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I love cooking and bringing family & friends together! A nice bottle of wine helps too:) I am a geneticist and automation engineer who has just started a career in real estate and I LOVE being a mom to two gorgeous little girls (ages 6&5) and 1 year old son. My husband is active duty military but we are fortunate to have him home with us. We live in our kitchen and my girls love to cook with my husband & myself. We enjoy everything there is about food from baking to trying new recipes for dinner along with some of our old time favorites.

Grilled Chicken with Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Salsa

A lite and refreshing summer dish to use up some of those garden tomatoes. Quick and tasty dish. I used heirloom because that is what we grow but any type of tomato could be used.

Italian Lemon Ice

Rating: 5 stars 3
As kids my grandmother use to always make these Italian ices on hot summer days. We loved them and now my kids love them too. The adult version is tasty too!!

Creamy Kale and Pasta with Sweet Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 5
I came up with this recipe to incorporate kale into our diet. My husband had thirds the first night I made it and he is not a fan of kale (or anything green). Even the kids loved it! Enjoy.

Mint Chocolate Leprecone

Rating: 5 stars 1
A chocolaty minty drink...make it non alcoholic like the two glasses in front.

One Skillet Italian Chicken, Spinach and Farro

Rating: 5 stars 2
I make a similar dish using rice and decided to substitute Farro. We all loved it! I serve this with a crusty bread and a salad.

Make Ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 4
My mother gave me this recipe after looking on line for something to suit her taste. This was what she came up with. I usually make this the night before Thanksgiving or Christmas and store it in the refrigerator in the insert of my crock pot. Frees up my holiday to enjoy with family and is delicious!

Garden Fresh Farro Bowl w/ Balsamic Dressing

Rating: 4 stars 1
I make farro bowls all the time since reading an article about how good farro is for our bodies. Plus after having kids I had a few extra pounds to loose. Any variety of vegetable would work for this so make it your own:)

Tuna & Vegetable Farro Bowl

A twist on the quinoa bowl. Leftover fish work beautiful in this dish.

Cheese, Vegetable & Olive Snack Board

We do snack boards all the time! Most of the time I use whatever I have in the fridge & place it on the largest cutting board I have. Very versatile, no two snack boards are the same. Make it your own.

Heavenly Hen - Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Cornish Hen Dinner

Rating: 5 stars 1
Cornish Hens are perfect thanksgiving dinner yet elegant when everyone gets their own individual Cornish hen. Place root vegetables under hens and roast on a sheet pan until cooked. The juices from the hen season the vegetables. Delicious!

Quick & Easy Pretzel Bites with Nutella Dipping Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 3
This came together kind of by accident when the kids wanted a snack after school. We have made homemade pretzels before and I have to admit it was a little time consuming. The trick is the baking soda water bath. Very quick and easy pretzel bites with two dipping sauces. I love Nutella. Enjoy!