Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme

A delightfully different risotto! Enjoy Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme for a special night in.

A delightfully different risotto! Enjoy Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme for a special night in.

Well this Roasted Beet Risotto with Asiago & Thyme makes me blush. I’ve always loved a classic well made risotto but the addition of peppery roasted beets elevates this dish to the next level. This has taken its rightful place as the queen of all fall risottos. Consider upping your risotto game and trying this recipe!… 

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Cream Of Wild Mushroom Soup

Show the cold weather WHO'S BOSS and enjoy a bowl of Cream Of Wild Mushroom Soup!

Show the cold weather WHO’S BOSS and enjoy a bowl of Cream Of Wild Mushroom Soup!

I’ve been a lover of mushroom soup since I was a little girl. I have fond memories of my babysitter Margret warming me up Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup after play school. It was one of those things I would never get sick of, no matter how many times I had it for lunch. There was always something so satisfying about it to me. Even now; there… 

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Mussels with a White Wine & Fennel Cream Sauce

Enjoy a bowl of Mussels with a White Wine & Fennel Cream Sauce this weekend !

Enjoy a bowl of Mussels with a White Wine & Fennel Cream Sauce this weekend !

Being from Nova-Scotia, loving shell fish like lobster, scallops and mussels is practically in my DNA.  I recently returned from a blissful vacation back home on the East Coast, where we indulged in all of my favorites.  … 

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French Onion Soup

Silky caramelized onions, nutty gruyere, red wine and a rich flavorful broth. Mmmm I like that. What more could you want? Get yourself together, you’re drooling. I see you!… 

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Mostly Veggie Tuna Melt

This Mostly Veggie Tuna Melt will never go out of style. Ode to a classic!

This Mostly Veggie Tuna Melt will never go out of style. Ode to a classic!

Tuna melts and tuna salad on fresh greens is definitely a regular in house. It’s something you can whip up quickly and modify the ingredients based on what you have.

My fiancés idea of comfort food is a nice creamy tuna melt and he’s as happy as a little clam when I make this for him. He’s going to kill me when he reads this.

Mostly Veggie Tuna Melt turned Tuna Salad

Mostly Veggie Tuna Melt turned Tuna Salad

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Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

This addicting recipe transpired when I had a craving for pesto pasta but didn’t have any basil at home. My basil obsession prevailed and we ate our entire supply. I’m still impatiently waiting on a new batch to flourish. In the mean time, what could I make that would satisfy my craving?… 

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Turkey Meatballs with Fennel & Carrot

Turkey Meatballs with Fennel & Carrot are a healthier meatball alternative without sacrificing the flavor.

Turkey Meatballs with Fennel & Carrot are a healthier meatball alternative without sacrificing the flavor.

My other half & I recently returned from a European vacation and meatballs were on the menu everywhere in Greece. Let me tell you, these people do not play when it comes to their meatballs! I’m slightly embarrassed to admit how many times I ordered them over the course of our stay but they were simply addicting!

Homemade Meatball Mix: Oregano+onion+basil+mint+parsley+thyme+cumin

Homemade Meatball Mix: Oregano+onion+basil+mint+parsley+thyme+cumin

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata & Balsamic Glaze

A SIMPLE DRIZZLE OF BALSAMIC GLAZE AND A FEW BASIL LEAVES HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE FINAL PRESENTATION

A SIMPLE DRIZZLE OF BALSAMIC GLAZE AND A FEW BASIL LEAVES HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE FINAL PRESENTATION

Bur-ra-ta translated from Italian literally means ‘buttered’. It is a a typical product of Puglia, a region in the south of Italy and it is absolutely one of my favorite cheeses. Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from a combination of mozzarella and cream.  The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside is a combination of both mozzarella and cream, producing a unique, soft texture. It’s so delicate and just plain decadent! Even

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Lazy Pea Soup with Fresh Mint & Crème Fraîche

SERVE IN A WHITE DISH TO MAXIMIZE THE POP OF COLOR

SERVE IN A WHITE DISH TO MAXIMIZE THE POP OF COLOR

This recipe is a freaking all-star in my eyes for a variety of reasons. It’s insanely quick and simple to make and the combination of flavors is on point. I’ve never made this for someone and not had them ask for seconds and/or the recipe. That’s always a promising sign!

FROZEN PEAS ONLY TAKE 3 MINUTES TO BOIL

FROZEN PEAS ONLY TAKE 3 MINUTES TO BOIL

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Calzone

SERVE THE CALZONE WITH A LIGHT SIDE SALAD

SERVE THE CALZONE WITH A LIGHT SIDE SALAD

This recipe was totally inspired by my deep love & appreciation for Seinfeld. In my opinion, George Costanza is the greatest television character ever created; period. For those of you who aren’t Seinfeld aficionados, I strongly suggest you give it a try. It’s the only show (aside from The Golden Girls) where the jokes never get old, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.  Actually, I’m watching ‘The Calzone’ episode right now and this ‘short, stalky, slow-witted bald man’, has me in stitches…. 

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