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Who Says NO to Meatballs??


I love using ground turkey for meatballs and I’ve created meatballs using different types of meat before.  Turkey, opposed to beef, absorbs the flavor of herbs and spices much better in a short amount of time.  To make these turkey … Continue reading

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Tasty Slow Cooked Beef PLUS Dessert


What may seem like a simple meal in the slow cooker can mean a tasty, special meal for two. Ingredients such as garlic, shallots, carrots and jarred piquillo peppers offers a variety of flavors in this easy slow cooked dish. … Continue reading

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Today is National Spaghetti Day


Since today is National Spaghetti Day, here’s my FAVE! Italian Chicken Sausage Topped Quinoa Pasta  Yummy! What’s your fave spaghetti recipe?? Related articles National spaghetti day (eatocracy.cnn.com) January 4 – National Spaghetti Day (foodimentary.com) 4 Great Recipes for National Spaghetti … Continue reading

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TIME IS ALMOST UP TO VOTE!!


You Only Have Two Days Left to Vote for my Italian Ravioli with Pesto in the Tyler Florence Wines Ultimate Food & Wine Experience.   Please vote today AND tomorrow!! When you vote for me, I owe YOU, so please let me know  when … Continue reading

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HELP ME WIN A TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO!


When trying to think up a recipe to go along with a Cabernet Sauvignon, I thought up a creative ravioli recipe. I’ve tried ravioli before making them using wanton wrappers. So, after I designed the recipe, I entered it into … Continue reading

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A “flowering” Thanksgiving


I haven’t cooked with cauliflower that much before. Only when a few florets are included along with broccoli and perhaps some carrots in a dish. But not as a main ingredient in a dish. Since “Mr. Special” and I were … Continue reading

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What’s Gobble Gobble in Spanish? Turkey Tacos!!


I don’t speak Spanish, but I sure speak “Taco!” I took some browned, lean ground turkey and mixed that with sauteed onions, bell pepper and a packet of low-sodium taco mix. An easy way to get all of those nice spices … Continue reading

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Building Another Better Burger


The Sutter Home® Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest has come and gone. Thank goodness I noticed the deadline soon enough to enter this year. I am usually on top of the dates of the contests I enter every year, … Continue reading

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An Easy Dish Using Quinoa Pasta


I had tried quinoa pasta last year and wanted to introduce it to “Mr. Special”.  I like that quinoa pasta, unlike other types of pasta, has zero cholesterol, very low sodium and low fat. And for a lot of people, … Continue reading

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Italiano Carne Scura di Pollo al Forno


I believe that when dating an Italian making certain the Italian dishes one creates for that special someone are FANTASTIC!! Not mediocre. (I would think that the mother of said date probably created some awesome dishes in her time and … Continue reading

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