Deep Frying your Thanksgiving Turkey

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We get it, you’re tired of overcooked and dried-out turkeys. You have two options: up your roasting game or be a total hero and attempt to deep fry your bird. People love to fry stuff (we’ve seen it all: Kool-Aid, Twinkies, Oreos, etc.) … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Pantry Staples | Items for Recipes within arms reach

thanksgiving pantry staples

A well-stocked pantry is the prerequisite for Thanksgiving success. The above pantry items are a cinch to find and most are affordable. Thanksgiving victory is yours. Dried fruits: Keep fruits like cranberries, raisins, dried figs and dates on … [Read more...]

Penne Past with Pine Nuts Recipe

penne past with pine nuts

  4 servings   Ingredients 16 ounces of penne pasta 2 cloves of grated garlic 1 cup of Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of oregano ¼ cup of grated Romano or parmesan cheese 1 ounce of pine nuts sautéed in Iberia … [Read more...]

Book Review The Complete Gluten Free Whole Grains Cookbook

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For about a year when my youngest was an infant, I needed to eat gluten free. It was tough at first, but through the use of some great books and websites, I learned a lot. When I had the opportunity to review The Complete Gluten Free Whole Grains … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

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Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (from Sue George, owner of Harvard Sweet Boutique)   Nutritional information: 12g carbohydrates per 1 oz. serving   Yields approx. (36) 1 oz. … [Read more...]

Dried Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 … [Read more...]

The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook


I recently received The I Love Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Foods from the World's Greatest Grocery Store by Kris Holecheck Peters. The I love Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook is a really wonderful … [Read more...]

Dreamfarm Supoon


When it comes to cooking and being in the kitchen, I like to use the least amount of dishes and create the least mess. I am not the best cook in the world, but I do like cooking so my kids get home cooked meals. I am big about trying to cook with the … [Read more...]

Cook It Forward | Rachael Ray Recipe Book

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I was so excited when I got a chance to Cook it Forward with My Year in Meals by Rachael Ray. When my cookbook arrived I loved browsing through all the pages and became quickly inspired to cook more often! Cooking isn’t always my favorite thing to … [Read more...]

Chicago Cutlery featuring a demonstration of DesignPro Knives

Do you ever get a new item that you just feel enhances your life? It makes you feel confident and kind of good about yourself? I feel kind of silly admitting this, but this is the way I feel about some new knives. Hopefully you've seen a few of my … [Read more...]