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Watermelon Salad

If you have children, you may know of a movie about an unlikely character who aspired to be a chef. He proves to everyone that ‘anyone can cook.’ It’s very well done and quite possibly my favorite animated movie ever. There’s a point in the movie when the aspiring chef tries to explain the complexity …

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Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

5 Ingredient Chinese Teriyaki Dinner We love teriyaki chicken in any form: grilled on a stick, stir-fried with various vegetables, or in this skillet meal with broccoli! It’s as easy as it sounds and can be made super quickly if you have leftover chicken ready. I always say make extra, but who has 2+ pounds …

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Garlic and Herb Ricotta “Dip”

Try this as a dip, condiment or stir-in! Our standard vegetable dips have always been ranch dressing or french onion dip. One in particular day changed all of that. I found myself with a pile of fresh vegetables and neither option. So, I pulled out the only creamy thing in the fridge, ricotta cheese. I …

Food Tips

Simple Food on the Grill

Don’t mess up your kitchen! Memorial Day weekend brings out all kinds of emotions. It’s a reflective time that makes you feel humble, grateful, sad, proud… the list can go on and on. It’s a time for remembering and honoring the military personnel who passed away while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In …

Food Reviews

King Neptune in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Appreciation for a delicious meal! The kids were on a break and my husbands family came down from Pennsylvania for a nice beach vacation at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Everyone was SO excited to see each other, to be at the beach and to get a little R & R at the beginning of May. We …

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Easy Cabbage

One head of cabbage + butter= an easy, inexpensive, addictive side dish! Cabbage is a low-calorie leafy vegetable that is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s also inexpensive and super easy to cook. There are literally no negatives here. So, as I try to implement it more into my families diet, I want to …

Food Tips

Guidelines for Quick and Easy Meals

Need to feed the family in a hurry? Don’t have the energy to stand in the kitchen? Don’t go through the drive-thru!! You can make quick and easy meals any and every time with just a few guidelines.  These guidelines can help you not only in the spur of the moment but even when you’re …

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Not your Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Soup!

This easy one-pot version of Olive Garden’s delicious Zuppa Toscana soup is simple, quick to make and may be even better than the original!  Are you obsessed with Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup? Well, my husband is! Unlimited soup, salad, breadsticks and wine used to be one of our favorite meals. Soup and salad with …

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Tuscan Bean Soup

This quick and easy soup is so clean, delicious and hearty! Currently, in NC it still feels like winter… even though it is March!! So, I’m still making our favorite soups. I got this one from Better Homes & Gardens (original recipe here). It’s a meatless meal that seems light but hearty, and it’s perfect …

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Home-made Vegetable Soup

Add Chicken, pork or beef to this sweet and tangy tomato-based vegetable soup with cabbage! Starting a food blog means that you get to go through every cookbook, food magazine, and a ripped-out-of-something recipe that you own without explanation or shame. To a home cook and foodie like me, SO FUN!! After years of collecting, …

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Food, Family & Love

          Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for the launch of my new food blog! Food is one of the many ways that I show love to my family and friends, just like the women in the generations before me. My grandmother was always in the kitchen, and I followed her …