Category Archives: Lidia

Dec 1

Rainbow Cookies and $100 PayPal Cash Giveaway!

Entry-Form Momma Lew and her blogger buddies are having a Holiday Cookie Swap Party and you are all invited! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the cookies that each blogger has prepared for you! Rainbow Cookies from Lidia Bastianich … Continue reading

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Apr 9

Spaghetti with Seafood – and a Dreamfields Pasta Giveaway!

You’ve heard me rave MANY times here about my love for Dreamfields.  It saved my sanity while I was pregnant and living on a low carb diet, and it’s been a staple in our home ever since.  So, when I … Continue reading

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Jan 28

Pasta alla Norma

There’s never a bad time for pasta.  Especially when you’re looking for something comforting.  Italians know exactly what to do.   This is one of those quick, easy, delicious and “homey” meals that instantly makes you feel better. It would … Continue reading

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May 3

Hangin’ out with a few celeb chefs…

My uncle is an administrator at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, and invited me to a great event that raises money for their children’s services.  It was their fifth year running it and from what he said, it gets bigger and … Continue reading

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Mar 13

My phone call with Lidia!

I was so excited after winning Lidia Bastianich’s recipe contest with my Pasta e Fagioli.  I had some great loot sent to me (can’t wait to really dive into the cookbooks!), but the best prize came last week when I … Continue reading

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Feb 28

Here’s what I got from Lidia!

I’m taking a recipe break today to show you what has happened since I won Lidia Bastianich’s contest! Check out my loot!  6 cookbooks, all SIGNED by Lidia herself…3 beautiful baking/casserole dishes (one of which dinner will be served in … Continue reading

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Jan 19

I made a promise…

…so here they are!  Veronica’s (the winner of my second giveaway) choice for favorite Italian dessert to have with espresso/coffee…pignoli cookies! I went right to Lidia’s recipe, and couldn’t believe how easy it was…and how delicious the cookies are!  Next … Continue reading

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