All-Purpose Tomato Sauce

This all-purpose tomato sauce is perfect for pasta, on pizza, or as a base for other sauces and stews.  Free time is in short supply these days. It always seems like there’s so much to do and little to no spare time for any of us. “I don’t have enough time for that,” is what most people says when they see my recipes. I get it. Not everyone enjoys spending time in the kitchen like I do, and even if they want to,

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Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer

This Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer is a healthy drink that comes together quickly and is perfect for entertaining. Happy Monday! I wanted to start off by letting you know I’ll be taking over the Wyman’s of Maine Instagram account this week to help promote their #ResolutionRebound campaign. I definitely need to refocus on healthier eating; Jeff’s out of town and I have been going a bit overboard on the junk food. I also let myself fall out of the habit

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Smokey Andouille Sausage Frittata

This Smokey Andouille Sausage Frittata is a perfect breakfast for powering through the week! It’s also a lovely weekend brunch option. Time and time again, I’m reminded about how food directly impacts my energy level, mood, and appetite. It’s easy to go into autopilot mode, not pay attention to what I’m eating, and then become frustrated as the lethargy kicks in. Usually, after a few weeks of falling behind on work and putting on a few pounds because of mindless snacking, it dawns on

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Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon with Caramelized Pineapples

This baked Honey Soy Glazed Salmon with Caramelized Pineapples is a tasty, easy meal with only a few simple ingredients. Dinner is ready in under an hour! I never order salmon at restaurants unless it’s raw or smoked. I’m extremely picky about how it’s cooked, and there is nothing I hate more than well done salmon. From the flavor to the texture- it’s the absolute worst. For years I actually thought I didn’t like salmon at all, which couldn’t be further

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Sesame Hoisin Wings

Sesame Hoisin Wings are easy to make and PERFECT for game day! They’re baked, not fried, but the meat falls right off the bone. I’ve never been into sports, possibly because I’m so clumsy and uncoordinated (seriously, I am unable to connect my foot or hand with a moving ball). However, I’ve always been around guys who love watching games, especially football. My father and brother always watched it when I was growing up. Jeff follows each season religiously. All of them talk to the television

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans and Cranberries

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans & Cranberries is a wonderful, light dish that’s healthy, filling and flavorful. Aside from salads, roasting is almost always the best way to enjoy vegetables. It crisps up the exterior and enhances the flavors through caramelization. It’s also a nice “set it and forget it” option if you’re preparing other components of a meal.

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Chocolate Malt Bark

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! It’s interesting to me how the most random memories stick with us forever, while others go to some mystery vault in the back of our brains. I couldn’t tell you about most of my 5th grade experience, but I distinctly remember it being the first time I tried malted milk balls. For some reason, that moment stands out as if it were some kind of defining life experience. It’s

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Old Bay Deviled Eggs

Old Bay Deviled Eggs are an easy, flavorful appetizer that’s ready in under 30 minutes. They’re low carb & gluten-free! One of the many things that drove me crazy about culinary school was that there was always only one right way to do things. If you deviated from this method, you were wrong and would likely be reprimanded. I first started giving my chefs the side-eye when my Phase I instructor was teaching us how to achieve “perfect hard boiled eggs

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Grilled Oysters with Chipotle-Tarragon Butter and Gremolata + My Visit to The Melrose Georgetown Hotel and Jardenea

Grilled Oysters with Chipotle Tarragon Butter and Gremolata are a fun and flavorful summer treat! I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of really fun, cool things since I began my food blog but there hasn’t been a ton of travel blogging. It’s an idea I’ve thought about on and off over the years because traveling is my other big obsession after food. If I could afford to travel more often, I definitely would. But it has been difficult since changing career

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Lemon-Herb Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Lemon-Herb Slow Cooker Whole Chicken is an easy “set it and forget it” meal. A few minutes of prep time is all you need for a flavor-packed dinner! One of my favorite dinners is roasted chicken. As with salmon, I’m incredibly picky about how my chicken is prepared. Roasted chicken has it all- crispy skin, juicy meat, and flavorful vegetables drenched in the natural stock. However, I rarely prepare roasted chickens for dinner anymore. It’s embarrassing to admit this, but despite

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