The true life food blog of a home cook, self-proclaimed foodie, vino obsessed, pump wearing diva; who shows her LOVE through her food.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

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Trying to move away from chicken for a few days but still trying to meet the needs of my “American” eating son, I wasn’t sure what to make for a weekday meal.  I reached out to a few of my close friends for recipe requests but their re... Read More

Roasted Cauliflower

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Keeping with the healthy theme of my posts this year I wanted to make a simple side dish that took little effort. When developing the Roasted Paprika Basil Chicken recipe (can be found at : http://www.foodiediva.com/chicken/roasted-paprika-b... Read More

Spinach Quinoa Crimini Salad

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Cooking makes me relax; it allows me to use the experimental parts of my mind that at times does not get to be used on a daily basis.  The best part is, usually everyone in my home leaves me be when they see me with my note pad, a glass of w... Read More

Roasted Paprika Basil Chicken

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I have been raising my children without their biological father for a bit over 10 years.  At the time of separation my son was one and a half years old, and I quickly realized he needed reliable structure.  That included things like meal ti... Read More

Sweet Jim Beam Baked Beans

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The sun is starting to come out and just the other day it was the 1st day of spring.  What does this all mean . . . for this Foodie Diva this means it is time to start Barbequing!!!!  Whoop whoop, summer is my favorite time of ye... Read More

Honey Sriracha, Lemon Pepper, and Garlic Buffalo Wings

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My Hubby has two food loves; Fried Chicken and French Fries.  I have posted my fried chicken recipe, along with the garlic fries but I was finally ready to take it to a level which made his eyes pop out this last weekend.  We have been goin... Read More

Asian Chopped Salad with Rice Wine Vinaigrette

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I have been reading up on vegetarian, vegan and paleo diets; overall I cannot commit.  There is no way I’m not eating bacon, and no way in hell I’m not eating cheese. But I get it; we are clearly putting some bad foods in our bodies dail... Read More

Corn Beef Brussels Hash

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Saint Patty’s day is here (I’m a day late)!  Honestly, I don’t even know what the purpose of this holiday is other than green beer and corn beef.  And I love love corn beef, something about the texture and the flavor.  Corn beef and ... Read More

Grilled Chicken Taco Meat

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This is the 2nd recipe I made while on my Free Monday, Grilled Chicken for tacos or taco salad!  I find it easy to marinade meat in advance, and toss it on the grill once you are ready or grill and eat later.  It helps with meal ... Read More

Chipotle Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Recently, I began a new schedule which I have every other Monday off by working 9 hour shifts on the other days during the week.  This schedule has been very helpful, and has allowed me to organize my days a bit better.  For the most part ... Read More