• lentil and barley salad
This Lentil and Barley Salad is a hearty and healthy grain salad—made with pomegranate, feta, and apples, and dressed with an Apple Cider Vinaigrette. As a child, I thought lentils were the most unseemly, slimy entities. I would wince as my grandmother and mom would eat lentil soup. I actually don’t believe I even tasted......
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  • polenta rounds with ratatouille
Seared polenta rounds with ratatouille are easy to make and come together quickly. Prepared polenta gets a quick fry in olive oil to form a bed for a flavorful and healthy ratatouille. I love hosting, and I’m always trying to create new and interesting recipes. Two-bite finger foods are the best, aren’t they? When I think......
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  • vegan quinoa porridge
Vegan Quinoa Porridge is the perfect cozy winter breakfast, and even better when it’s topped with bright roasted citrus. I’ve never really been an oatmeal person. Something about the texture doesn’t really do it for me. Still, I’ve tried and tried. I have added different textures, some crunch. I have added in far too much......
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  • how to throw a treat yourself day
This post on How to Throw a Treat Yourself Day with Your Pup has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatingWithNutrish #CollectiveBias We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled food programming to bring you some adorable fluff. Fluff in Corgi form. And I know how much you......
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  • how to pack the perfect work lunch
This post on How to Pack the Perfect Work Lunch has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup at Walmart. All opinions are mine alone. #WellYesMoment #CollectiveBias There’s nothing worse than a boring desk lunch. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Campbell’s Well Yes!™ Soup at Walmart to bring you 6 easy......
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  • cheese pupusas
Authentic cheese pupusas with pickled curtido (cabbage) are cheesy, savory, and absolutely delicious. This Salvadoran dish is made with love and surprisingly simple to make. This post is done in collaboration with JORD Wood Watches, but (as always) all opinions are my own. There’s nothing quite like making something with your hands. A new project, a......
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  • Jersey Diner-Style Disco Fries with Mozzarella and Gravy.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of McCain Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. #JoyintheKitchen. These Disco Fries are a New Jersey diner classic. Crunchy crinkle-cut fries get bathed in an easy homemade gravy and gooey mozzarella cheese. What’s one food that instantly reminds you of home? For me,......
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Beauty Must-Haves for Winter! From hydrating clay masks to moisturizing night creams to the prettiest statement hues, these are my picks for the Bath, Body, and Beauty Must-Haves for Winter 2017. Oh, winter. You were a forced to be reckoned with this year, and I wasn’t prepared. Even though every Westeros resident kept trying to warn me......
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This Italian Chopped Kale Salad combines kale, radicchio, and romaine with all of the delicious goodies typical of an Italian chopped salad and a tangy Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette. I love a good chopped salad, don’t you? The first time I ever had a chopped salad was when I was working at an Italian hotel restaurant......
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Italian Cannoli Cake is composed of layers of rum-soaked vanilla buttermilk cake, creamy ricotta and mascarpone cannoli filling, rich chocolate ganache, and a cinnamon and citrus kissed buttercream. As an Italian growing up in New Jersey, cannolis had a quintessential role in my life. They were a prominent part of any dessert table or special occasion, happily......
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