Supermarket Saturday: Delallo Organic Whole Wheat Lasagna

Everybody likes lasagna.  Even Garfield.  Cheese, tomato sauce, Italian herbs, cheese, noodles and did I mention cheese?.? Lasagna is amazing because it's easy to make, can be made ahead of time, it's great for a crowd (or as leftovers) and it's DELICIOUS. I recently stumbled upon these Delallo Whole Wheat Lasagna noodles.  Not only are …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Nut Chopper

I love nuts. I add them to salads, baked goods, fish, chicken and more.  They add a fabulous crunch and flavor that can't be duplicated by a non-nut ingredient. Plus, they add an extra boost of protein and healthy fat to boot. The tricky part about nuts as an ingredient (as opposed to whole nuts …

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Cooking Tip Tuesday: The secret to separating eggs

Did you know that it's much easier to separate eggs if they are cold?  Mind blowing, right? When your eggs are cold, the yolks are firmer and thus, separate from the white much easier.  Think about it...when yolks are warmer, they are softer, which puts them at a higher risk of breaking.  So, if you …

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Sundays with Samantha: Samantha’s Soda

We are big bubbly water (seltzer and club soda) drinkers in our house so it was only a matter of time that Samantha started creating her own "fancy" drinks. AND, she gets SO excited to prepare her sodas for friends when they come over for dinner. They really AREN'T anything fancy.  They are simple to …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: A crispbread a day keeps the munchies away.

All the recipes I develop are inspired by something, someone, or an experience.  Today's recipes are inspired by Trader Joe's Whole Grain Crispbreads AND my love of sandwiches.  Like most of my recipes, I wanted to keep it familiar but unique. These crispbreads are great as a light lunch (with a side salad or fruit) …

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Wild Card Wednesday: Club soda. Seltzer. Mineral water. What in the world’s the difference?

Ever wondered what the difference is between seltzer, club soda and sparkling mineral water?  I have so I thought, I bet you have too. So when the Tasting Table posted THIS article about it, I was all ears.  Or...eyes. The good news is, they all pair well with vodka (my liquor of choice), though a …

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