Spring Frittata with Asparagus & Pancetta

Mother’s Day is almost here! The day to pamper mom with love and appreciation for all she does…well, that’s what this mom wants anyway. One way to spoil mom and start the day off right is with breakfast in bed. It can’t get any easier than this Spring Frittata with Asparagus & Pancetta. The kids can get involved and breakfast will be served to the special mom in your life in less than 30 minutes.

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Seafood Cioppino Pasta

I love a good S.F. Stye Cioppino but for some reason, we usually only have it around the holidays. I’ve also made quite a few seafood pasta dishes that are always super tasty. Since I love the flavors of both, I decided to create my own Seafood Cioppino Pasta. It takes a little time and planning ahead, but the layers and depth of flavor are unreal. To me this is the perfect marriage of Cioppino and Seafood Pasta.

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Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Crostini

Looking for an easy & elegant appetizer for a crowd? Try these delicious Mushroom & Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini. These crostini’s are a medley so many of my favorite flavors, all in one bite. Perfect for your next party or family get together.

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese & Chicken

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese & Chicken is an elegant meal perfect for weeknight comfort food or weekend entertaining! This is honestly a warm hug in a bowl. I do love a one pot meal and this is ‘almost’ that. I did use a hot plate to sear the chicken & a pot to keep the stock warm. Other than that, I made the entire dish in one pot. This dish has a TON of flavor, try it, you’ll see!

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

The only thing better than a quick & easy Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry is leftovers for lunch the next day! I always make extra for this very reason. Recently, I was asked to do a cooking demo for Williams-Sonoma using the Hestan NanoBond Wok. This wok is the perfect choice for high-heat cooking since it can withstand temps up to 1050F and cleans up looking new. This recipe is a favorite of my entire family and perfect for weeknight cooking!

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Pork Banh Mi Egg Rolls

As a food blogger, there’s nothing I love more than a culinary challenge!  Recently, I was invited to participate in a recipe contest for JSL Foods.  I was sent Wonton & Egg Roll Wrappers and asked to use culinary creativity to come up with my own recipe.  So, I gave it a lot of thought…so many options!  I wanted it to be original, something I hadn’t seen, made or tried before.  A real good old fashioned challenge, Game On!  Upon much deliberation, I decided to make Pork Banh Mi Egg Rolls.  All of the amazing flavor-packed ingredients of a Banh Mi Sandwich wrapped in an Egg Roll Wrapper and quickly fried to crispy perfection.  A quick update, I just found out I won 1st Place in the contest for this recipe, so exciting!

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Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing


Every year, without fail, I visit Williams-Sonoma for a few items to make our Thanksgiving dinner extra special!  Pretty sure I have tried all of their goodies but I definitely have a few favorites.  This Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing is a winner and I make it every year.  From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy it!

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Skillet Chicken Marsala & Orzo

One skillet dinners are so popular and with good reason!  Easy, quick perfect for weeknights and elevated enough to serve family-syle over the weekend!  I developed this recipe with all of my favorite flavors in one place.  It’s not Chicken Marsala in the traditional sense, but this Skillet Chicken Marsala & Orzo incorporates all of the traditional flavors that you know and love!  Serving it over orzo is a perfect way to soak up all of the delicious juices.

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Huli-Huli Chicken Skewers

I spent 7 years of my childhood growing up in Hawaii…so, it will always hold a very special place in my heart.  Every time we visit, I look forward to the beach, the warm island breezes, beautiful sunsets, the calming music…Oh’ and let’s not forget the amazing food!  These Huli-Huli Chicken Skewers are sweet and savory, spicy and sticky goodness…Ono!

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Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs is one of my all time favorite comfort meals!  This is a dish that I’ve made for years during the fall and winter months.  It definitely calls for some time, so your best bet is to tackle it on a weekend afternoon. Prepare to be in awe from the wonderful smells that will fill your house!

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