Nonnabox Review: A Journey to Italy

Anyone who knows me personally or has been following my food journey, knows that I am an Italian-American. I mean come on, my name is Maria Theresa. My grandma, Theresa Scalisi, came to New York on a boat from Italy in the 1940s. Growing up, all I knew was authentic Italian cuisine. That is what…

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Spiced Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

Valentines Day is around the corner and indulging in creamy bittersweet chocolate is the best option. These no trouble Truffles will knock the socks off of your Valentine… and maybe even their pants? Each decadent morsel is coated with spices like Madras Curry, Chinese Five-Spice, Cardamom and Clove. Intrigued? Read on for the recipe.  …

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Coffee Macarons with Maple Bacon Cream

  Imagine the perfect complete breakfast. Rich creamy coffee. Pancakes doused in maple syrup. Crackling bacon piled high. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Now you can get all those flavors in one satisfying bite. I present the Coffee Macaron with Maple Bacon Cream! Read on for the recipe and tips on how make these…

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Grapefruit, Avocado & Prosciutto Breakfast Salad

Happy New Year! We all take time to look back on the last year as we look forward to what the new year has to offer. How did 2015 turn out for you? As I reflect on last year, I realize that 2015 brought on changes, triumphs and hardships. 1. I began my journey as…

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Whole Grilled Red Snapper

It has been a month since I last posted a recipe. Let’s catch up: For the past 5 years, my husband and I have lived in a small town in Pennsylvania. Although we loved the friendships we made, we spent those 5 years wishing we lived somewhere else. It couldn’t just be anywhere else though.…

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Quinoa Panzanella with Wild Salmon & Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

If you are a glutton for food, like me, you can imagine my excitement when the mailman delivers my monthly Cooking Light magazine. Like a child who has to go to the bathroom while playing a game, I wiggle and dance by my mail box scouring through its pages to find an amazing recipe. “Sit…

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Home Chef Review | How it Compares to Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh

Imagine a world where you don’t have to be rich to have someone do your shopping for you. I was at a party a while back and chatted with a woman about our shopping practices. The conversation started with her complimenting my attire. “Oh, I like your dress.” “Thanks, it’s from Forever 21.” I went…

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Fresh Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds

It’s Ladies Night oh what a night! Fresh Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds is the perfect summer appetizer because it melds simple and healthy flavors. The best part? There is NO cooking involved, so whip out your knife skills. Slice and dice fresh ginger, cucumber, bell pepper and cilantro. Fold in briny capers and smooth…

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Mango-Basil Chicken with Freekeh

Succulent chicken is cloaked in a sweet and savory mango-basil sauce and served with freekeh. Let me paint the picture. The chicken breast is pan-seared to seal in its juices and then baked in the oven at a high temperature, leaving it extremely moist. Fresh mango is simmered in dry white wine and chicken broth,…

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Peach and Basil Almond Shortcake

This Peach and Basil Almond Shortcake is moist and tender, trumping the classic (bland) Bisquick recipe. By whipping up a few essential baking ingredients, like flour, sugar and buttermilk, you’ll have a summer classic with a twist. Peaches and basil harmonize to create an ideal dessert for all ages. Good bye strawberry shortcake and hello…

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Shaved Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Grana Padano

This vibrant summer appetizer harmonizes sweet and savory flavors. The nutty Grana Padano cheese echos the salty punch of prosciutto, while the sumptuous melons add sweet notes. Garnished with mint, this dish is delicately refreshing and healthy. Ingredients 1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed 1/2 cantaloupe melon, seeds removed 2-3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint 1/2…

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Minty Peach Caprese Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

This recipe is featured on the Salad Feed (click) and the on the Low-Carb & Sugar-Free Feed (click) on the feedfeed website.   An eccentric twist on the classic tomato salad, this Minty Peach Caprese Salad flirts with your savory and sweet palate. Drizzled with a homemade curry vinaigrette, this dressing adds a bright zing…

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