec 03, 2013 |  Original Post

#sundaysupper { aunt julie’s pepperoni bread }

Happy Game Day! You betcha I’ll be cheering for the Packers today in the NFC Championship. Finger crossed Aaron Rodgers’ calf holds out for 60 minutes this afternoon and our defense shows up to play today to shut down Russell Wilson and ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jan 18, 2015 |  Original Post

#sundaysupper { crock pot buffalo turkey meatballs }

A few months ago I was perusing the internet for a quick, easy mid-week dinner. I stumbled across a recipe for buffalo chicken meatballs that looked so easy and so delicious I had to try it. The recipe boasted the same flavors as buffalo wings ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 |  Original Post

#sundaysupper { grandma vera’s sugar cookies }

When my sister and I were little, we would always leave Santa a hearty snack. Ok, snack is a bit generous, Santa got a full meal from the Nelson girls. Per Dad’s advice, we always left a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a couple of from 3 to ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Dec 21, 2014 |  Original Post

#sundaysupper { roasted brussels sprouts }

I didn’t eat a Brussels sprout until I was 23 years old. A law school friend gave me my first taste of Brussels sprouts; we picked some up at the Madison Farmers Market and roasted them at home with some salt and pepper. It was in that moment ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jan 04, 2015 |  Original Post

#sundaysupper { thanksgiving leftovers }

Last weekend, I made my television debut. My television appearance included: recipes about Thanksgiving leftovers and cheese (2 of my favorite things!), a Big 10 high five with anchor Bakari Savage (Go Badgers!), an awkward quote about asparagus and ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Nov 30, 2014 |  Original Post

#sundaysupper {simple butternut squash soup}

I’ve been toying with the idea of posting recipes in this space for a while. With a full time job, complicated meals during the week are difficult, so I’m a big fan of simple, quick dishes full of flavorful ingredients. While I love ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Nov 23, 2014 |  Original Post

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