September 22, 2015

Parmesan Herb Potato Crisps

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Parmesan Herb Potato Crisps

Do you get bored with food sometimes or am I the only one? When I get into a culinary groove, I tend to not veer from it but there comes a time when I start getting bored and want to push the boundaries of my trusty-reliable recipes.  And let’s face it, sometimes plain old roasted potatoes can be so damn boring. Not anymore my friends! By simply changing the shape of a food can make all the difference in the world and take a boring classic to a whole ‘nother level! These Parmesan Herb Potato Crisps have become my new…

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July 7, 2015

Grilled Pineapple Rings

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Grilled Pineapple Rings

If you haven’t experienced the deliciousness that is grilled fruit, you seriously are missing out! Lucky for you, I’m here. There was a pineapple sitting on my counter for a good week, waiting to ripen. On the day it was ready to carve up, I thought back to that time I went on a grilled pineapple bender. I skewered them, sliced them, diced them and grilled those sweet tarts up. I had turkey burgers planned out for that night and subbed out the avocado for grilled pineapple rings. Boooo-yaaaa! The sweet, charred, delicious rings made a perfect accompaniment to the burgers…

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June 16, 2015

{Slow Cooking} Quinoa Chili

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{Slow Cooking} Quinoa Chili

Take a guess as to what’s in the slow cooker… It’s Quinoa Chili! (Did the title give it away?? ) I could eat chili at least once a week. I’d put that shit on everything – hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, veggies, ice cream & salad. OK, OK, maybe not salad…. Experimenting with different ingredients on some of my fave dishes has become a fun past time for me. If my family and friends are reading this, they are most likely scratching their heads in confusion & thinking, “I thought her favorite past time was drinking??!” Yes, it still is but…

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June 2, 2015

Spicy Onions Perfect for BBQs!

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Spicy Onions Perfect for BBQs!

BBQ season is officially upon us and what summer wouldn’t be complete without a great new recipe to try out on your friends and family. Every BBQ my family has had while growing up was over the top. I mean, tons of food from steaks, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage – you name it, it was probably grilled and served up! Not only did we stuff our selves beyond content, it usually rained. But it never stopped the fun or the flow of alcohol! My mom has a few staples that she makes that give our BBQs an edge, like these Spicy…

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March 24, 2015

Sauteed Greens with Cannellini Beans

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Sauteed Greens with Cannellini Beans

The Anti Mom Blog is goin’ healthy, bitches! I have taken the next steps in making the family a bit more healthier and started a whole new lifestyle change…aka 21 Day Fix. It’s brutal, I’m starving but it’s all for the better of my family and myself. So I am embracing it every container at a time. It ain’t easy and come nighttime, I turn into a particular ‘Gap Girl’. It’s all for a better me, right? OK, with that being said, my brain has been scrambling to make some fresher, filling meals that I could use going forward. That’s…

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March 4, 2015

{Sunday Dinner} Stuffed Shells with Homemade Sauce

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{Sunday Dinner} Stuffed Shells with Homemade Sauce

Grab your favorite bottle of wine, pour yourself a glass and let’s start cooking, pisan’s! I love me some good old fashioned Italian Sunday dinners. Lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, some nice brasciole, maddone! I was brought up in a home with a old school first generation Italian father and an Italian New Yorker (Brooklyn) mother so I am no stranger to the Sunday dinner. Every weekend I would wake up on Sunday’s to the delicious smell of garlic and by 3 p.m. we would be sitting down for dinner. That’s how they did it growing up and by damn, that’s how…

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December 16, 2014

Rustic Chicken Recipe

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Rustic Chicken Recipe

We are a chicken family. I’m telling you, we eat so much we may start clucking soon and I’m totally okay with that. My husband and I share a love for cooking and eating, so it’s not rare for him to jump into the kitchen on any given night to try out a recipe he found. Not long ago, he did just this and thinking about it is making my mouth water. He reluctantly told me he was watching Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa and saw her make a delicious roasted rustic chicken with croutons. The way he was raving about…

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November 11, 2014

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

  There was a time when I ate chicken salad almost every day. Sure, I may have been pregnant and it was one of the only sandwiches I could eat but that stuff was my jam. Even though I was lazy and pregnant and ordered it from deli’s or Publix most of the time, there were a few instances that I actually made my own. When I did, I tried to make this healthy chicken salad recipe as opposed to the mayo-packed crap I’d get. Needless to say, 10 months of chicken salad pretty much made me take a long…

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October 6, 2014

Drunken Peaches Recipe

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When I was a little girl, every peach season my dad would take the ones that were getting a little too ripe and soak them in wine. He would pile sliced peaches in a giant carafe then fill it with red wine. It was like a science project to me, as we waited and watch as the peaches began to turn maroon from sitting – for what seemed like an eternity – in the wine. As I got older and wiser, I realized these peaches were drunk! Typical Italians, right? Soaking some delicious fruit in even more delicious vino. It’s been…

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August 29, 2014

Easy Labor Day Recipes

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Easy Labor Day Recipes

  It’s Labor Day Weekend, bitches! There’s nothing like celebrating the working man with a party, great food and lots of drinks. If you are looking for some easy recipes for this holiday weekend, check out some of my faves. They are relatively easy to prepare, cook and will please a crowd. Here are 5 of the easiest and most delicious Labor Day Recipes: Corn & Bean Salsa Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Chicken Wings Cheesy Corn Dip Peach Cobbler Homemade Lemonade Hope everyone has a fun, safe and boozy Labor Day! What is your favorite Labor Day Recipe for BBQs?…

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