Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnut StuffingHappy Thanksgiving everyone! For all those foodies out there, there really is no better holiday.  Personally, I just love all the turkey, cranberry sauce, pies, and of course stuffing!  I want to share with you my favorite stuffing recipe.  I learned this from my aunt and although I’m usually not a fan of stuffing, I love this recipe mostly because it doesn’t contain any bread or cornbread in the recipe, which often result in a drier stuffing.  Also – I love the fact that this recipe features a more festive and season appropriate carb, the chestnut.  PLUS…it has bacon…need I say more?

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Chinese Curry Pies

Chinese Curry Pies

There are few guarantees in life.  However, one thing is for sure.  If you fry it or stuff it in a puff pastry… I will eat it.  I just love crispy foods, and these curry pies are one of them.  These are delicious crispy pastries filled with a curry mixture that I loved ever since I was a kid.  They’re pretty simple to make and much cheaper than buying them at the bakery.  Typically, they come with either beef or chicken curry mixture, but I use ground turkey to make me feel better about indulging in these crispy treats.  

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What to Expect from Your First Spin Class | Part Three

Getting to Know Your Bike

Spin Class Pt1

Adjusting Your Bike

This was the most daunting part of attending a spin class for the first time.  What the heck do I do with all the knobs??  Here is a general guideline of how I set up my bike.  But I recommend attending your first class at least 15 minutes early so that you can ask for assistance in setting up your bike.  ALSO, don’t show up late your first class!  it’s been a growing trend to turn down the lights during the class.  So if you stumble in as they’re turning down the lights..good luck trying to set up your bike in the dark!

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Zuppa Toscana

ZuppaToscanaSince winter is officially here, it’s time to bust out the soup recipes.  One of my tried and true favorites features this classic Olive Garden soup.  There must be hundreds of “copy cat Zuppa Tosacana” recipes out there.  My recipe comes from years of researching different copy cat recipes, eating a lot of Olive Garden (obviously), and making this recipe hundreds of times.  Over time, I’ve made different variations of the recipe (sometimes due to a lack of ingredients), but here’s a summary of different alterations you can make to make this recipe yours.



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A Perfect Roman Afternoon

Tazza D'Oro3When I’m planning a trip, nothing excites me more than when a great eating spot is located near a main attraction. Often, it’s hard to find a great eatery next to a tourist attraction and all you are left with  are “tourist traps”. BUT – sometimes you luck out and find what I like to call “the ideal itinerary.”  And that’s exactly what I found in Rome.

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