• Short Ribs

    November 26, 2018

    This is one of my favorite hearty recipes! I make it all the time during the colder months of the year because to me, it’s the perfect comfort food. These ribs are so delicious, tender and rich in flavor. I love to serve them with Pappardelle Carbonara or some Creamy Polenta. And as a side…

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  • Thanksgiving Turkey

    November 4, 2018

    My parents always host our Family’s Thanksgiving. The guest list ranges anywhere from 30 to 50 people, depending on the year. I always help my Mom with the cooking. I absolutely love it. We have so much fun together in the kitchen. We start a couple days early and are usually fueled by some holiday…

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  • Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

    August 13, 2018

    This is the perfect summer salad. You can serve it as a side dish, but I prefer it as a main. It’s so light yet super filling. This is my version of the Nordstrom Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad. The dressing is one of my absolute favs. It’s slightly spicy from the chipotle peppers, with a…

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  • Salmon with Mango and Avocado Salsa

    August 9, 2018

    This dish is so light, flavorful and perfect for summer! When it’s as hot outside as it has been lately, the last thing I want to do is cook over a hot stove. This recipe is so easy and the only “cooking” you have to do is put the salmon in the oven. I’ve been…

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  • French Baguette Sandwiches

    August 6, 2018

    This recipe was inspired by a trip that my Husband and I took to France in June for our Anniversary. The trip was filled with so much AMAZING food, but I think some of our favorites were the sandwiches. We ate baguette sandwiches pretty much every day of our trip. Bread literally just tastes better…

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  • Zoodles with Avocado Pesto

    July 26, 2018

    Being that I’m half Italian, loving pasta is in my DNA. Though pasta is one of my favorite foods (find my Penne Alla Vodka recipe here), over the past few years, I’ve become obsessed with zucchini noodles, better known as zoodles. It’s like having pasta, but without the carbs. I’ve found that if the sauce…

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  • Lettuce Wraps

    July 9, 2018

    Of all the dishes I make, this is probably the most requested by my Husband. We have it almost every other week. It’s light and healthy but filling and flavorful. I based this recipe off Chrissy Teigen’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps from her “Cravings” cookbook (one of my absolute fav cookbooks). These lettuce wraps are the…

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  • Teriyaki Tri-Tip

    June 28, 2018

    Summer is such a fun time to get outside and grill. With 4th of July around the corner, I’m already thinking about what to grill. My husband is the grill master in our family. We love making cocktails and sipping them on our deck while our dinner is grilling. I think everything tastes better grilled.…

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  • Mixed Berry and Chicken Salad

    May 21, 2018

    Light, colorful and delicious — this is the perfect summer salad. I really enjoy cooking seasonally. Even though we can get pretty much any fruit all year long here in Southern California, fruits just taste better when they’re in season. My husband and I love going to our local Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings. Especially during…

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  • Ciabatta Chicken Sandwiches

    April 28, 2018

    Summer is the time for beach days, outdoor concerts and picnics. These sandwiches are the perfect food to bring along with you because they can be made ahead of time and are easily transported. I like to wrap them in parchment paper and kitchen twine (the fancier version of a Ziploc bag). I use ciabatta…

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