Super Bowl Sunday is just a few weeks away and I have the perfect recipe for your Super Bowl party: my easy baked beans. Gone are the days of those canned beans full of modified corn starch and other preservatives. My easy baked beans are fresh, packed with flavor and nutrition, and can be ready […]

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Lifestyle and nutrition/diet influence your health. Your wellness depends on the choices you make in the kitchen. My new cookbook, The Mediterranean DASH Diet, will help you feel better and back on the road to healthy. The Mediterranean DASH diet employs Mediterranean concepts (locally-sourced whole grains, lean meats, fish, fruits, and veggies) in combination with […]

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When I was little, I always looked forward to weekends because my dad would go to the bakery and bring me a muffin for breakfast. Now every day can be Saturday with my gluten free blueberry muffins! These muffins are lower in sugar and calories than your traditional bakery muffin, and you still get that […]

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My hoisin pork tenderloin isn’t like your usual pork tenderloin. It is full of flavor and is both sweet and savory. It is a great dinner for a weekday or weekend! I love to pair my hoisin pork tenderloin with roasted Brussels sprouts and my roasted acorn squash.  All About Hoisin Pork Tenderloin  My hoisin […]

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This blueberry chia jam is one of my favorite recipes. I love the simplicity and versatility of it. And the best part – it’s made from 5-simple ingredients that you may already have at home! You can use it on anything from ricotta pancakes to oats to muffins. You can even change up the berries […]

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Beans are very popular in my family. So much so that my daughter loves to have beans as a snack with her homemade vinaigrette! So, I wanted to share my favorite way to make beans – in the Instant Pot. I have for you my Instant Pot black eyed peas.  Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas […]

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Poaching pears often seems like an overwhelming task, but I am here to tell you it’s not! I have created this step-by-step tutorial on how to poach pears, with this recipe including pomegranate juice! Poached pears are one of my favorite desserts. The spices used fill the kitchen with an aroma that brings me right […]

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I don’t know about you, but around the holidays I’m always looking for ways to spend less time in the kitchen and more time catching up with family and friends. Enter…Dutch Oven Pot Roast! A must-have in your Holiday party dinner menu this year – it’s easy, flavorful and definitely a crowd-pleaser! Dutch Oven Pot […]

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When it comes to the colder months I always crave warm, comforting foods and this Roasted Acorn Squash hits the spot. From its crispy and caramelized exterior to its tender and sweet interior, it is sure to please your palate. Plus the addition of the fragrant rosemary, slight onion flavor from the shallot, and tang […]

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This recipe for Roasted Pear and Parsnips is sure to make your mouth water. You get some sweetness from the caramelization of the pears and parsnips, some earthiness from the parsnips and a bit of tanginess from the splash of white wine vinegar. Delicious! This Roasted Pear and Parsnips recipe is the perfect warm winter […]

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