Archive | 2013

Gnocchi with a mushroom cream sauce

I’m on a carb kick. No, seriously. I’ve literally had pasta or gnocchi every day this week. Do I feel guilty? Nope, not one bit! And neither should you! I was raised in a pasta-focused household so I was never indoctrinated with this American mentality of “low-carb” this and “low-calorie” that. I was raised with […]

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Three pasta dishes that take 20 minutes or less!

Let’s face it, everyone is always complaining how there isn’t enough time in the day, including me! When we arrive home we are tired, the kids are cranky and hungry, the dog needs to be walked, the laundry won’t wash itself,  and after a bit that Chinese delivery food is looking like a reallllly good […]

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Stella Artois Cidre Tasting Event

Last night I attended a fun event sponsored by Stella Artois for their new Stella Artois Cidre at Oak Tavern in the Design District. The event, which was held from 7-10 pm, showcased the newest Stella Artois baby–their apple cider made from hand-picked apples. A welcome drink of the Cidre was given at the entrance […]

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Win 2 GA tickets to Grovetoberfest!!

Grovetoberfest is the largest beer festival in Florida and I’m giving away two free general admission tickets!! It’s located in Coconut Grove in Peacock Park between 2:30-7pm on October 19, 2013. Grovetoberfest features over 250 beers to sample and attendees will take an active role by voting for their favorite beer in three categories–Domestic, Import, […]

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La Bell’Italia (part 3)…..Bolzano

So I lied to you. I was going to write about a wonderful wine tour through the rolling hills of Tuscany (that’s coming at another time), but I just wanted to tell you about my second home Bolzano so much that I just had to write it! Most people have never heard of Bolzano–it’s not […]

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La Bell’Italia (part 2)…Florence

We took the train down to Florence from Venice (it’s a quick 2 hours) and made our way to our apartment that we found on Airbnb. If you’re not familiar with this website you are missing out. Airbnb.com is a vacation rental website where owners list apartments and rooms for rent. You can rent entire […]

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Stuffed portobello mushroom with an herbed goat cheese sauce

This recipe took about 15 minutes to make and is a great option for meatless Monday or any day you are looking for a filling meal that doesn’t include any meat. Portobello mushrooms have a dense, meaty texture and are mild tasting so they pair well with lots of other vegetables. I stuffed the portobello […]

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