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Homemade Beef Lasagna: My Tricks to Make it Easier

25 Oct

Making homemade lasagna can seem like too difficult and time-consuming of a task to undertake.  And, this can be true! But, thankfully, there are many ways to make the process much quicker and easier which means enjoying homemade lasagna whenever you want.  This can be a life saver during the cold and busy holiday season! My […]


How Busy People Cook – Free eBook is Here!

14 May

If you are already a subscriber to Nine to Divine…. well?! what did you think of my first ebook? For any new visitors, if you subscribe to my blog you’ll get a free copy of my first ever ebook!  Subscribe at the right ——————–> I am so proud to present the “How Busy People Cook” […]


How to Stuff a Pork Loin

21 Sep

Looking for something a little special for a dinner party or a date night dinner with your honey?  Stuff a pork loin! It takes a little practice but once you know how, you’ll become a pro at it in no time.  The result is a flavorsome delicious lean meal that will wow your guests.  Plus, […]


Green Curry Paste – My Own!!

21 Jun

Before I went to Thailand in March, I had never tasted Green Curry.  I wasn’t that familiar with Thai food overall since we never ate it growing up.  Of course, when I first began working in New York and late nights at the office with take out dinners were trying to take hold of my life, I experimented […]


Dried Chickpeas – Is it worth it?

12 Mar

Canned chickpeas are readily available and the perfect star of any quick fix meal. So why bother with dried chickpeas?  Nutrition-wise, canned and dried chickpeas are pretty similar however, canned chickpeas have high amounts of sodium and a certain level of preservatives to keep them fresh. Dried chickpeas have neither. Is that reason enough?  Maybe not. […]


Parsley and Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

5 Mar

Besides being adorable — which makes them great for kids! — these little meatballs are absolutely delicious.  To make them extra healthy, use chicken breast meat only.  Ask your butcher to put skinless chicken breasts through the grinder only once and the chicken will be the perfect consistency to make meatballs. These tasty little darlings freeze perfectly, so use that […]


5 Great Ways to Use Tomato Basil Sauce

26 Jan

You probably don’t even need a list on the ways to use this amazing tomato basil sauce since you can literally eat it with a spoon and be happy (I suppose that is what I am suggesting with number 5!). Pairing your tomato basil sauce with pasta and these amazing melt in your mouth meatballs is a most […]


How to Get the Most Out of Bulk Cooking

12 Jan

Oh how many different ways can I use thee?  Let me count the ways…. When you start incorporating bulk cooking into your regimen, it’s beneficial that you have multiple ways to make different delicious whole meals using one bulk made ingredient. A little foresight about this and arming yourself with a “bulk cooking” list should […]


5 GREAT ways to use Turkey stock

7 Dec

  I have made a turkey every year for Thanksgiving since I was living on my own with an oven.  And, since I have been with my Irish lad, I have also made a second turkey around Christmas time.  That’s a lot of turkey!  Like 20 turkeys at least. ‘Cause you know I got a […]


Five things you can do today to get more organized in the kitchen

3 Nov

Let’s get into some of the nitty gritty skills that you will need to get started on the road to being more organized in the kitchen. I will show you how to successfully begin meal planning and incorporating bulk cooking into your life.  Here are five things you can do today to get more organized […]