Culinary Tour – Delicious Bloggers to Follow

Around the Kitchen Table 2

When I began blogging five years ago I had no idea where the journey would take me or how it would affect my life.    I often joke that if I had known when I started how much work being a Food Blogger would be, I would have run off screaming and found and other hobby to occupy my time. But the truth is that blogging not only rekindled my love … [Read more...]

Soup Tips and Tricks – Corn Chowder Recipe

corn chowder 3

With Fall just a few short weeks away and school back in session, its time to start thinking about adding soups to our home menu's.  Whether you serve them up as a main course or a starter, making delicious soups for your family and friends is easier than you think with soup tips and tricks that I've learned through out my culinary … [Read more...]

How to Make Caponata – Around the Kitchen Table

with caponata

One of the best things about summer are all the fresh local vegetables available in the markets, and finding delicious ways to use them is always high on my list.  And one of my favorite summertime or for that matter anytime dish is a very simple Italian Classic, Caponata. You can find as many different Caponata recipes as you can find Italian … [Read more...]

10 of My Favorite Soup Recipes

Roasted-Pepper-Soup with grilled chicken and corn

With Winter closing in and the days begin getting colder what could be better than a big bowl of a your favorite comforting soup!    Here are 10 of my favorite soup recipes to help warm your body and your soul! Chicken Soup with Mini Ravioli Cream of Broccoli with Roasted Tomatoes & Cheddar Shrimp and Crab Chowder Ribollita (Tuscan … [Read more...]

My Favorite Summer Salad

Jersey tomatoes, Jersey corn

One of my favorite pastimes is going to our Farmer's Market every Saturday, but with all the conferences I've been attending this summer I haven't had many opportunities to take advantage of our market.  Luckily for me, while I haven't made many shopping trips to our farmers market this summer, our local Wegman's  has done a excellent  job bringing … [Read more...]

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Shirmp

Salade Nicoise

Some of my fondest memories are of our travels through France and Italy.  Trying new dishes and learning first hand how they taste, and seeing how they're presented.    Of course we can Google them to see what they look like but trying in person adds a whole new perspective to the learning process. One of our trips years ago had us in the South … [Read more...]