Cheesy Hot Dogs with Fried Bread & Butter Pickles

My mom’s birthday just so happens to fall on the Fourth of July, so every year we go to my nonna’s house to celebrate. I’m sure a lot of you are used to having barbecues and pies on the Fourth, but my mom’s side is Italian, so our Fourth of July gathering is very different. […]

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Fourth of July Cheese Board

If I could compete for the title of Queen of Cheese, I’m pretty sure I’d win. Okay, I know that makes me sound a little full of myself, but I am literally known for my love of cheese. One of my best friends called me Cheddar throughout college because she had never seen anyone eat […]

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Strawberry & Blueberry Panzanella Salad

Man, this Fourth of July holiday has been a tough one for me to crack recipe-wise! In the past, I’ve posted these star-shaped hand pies and this red, white and blue trifle, but for some reason had such a tough time thinking through something fun to share with you this year. I set my mind […]

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Motherhood Then & Now

My Papou came over last week for lunch and while we ate our way through french toast and bacon, we talked and laughed with the kids and my mom. At one point, my papou turned to me and asked, do you think motherhood is more difficult now than it was back then? It’s funny because […]

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Parmesan, Panko & Almond Crusted Tilapia

Okay, so growing up I wasn’t much of a fish person, but over the years and after trying different types, it’s now one of my go-to weeknight meals. It’s funny because the fish I despised the most was probably tilapia and now, ten years later, I’m developing recipes for it – ha! I don’t know […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Alella, Spain

As I mentioned in my Barcelona Travel Guide, we booked a private tour to the town of Alella with Adler & Marlow. I had stumbled upon Alella on Instagram while researching wineries near Barcelona and ended up seeing a picture of a winery called Alta Alella. That’s when I started looking into whether or not […]

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Patriotic Watermelon Fruit Pizza

This summer has greeted us with incredible weather so far. We’ve enjoyed being able to eat outside, go to parks and just spend our weekends outdoors. One of my favorite parts about this cool summer weather is being able to keep our windows open throughout the day. There’s something about that summer breeze flowing through […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Barcelona, Spain

Hi friends! It’s been a hot minute, but if you follow my Instagram, you’ll know my husband and I spent a little over a week traveling to Spain and Portugal. I wanted to be able to fully enjoy our time together while we were away and spend quality time with the kids when we returned, […]

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Our 2019 Summer List

Brett and I have been together for over ten years now and our first summer together, I came up with this brilliant idea to create a summer list with all of things we wanted to do and places we wanted to visit together. Brett acted like he was on board, but looking back on it […]

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Sea Salt Brownies

Happy Friday everyone!! I am going to keep this post short and sweet because I’ve been getting to bed super late the past couple of weeks and I had planned to go to bed early tonight (I normally write my posts the night before I post them), but as I was about to hit the […]

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