Stuffed Pepper Soup

    Recently I made some Italian stuffed peppers as you can see from a previous post, they were amazingly full and delicious but I did have some leftover stuffing that I saved and just decided to be like my grandmothers and use my leftovers to make another great meal as they did so many times…

Chicken Salad with Grapes & Cashews

Everytime I make this salad it’s a hit! On a flaky buttery croissant it truly is even better❤️ Try it on a hot summer day, it’s easy and delicious with fresh fruit and a cold drink. Hope you enjoy it! Recipe: 1 rotisserie chicken, pulled from bones and cut up into chunks 1/4 lb+ salted…

The Melting Point ❤️

My husband just took me out to lunch to a darling simple little restaurant in a small part of our city called Allentown. It’s called”Melting Point”and most of what they serve is amazingly creative Grilled Cheese sandwiches with soup! Our sandwiches were made with lots of tasty cheese, chicken, avocado and thick bacon with different…

Shrimp with Pasta, Peas and Lemon Oil

This pasta dish is so delicious I hope you will at least try it once. A great summer dinner that’s simple to make and so healthy with all the fresh veggies out there this time of year. Enjoy ❤️ Recipe: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zested *(Combine the oil and the lemon…

Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers

These homegrown peppers might not have been perfect in shape but they looked so amazing that I had to buy them! The farmers market was full of their bright shiny colors so I decided I was going to make my wonderful stuffed peppers. The recipe Is full of flavor with homemade sauce, fresh seasonings, ground…

Fresh picked Blueberry Anytime Bread!

Berries are my favorite fruit and Blueberry picking is always so fun for me each year.  On a beautiful warm sunny summer day in July I take my headphones,my music & my sneakers to go picking! It’s an amazingly cathartic experience for me and I look forward to wandering through the bushes picking and eating…

Cavatappi Pasta with Zucchini,Sweet Onions & Spicy Sausage

Just a quick pasta dish made with inseason fresh zucchini, sweet vadalia onions and some yummy spicy Italian sausage. The flavor is amazing and has been a favorite of mine every summer at this time☀️ You can use any kind of pasta you love,add different veggies and even leave the meat out and make it…

Strawberry & Fig Mixed Greens Salad

I made this salad for lunch the other day and it was so delicious I had to share! The balsamic vinegar brings out the sweetness in the figs & strawberries while the tasty olive oil adds a fresh flavor covering over the greens, together you have a simply beautiful salad❤️ Serve with some great grain…

A Memory of Aunt Grace’s Turkey Pot Pie

Just recently I had a craving for a dish that I haven’t had in a very long time. I was remembering Thanksgivings when I was young, we had a grand Italian Turkey dinner of pasta, soup, bread, cheese and yes a huge Turkey! It was either at our house, my grandmother’s or my uncle &…

Tortellini with Goat Cheese & Roasted Vegtables

Another simple creamy delicious dish. The goat cheese and olive oil from the roast veggies becomes the sauce thats tangy and velvet creamy all in one bite. Pair it with whatever sturdy pasta you like and you’ll love it! This day we picked tricolor tortellini and summer in season veggies and it was amazing… Alittle…

My Italian Wedding Soup

This glorious Italian soup has been made in my family for years, I’ve watched both my grandmothers, my mother and even my sister make it for many special occasions, can’t even begin to tell you how many of those tiny meatballs I’ve rolled throughout my life so far but it all started when I was…

Arugula Salad with Ricotta & Berries

A delicious sweet & peppery salad that is beautiful to look at! I had this salad at a restaurant once while on vacation long ago and have loved it every since. I’ve made it many times through the years and it never disappoints❤️ All the ingredients pictured in this particular salad were fresh from the…

Another fabulous California Vacation Visiting with my Baby Girl 🌴

This last week I’ve been gone on vacation to Southern California visiting with my beautiful Daughter Alicia at her home in Brentwood. Even though I did cook her some of her favorite things, we went out to sample some of the fabulous restaurants all around the Los Angeles area. We had seafood, pasta, salads and…

Summertime Salads And a Wonderful Visit! Cheers❤️

These delicious salads are quick and easy while I am on a wonderful visit with my daughter in Southern California. We have done so much and I’ve cooked up some of her favorite dishes, I’ll share them with you when I return home. But for Right now the weather is amazing and I need to…

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

  This recipe has become a favorite of mine through the years, I learned about it from a friend long ago who was trying to get her children to try and eat soup. Being Italian she knew they loved spaghetti and meatballs so she turned it into a soup for them…needless to say it was…

Homemade Applesauce with Rhubarb

This applesauce is amazing, the sweetness of the apples and the tartness of the rhubarb make it a wonderful combination. In the fall I do make applesauce all the time but at this time of year when a Dear friend always brings me rhubarb from his garden I have to make this sauce at least…

Pork Tenderloin with Fennel & Apples

 While we were on vacation in Virginia I made this Pork dish for my daughter and her family,  its sweet, savory and so juicy. I served it with Homemade applesauce and a huge lettuce salad….everyone loved it, even my grandson said he wanted more “chicken”😌 I love that❤️ RECIPE: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil…

Orecchiette with Greens, Canelinni Beans and Ricotta Salata

This pasta dish is warm, creamy and delicious, full of flavor, very versatile so you can add whatever soft cheese, greens and beans you love❤️ This is what I chose…. Let me hear what you came up with! RECIPE: 1 pound orecchiette pasta 1/2 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 12 ounces or 1…

Happy Fourth of July 🇺🇸

Hope you all had a wonderful day and a safe & happy 4th of July! I know I did, I got to spend it with my darling grandchildren. I’m thankful every moment they are in my life so if I don’t cook a lot this week you’ll know why😊  Bless you all❤️