Homemade Pretzel Knots… perfect for a party!
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Homemade Pretzel Knots… perfect for a party!

I started making homemade pretzels about a year ago and they’re a huge hit with my family and friends. Well, one of my coworkers saw the recipe a while back and has been harassing me to make them for the office ever since… but there’s a problem. My normal pretzel recipe makes 12 pretzels, there … Continue reading

Greek Lamb Meatballs with Crispy Polenta… recipe and wine pairings
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Greek Lamb Meatballs with Crispy Polenta… recipe and wine pairings

Recently it came to my attention that Chobani® Yogurt is running a #MadeWithChobani campaign, with food bloggers much like myself using Chobani’s products to come up with recipes. I looked over what others were posting and I immediately realized that almost no one was incorporating the yogurts into a savory dish. It was mainly parfaits, cheesecakes, shakes … Continue reading

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly
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Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly

I knew I wanted soup for dinner yesterday, but I was torn on what to make… So, I opened the floor for our fantastic Facebook followers to put in some requests, and vegetable barley won out. Of course I couldn’t simply make a regular old vegetable barley soup (where’s the fun in that?), so I played with … Continue reading

Spicy, Sweet & Sour Chicken
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Spicy, Sweet & Sour Chicken

Just a little something I threw together last night, and it came out fantastic. I used chicken legs and thighs because that’s what was in house, but this recipe would also be great for wings! I served the chicken with some Soy Glazed Potatoes that were also delicious… A fun and flavorful Asian-inspired meal that’s super easy … Continue reading

My famous Sunday Sauce… recipe and wine pairings
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My famous Sunday Sauce… recipe and wine pairings

So for Christmas Dinner this year I decided to poll the kiddies and see what they wanted… After some debate and negotiation they came to the conclusion that they wanted my famous “Sunday Sauce”… Ok, so “famous” is most certainly an exaggeration (unless this post goes viral, lol), but it’s pretty darn popular in my family! I know … Continue reading

Ricotta Herb Meatballs
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Ricotta Herb Meatballs

For our family Christmas dinner this year my kids requested that I make my famous “Sunday Sauce” (well, famous in my family at least) with meatballs. My pleasure! I wanted to try something a little different with the meatballs this go-around… I recently had ricotta meatballs at a tapas/cheese bar in Jersey City that were absolutely … Continue reading