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Autumn Minestrone

It is officially fall! The leaves are turning, the air is crisp and I’ve started to use the seat warmers in my car. The farmers market is filled with all kinds of delicious fall treats. After going a bit overboard buying fresh veggies, I needed the perfect recipe. Since I updated the website, I’m spending a lot more time thinking about what you, my readers enjoy. One of the most visited pages on my site is the soup/stew recipe category. I make a fair amount of soup since it’s a good make-ahead staple and freezes well. So, I decided to create an autumn minestrone featuring some delicious winter squash. ¬†All [...]

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Italian Chicken Meatball Sliders & Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Here’s a fact that will surprise no one: I LOVE french fries. I love all varieties, flavors, sizes and textures. I love fries made of random ingredients and the traditional ones as well. I am also not ashamed to admit that I regularly indulge in fries of the frozen variety. I have been a longtime fan of Alexia products, mostly the waffle fries (SO GOOD) so I was thrilled when, as a Foodbuzz Tastemaker, I was offered the chance to sample a new product for free. In order to truly enjoy the french fry experience, I knew I had to whip up some kind of burger as well. I decided [...]

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Winter Minestrone

We’ve been having an insane winter. No snow, and crazy temperature fluctuations. On Thursday, I went out to run an errand during lunch and it was 55 degrees. Today, it was 21. Super cold and windy, it was a perfect day for thick, hearty soup. Minestrone is the most ubiquitous Italian soup, there are so many different variations and flavors you can incorporate. Different regions of Italy have different preparations, and many vary seasonally as well. I love minestrone, but I find that in restaurants, it’s usually quite salty. My goal with this recipe was to cut back on fat and sodium while adding a ton of protein and fiber. [...]

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