Breakfast Pizza: Greens Eggs & Ham-Paleo & Traditional Recipes

  Paleo is the ultimate “go to” way of eating these days. So, I’ve decided to convert as many of my recipes into Paleo versions as possible. However, I will also add the traditional recipes as well for the “non-Paleo crowd. 2 in 1! My promise to you: These Paleo recipes will not be slight…

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French Avocado Egg Salad

Haas Avocados Offer the Fullest Buttery Flavor This humble sandwich spread or salad is delicatessen worthy, hands down. The simple pairing of the two main, basic, but essential ingredients provide a sandwich shoppe classic made in heaven. The soft buttery texture and flavor of avocados blends perfectly with the creaminess of the eggs and mayo. The…

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Croque Madame: The French Grilled Cheese

In France, Croque Madame is a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the addition of a simple white cream sauce and fried egg. The Croque Monsieur is the same, but without the egg. This creamy, cheesy, slightly salty, flavorful French delight originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack or lunch. Typically, Emmental…

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Napolitana e Siciliano Easter Egg Lasagna: Italian Fare For New Beginnings

This is a quick and easy version of my Mama Carmela’s famous Easter Lasagna. The addition of hard-boiled eggs and sliced meatballs were influenced by her northern Italian background and make this dish extra delicious and one of a kind! I’ve adapted her recipe and made it “today” friendly for ease of preparation by using…

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Italian Bacon & Egg Pasta with Tomatoes & Kale

Una Pentola (One-Pot) Bacon & Egg Pasta with Tomatoes & Kale Another perfect, simple, quick, easy and flavorful example of “Northern Italian Peasant” food at it’s finest! This recipe was inspired by my Mama Carmela’s love of fresh field greens. At the first sight of mustard greens, she would gather her tools and the hunt…

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Croque Madame; The French Grilled Cheese

In France, Croque Madame is a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the addition of a simple white cream sauce and fried egg. The Croque Monsieur is the same, but without the egg. This creamy, cheesy, slightly salty, flavorful French delight originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack or lunch. Typically, Emmental…

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Crock Pot Meatball Stroganoff— Only 7 Ingredients!

This is probably one of the easiest dishes that I have offered thus far at Once Upon a Spice, but it will not be ignored! I found this recipe searching the net for Crock Pot recipes and revised it a bit for you. I also went against my normal ingredient and used canned, but organic…

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The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Tuna Salad Sandwich…Ever!

Just another tuna salad recipe? I beg to differ! This delectable St. Paddy’s Day (or any day) sandwich offers a balance of salty, slightly sweet, crunchy and creamy flavors that satisfies even the most discriminating sandwich spread aficionado’s palate. Not to mention having several colors of the rainbow; does your pot of gold lie at…

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Romantic Valentine Indoor Picnic Featuring Nicoise Salad

It’s Romance week; dedicated to all hearts filled with love and devotion. Are you searching for ways to whisk away your Valentine to Romance land? Why not try a picnic at home? Where you ask? Look no further than your living room floor. Lay out a crisp, new tablecloth, scatter with rose petals, light a…

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What do the French Have For Lunch? Croque Madame

In France, Croque Madame is a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the addition of a simple white cream sauce and fried egg. The Croque Monsieur is the same, but without the egg. This creamy, cheesy, slightly salty, flavorful French delight originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack or lunch. Typically, Emmental…

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