Barley Rice Salad #SundaySupper

Barley and Brown Rice Salad #SundaySupper

What could be more fun than packing up the car and taking the family on a picnic. There is nothing quite like it. I love surprising my kids when they have half days, showing up at school with picnic basket packed. You never know what I will pack in that basket. It can range from… 

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Burrata Bresaola and Arugula Appetizer #SundaySupper

Burrata Bresaola and Arugula Appetizer

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dad’s that love, encourage, inspire and make their children feel like they are true super stars every day of their lives! I am blessed to say that I have two amazing men in my life who have encouraged and helped shape not only my journey but the future… 

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Salmon Asparagus Potato Salad #SundaySupper

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Who says potato salad is just a side dish? Certainly not me! I love a potato salad that is so much more than just  potato and mayo. This recipe for Salmon Asparagus Potato Salad is a perfect example of a potato salad that could be an entire meal. I love experimenting with some of my… 

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Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Craisins #SundaySupper

Stuffind with Chorizo and Craisins #SundaySupper

It is so true that life is a journey.  As I write this post, I can’t help but reflect on how much my life has changed over the past two years.  I chuckle a bit as I continue to be amazed as to how this all has happened and come about.  Although it all began… 

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Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Chris’s Garlic and Anchovy Dressing #cookfromtheheart

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One of the perks of being a blogger is that you receive many cookbooks.  You have no idea how exciting it is for someone like me to open up the mailbox and see that large yellow envelope knowing that there is a cookbook inside.  Yes, this is the kind of stuff that sends my heart… 

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Spinach Prosciutto Macaroni and Cheese with Walnut Topping #SundaySupper

Spinach Prosciutto Macaroni and Cheese with Walnut Topping

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  At our house, we love this weekend for many reasons.  Ron and I were married 22 years ago on this day and Reis was born on Labor Day Weekend.  That stinker waited 3 minutes to be born on our anniversary.   This is also the second week for the boys football… 

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Goat Cheese Craisin Walnut Salad

Goat Cheese, Craisin, Walnut Salad

I love salads.  I could eat them every day and honestly, do most days.  The only person that I can think of that loves salads more than me is my daughter Alex.  This summer, I had the pleasure of working with Alex.  It came as quite a surprise to both of us but we really… 

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Spinach Chicken Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

Corn and Spinach

  I am a believer in having simple ingredients shine in my dishes.  I think it comes from my Portuguese background.  The Portuguese don’t cook with heavy sauces or fancy dressing.  Their food is very simple and that simplicity lets the natural beauty and flavors in food truly shine. This recipe for Spinach Chicken Pasta… 

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Enoki Mushrooms & Pine Nut Quinoa #SundaySupper


It seems like just yesterday, I was so worried when my oldest was leaving for college.   Letting go, was not an easy task for this momma.  It’s been two years since that summer and not only have I survived, I can honestly tell you that it has been a wonderful experience watching Alexandra grow… 

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