Pepperoni Pizza Wontons


 Looking for something quick and easy when you the kids are craving  pizza?  Since we avoid prepackaged foods, I will NOT buy those little hot pizza bites.  I know that they are tasty but they are full of so many ingredients that I want to avoid for myself and the family.   Instead, I can throw… 

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Soy Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Pizza

Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Pizza 2

It was a quiet morning.  Everyone was still asleep and I had the kitchen to myself.  It had been cleaned the night before so it was especially welcoming.  I opened the refrigerator and saw…..almost nothing.  We were out of food but I didn’t want to put on clothes and run to the store.  No, not… 

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Carrabba’s Pork Tenderloin with Port Wine and Fig Sauce


Not only did Carrabba’s invite me to a day of taste testing, they provided the recipe for their special dish–the Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with the Amazing Port and Fig Sauce.  While I haven’t attempted this dish at home, I do plan to in the very near future.  If you try to make it at… 

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Risotto Party: Four Recipes, One Night


The challenge:  Compare  four different varieties of Italian risotto rice. The issues: 1) In order to compare the varieties, I would have to prepare them. 2) Risotto preparation is kind of time consuming. 3) After our trip to NYC, the deadline to finish the review was coming up quickly.  I wasn’t sure there was enough… 

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Fennel Pollen-Topped Chicken with Pasta


When I got the package from Marx Foods filled with truffle salt, fennel pollen, pasta and dried mushrooms—I was so excited to use the gourmet ingredients to make a fancy-schmancy meal.  Especially the truffle salt. It wasn’t until today that I realized that the smell of truffles does not sit well with me.  And, the… 

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