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Focaccia Bread

See how easy it is to make this classic Italian focaccia bread! This one is better know in Italy as focaccia al rosmarino because of its rosemary topping! In Italy there are MANY types and flavors of focaccia, but this is the classic version that we have come to know and love here in the U.S.! It's so simple to make focaccia at home, you'll never buy it out again!

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Roasted Red Peppers

Simple and healthy, it's SO easy to make roasted red peppers at home! And more delicious! Here I show you how to roast them on the stove and explain what to do if you have an electric stove. There's nothing quite like the flavor of roasted red peppers in olive oil!

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Check out how fun and EASY it is to make fresh ricotta cheese at home! A few simple ingredients yields the most delicious, fresh ricotta! This is my go-to ricotta cheese recipe!

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Charcuterie Board

Check out how I build the perfect charcuterie board! This is an easy way to entertain guests over the holidays and makes a great dish to bring to a party as well! You can use my exact idea or tailor what you serve to fit any home, party and budget!

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Cider Doughnuts

Cider doughnuts are one of my FAVORITE Fall foods! And while I love grabbing them fresh and hot from a farm after picking apples and pumpkins...I can't be there every day! So I figured out how to make donuts at home!

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Applesauce

Overdid it with the apple picking? Not to worry! Here's a quick, easy, sugar free recipe to preserve all that Fall bounty! Homemade applesauce is great with roast meats, in baked goods and even all on its own!!

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Hummus & Pita Chips

Watch how easy it is to make hummus at home! This snack is not only good for you, but quick and simple to make at home! PLUS learn how to make your own baked pita chips from pita bread!

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Strawberry Compote w/ Whipped Ricotta

This simple Springtime dish can go from breakfast or brunch all the way to dessert! Mildly sweet, rich and creamy, it's a delicious way to incorporate the first strawberries of Spring!! Try adding it to your next brunch!

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Crunchy Ceci Beans

Check how easy it is to make this healthy snack food! Swap chips, crackers or croutons with these protein packed beans! They satisfy the need for that salty crunch and make a great topping for soups & salads!

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Caponata

This traditional Sicilian dish is the perfect way to use up Summer's bounty of garden vegetables! Roasted eggplant, red peppers and tomatoes come together for a rich flavor that is perfect on crostini, sandwiches or even by itself! My grandmother used to make this for my Mom and her siblings as a summertime lunch when they were kids.

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Homemade Granola

Cut down on the sugar and amp up the nutritional value of this favorite snack. Caryn O'Sullivan from Appetites For Life shares her homemade granola recipe with us. Clueing us in on why making your own is SO much better than store brought - plus you can make HUGE batches of it in under an hour to nosh on all week!

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After School Snacks

New ideas and old school classics come together in this list of after school snack ideas for the kids! Cereal bars, ricotta toasts and of course, ants on a log! All of these are quick, easy and healthy! And they allow you to make whatever substitutions you need for your little one!

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Super Bowl Party Food

I LOVE football - and while my Giants had a less than stellar season - I still plan on watching the Big Game this Sunday with family & friends! Check out all 3 recipes on my Grid Iron Grub menu - perfect for your Super Bowl party! 

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