Everyday Healthy Eating

H U R R A Y!  The holidays are over and it’s time to get down to some everyday simple &  healthy recipes!

After much research, we are focusing our recipes based on the Mediterranean Diet, which has been proven to be the best diet for cardiovascular and overall health, both physical and mental.

This style of eating is based on fresh vegetables, fruits, mostly whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs & spices, fish & seafood with less emphasis on red meat, and sweets.

We look forward to sharing with you some of the most exciting, flavorful & simple recipes.

Here’s to your health,

Teresa & Barbara

For guidelines on this style of eating, please refer to the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid link below.



Our Family Christmas Eve Menu


We wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy New Year from our family to yours.


Mom’s Christmas Eve Fish

Shrimp Scampi

Pignoli Cookies

Cannoli Cream

Christmas Eve 7 Fishes Seafood Salad


Mussels Fra Diavolo





Slow Cooker Spare Ribs with Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs with Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

OMG! Who knew a slow cooker, some spare ribs and barbecue sauce could taste like Heaven? The meat is so tender it falls right off the bone. Our whole family agrees these are the best spare ribs you will ever eat!😋



    1. Pour water in bottom of large slow cooker to depth of about 1/8-inch.
    2. Add spareribs.
    3. Pour BBQ sauce over spareribs.
    4. Turn heat to high for 1 hour then reduce heat to low and cook additional 4-5 hours until meat pulls away from bone.
    5. Using tongs, carefully remove spare ribs from slow cooker & place on a large platter.

    Notes:  Spare ribs go great with creamy buttered mashed potatoes & broccoli in winter & spring or macaroni salad, coleslaw or potato salad, in summer.




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    Chicken Francese

    Chicken Francese

    • Servings: 4
    • Difficulty: Easy

    If you like tender, juicy chicken this recipe is for you. It has a delicate lemon flavor that melts in your mouth. We served this dish with some awesome marinated asparagus & brown rice. It was absolutely delicious.❤️ 😋


    • 4 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
    • All purpose flour for dredging, season with salt & pepper
    • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3 Tablespoon water
    • 2 cup chicken broth
    • 1/4 cup EVOO
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 1/2 lemon, sliced thin with rind
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • salt to taste (omit if salt sensitive)
    • dash of pepper to taste
    • 4 Tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • plastic wrap


    1. Cover chicken breasts with plastic wrap then using a flat metal mallet, pound chicken breasts until they are 1/4″ thick.
    2. Add enough flour to a shallow dish to dredge the chicken breasts in. Season the flour with a good amount of salt & pepper. Use a fork to mix well. Reserve flour for making sauce later.
    3. In a shallow bowl or glass pan, beat the eggs with the water to make an egg wash. Heat EVOO in large skillet on medium-high heat.
    4. Dredge both sides of chicken in the seasoned flour. Dip the chicken into the egg wash to completely coat. Let excess egg drip off. Once the EVOO is hot enough, add the chicken breasts to the skillet and fry about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden. When chicken breasts are cooked on both sides, remove and place on a large platter, cover to keep warm while making the sauce.
    5. Add the lemon slices into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
    6. Add the chicken broth, wine and lemon juice, simmer for 5 minutes until sauce is slightly reduced. Roll the 4 T of butter in the flour mixture and add to skillet to thicken sauce. Stir well to dissolve and incorporate the flour.
    7. Lower heat to medium-low and return the chicken breasts to skillet. Place the lemon slices back on top of the chicken. Gently simmer for 2 minutes to thoroughly heat chicken.
    8. Season with salt & pepper to taste and garnish with parsley to serve.

    Note: Chicken Francese goes very well with a side of Marinated Asparagus topped with Blue Cheese (or Boursin Cheese with Garlic & Herbs ❤️), and brown rice.

    Did you make this recipe? We would love to hear from you. Please leave us a comment below or Tag @twinsinthekitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #twiinsinthekitchen.

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