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

Loaded Potato Au Gratin

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Summer is over; we are officially back to school and into the swing of things. This year is very different for my family; my oldest child has entered in her last year of high school and my youngest child has entered in his 1st year... Read More

Viet Style Wings

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It has been one year since the passing of a good friend. He was a crazy lively person who left behind a wife and two children. After his death I remember thinking life can be taken away at any given moment yet we take life for granted and com... Read More

Grilled Eggplant Drizzled with Basil Vinaigrette

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Our meals have consisted of grilled meat and salads lately, and I think both me and my Hubby are a bit burnt out.  Do not get me wrong, we all know I love to BBQ but whew my belly can only take enough! This past Friday we went over to a girl... Read More

Smoked Salmon with Creamy Dill Spread Appetizer

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Growing up my dad loved to fish.  He would bring home an array of fish.  My mother being the foodie diva she is, would develop or use recipes to keep dinners interesting. I remember this one grilled salmon dish with mango chili salsa she wo... Read More

Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

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My brain has been fried lately, and my creativity is low! I hit a recipe wall a few weeks ago which can’t happen.  This past weekend after jotting down lots of ideas and using family/friends as tasting dummies; Foodie Diva is back.  This ... Read More

No Lettuce Mediterranean Salad

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This salad recipe is super easy to prepare and with there being zero lettuce it can be eaten over the course of several days. Feel free to use any vegetables you enjoy eating raw, listed below are suggested options.  We served this salad alo... Read More

Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

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I have officially over done it . . . All my working out has caught up to me.  A few weeks ago I decided to try this 20 minutes intense treadmill challenge.  Basically it starts off by walking at 3.8 mph with a small incline of 1 for two min... Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Cheese Dip

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I have been making this cheese dip over the years for potlucks, family functions, and dinners with the ladies.  It is fairly easy to make and usually is a hit; I mean who doesn’t like cheese and crusty bread?  This past week my branch dec... Read More

Asian Style Grilled Cornish Hens with Corn Relish

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Lately, as some of you have notice I have been posting mostly Asian style cuisines from Vietnamese, to Lao, to Thai.  My addiction has been taken to another level; basically I am constantly thinking about sausages, noodles, cilantro, lemon g... Read More

Roasted Beet and Kale Salad with Garlicky Vinaigrette

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I was walking around Sprouts Grocery Market the other day, trying to determine what to cook next.  I already had plans for dinner but wanted to make something healthy for lunch.  Then I saw two items that I love; golden beets and red kale.... Read More