8SAFE Herb Stuffing

Talk about getting down to the wire!

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and yes I realize that for some of you it’s too late to run around looking for ingredients to make this stuffing (no matter how good I promise you it is!)…

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JUST Coleslaw

I don't know if it's a Jersey Shore thing or the result of my mother's mid-west roots, but coleslaw was on constant rotation in the summers at our house…

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Pepperoni Pizza

As a Jersey girl, I've been exposed to pizza pretty much since birth. It's mandatory finger food as a toddler, progressing into a birthday party staple…

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Speedy Chili

Before you give me a hard time about the name ("An hour and a half is not speedy!") — hear me out. Most chili recipes require long hours of cook time to get the consistency and flavor just right. This recipe has you out of the kitchen in an hour and a half. 

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Simple Sausage Pasta

I was walking through the grocery store and this sausage meat caught my eye. I don't recall ever seeing sausage sold without the casing before (yes, I live under a rock) and it intrigued me.

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Macaroon Tart

I thought I'd try something different with this post. Instead of just giving you a recipe, I'm gonna walk you through my process for converting an 'unsafe' recipe into an 8SAFE one. And since...

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Celeriac & Mushroom Soup

I came across this recipe in the February/March 2017 issue of Organic Life magazine. I'm a huge fan of Beluga lentils — they hold their shape and don't fall apart like some lentils...

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Cast Iron Chicken & Gravy

I think I've made at least a dozen variations of this recipe since I read the April 2016 issue of Rachael Ray Magazine. The cover story included three recipes for cooking one-pot chicken dinners in a cast iron skillet...

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

It's August here on the Jersey Shore and that means tomatoes!

Lots of 'em! We've been knee deep in tomatoes around here. I planted...

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Quick Green Veggie Salad

This is a quick salad to mix up and is quite tasty! It is very filling and makes about 2 servings. I add extra black beans or different kinds of peppers or tomatoes when I make it. Often it's a great dressing to use on any mix of vegetables. 

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Sweet Roasted Squash

Some days leave me feeling more like a short order cook than a beloved member of the family and I'm guessing I'm not alone. So for this post, I thought you might appreciate not only a 'master' recipe that's free of the eight major food allergens, but also tips for how to adapt it for the rest of the family too. Sound good? 

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Apple Crisp

I love the fall, don't you?

The cooler weather energizes me. I want to move more, cook more, create and explore. But I also want to take time to rest and snuggle deep in the covers. Take a pause to enjoy a hot cup of tea...

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