Mini Cheese Ball Appetizers | Game Day Snacks

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This week is madness.  MADNESS, I tell you. The boys have been on spring break, the work deadlines are crazy and on top of all of that?? BASKETBALL.  While I frankly would like to say "I am too busy" it's inevitable that all of the "boys" - yes big and small -  are so excited for … [Read more...]

Homemade Crispy Sweet Cream Gelato | Spring Treats

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#crispycomeback #collectivebias Spring snuck in on us this past Friday and, as per usual, it lasted about one minute and here we are already in the upper 80's - low 90's in Florida. The boys started their Spring Break as well and they were ready for the pool, of course.   They love that … [Read more...]

Spanish Eggs Flamenco Recipe | Dreaming Of Chickens

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Last week a lady at Mr. Claire's office brought us a dozen eggs that were laid by her OWN chickens.  Needless to say, I was beside myself.  Fresh eggs!! We made a few fabulous recipes with those eggs over the weekend, including this delicious Spanish Eggs Flamenco recipe. But … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Asiago and Asparagus Risotto | Easy Crock-Pot Recipes

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Another Monday and, as usual, I come off of the weekend with all sorts of new things to share.  A couple of recipes and my money saving DIY Wool Dryer Balls are coming later in the week too. Our boys also just started in a kids hockey league over the weekend.  I'll be interested to … [Read more...]

Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Dip

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Hello fabulous friends!  Gloria here from Simply Gloria and I'm so happy to be back!  This time I've got a warm, cheesy dip to share with you.  Ready to dive in?? Crispy bacon pieces and fresh jalapeños intertwining with melty cream cheese and topped with bubbly cheddar cheese. … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Shrimp Tostadas

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I made these Shrimp Tostadas with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces A few years back Mr. Claire & I found a local Mexican restaurant that we LOVED. The food was amazing.  The owners and staff were fantastic.  We were so excited. … [Read more...]

Easy Italian Pepperoni and Vegetable Tarts

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I hope you all had a great weekend.  I, for one, feel like I did not accomplish nearly enough, especially considering this week is going to be so busy with work, but sometimes you just have to give yourself a break. I may not have gotten to everything I planned on but I still had all sorts … [Read more...]

Creamy Butter Braised Carrots & Slow Cooker Tavern Pot Roast

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“I made this delicious meal with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces Sometimes I look back on things I couldn't stand to eat when I was little and it always amazes me how much our palettes can change over the years.   For instance, I never liked … [Read more...]

Grilled Ribeye Sandwich With Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

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Thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and Alexia Foods for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are 100% my own. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias Hey guys! Mr. Claire here and, as I write this, I’m indescribably happy.  And it isn't just about this ridiculously good Grilled … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables | Easy Weeknight Meals

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I made my Easy Oven Roasted Chicken with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. If you look on the "official list of classic dishes" (which must exist somewhere) I am confident that Oven Roasted Chicken might be in the top ten.  I am pretty sure there is … [Read more...]

Cheddar Cornbread Recipe | Comfort Food & Winter In Florida

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Thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and Marie Callender's for partnering with me on my Cheddar Cornbread recipe.  All opinions, including the ones about snow, are 100% my own. #WarmthInACrust #CollectiveBias You know I love comfort food and there is no better time to make it than … [Read more...]

Red Pepper, Bacon and Onion Tart | A Valentine’s Day Recipe Idea

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Looking for a little something special to make for someone you love?  I am bringing back this delicious Red Pepper, Bacon & Onion Tart from the archives - two year old pictures and all - since many of you might have missed it.   It is a perfect "breakfast in bed" idea for … [Read more...]

Fresh Veggie Flatbread with Cilantro Lime Dressing | Healthier Choices For The New Year

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Looking for some lighter options after all of the holiday food and decadent desserts?  I know I sure am.  While I still plan on indulging on some amazing New Year's Eve appetizers  it's definitely time to start making some healthier choices in the new year! Now I know there are … [Read more...]

Stuffed Calamari, Seven Fishes and Christmas Eve Memories

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It's me, again. Mr. Claire.  As my Irish wife (who is busy wrapping gifts so I'm hiding) may have already told you, I’m Italian-American and I hail from Boston, and if you know anybody from that particular region and ancestry, my strong regional and family roots (and this Stuffed Calamari … [Read more...]

Your Holiday Gathering Made Easy – Italian Family Style

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This post brought to you by Buca di Beppo. The content and opinions expressed below are 100% my own. Hey everyone!  Mr. Claire here, and you should know that I’m feeling a little under appreciated. Let me explain.  Last week here at work (my day job, not my other job here at A Little … [Read more...]