Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Stew

September 15, 2012.   Categories Chilis/Stews, Comfort Food, Soups, Tuscan.

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Stew

Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Stew I was flipping through a recent Cook’s Illustrated and found a recipe for “Hearty Tuscan Bean Stew” that promised to be as comforting and delicious as any you would find in Tuscany. The article went on to say that Tuscans are known for their expertise in cooking Cannellini beans. The recipe itself wasn’t really that different from how I prepare a similar soup. But it did offer some...

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Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp

September 9, 2012.   Categories Appetizers, Asian, Dinners on the Go!, Featured, Seafood, Seafood.

Spicy Garlic Sriracha Shrimp

This spicy garlic Sriracha shrimp recipe rocks! I posted it on Babble.com last month and it received rave reviews. Sriracha has so much flavor and spice it compliments fresh shrimp beautifully. I saw a version of this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine. I made a few tweaks but overall it is their recipe. I must warn you though… it’s spicy. So if you are concerned about heat, don’t use as much of the Sriracha sauce or serve a...

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Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby Pancake

September 2, 2012.   Categories Baking, Breakfast / Brunch, Christmas, Easter, New Years, Recipes.

Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby Pancake

This recipe for apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake is delicious, easy and only takes about 15 minutes to bake. My son loves anything that tastes like apple pie, so I kept that in mind when I added the apple cinnamon flavors.  He looked pretty excited when this came out of the oven. Don’t you think? The great thing about this Dutch Baby Pancake recipe is you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. It only takes 10 minutes...

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Mom’s Asian Slaw

April 29, 2012.   Categories Party Food, Peggy's Favorites, Salads, Summer, Vegetarian.

Mom’s Asian Slaw

My mom was one of the best cooks I’ve encountered. She had a knack for adding a splash of freshness and elegance to every dish she created. And she really loved cooking for friends and throwing parties. So much so that dinners when I was growing up usually consisted of her experiments with party food and appetizers. Capturing her culinary creations was one of the reasons I started a food blog years ago. It was a way to encourage her to...

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Best Corned Beef Hash Recipe

March 18, 2012.   Categories Breakfast / Brunch, Comfort Food.

Best Corned Beef Hash Recipe

When you make corned beef and cabbage, you get a two for the price of one comfort food. Is there anything better on a winter weekend then homemade corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast? I think not… If you need some great recipes for making corned beef check out these 5 variations I posted on Babble’s Family Kitchen. We wanted a recipe that was like a delicious restaurant quality dish but was also easy to make. I think we found...

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Classic Picnic Macaroni Salad

July 7, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Chef Dawn Viola, Comfort Food, Contributing Chefs, Fabulous Side Dishes.

Classic Picnic Macaroni Salad

  Some of the best memories of summertime include family barbecues or picnics with classic American fare like corn on the cob, fried chicken and potato salad. When I saw this recipe by Wicked Good Dinner‘s Chef Dawn Viola, it immediately reminded me of my mom’s macaroni salad she would make just about every summer. The memories of hot summer days and swimming with friends came flooding back. Good food can add to the sensory...

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