Category Archives: appetizers

Warm, Cheesy Bacon Dip

Tomorrow marks the first Sunday in Febrary, which means millions of Americans will gather around their televisions for the biggest sporting AND television event of the year. My mom always referred to it as the “Stupid Bowl,” and it’s been the name I’ve used ever since.

Football just ain’t my thang. But I’ve always loved Super Bowl Sunday and other football related events because as much as they’re about the big game, they’re also about drinking beer and stuffing your gullet with as much junk food as possible. Any excuse to get together with my friends and do that is something I can get behind.

Chicken wings. Nachos. Jalepeno poppers. Fried things.

Warm. Bacon. Dip. Continue reading Warm, Cheesy Bacon Dip

Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios


Citrus! Sweet, Sweet (and sour) Citrus.

Without your glowing jewel tones and bursts of vitamin C, how would we ever survive the harsh brutalities of winter?

Just seeing citrus this time of year gets me feeling all bright eyed and bushy tailed. 


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A Soup Called Minestrone (with Parsley Pistou)


Now this is  a story all about how
My leftovers got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit on your throne
I’ll tell you how I made them into a soup called minestrone!

Just call me the Fresh Princess of Soup. Or call me a nerd. Either way, we both get to call this soup delicious.

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Julie’s Detox(ish) Kale Salad


What’s not to love about a  holiday completely dedicated to eating?

It’s the best! Thanksgiving makes me feel some type of  way.

But I don’t always love the way I feel after a weekend spent gorging on too much sugar, butter, carbs and wine. It feels so good in the moment – and I’m all about living in the moment – but sometimes it leaves us feeling less than our best when its all over. Continue reading Julie’s Detox(ish) Kale Salad

Salsa Verde


I’m super pumped to be sharing this post for SO many reasons. But the biggest one might be that OUR KITCHEN IS ALMOST FINISHED!!

I’m waiting until it’s all said and done to post photos of the whole shebang, you know, for a BIG REVEAL. I’m going to do it up right, with before and after pics and all that jazz.

It’s exciting. I’m excited. Are you excited?! You should be. Continue reading Salsa Verde

Crispy Chick Peas with Olive Oils from Spain (Sponsored Post)


The popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have known for a long time that a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits. Continue reading Crispy Chick Peas with Olive Oils from Spain (Sponsored Post)

Jerk Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


“You are what you eat.”

This saying always got on my nerves.

If it were true, then I would be a walking talking tomato, with slices of pizza for arms, a scoop of ice cream for a head and cookies for feet.

But nope, I’m 100% human. And for the record, while I do love a good cannibal joke, I’m proud to say I’ve never eaten another human. Continue reading Jerk Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

A Tale of Two Seafood Cities


Hey ya’ll.

I said ya’ll because this post is inspired by the great city of New Orleans, and “you guys” just doesn’t fly there.

This past weekend was a doozie for us folks here in Atlantic City. We had all kinds of stuff goin’ down in town, like the return of the Miss America pageant (and the parade!), the AC triathlon took place, and my favorite event of the year, Atlantic City Seafood Fest! Continue reading A Tale of Two Seafood Cities