Plum Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing – 2019 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

It’s the 2019 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®! For Roma, it’s Romas! My dislike of one-word titles is doubled this year, however this one was a cinch… not even a

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Oodles of Zucchini Noodles & Deconstructed Pesto!

When I moved to my house, I was so excited. I could finally have a garden… grow things… eat from the land… be like my grandparents… yeah! Well, here’s how

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Rock the Roll! Summer Rolls & Peanut Dipping Sauce!

Baby it’s HOT outside! We’ve been having some serious hot and humid weather in NY and, as I’ve said several times and will likely repeat over the life of this

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Yes FORTY! 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken!

Cooking with my cousin, Lisa Lombardi has become a regular thing! She challenged me to come up with a great garlic-y chicken recipe which I was more than happy to

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Spread it on THICK with these Spect-HACK-ular Spreads!

It was a FABULOUS Oscar season. I love the recipes from this year’s Red Carpet Menu! I’ve made Marmalade-y Bird Roasted Chicken with Orange Marmalade Glaze more in the last

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Oscar® Day! The 2018 Red Carpet Menu!

The world has been on fast forward since the 2018 Oscar® nominations were announced. I had the menu named in RECORD TIME – less than 48 hours – and then

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Roasted Royal Purple Cauliflower with Garlic & Thyme – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

This dish is so very festive, what with it’s bright colors and delicious flavors, which is counter to the movie it honors. Darkest Hour is a dire film based on

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Almost Like Praying for Puerto Rico! Tostones with Mojito Dip & Maduros!

There have been so many natural disasters in the United States in recent weeks… Houston… Florida… but what’s happened in Puerto Rico is overall completely devastating. It’s been three weeks

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Flip Out! Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella Tarte Tatin!

When I was a kid, I adored tomatoes. I ate them every single day. No candy for me – give me a tomato! Fresh off the vine from my grandfather’s

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Sliced Tomato Salad!

When I was a little girl, my Grandpa Tony had a garden that yielded the most fragrant and tasty tomatoes. I loved tomatoes and ate them all the time in

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Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta!

This is the perfect summer pasta dish. And after the workout my friend Stefanie Sanabria “made” me do, I really earned it! Ha! Her passion for working out has rubbed

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Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

When you’re trying to be calorie and health conscious but you want something flavorful and substantial like spaghetti, what’s a girl to do?  Opt for spaghetti squash! It’s the perfect

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2016 Red Carpet Menu Round-up

Another year of creating, cooking, and celebrating comes to a close! Last night’s Oscar celebration was FABULOUS!! Chris Rock did a great job hitting on all the controversy and being

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Broccolini – 2016 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

The Oscars® are inching nearer! It’s time to get out the sides of our 2016 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®! This side dish is based on the movie, “BROOKLYN”… it’s “BROOCOLYNI”! Broccolini with Garlic

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Baked Stuffed Brie – 2016 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

It’s Oscar® Week!!! Time to give you the recipes for the AMAZING 2016 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®!!  Our first appetizer is based on the movie, “ROOM“… it’s “SHROOM“! A baked

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Scrumptious Stuffed Mushrooms!

Button mushrooms are so good. The taste, the texture, the versatility! Pop the stems and you have a delightful edible cup that can contain a variety of fillings. One of my favorite ways to make

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Lent Me A Hand: Friday 4

Hello! I wanted to get to you early enough so you can actually be inspired for today. A song I still love is Squeeze’s Pulling Mussels From A Shell so

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Lent Me A Hand: Friday 3

Good evening! What a day! So run-around and busy! I’m a little late this evening (unless you’re on the West coast) to give you this week’s dinner idea. I hope

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Squash Your Hunger

I’m going to get straight to the point today. There is no reason to “have” to spend hours cooking each day. There is no reason to say there is no

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Chicken Out!

Being in the heat and sunshine has kept me out of the kitchen a lot of the summer. I am excited to get back in but I’m going slowly. I

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