Grandma’s Two Layer Cheesecake🥰

For as long as I can remember my Mom and my grandmother made this cheesecake for many special occasions in our house☺️ I don’t know where the recipe came from or who made it first, all I know is that it has been a favorite of mine for a long time and now my family’s…

Hope your Thanksgiving was Blessed!🦃

I truly hope all your Thanksgivings were wonderful and you had a lovely, restful, family filled, joyful day🦃 My Thanksgiving was so fun, Our grand babies were here and you know how I love that!!! Our big dinner for 10 was fabulous full of family & friends …. I cooked and cooked, we ate and…

White Bean Soup with Spicy Sausage

  When the evenings have become cool and the leaves outside are a gorgeous shade of gold & rust, warm comforting soups come to mind🍂 Here’s my first attempt this beautiful Autumn!  2 lg. Cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablesp. extra virgin olive oil 4 to 5 cups chicken broth 2 15oz cans cooked white beans…

A French Clafoutis with Pears

This beautiful dessert is a first for me, it’s delicate, delicious and full of flavor. It’s a French dessert traditionally made with black cherries, arranged in a buttered pan and covered with a thick batter. No matter what fruit you choose for your clafoutis its usually served lukewarm dusted with powdered sugar… but for a special…

Lentils with Brown Rice

  Ok so I needed some comfort food yesterday as I was remembering being in my Grandma’s kitchen! I looked through some old recipes and pics but nothing jumped out at me till later in the day I came across a pic of a lentil dish and here is what happened… I tried to recreate…

Simple Pasta, Spinach and Tomatoes

Just a simple to make, quick meal that tastes like you went out to a restaurant. Take the time to season it as you like, cheesy or spicy☺️ You can even use regular pasta or whole wheat pasta and make it your own. This yummy dish you’re looking at was made with whole wheat spaghetti,…

Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Grapes & Cashews!😋

Even on the sunniest of days winter, spring or summer this has been a favorite salad of my family, it’s easy, simple and delicious! This is a repost from a few years ago but I couldn’t help but revisit it…. You can make the salad as large or as small as you’d like just adjust…

It’s been a while♥️ Still having fun!

  Hi from karenskitchen, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written but between a few health problems, the holidays, spending time with my family, my beloved children & grandchildren and some truly unkind words about my blog (that affected me more than you know from crazy cowards), I am back!  I’m cooking and…

Thick & Rich Split Pea Soup😊

This recipe is straight from my head with little extra touches and new add ins every time I make it!! I love watching this Soup thicken as the dried peas and all its added goodies combine with just plain water, slowly bubble, to create the thick, rich and creamy soup you see here!! It’s simple…

Our truly wonderful California Vacation all together!!♥️

  This July has been a quite a joy for me, as most of you may know I have two beloved daughters who live on opposite sides of the country, one in Northern Virginia and one in Southern California, I do travel to see them separately but it takes lots of time and planning to…

A Delightful Strawberry Rhubarb Pie 😋

So fun preparing this beauty🥧 My first attempt at making this pie! Found a recipe from one of my old recipe books and I did it 😊 I can freely admit that my baking skills are simple at best but i do think I did the rubarb justice …with my fresh picked strawberries and a…

Hello again, I’ve been busy😆

First of all, I want to apologize to all of you that follow me on my adventures with my family and my food but I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to take the time to sit down and write😔 I have been cooking, traveling, babysitting, watching T-ball, celebrating birthday’s, being amazed by…

Happy Easter Holiday 🐣

Once again I’ve been traveling but home now☺️… I did a lot of cooking, visiting with my Mom & Dad, my beautiful daughters, my siblings and sitting for my beloved grand babies♥️ Made many old and new recipes, Belly laughed so much I cried, played games inside and out, celebrated our sweet 2yr old Paigey’s Birthday…

Simply special pasta with Fresh Pomodoro Tomato Sauce 🍅

Made a quick comfort food dinner for myself one night after a long stressful day! It was easy, flavorful and just plain delicious☺️ I sat with my glass of Reisling, sprinkled my pasta with cheese and enjoyed every minute!!! I may share some with my Husband, maybe not 😉   8 to 10 ripe plum…

Linguine with Chicken & Red Onions (Linguine con Polla e Cipolla Rossa)

Thank You Memorie_de_Angelina (a fellow blogger and Instagram friend) for your inspiration for this recipe! Please take a few minutes to visit the gorgeous site… memoriediangelina.com … you will not be disappointed, it’s truly a labor of love for delicious olde world Italian cooking! Bravo♥️ In my large Italian family I have always noticed that…

A Mediterranean Spinach Salad

How this month has passed me by… I have been traveling to see all my babies, I’ve been trying to do some updating/home improvement to our home, then I caught the bug and it’s cough that is out there and found myself at the Dr’s twice for antibiotics, if I see another cough drop in…

Simple Shrimp Scampi 🍤

How much would you love this dish, it’s easy and quick! The flavors are wonderful together and as you eat the warm tender pasta with the seafood you will thank me for sharing♥️ Enjoy everyone!   2 pounds fresh large shrimp, peeled, deveined with tails off 1 Lemon, all its juice freshly squeezed 1/2 cup of…

Pasta Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Teriyaki Dressing🍊

An easy, delicious dinner you can have ready in minutes. I really am all about flavors and these go together so well! It can be eaten slightly warm right after you put it all together or cold from the refrigerator no matter when; summer, winter, spring or fall … sweetness is welcome always ♥️ I’d…