Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

I bet you can't eat just one! Never eat deep-fried jalapeño popper again!

I bet you can’t eat just one! Never eat deep-fried jalapeño popper again!

Using breadcrumbs is totally optional. I've made them without and they were still delicious! The panko breadcrumbs just add a nice little crunch!

Using breadcrumbs is totally optional. I’ve made them without and they were still delicious! The panko breadcrumbs just add a nice little crunch!

You’re welcome and I’m sorry all at the same time. These spicy bacon wrapped bites of perfection will put a serious wrench in your dieting plans! If you’re walking down the aisle this summer and are trying to fit into a wedding dress (like THIS girl) then close your laptop darling and read this post after the big day! I’m slightly kidding but for real, this… 

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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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Summer Squash Gratin

SERVE THIS FAMILY STYLE AT A SUNDAY DINNER

SERVE THIS FAMILY STYLE AT A SUNDAY DINNER

Did you know the United States is the biggest importer of summer squash? I didn’t! Until last week when another shopper at the farmers market told me. I thought they must of been misinformed but as I researched, I realized most of our squash does come from Mexico. Like the VAST majority comes from Mexico. We do grow a small percentage locally; Florida, New York and California producing the most.

SUMMER SQUASH ARE GOOD SOURCES OF VITAMIN A & C

SUMMER SQUASH ARE GOOD SOURCES OF VITAMIN A & C

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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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Speedy Greek Style Chicken & Lemon Soup

ENJOY THIS SIMPLE SOUP ALL WEEK LONG. IT'S EVEN BETTER THE NEXT DAY!

ENJOY THIS SIMPLE SOUP ALL WEEK LONG. IT’S EVEN BETTER THE NEXT DAY!

I was recently asked what my favorite comfort food was and it didn’t take me long to decide on soup. I have no real favorite, although I’m fond of Cream of Wild Mushroom  and Lazy Pea Soup with Mint & Crème Fraîche; any bowl of delicious soup will do the trick. This lemony chicken soup is my take on the soups I enjoyed so much in Greece & Albania…. 

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