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DAILY BREAD: 15 Bullets for a Beautiful BBQ

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 26, 2015 | Category: barbeque, Bite Sized Blog, Holiday Meals, Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Renata's Quick Steak Marinade

   15 BULLETS FOR A BEAUTIFUL BBQ RECIPES, TIPS & QUOTE Place marinated steaks on hot grill and LEAVE IT! Turn once only half way. Let it rest a few minutes before eating. Slurp!   DA RECIPE: Renata’s Quick Steak Marinade Marinate 2 sirloin steaks in a bowl with 2 T olive... more

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DAILY BREAD: “Bella Bean Bowl” is the Life of the Party

By: | 2 Comments | On: May 27, 2015 | Category: Holiday Meals, Meal Management, Our Daily Bread, Seasonal, Sophie's Vegan, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Your Daily Bread

"My Little Chick-a-Peas" taste much better when made from dried, soaked and slowly simmered organic chick peas from Wholefoods bulk section.  Come up and see them sometime!

Beans, Beans, a Work of ART!    Bella Bean Bowl ***** Da Recipe Ten Servings: 2 large (26-28 oz) cans drained, rinsed beans (cannellini or chick peas) {or cook dried, soaked beans from scratch if you have time and want to reduce price} 2 English hot house Cucumbers finely chopped 2 small heads... more

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DAILY BREAD: Renata’s Mother’s Day $25 Gift Grab Bag Ideas!

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 8, 2015 | Category: Gift Ideas, Holiday Meals, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Gosh these are beautiful colors.

Oh, Mamma Mia, What to Get for Mother’s Day! Wholefoods to the Rescue for  “La Bella Mamma” (All gifts under $25)   Panicking about what to get the special woman in your life for Mother’s Day? Fear not! Renata’s Mothers Day Grab Bag List should help you put the happy... more

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Daily Bread: May 5, 2015–Cinco de Mayo!

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 5, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Food and Holiday Gift Ideas, Holiday Meals, Our Daily Bread, Wall of Fame, Your Daily Bread, Your Daily Bread

Registered Nurse Sara Ambroz knows how to take care of her patients!

Cinco de Mayo, Bye-Bye-O?!!!   If anyone out there is a Seinfeld fan, they will recognize that reference!  For those of you who don’t know the line that Elaine says, and don’t even know what Cinco de Mayo is, worry not. Cinco de Mayo translates to “fifth day of May”.... more

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Happy Paczki Day!!! (Or Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras!)

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 17, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Holiday Meals

God forbid we all give something up for lent tomorrow without filling up on gobs of fattening food.  But so be it! Paczki are the traditional Polish filled donuts that are eaten the day before the Lenten season begins in Poland. My mom, Nita Tribo, talks about her 100% Polish... more

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PPA? (Pre-Party-Anxiety)??? Your Event Cheat Sheet is HERE!

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 13, 2015 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Food and Holiday Gift Ideas, Holiday Meals, Meal Management, weekend

Remember...the best cook in the world is YOU!

Valentines, Dances, Games, Family & Friends What do these things all have in common? Fun, Love…and Anxiety! “PPA” is the term my best friend and I invented for that loony feeling we get on the day of any sort of event we are hosting.  I have therefore created a PPA Bible (of... more

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Wow! “Who’s Your Granny” Video got over 300 views this weekend! Come see here!

By: | 0 Comments | On: December 15, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Family Preserves, Food and Holiday Gift Ideas, Holiday Meals

“Who’s Your Granny”–Video got over 300 views so far! Come see it here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l13d3hMSOG8 Remember to post your comment on Facebook, or send your email to renata@renataskitchen.com about your grandma, grandpa, or auntie’s favorite holiday treat! 3 Winners will receive $25 gift cards! We LOVE reading your stories! Recipes are... more

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To Brine or Not to Brine Your Turkey

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 25, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Holiday Meals, My Thanksgiving Table

Brining, Dining and Whining   Every year I torture myself and whine to my family that I cannot decide whether or not to brine my turkey. No one in my family gives a hoot if I soak it in saltwater or not. Two of my kids don’t even eat turkey. Personally,... more

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Turkey Shopping: Know the Words for your Birds

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 24, 2014 | Category: Holiday Meals, My Thanksgiving Table

Turkey Tales Your options are not the same as your Grandma’s!  A LIST OF THE DIZZYING CHOICES OF WHICH TURKEY TO SELECT THIS YEAR FREE-RANGE TURKEYS: These are turkeys that are allowed access to the outdoors. You will need to research the company to find out what “access” this consists... more

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Let’s Talk Turkey, a.k.a. Thanks for the Anxiety

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 21, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Holiday Meals, My Thanksgiving Table

Birds of a feather cook together.

Let’s Talk Turkey What am I thankful for again? by Renee Gough Ahhh Thanksgiving. The traditional day in America where we gather with people we care about, rub butter on a giant bird we forgot how to cook, and run an anxiety ticker tape through our minds about any of... more

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