Easy DIY Crockpot Caramel

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This is the time of year when we cover up the grill and blow the dust off of the crockpot, preparing it for its frequent, almost daily, use over the colder months. There is nothing quite like the smell of a delicious and hardy stew or soup when you come in from a long, cold […]

Curried Edamame

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I’m sure you’re reading this title and thinking, “Curry? That’s too spicy and rich for my baby’s tummy!” I would wait until your baby is at least one to try these more adventures types of foods, but it’s always a great idea to experiment with your babies palate. Trying new flavors will excite them for change and get […]

Potato and Kale Soup

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My sister called me to tell me that she just made “the best soup ever.” You can guess I was pretty skeptical. But, she said it was a delicious, warm kale and potato soup, and, those being two of my favorite cooking ingredients and favorites to have just around the house, of course, I had […]

Udon Ragu

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This recipe has a special place in my heart. My dad and stepmom made this for us 3 years ago during our first week home as new parents. I’m not sure if its deliciousness was due to our sleep deprivation and unnerving starvation or if it’s just simply an excellent recipe, one to keep in your repertoire that […]

Delicious Apple Pie Dip

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Last weekend, we took a trip to the orchard right down the street and went apple picking, which is a fall tradition of ours. The sun was shining, the pumpkins were arranged in rows, the apple cider donuts were still warm… It was perfection. The kids happily picked as many apples as they could, running […]

Making Your Own Tomato Sauce


This is the time of year when gardeners can happily find themselves up to their ears in tomatoes. As an Italian, I don’t ever have a problem making those bad boys disappear. However, sometimes we find ourselves needing a change from fresh caprese and bruschetta or desiring to save some of our tomatoes to enjoy […]

Cheesy Kale Pasta


My toddler is loving chunky foods. She only has 4 teeth, so I have no idea how she eats the chunky food, but she loves it! Especially when she can grab them directly with her fingers. She grabs the food, pops it into her mouth, and before she can even finish chewing, she’s reaching for more […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Cashews


This roasted cauliflower dish will introduce you to a new flavor most of us Americans aren’t familiar with; it features the Middle Eastern spice blend za’atar. This blend includes sumac, a spice I had never heard of until making this dish. Lemony and bright, it’ll add a new level of depth to your dishes and an awesome Middle Eastern […]

Moroccan Vegetable Stew

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This is one my favorite vegetarian recipes yet. It’s incredibly filling and flavorful and actually gets better every day. It’s a combination of 2 recipes from Good Housekeeping’s Family Vegetarian Cookbook, but over time has become my go-to stew for putting together any vegetables I have lying around. Sometimes, dicing and peeling a squash can be […]

Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing


Kale has been all the rage for quite a while now, but I’ve never had a salad as good as this one! It’s even better the next day – something you usually never say about salads. The story behind this recipe: A friend brought this delicious-ness to our sons’ birthday potluck and it was one of […]