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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

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Spring always makes me think of planting a garden. And planting a garden, makes me think about what needs to be planted so we can make the most use out of the garden. I try to be thoughtful when purchasing items because I don’t want to make a lot of trash. The other day I […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread -Dairy Free

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Yum, this Chocolate Zucchini Bread is even more delicious than I remember. When I was pregnant with our oldest I was lucky enough to have a friend make me a chocolate zucchini bread. I had never had it before and it was so tasty. It was exactly what a pregnant me needed and wanted. This chocolate […]

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Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

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Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms is one of my favorite Italian dishes. This dish holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of some of the best times in high school. The end the softball season (also the end of the school year). But at the end of the season, the coach would treat […]

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6 Spices for Your International Pantry

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Over the years I’ve amassed a large pantry. I have several items I try to always keep on hand no matter what  like canned beans and pasta. Spices weren’t something I put much thought into until I decided I really wanted my food to taste more authentic. Whether purchasing a pre-made spice blend or making […]

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Potato Galette

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St. Patrick’s Day is Friday and I wanted to make something different to celebrate the holiday. I always make corned beef and cabbage  so that was out. Then I remembered the Irish Pub hubby and I went to while we were in Maine. We ended up in a conversation with another couple and I remember the husband saying […]

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Gobi Pakora: Indian Cauliflower  Fritters

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Indian Cauliflower Fritters

Monday is Holi the Hindu Spring festival in India. Holi is also know as the festival of color because during the celebration people throw paint at each other. There’s music and food and dancing during the celebration. It’s a wonderful time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it to the celebration (the New York celebration […]

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Pasta Puttanesca with Shrimp

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Pasta puttanesca is not a dish I would typically make. Though now that I think about, I should. Why is it not a dish I’d make at home? Because it has anchovies in it. I used to not like anchovies. But I’m coming around to it. And this pasta puttanesca with shrimp is one of […]