Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

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Peanut butter and jelly. Apply between two slices of bread. Consume with a glass of milk, if desired. Suddenly, I’m happy. This flavor combination is classic, because it is sweet and salty. It transports us back to the time where we’d open our lunchboxes and eat a PB&J sandwich at lunch. Wasn’t life was a… 

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Cocozia

Recently, I was contacted by Epicurex, LLC to do a review of their product, Cocozia. It’s an all natural, 100% organic coconut water. There’s a lot of hype out there on the internet regarding the almost “magical” properties of coconut water. One article gave a list of 8 benefits of coconut water: Aids in weight-loss efforts… 

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Porcini Risotto with Grilled Chicken Thighs and Asparagus

I’ve been busy the last several weeks with work. It’s been keeping me out of the kitchen. Tonight, however, things slowed down enough where I felt like getting back into the kitchen and doing a bit of cooking. When I get super busy, my body instantly craves carbs. Maybe it’s the idea that carbs equal… 

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Lasagne Bolognese al Forno

This is one of my most favorite things to cook. And yet, this also is one of the most tiring things to cook. Lasagne isn’t something you simply make on a whim and expect to be eating within an hour. If you want to eat around 6:30pm, expect to start cooking around 3pm. Every time… 

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Brined and Grilled Pork Chops

Earlier this week, I was watching an episode of Chopped in which the judges were competing against each other. For the entree round, one of the basket ingredients was a rack of Berkshire pork. Berkshire Pork is a heritage breed of pig from England. Known for its fatty richness, unique texture, marbling, juiciness, tenderness and… 

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Pasta e Fagioli

This is that pasta dish with the funny looking and funny sounding name, but it doesn’t taste funny; in fact, it’s quite delicious. Pasta fagioli means pasta with beans, and is traditionally served without meat. I’m not gonna do that. If you look at the picture you’ll notice the fagioli aren’t visible. It’s there, but… 

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Bruschetta

Let’s say it together, correctly: Brew-sket-tah. Not brew-shet-tah. bro͝o-skĕtʹə. /brʊˈskɛtə/. Cleansing breath. Minor pet peeve done.  Several years ago after an exhausting day of doing music at church I was driving home and wanting something substantial, but not heavy. I knew I was going to be eating Enguerra family dinner later that evening. And when the Enguerra family… 

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