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Beets: Easy Peasy to Grow and Bake

Most of us are not lukewarm about beets: Either you love beets or you hate them. My vegetable garden always has room for another row of beets so you know where I stand. Do you, like me, love beets? Have you grown … Continue reading

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InStyle’s Summer Social: Essie, Brancott Estate & Gardein

Last week I was bubbling over about going to InStyle‘s Summer Social. I promised to update you about the brands that impressed me so here goes … When I popped through the door I made a beeline to the Essie booth, … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Shaved, Sauteed & Delish

My Mom and I were in Ohio recently visiting her brother and his wife. My Uncle Chester and Aunt Shirley are great relatives. They are adventurers who love to visit new places, do things just for the fun of them and … Continue reading

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Pioneer Woman’s Flat Apple Pie, with a Jersey Twist or Two

I don’t feed cowboys or hungry (young) kids like Ree Drummond, aka  The Pioneer Woman, nor do I live in the open countryside known as Oklahoma. Nope. I feed regular people of all ages here at my home in northern New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Soup Recipe Revisited

Yes, I wrote about my friend Lori’s zero point Weight Watchers soup recipe a while ago. The recipe is here. I admit that I don’t eat a ton of soup (unlike my daughter Tory who lives on the stuff when … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Recipe: Spicy Side & Game Day Snack

Do you love cauliflower? Yeah, I kinda feel the same way about it, but it is good for us. Most recipes I’ve come across are one extreme or the other: cauliflower covered in a calorie-laden sauce or else so plain … Continue reading

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Ina Garten: I Met My Fave Cookbook Author!

Last week Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, came to Wayne, New Jersey, for a book signing. I saw the article in my local paper and immediately determine that no matter what, I’d be at the Wayne Stop and Shop and … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Sour Cream Cookies

Do you have a traditional holiday recipe that has been passed down through your family? Would you be willing to share it on my blog? My family has a number of beloved recipes, from sour to sweet. One of my … Continue reading

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Round 2: Marinara Sauce with Tuttorosso Tomatoes

Tuttorosso brand puts out quality tomato products; I know since I received a 3-can gift pack of tomatoes from the company recently and I road tested the whole peeled tomatoes here. (Click on the link and enter to win a … Continue reading

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Round 1: Tomato Sauce with Tuttorosso Tomatoes

When I gather ingredients for an Italian-American recipe I go with what I know: fresh basil, fresh garlic, real celery, real onions and fresh ground pepper, to name a few. One of the most important ingredients in many Italian-American recipes I … Continue reading

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