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Crab Stuffed Tilapia

Crab Stuffed Tilapia

For some unbeknownst reason, my parents insist on buying pre-made stuffed fish dinners from the grocery store. No idea why. The fish is always flavorless, no one seems to like them, but yet they’re consistently in our freezer waiting to be baked. It’s one of life’s biggest mysteries that I stubbornly refuse to eat. Yes,...
Tortellini Alfredo Pizza

Tortellini Alfredo Pizza

Like a lot of people in America, my family often turns to pizza for celebratory occasions. Growing up, it was often a reward for being a good sport after baseball games, getting good grades, birthdays, or even just celebrating the fact that it’s Friday. And even though we’ve enjoyed a lot of different toppings over...
Cheesy Salmon en Crôute

Cheesy Salmon en Crôute

A long time ago in a country far far away… Wait a second, this isn’t Star Wars…yet to be honest, my history with salmon en crôute starts just like my favorite movie. Many years ago I lived in Paris France, which is an absolutely beautiful city filled with a vibrant culture, upscale fashion, and insanely...
Bacon & Apple Meatloaf

Bacon & Apple Meatloaf

As many of you might know, my brother lives in Hoboken, NJ. He’s been home since Thanksgiving, either working from his room, eating all the ice cream in the house, or celebrating his friend getting married. Well, whenever he comes home for the weekend (and actually sticks around for dinner), my mom likes to make...
Eggplant Burgers

Eggplant Burgers

My mind is always racing with recipe ideas, especially new ways to use up leftovers. It’s just something that I love to do. Some people like crack, while I prefer to play around with ingredients. Tomato, to-mah-to. Haha! Anyway… These burgers are made from my eggplant dip recipe. That’s right: burgers that start off as...
Sweet Potato Latkes with Red Pepper Ranch Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Latkes with Red Pepper Ranch Dipping Sauce

After spending the weekend of cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to eat something that was filling, fried, and quick to prepare. I mean, what is better (and more comforting) than freshly fried potatoes on a cold day?! Nada! Since I’m “trying” to cut back on calories I decided to fry up some sweet...
Jersey Crab Pizza

Jersey Crab Pizza

Jersey gets a bad wrap on TV, but I promise you it’s a great place to live filled with awesome food. You need to remember, we’re called The Garden State for a reason! Anyway, I thought I’d make a recipe to highlight some of the fresh food that I grew up loving as a kid...
Grilled Zucchini and Red Onion Pizzette

Grilled Zucchini and Red Onion Pizzette

I don’t think I’ve ever truly stressed how much I insanely love crispy thin crust pizzas. The textures are just out of this world. It’s pizza cheesy goodness mixed with a satisfying crunch from the crust, but none of the greasy guilt you get from a regular slice. Annnnd it’s incredibly super simple to make!...
Grilled Garlic Herb Lamb

Grilled Garlic Herb Lamb

Let me start off by saying I was surprised I didn’t have to encourage my family to eat this dish. Even though I made lamb recently I was SURE that they would need to be persuaded. Good thing I didn’t put money on it because I was totally wrong. My mom even gladly tried it...
Lentil Loaf

Lentil Loaf

Lentil loaf is something I would have never dreamed to serve my carnivorous family until a couple of years ago. They would have been like “this isn’t food…this is what food eats” (hilarious, I know). But recently their minds have changed. Why have they changed, you ask? Well, I forced my folks to try a...
Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza

The other day I realized that I rarely see pesto pizza listed on the menu of a restaurant. Think about it – when was the last time you saw it readily available and not just as an occasional special? Probably not for a while. Did you even know pesto pizza existed? Yes it does! In...
Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken

Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken

Let’s face it, half the time grilled chicken is boring. Since I’ve never been one for bland flavors, I usually don’t grill chicken unless I use a marinade. It just makes sure the meat stays moist and flavorful. Although it’s such a simple step, don’t leave it out because you get majorly awesome results with...