One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup

One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup

A tasty, hot, homemade soup is perfect on a cold winter’s day. It warms you up and is comforting. This broth based soup has so much flavor because it is made by stewing a ham bone in chicken, turkey or vegetable stock which produces an incredibly delicious broth for this One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean soup. With only one pot to clean, why buy canned soup when this tastes a hundred times better? This soup tastes great with little seasoning. It is one of my favorite soups because I love cannellini beans and when the ham bone is cooked […]

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Videos: How to Make No Knead Artisan Crusty Bread in 10 Min!

Fresh Artisan Crusty Bread

Two days ago, on a snowy, cold day here in the northeast. It was a perfect day to make homemade, fresh crusty bread. My husband LOVES this bread! He surely agreed to taking videos of me making it just so he can eat it afterward! Hence, I was able to make videos of the bread making process. I really wanted to show you how easy it is to make homemade bread and with a loaf of bread at $4 plus, it makes sense to  make fresh loaves of bread myself for a fraction of the price of one loaf! See […]

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10 Ways to Pay Off Christmas Debt Fast!

How to Pay off Christmas Debt

Have you just opened your credit card statement and are surprised at the balance $2566.41 cents? Or maybe it’s even higher than that and you have no idea how you will pay if off before your summer vacation down payment is due.  Although, I am never in favor of paying credit card interest, I know sometimes it is unavoidable if your car breaks down or if you already have a balance you simply cannot pay off in one lump sum. Here are some quick tips on how to pay off your Christmas debt to help you sleep at night. Return […]

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How to Fold a Fitted Bed Sheet Like Martha Stewart!

How to Fold a Fitted Bed Sheet

Have you ever folded a fitted sheet and the result looks like a big linen ball that just came out of the dryer? And if someone walked past it, they wouldn’t even know it was folded. How is that going to fit in your linen closet? See my 90 second “how to” video on You Tube! Video: How to Fold a Fitted Bed Sheet Like a Pro! Subscribe to my new You Tube channel: No Plate Like Home on You Tube I’m pulling out my domestic skills here and am going to show you how to do it. I believe […]

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Arrivederci 2016! Bring on 2017!

Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

As 2016 comes to an end, and a new year begins, now is the time for reflection and hope for the new year. What did we accomplish last year? What did we learn this past year? What are our goals and aspirations for the upcoming year? I occasionally ponder this question: Does anyone read my blog? Lol! I hope so. I hope I can become a resource to those who are looking for a good recipe, those looking for travel stories, those needing some cooking or DIY inspiration or those new moms looking for someone to confirm their mom struggles. […]

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Italian Sausage and Spinach with Ziti

Italian Sausage Spinach Pasta

This tasty 30-minute meal is certain to become part of your meal rotation if you are a sausage lover.  The sausage and the flavor of the extra virgin olive oil marry in a complimentary flavor to season the spinach and pasta. The grape tomatoes add a hint of sweetness and color to the dish. The garlic and Parmesan cheese just take this good tasting dish to higher level of greatness. In the time it takes you to cook the pasta, this complete meal will be ready. It is a perfect week night dinner because not only is it ready in […]

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Slow Cooker Italian Pork

Slow Cooker Rosemary Pork

Is the new year almost here already? Again? It seems like this past year went way too fast. It is a bit exciting to wonder what good things the new year will bring. Did you know it is customary to eat pork on the first of the year because it symbolizes wealth and prosperity? I don’t know about that but, I like pork so I’ll keep the tradition going. Kick off the New Year with this savory slow cooker Italian tenderloin pork! With only a few ingredients, 10 minutes of prep time and a * Crock Pot, you can make […]

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Homemade Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

This Italian Wedding Soup is featured on Foodgawker! This traditional chicken broth based soup is a favorite to many people, including myself, with its mini meatballs, escarole, pastina and other vegetables that season the soup to make it savory. I have childhood memories of eating this delicious soup on Christmas day and at other celebrations. It was always served after the antipasto course and before the pasta course. I love making soups in the winter. They are so satisfying on a cold, damp day especially when served with a crusty piece of homemade bread! YUM! This Neopolitan soup has alias […]

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Cranberry Melon Vodka Tonic

Cranberry Melon Vodka Tonic

This is a nice crispy, festive cocktail for Christmas! When a friend gave us a bottle of Grey Goose Le Melon liquor, I was happy to receive it but, disappointed I couldn’t find a lot of melon related cocktail recipes online to choose from so, I started mixing to come up with one of my own.  You can’t just have a nice bottle of Grey Goose sitting around unused. I was pleasantly surprised to come up with this simple mixture to make a tasty and crisp red cranberry cocktail that is perfect for Christmas time. The melon vodka coupled with […]

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Introducing Yummly!

Have you heard about Yummly ?It is the fasted growing food site and app in the world! It has 15 million unique visitors each month. This site and app allows you to use “ingredient with” and “without” filters to find recipes that you prefer. It can be quite useful when you need to make dinner, haven’t gone grocery shopping yet and need a recipe based on limited ingredients on hand. How often does this happen? This site answers the question: “What can I make for dinner with pasta, beans, and peas?” Click here: No Plate Like Home to see my […]

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