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A Food Lover’s Series Strawberry Shortcake is one of our favorite summertime desserts! It’s so light and delicious! I make this recipe “semi-homemade” which allows me to serve it up last minute! One neat trick is you can use almost any fruit for this recipe! Some of my favorites are mixed berries, peaches, and even […]

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A Food Lover’s Series As a little girl in Paris, we went to this little bakery called Angelina’s. They are famous for their hot chocolate. You see, their hot chocolate is as thick as chocolate pudding and seriously the BEST sipping chocolate you will ever have! When Musa and I returned to Paris on our honeymoon, […]

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A Food Lover’s Series One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to get fresh crepes. You can find little crepe stands around the city or wander into any cafe and find them on the menu. You can put just about any filling into them and they can be savory or sweet! The […]

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A Food Lover’s Series Fudgy chocolate brownie layered with homemade whipped cream and English toffee bits. This is such a rich and decadent dessert this is SO easy to make. Every time I make this dessert, it is always gone by the end of the night. It is perfect for picnics, dinner parties, or just to […]

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A Food Lover’s Series One of my favorite childhood memories is smelling chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. The suspense of the cookies baking seemed like years! When that gooey, warm treat was done, drinking it down with a cold glass of milk. It was pure bliss. I loved learning little tips from my […]

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    A food lovers series I LOVE classic Italian dishes. When you think Italian food, the first thing that comes to mind is American-Italian foods, heavy with cheese and red sauces. However, classic Italian dishes are very light and savory, most of the time olive oil based. One of our favorites is Shrimp Scampi, which […]

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A food lovers series One of my favorite homecooked meals growing up was my Mama’s roast chicken! She would make this dish at least once a week and we would devour it. There’s something so delicious about a slow roast that is absolute comfort food. She would serve this dish with caramelized onion and goat […]

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A food lovers series If you’re like me, there’s nothing better in the world than coming home from a long day of work to a hot meal. I am a huge foodie and love to cook but sometimes I’m just HUNGRY! My best culinary friend is my crockpot. I love throwing in a bunch of […]

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A food lover’s series Fun fact about Musa: he’s actually from Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan is a small country located south of Russia, right on the Caspian Sea. You can find it on a map HERE. Musa’s entire family speaks Russian and I’m in the process of learning Russian myself. Cyrillic languages are so hard! Anyways, back […]

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A food lovers series This is pizza dough recipe has been in our family for generations! My great Aunt Ann came up with this thin crust pizza recipe and it is very yummy, to say the least!! My Aunt Betsy always made this pizza over Thanksgiving with all of our holiday leftovers from the week. […]

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A food lovers series Now that we’ve made homemade pasta, I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE pasta sauce. This recipe my Mom would make growing up. We found this recipe from one of the parents in our school cookbook! It is so easy to make and can be made days ahead. […]

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A food lovers series One of my favorite things to make is homemade pasta! It’s a lot easier than you’d think and the flavor is light and fresh. I use my Kitchen Aid Pasta attachment to roll and cut my pasta. Here is my favorite pasta dough recipe from Bob’s Red Mill:   Ingredients: 2 […]

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