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Easy and Healthy Muffin Recipe

Easy and Healthy Muffin Recipe

Here’s a great recipe for “apple picking” season. These delicious Apple Flax Seed muffins are perfect for a healthy breakfast, a brunch table or an after-school snack.  They leave your home smelling wonderful, while you, your family, and guests feel healthy and satisfied.  Apple and Flax Seed Muffins Ingredients: Makes 12 to 24 muffins depending on your preference.  1 and 1/4 cup milled flax seed 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 […]

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The Ultimate Hawaiian Burger From Recipe Rehab!

The Ultimate Hawaiian Burger From Recipe Rehab!

We’re excited today to share the Ultimate Hawaiian Burger recipe with you, from Recipe Rehab and Chef Govind. It features lean ground sirloin and a distinctive Hawaiian twist with a special homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce.  The grilled pineapple, scallions, ginger, honey, and sesame oil, combine to make this burger unforgettable. Big Island Teriyaki Burger with Grilled Pineapple Serves 4 Recipe by Chef Govind image from Recipe Rehab Ingredients 1 Nonstick cooking spray 1 Peeled and cored […]

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Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas

Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas

Crisp apples, sweet honey, tart pomegranate, savory fish and fresh carrots are some of the traditional Jewish foods that are used to celebrate the fall holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Below is a wonderful recipe that’s perfect for the holiday and practical for entertaining anytime! For more Rosh Hashanah menu ideas see Recipes 4 Living.com Pomegranate-Walnut Chicken Ingredients 3 1/2 lb. chicken 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 C. ground walnuts […]

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50 Of The Best Hot Dog Toppings!

50 Of The Best Hot Dog Toppings!

Try one for Labor Day Weekend! I knew that grilled hot dogs were an All-American favorite but I was astounded to learn that 7 billion of them are expected to be eaten by Americans over the summer – Memorial Day to Labor Day (According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council) . That’s a lot of hot dogs, so we thought we’d put together a pinterest board for you with over 50 deliciously different […]

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Healthy Game Day Party Wraps for Homegating or Tailgating!

Healthy Game Day Party Wraps for Homegating or Tailgating!

The Perfect Game Day Party Wraps for Homegating or Tailgating!   I love this recipe from Maria Zoitas, creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC.   Chicken Avocado Wraps are a delicious and healthy game day choice. They are quick and easy to prepare and are perfect for homegating or tailgating at the stadium. Chicken Avocado Wraps Ingredients 2 cups chopped cooked chicken ½ cup cubed red pepper ¼ […]

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Unfried Chicken Recipe – A Recipe Rehab!

Unfried Chicken Recipe - A Recipe Rehab!

When entertaining families, picking the menu can be a challenge.  Do you serve one dish for the kids, and a different one for the adults?  How about a recipe they both will love! This Unfried Chicken with Spicy Slaw recipe from Chef Spike Mendelsohn is a delicious dish that adults will savor and kids will devour – plus it’s healthy too.  It features skinless chicken breasts coated in healthy egg whites, rolled in cornmeal, and […]

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Peachy Summer Dinner Party Recipes!

Peachy Summer Dinner Party Recipes!

Peaches are one of summer’s treasured gifts.  Here’s a great way to feature and enjoy them as part of a dinner party for friends or family. Just follow the easy recipes below that incorporate some of Balducci’s treasures too!  Then try giving your featured ingredient the starring role on your table, with this clever tablescape idea below. image from OneWed.com>   GRILLED HONEY GINGER PORK CHOPS WITH PEACH SALSA Serves: 4 Ingredients  Bone in pork […]

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Steak and Chicken Biscuit Bites – Friday Night Bites

Steak and Chicken Biscuit Bites - Friday Night Bites

It’s Friday and tonight we’re serving up some bites that are fun and delicious to eat. This is a no mess, no fuss meal that can be quick and simple to prepare.  Our tip is to grill twice as much as you need earlier in the week for dinner and use the “leftovers” for some fun Friday Night Bites.  This is a perfect way to serve them! Print Steak and Chicken Biscuit Bites Author: Elizabeth Mascali […]

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Italian Bread Pizza – Friday Night Bites

Italian Bread Pizza - Friday Night Bites

Today’s Friday Night Bites recipe is a new family favorite for Elizabeth and company, and a delicious way to use up the week’s leftovers!  Hope you enjoy. When I was a kid, I loved when my mom surprised us with French bread pizza. It seemed like such a treat – it was all crunchy and gooey and steamy (I always burned the roof of my mouth on the cheese and sauce because I couldn’t wait […]

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3 Healthy Sandwich Recipes and Tips – National Sandwich Month

3 Healthy Sandwich Recipes and Tips - National Sandwich Month

Sandwiches are the ultimate American grab and go food (since they’re fast, easy and convenient for our busy lifestyles) BUT did you know that an average sandwich with specific meat and condiment choices can pack in over 600 calories? YIKES! Just one burger or a meat sub can be a nutrition nightmare.  So we’re kicking off National Sandwich Month, this August, with three healthy sandwich recipes and some simple, healthy and delicious sandwich tips from […]

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Italian Hot Dog – Friday Night Bites

Italian Hot Dog - Friday Night Bites

Photo credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re turning the hot dog Italian! There’s some controversy in our state of New Jersey over whether The “Italian Hot Dog” is made with a sausage or hot dog. Regardless, here’s our twist on combining these two summer favorites.  Our pairing pick for this meal is a nice cold beer or lemonade.  If you want to enjoy the flavor of both in one […]

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Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Zucchini – Friday Night Bites

Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Zucchini - Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re cooking up some easy summer pasta! It’s zucchini and tomato season, so make the most of this fresh fare while you can.   I’m a pasta lover and this summer recipe is a delicious way to feature both.  My best advice is to make sure not to overcook the vegetables.  You want the zucchini soft but still firm and the tomatoes should be heated till they […]

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Tips and Recipe For Grilling Juicy Chicken Breasts!

Tips and Recipe For Grilling Juicy Chicken Breasts!

Although it’s a challenge to grill juicy chicken breasts, when prepared and cooked properly, you can succeed!  You may even end of loving these so much, they become a stable of your summer grilling – they’re perfect alone, on a bun or sliced over salad. Tips for grilling juicy chicken breasts: Buy fresh chicken, don’t use frozen. Pound chicken breasts so they are even. This tenderizes the meat; and ensures even cooking.  When grilling, the thin […]

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Target’s Bonus Black Friday Sale – Thanksgiving in July!

Target’s Bonus Black Friday Sale - Thanksgiving in July!

It’s Thanksgiving in July -  we’re talking about Target’s annual Bonus Black Friday Sale. This year, Target’s sale is back for two full days (July 12-13).   It’s full of doorbuster deals and a chance for you to save on items across all aisles, including electronics, toys, home décor, apparel and more. As a way to celebrate and give thanks, the Target test kitchen has put a summery twist on several traditional Thanksgiving recipes.   Here’s our favorite […]

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Garden Pizza from Recipe Rehab

Garden Pizza from Recipe Rehab

Our friends at Recipe Rehab are sharing this refreshing recipe for Garden Pizza with a summery spin.  It’s a delicious version that features bell pepper, zucchini and a fresh tomato sauce, and is healthier than the pizzeria variety.  Hope you enjoy and check out more recipes at RecipeRehab.com> Garden Pizza – from RecipeRehab.com Ingredients 1 medium zucchini – halved lengthwise (or 4 baby zucchini) 1 pint tomato(es), cherry 2 tablespoons tomato paste 8 piece(s) basil, […]

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The Perfect Burger Recipe – Friday Night Bites!

The Perfect Burger Recipe - Friday Night Bites!

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and with summer kicking into full gear, everyone needs to know how to make a perfect burger. Today we are sharing a recipe that comes from the Good Housekeeping’s “Grilling” Cookbook. That means it’s got to be good, so fire up the grill tonight and try out the ‘Perfect Burger’ recipe with friends and family.  If this recipe whets your appetite, check out the cookbook with more than 275 […]

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Easy and Delicious Sante Fe Wraps

Easy and Delicious Sante Fe Wraps

I recently discovered a slew of super recipes at Delmonte.com – each simple and special just the way I like them! Below is one I think is perfect for a summer night.  Quick and easy to make, inexpensive to serve, and a meal the whole family will love! I’m the third generation of women in my family, to enjoy and serve Delmonte products at my table.  I have always found the brand’s tagline of Quality […]

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Breakfast Quesadilla – Start Father’s Day Off Right!

Breakfast Quesadilla - Start Father's Day Off Right!

As the kids are creating Father’s Day cards and brainstorming fun ways to show Dad how much they care, we wanted to share this fun & healthy brunch recipe that you and the kids can cook up for a Healthy Father’s Day Feast. Straight from the Pritikin Longevity Center kitchen and healthy executive chef Anthony Stewart, the below brunch recipe is kid-friendly so they can help prepare and offer dad a treat this Sunday that’s […]

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Grilled Swordfish with Orange Fennel Salad – Gluten FREE Recipe

Grilled Swordfish with Orange Fennel Salad - Gluten FREE Recipe

I’m on the Wheat Belly diet right now, and I’m struggling a bit with my BBQ recipes, since so many of them involve a bun.  When I discovered this recipe from Carol Kicinski for San J, I was delighted and wanted to share.  Hope you enjoy, whether you are wheat-free, gluten-free or just in the mood for some great food! Swordfish with Orange Fennel Salad Created by: By Carol Kicinski – Makes 4 Servings. Ingredients […]

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Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Friday Night Bites

Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich - Friday Night Bites

  It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight we’re kicking off the weekend with some heat!  Spicy Sriracha makes this chicken sandwich a winner and the fresh mozzerella is a cool complement that tastes just right.  Srirachi was named one of the Hot Food Trends for 2013 – give it a try this weekend and enjoy!   Print Sriracha Grilled Chicken Sandwich Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American Serves: 4   Ingredients 4 thinly pounded boneless […]

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Graham Cracker Crusted Grilled Chicken – Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have a recipe from the kids menu that the adults will love! Kick off your weekend with Graham Cracker Crusted  Grilled Chicken and some veggies or toss them into your favorite salad.  They’re simple to make and will surprise your family and friends.  Enjoy! Print Graham Cracker Crusted Grilled Chicken Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American   Ingredients 4 thinly pounded boneless chicken breasts ¼ cup milk […]

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The Best Burger Recipe – Super Sliders!

The Best Burger Recipe - Super Sliders!

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we are ready for a BBQ. Feed a crowd with this easy to prepare recipe for mini burgers. This recipe allows you to prepare a tray of sliders ahead of time, so all you have to do is lift them out of the dish, pop them on the grill, slide them in a roll, and serve them up.  Perfect for Friday night parties! Print The Best Burger […]

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Breakfast Pizza by Giada De Laurentiis

Breakfast Pizza by Giada De Laurentiis

Here’s a berry delicious recipe by Giada De Laurentiis and A Bullseye View in honor of Mother’s Day.  The gorgeous and talented, Italian chef (and mom to daughter Jade) trades in tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella for mascarpone cheese, cinnamon sugar and mixed berries.  It’s a perfect way to bring Mom breakfast in bed this Sunday!  Check out more ideas from Giada and A Bullseye View> Breakfast Pizza by Giada De Laurentiis Makes 4 to 6 servings  What […]

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Easy Shrimp & Veggies On The Grill Recipe – Friday Night Bites

Easy Shrimp & Veggies On The Grill Recipe - Friday Night Bites

Photo by: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we are sparking up the grill. Warmer weather is here and we can’t wait for some shrimp on the barbie!  This Shrimp and Veggies recipe is easy and delicious.  Pair it with your favorite chardonnay and some fresh baked bread and you’ll have a meal that’s worthy of guests. Print Shrimp & Veggies on the grill Author: Elizabeth Mascali Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American   Ingredients […]

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Multigrain French Toast with Almonds and Light Guava Maple Syrup – by Ana Quincoces

Multigrain French Toast with Almonds and Light Guava Maple Syrup - by Ana Quincoces

We are in Miami this week, so we thought we share a great recipe from Ana Quincoces, one of the stars from “The Real Housewives of Miami”. In Ana’s second cookbook, “Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine,” the celeb chef shares her family’s mouthwatering recipes—all with a Cuban twist.  Below is one of Ana’s delicious recipes for Brunch, as shared by a A Bullseye View Multigrain French Toast with Almonds and Light Guava Maple Syrup […]

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus season is here!  We wait all year for the glorious arrival of asparagus season. If you’re intimidated by this green goddess of a vegetable, don’t be. Here’s a no fail method to quickly and easily prepare the most mouth watering delectable asparagus you’ve ever had and it only takes 15 minutes, start to fork! How to Roast Asparagus: Upon purchasing your asparagus, place the bunch stem down in a glass/container of water and refrigerate, […]

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Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina Frittata

Here’s a great recipe by Giada De Laurentiis  just in time for Easter Brunch. It’s a light and fluffy Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina Frittata.  This one is going to be great with my leftover Easter ham! Photos didn’t do the recipe justice, so our friends at a A Bullseye View whipped out their video camera to film the frittata in action just for you.   Follow along with the video cooking tutorial below and be […]

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Pasta Primavera – Friday Night Bites

Pasta Primavera - Friday Night Bites

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight is a meatless meal that will make you feel like spring! Our version of Pasta Primavera is fresh and oh so tasty! This “cream-less” Pasta Primavera recipe is a “light” yet satisfying the family or guests if you are entertaining. We love this dish because it’s so versatile – in addition to a quick Friday Night Bite, it’s a great meatless dish to […]

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Mediterranean Diet – 3 Easy Recipes!

Mediterranean Diet  - 3 Easy Recipes!

The Mediterranean Diet is making news! It’s rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables and has been shown to ward off heart attack and stroke ( See NY Times Article here>).  What makes me happy is that this diet allows for delicious meals that are satisfying.  The three recipes below are perfect trio for a dinner party, just add the wine! Below, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos shares 3 very special Mediterranean […]

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Gemelli Arrabbiata with Ricotta – Friday Night Bites!

Gemelli Arrabbiata with Ricotta - Friday Night Bites!

  It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we have Gemelli Arrabbiata for you. Arrabbiata means angry in Italian, but you will feel nothing but happy eating this simple to make, spicy tomato sauce over pasta.  We paired it with creamy ricotta cheese, that slowly melts into the gemelli.  You can mix it through the entire dish if the heat gets too intense.  It’s just right for tonight, or any night you want to […]

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Orange Shrimp – Easy Recipe for Chinese New Year!

Orange Shrimp - Easy Recipe for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year 2013 is the year of the Snake. The celebration begins on February 10th, which is a Sunday night – so plan to party at home with family and friends.  So that you can enjoy the fun, and not be stuck in the kitchen, we have a deliciously easy stir fry recipe for Orange Chicken to share with you.  The recipe comes from Carol Kicinski, renowned chef, food writer and gluten-free guru.  It’s […]

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Orecchiette, Sausage & Peas – Friday Night Bites

Orecchiette, Sausage & Peas - Friday Night Bites

Photo credit: Alexandra Mascali It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight’s recipe is one of my favorites, especially when Elizabeth makes it! The Orecchiette in this awesome dish, act like little pasta saucers catching the combo of light garlickly onion sauce, peas and sausage creating the perfect bite. This flavorful pasta is light yet satisfying, and just the thing for an easy and delicious Friday Night Bite to enjoy with family or friends.  Simple […]

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Chicken Fricassee Recipe – Less Than 500 Calories!

Chicken Fricassee Recipe - Less Than 500 Calories!

image and recipe courtesy of BetterEats.com As we head into the new year and try our best to keep our resolutions for healthy eating, I wanted to share a great resource for healthy eating with you -  BetterEats.com.  The site has tons of recipes, that are a perfect blend of healthy and delicious – plus many of them are under 500 calories!  Here’s a fantastic recipe for Chicken Fricassee With Tarragon to get you started.  This is […]

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Beef Empanadas – Street Eats

Beef Empanadas - Street Eats

During the month of January, we’ll be covering What’s HOT in Food for 2013.  Today, we’re embracing #20 on the list of TOP 20 Trends: Food Truck Food or Street Eats. Beef Empanadas are a delicious, and flavorful meal or snack that kids and adults love!   I found this awesome recipe at Pillsbury®.  It’s super easy – just 20 minutes prep and 20-25 minutes in the oven.  Serve with a salad or carrot and […]

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How To Cook Quinoa – 2013 HOT Food Trend

How To Cook Quinoa - 2013 HOT Food Trend

As you know this month, we’ll be covering What’s HOT in Food for 2013.  Today, we’re embracing #12 on the list of TOP 20 Trends: Non-wheat noodles/pasta like QUINOA. You can mix anything you like with quinoa.  It serves as an excellent base for vegetables, meat, spices and even fruit.  You can serve it hot or cold, and as a main dish, side, soup or salad.  It’s as versatile as it is healthy for you!  […]

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