How to Build the Perfect Dinner Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC.  The text and images are 100% mine. Building the perfect dinner salad isn't hard to do.   There are no rules to making a good dinner salad, but there are some key elements every good dinner salad should … [Read more...]

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

Homemade soups are much easier to make than you think and my Turkey Noodle Soup makes the perfect lunch or light dinner during the chilly winter months. For my soup, I used my leftover turkey carcass and all the scraps from deboning my turkey to make a stock.  But you can use a store bought chicken or vegetable stock if you'd rather skip that … [Read more...]

NatureRaised Farms® – Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start®

There are a lot of buzz words being thrown around these days and its hard to know who or what to believe anymore.  So when a company like NatureRaised Farms® comes along I listen! They're Doing What's Right, Right from the Start® All their animals are raised with 100% Vegetarian diet (No Animal Bi-Products) No Added Hormones or Steroids 100% … [Read more...]

I Love Zucchini Blossoms

Over the years I've featured Zucchini Blossoms a number of different ways, Mexican Style Blossom Enchladas , Butternut Squash Stuffed Blossoms rolled in Pistachios and Zucchini Blossom Cannoli's.  But I always come back to my original recipe of Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, my interpretation of an old Tuscan Recipe. They're not … [Read more...]

Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether it's a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

Classic Chicken Salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine. Hi I'm chef Dennis and I'm a recovering chef.......sigh   Sometimes I feel like I need to start all of my conversations that way, but when I stop and think about it a recovering chef would not be a good description....there is no recovery for … [Read more...]

Healthy and Delicious Blackened Salmon Salad

What's not to love about summer time?  The bounty of fresh produce just makes you want to eat healthier and my Blackened Salmon Salad is just what you need to excite your taste buds while keeping you fit and trim for swimsuit season! It's not hard being good when you have all of these amazing flavors to enjoy.  Northwest Coho Salmon, fresh … [Read more...]

How to make Homemade Corn Fritters and Black Bean-Corn Salsa

I love fresh corn and couldn't think of a better way to use it than in my homemade Corn Fritters.  Growing up in New Jersey I couldn't wait for the time of year when the Jersey Fresh Corn was available!  And since moving to Florida from the Garden State I've been pleasantly surprised at just how good our Fresh From Florida produce really is.  Not … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi Dip – Around the Kitchen Table

There's something magical about a hot dip.  It's something we never make at home and save for those special occasions out at our favorite restaurants.  Why is that?  If you think its too hard to make or takes too much time, have I got news for you. My Shrimp Scampi Dip is not only easy to make, but so cheesy and delicious, you're guests will be … [Read more...]

Grilled Lamb Chops and Watermelon Feta Salad

Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue!  This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before. Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit … [Read more...]

Reconnect with Your Family – UnPlug, Pop and Connect with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. All opinions are 100% mine. Reconnect with with your family with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Growing up in the sixties BT (Before Technology) one of my families favorite pastimes were board games and card games.  Those were times that were spent around the kitchen table when … [Read more...]

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder is easy to make and a lot less expensive than ordering out at your favorite seafood restaurant.   Once you get the basic soup making skills down, the world is your oyster, or  at least your clam. Finding fresh clams has got increasingly easier these days, just make sure you buy them from a reputable source.  If you get … [Read more...]

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