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Halibut, Tomatoes and Thyme in White WIne

Think fish can`t be French? Think again. In this heavenly halibut recipe, the mild and moist white fish simmers among white wine, garlic, tomatoes, kidney beans and thyme. Vive le poisson!  More

Halibut, Tomatoes and Thyme in White WIne

Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Beans

Looking for a delicious way to serve up pasta? This Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Beans is ultra-flavorful, with garlic, slow roasted plum tomatoes, leafy green spinach, creamy white beans, tart lemon juice and fresh basil.  More

Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Beans

Bottomless Bowl Chicken Lasagna

Lisa sometimes calls me Garfield for my lazy, lasagna-loving ways. When cravings strike, and I don’t have the time or patience for layering, this cheese-topped pasta delivers quick-fix happiness in a bowl of tender noodles, succulent chicken and sweet vegetables. More

Bottomless Bowl Chicken Lasagna

Walking Tacos

You`ve got your next fiesta in the bag with these tortillas topped with homemade chili and all the fixings!


Tortilla Chips are topped off with the works: our homemade beef chili, juicy tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh green onions, and the added heat of your favorite hot sauce. Muy delicioso!  More

Walking Tacos

Zesty Pasta Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

Lisa knows how to make us all look good. In between critiquing my rouge application (“Like a clown”) and my dance skills (“Spaz!”), she has found the time to make us all chefs. If you can boil water, thanks to this quick and easy recipe, you can be Master of the Pasta Salad. With a few chops here and a slice and shake there, this fresh vegetable and herb-loaded pasta salad is tossed in a zesty lemon Dijon dressing in no time at all. You can thank her later, after she has corrected your pronunciation (“It’s PAH-stuh, not PAW-stah”) and posture. More

Zesty Pasta Salad with Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

Looking for a fiesta in a bowl? You`ve found it with this Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad, a tasty combination of chunky avocado, roasted chicken, shredded cheese and crunchy tortilla chips all tossed in a spicy salsa dressing.  More

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

Stacked Mediterranean Sandwich

Want to avoid lunchtime letdown? You can, with this super healthy, soaring sandwich with avocado hummus-smothered multigrain bread, oven-roasted tomatoes, Feta, onions, cucumbers and arugula. This scrumptious sandwich is guaranteed to make your midday meal a winner. More

Stacked Mediterranean Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

When it comes to weeknight dinners, the only thing we love more than a recipe you can get to the table quickly or one that will satisfy even your pickiest eater, is one that accomplishes both goals in one dish.  More

BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

Taco Waffles Recipe

In queso you needed a family-friendly recipe for ANY meal, we`ve made Taco Waffles, corn waffles topped with tasty taco beef. That`s right, you can have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner - taco `bout innovative and delicious!

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Taco Waffles Recipe

Hearty Tofu Parmesan Subs

Do you suffer from tofuphobia? Chef Lisa has a sure- fire cure in the form of these filling and fantastic Tofu Parmesan Subs. The vegetarian cousin of the Italian classic, this hearty and healthy sandwich has golden-baked, crusted strips of protein-packed tofu placed atop a simple, bursting-with-goodness tomato sauce and finished with gooey melted cheese. How’s that for a satisfying between-the- buns remedy? More

Hearty Tofu Parmesan Subs

The Best Beef Chili Recipe

This Blazing Beef and Bean Chili is hot stuff. A dynamite mix of chili powder, red pepper flakes and cayenne, mingled with intense cocoa powder, sweet tomatoes, fiber-rich beans and well-seasoned meat, it can rival any Lone Star chili joint. In a big bowl or piled atop a hot dog or fries, this one is a Chilympic winner.  More

The Best Beef Chili Recipe

Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

How do you turn tender meatballs into great balls of fire? Simple...just stop, drop and roll. As in, stop what you`re doing, drop the grocery bags and start rolling out these marvellous homemade meatballs. Paired with this robust and spicy spaghetti sauce, this easy dinner is going to get everyone fired up! More

Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

We`ve ditched the deep-fryer and now we`re firing up the oven for these Nonna-approved baked Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches. Real crowd-pleasers, these sandwiches are layers of crusty bread smothered in homemade tomato sauce, golden baked tender eggplant, peppery arugula and melted mozzarella cheese.  More

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

Best Vegetable Minestrone Soup

This steaming, vegetable-packed Minestrone Soup transports us straight to Italy. The rich-tasting broth, loaded with vegetables (carrots, celery, zucchini, spinach, to name a few), fresh herbs and finished with a pesto drizzle, makes this easy and satisfying Minestrone Soup Recipe numero uno in our bowls! More

Best Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Moroccan Spiced Chicken Soup Recipe

I’m pretty literal. When the Clash tells me to “Rock the Casbah” who am I to refuse this invitation? I called on the conductor (aka Lisa) to compose a big hit – a thick, hearty and full-bodied soup that would deliver all the allure and rich spices of Morocco. Packed with chickpeas, lentils, noodles and North African flavors, this fragrant soup will take you right to the narrow alleyways and bustling bazaars.
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Moroccan Spiced Chicken Soup Recipe

Gnocchi with White Beans and Spinach Recipe

Mama Mia! Lisa has gone and done it by creating a gnocchi that`s both easy to make and delicious to eat in this awesome Italian recipe for Gnocchi with White Beans & Spinach. These potato gnocchi, light and tender, are served with a white bean and spinach sauce that includes white wine, tomatoes, oregano and garlic. More

Gnocchi with White Beans and Spinach Recipe

Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

We love Middle Eastern flavors, so it should come as no surprise that Tabbouleh salad is among our favorites. The classic combination of bulgur wheat, chickpeas, fresh herbs (parsley and mint!), tomatoes and cucumbers is upgraded not only with a lemony kick, but also tangy feta cheese and flavor-packed sun-dried tomatoes.

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Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Pasta alla Norma Recipe

This classic Sicilian sauce has been hitting the right note since 1831, the year it was named for Bellini’s opera. Music to your palate, the sweet roasted eggplant is combined with a spicy tomato sauce and tangy ricotta salata, giving rise to a full-bodied aria. More

Pasta alla Norma Recipe

Deliciously Easy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Looking for the perfect quick and easy tomato soup recipe? Here it is, a delicious tomato soup that can be made in under 30 minutes, but, don`t let the speed fool you. This quick bowl of comfort not only offers up depth of flavor, but also is elegantly topped with Parmesan dumplings to make it a perfect entertaining first course.
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Deliciously Easy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Poached Eggs over Polenta Toast

Want a delicious brunch recipe that`ll have you looking like a gourmet without breaking a sweat? This amazing egg recipe has it all - a base layer of delicious homemade oven-roasted tomato sauce followed by a toasted polenta square, sautéed arugula and crowned with a perfectly poached egg. An elegant way to serve up eggs in the morning, this easy brunch recipe will leave your guests shell-shocked! More

Poached Eggs over Polenta Toast

Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

How do you jazz up your plain old pasta salad? Ditch it and start over with this delicious and easy one, a Garden Fresh Pasta Salad chock full of crunchy vegetables and tender pasta, all tossed in a zesty Italian dressing. In fact, this pasta salad is so delicious, we`ve been known to add chicken and make a meal of it! More

Garden Pasta Salad Recipe

Chipotle Burger with Creamy Coleslaw

If you can stand the heat and want to get out of the kitchen, it`s time to go outside and get grilling these fiery fantastic Chipotle Burgers. Infused with smoky chipotle peppers, adobo sauce and cumin, these tasty beef burgers are topped with a kickin` creamy coleslaw and a spicy special sauce. Yes Siree, spice up your life and bring on the heat with these easy and delicious Southwestern-style burgers! More

Chipotle Burger with Creamy Coleslaw

Tomato, Cucumber and Pita Salad

While we love stuffing them, we`re thrilled to cut up our pitas for this easy and refreshing Middle Eastern salad. A combination of juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, sliced pita and peppers tossed with mint, parsley and a lemon dressing, this pita salad is both fresh and fantastic.
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Tomato, Cucumber and Pita Salad

Crunchy Fish and Creamy Coleslaw Wraps Recipe

Fish tacos are all the rage, but we`ve done one better…we`ve got a fish taco all wrapped up in a tortilla! Sole is breaded and baked, a quick and tangy cabbage slaw is whipped up and all are wrapped up in a tortilla along with juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado. Tacos have nothing on this scrumptious sole`n`slaw sandwich!
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Crunchy Fish and Creamy Coleslaw Wraps Recipe

Caprese Orzo Salad Recipe

What do you do when tomatoes aren`t in season but you`re craving the classic Italian Caprese Salad? Think inside the box, as in the box of year-round juicy and flavorful cherry tomatoes and the box of orzo pasta, tossed up with melt- in-your-mouth bocconcini and slivers of chopped sweet basil.  More

Caprese Orzo Salad Recipe

Asparagus and Edamame Orzo Salad Recipe

A small pasta gets huge flavor in this delicious, healthy and super simple Asparagus and Edamame Orzo Salad in which tender orzo is combined with crunchy asparagus, protein-packed edamame, intense sun-dried tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan, basil and garlic. More

Asparagus and Edamame Orzo Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

How do you get everyone to say `Mamma Mia` with each bite? Simply whip up this quick and easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, fusilli coated in a creamy (yet cream-free) pesto-like sauce of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, almonds and olive oil. Mixed with fresh green peas and topped with ricotta and basil, who could resist? More

Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Terrific Two Tomato Caprese Salad

This amazing Two Tomato Caprese Salad is going to help you can save the airfare. Forget flying across the ocean to ogle leaning towers and wave Italy`s green, white and red flag. We`ve got a sky-high stack of oven-roasted tomatoes, plum tomatoes, fresh basil and marvellous mozzarella that`ll satisfy your need for a "primo insalata grande." Si. Great salad. More

Terrific Two Tomato Caprese Salad

Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe

Chips and cheese. Sounds pretty basic, right? Not when Chef Lisa gets her mitts on this classic combo. This easy recipe for BBQ Chicken Nachos, piled high with all the fixings (not to mention a great twist of subbing in BBQ sauce for salsa) are scrumptious. Get ready for love at first bite. More

Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe

Garlic Toast Meatball Patty Melt Recipe

What do you get when you cross a burger, meatball and grilled cheese sandwich? Why, a delicious and satisfying Meatball Patty Melt, of course. Shaped into a patty, meatballs are cooked up on a griddle and nestled between slices of crisp garlic bread, homemade balsamic tomato sauce and gooey provolone cheese. To say that this sandwich is flavorful wouldn`t be doing it justice - every bite is an explosion of deliciousness. More

Garlic Toast Meatball Patty Melt Recipe

Roasted Vegetable Manicotti with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Want to be a dinnertime hero? Bake up this incredible recipe for manicotti stuffed with roasted vegetables. The perfect pasta for stuffing, the shells are packed with sweet roasted vegetables and creamy ricotta, topped with a homemade chunky tomato sauce and baked to cheesy perfection.
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Roasted Vegetable Manicotti with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Delicious Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Recipe

We were always on the hunt for the perfect meatball - one that was tender and tasty, moist and meaty. Well, we our search is up because Chef Lisa has mastered the meatball with this recipe, a combination of fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic, topped with a simply sweet and delicious homemade marinara sauce. Bravo, Lisa.  More

Delicious Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Recipe

Farro, Spinach and Grilled Zucchini Salad

Think we`re jumping on the farro bandwagon with this delicious Farro, Spinach & Grilled Zucchini Salad? Not unless you consider ancient Romans trendy, because that`s how long this versatile and hearty whole grain has been around. With a nutty flavor and soft yet crunchy texture, farro delivers fiber, nutrients and protein, and is especially delicious when combined with juicy tomatoes, leafy spinach and grilled zucchini, tossed in a zesty balsamic dressing.



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Farro, Spinach and Grilled Zucchini Salad

Chopped Greek Salad with Sugar Snaps

From history to culture to cuisine, we love all things Greek. Wait until you try this delicious, fresh salad - it`s the Mount Olympus of Greek salads. Crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, crumbly feta and plump olives are further enhanced with the addition of crunchy, sweet sugar snaps. Tossed in a lemon Dijon dressing, this chunky country salad will have you too waving the blue and white flag. Opa! More

Chopped Greek Salad with Sugar Snaps

Eggplant and Zucchini Ratatouille Tart Recipe

I give Julia & Jacques (as in, Pepin) their due as French food gurus, however I would be remiss if I didn’t include Lisa in this list of culinary luminaries. One bite of her Eggplant and Zucchini Ratatouille Tart – flaky buttery crust, tender eggplant, zucchini and onion, creamy ricotta cheese, sweet Roma tomatoes – and you’ll be tipping your beret to Chef Lisa.  More

Eggplant and Zucchini Ratatouille Tart Recipe

Sweet and Sour Halibut Recipe

Halibut is the blank canvas of fish. Not only is this firm fish mild in flavor, but it will also turn anyone into a fish-lover, especially when served up with this superb Asian sweet and sour sauce.
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Sweet and Sour Halibut Recipe

Spicy Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

Quick and easy, spicy and fragrant, robust and satisfying, it’s no wonder this Neapolitan dish, Pasta Puttanesca, is also known as “whore’s spaghetti.” Myth has it that prostitutes would use this aromatic sauce to lure men into their bordellos, so, unless you’re looking for unexpected visitors, keep your windows closed. More

Spicy Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

Tuscan Bread Soup Recipe

Get transported to Italy with this scrumptious and satisfying Tuscan Bread Soup, a hearty combination of rustic bread, Parmesan cheese, garlic, tomato broth and a perfectly poached egg. More

Tuscan Bread Soup Recipe

Tender Veal Osso Buco Recipe

Save on the airfare and bring Italy home with this foolproof recipe for Osso Buco. The Milanese specialty, perfectly tender, braised veal is simmered among fresh herbs, garlic, tomatoes and white wine, and then topped with a zesty Lemon Parsley Gremolata. Buon Appetito! More

Tender Veal Osso Buco Recipe

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta

Onions are a little like high school gym coaches. they have a reputation for being harsh, but warm them up a little and, boy, can they be sweet. In this case, 20 minutes of heat transforms the pungent bulb into a deep brown, sugary marmalade. Pair it with tangy goat cheese and you’ve got a rewarding pasta. More

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta

Southwestern Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

New England and Manhattan have hogged the spotlight long enough. There’s a new chowder in town – say goodbye to clams and crackers and ¡hola! to corn and tortillas. the taste of this creamy, flavor-packed chowder comes from the combo of sweet yellow kernels and nacho toppings. For an added Southwestern kick drizzle on some hot sauce and you’ll be warmed from your nose down to your toes. More

Southwestern Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

DIPS: Guacamole

You`ll never buy guacamole again after trying this simple and speedy homemade version, a creamy combo of avocados, tomatoes, citrus and spices. More

DIPS: Guacamole