Side Dish

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) my new favorite grain

So, in my quest for food with attitude, I am always on the lookout for less fattening substitutes...

Roasted Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad

Here's a super easy, delicious and healthy salad for the winter months. I use The Salad Queen's...

Swiss / Gruyere Macaroni and Cheese with Basil and Pine Nuts

Grown Up Mac & Cheese I went on one of my food quests the other night and created two...

Braised Escarole with Parmesan Crust

I am always looking for interesting vegetable side dishes and this certainly fits the bill. It was very tasty...

Braised Escarole with Parmesan CrustI am always looking for interesting vegetable side dishes and this certainly fits the bill....

Spaghetti Squash- Recipe courtesy of the Joe Leone Italian Specialty Store

Well, my begging Joe for his Spaghetti Squash recipe finally paid off, and who knew it would...

Grilled Flank Steak with Eggplant and Tomato Gratin

It's the time of year in New Jersey when those of us who garden are seeing the fruits...
Three-bean casserole for your next barbecue

Three-Bean Casserole

Before the summer wraps up, you have to try these beans. They go really great with our baby-back rib...
Orzo with Tomatoes, Basil Feta and Calamata Olives

Orzo with Basil, Tomato and Feta

Saying goodbye to summer is never easy, especially when you live at the Jersey Shore. This summer in particular...

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NJ Foodie Gift Guide 2021!

It's here! Our epic New Jersey Foodie Gift Guide for the 2021 holiday season. I had such a blast putting this together and got...