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…

Pecan Brown Sugar Breakfast Muffins

Just a last minute treat for after our Sunday Breakfast. Served with homemade cream cheese whipped topping…they were simple, sweet and yummy 😋    1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups  flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup pecans, chopped…

A Holiday Spinach and Chickpea Zuppa🌲

I made this simple old fashioned soup over the holidays for my Husband one day, I found it among some of my old recipes that I’ve saved but don’t know where it comes from. Suprizingly It was so delicious, I now know exactly why I saved it♥️  This past month has been a very busy one…

Spicy Chorizo Sausage with Spinach & Eggplant 🍆

Last evening I found myself with three ingredients that I just had to use right away before they went bad so I put my thinking apron on and this is what I came up with! It came out absolutely delicious☺️ The robust flavor of the olive oil and the spicyness of the Sausage gave those veggies such…

It’s Time for the Cookies❤️

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to get out a cherished possession of mine, my grandmother’s old pizzelle iron, I can now begin to start making my Christmas cookies! The soft butter, the eggs, the plentiful sugar & flour but mostly the smell of that anise extract always brings…

Chicken and Stuffing Bake

This recipe has a lot of versions but this is the one I have made most often with leftover chicken or turkey for some time! I’ve had requests to write it down many times but it seems to change with each dinner😌 So since I just made it for tonight’s dinner I decided to write…

So Thankful…looking forward to a wonderful New Year 🍾

It’s been a wonderful week and our Thanksgiving Holiday was delightful🦃 I cooked up a storm…We visited with great friends and FaceTimed grandmas & grandpa, I got to spoil my darling grand babies (which truly is my favorite part) and ended it all with a parade!!!😁 🚒  Today I’m finding myself so thankful for all the…

Cauliflower Swiss Chard Bake🍂

The First thing I want to do is to thank Martha Stewart for sharing this recipe with all of us, it truly is comfort food, when I saw it I just had to make it!!  It’s been a long crazy couple of months for me, I’ve had such glorious times that it brings me sadness…

Amazingly wonderful Autumn 🍂

This autumn has been an unending glorious bit of travel and fun for me, I was able to enjoy uninterrupted alone time with my handsome husband, made more memories with my beautiful girls & their families… bonus got to hug and kiss my sweet grand babies as much as I wanted❤️ Visited family in Florida and Ohio, while…

Beautifully Homegrown Tomatoes🍅

  These past two months have been very busy for me, a lot of traveling and spending time with my extended family but I’m so glad that I was home long enough to enjoy these beauties!!!! Thank you Ben & Peg for sharing them with us, they were magnificent ❤️ I didn’t let any of them go…

Another lovely Autumn day in the Vineyard🍇

  As I’ve done for many years for as long as I can remember on a beautiful September day I went to my Hometown in Chautauqua County to pick some of these luscious purple grapes! The aroma and the beautiful landscapes this time of year in this area are amazing … has to be one of…

Fresh Roasted Tomato Sauce 🍅

These past few months I’ve been so busy, had loads of company and have been doing a lot of traveling. I just haven’t had much time in one place to cook like I would’ve liked to☺️ but I did get to spend some alone time with my darling Husband, got to have short but sweet visits…

Mixed Greens Salad with Grilled Nectarines

When it’s the end of summer and the weather is still warm and wonderful, this salad is simple, easy and light for a late evening dinner with a crisp glass of white wine and some of your favorite savory toasts. Relax and enjoy every bite!! 2 to 4 ripe nectarines, cut in half and pitted…

Hand cut Pappardelle Pasta with Spinach & Bacon 🥓

  While I was resting at home one day I decided to make pasta quickly because I had a craving. So I took out my food processor and my pasta attachments and got to it!! Cutting the pasta sheets into wide strips and combining lots of fresh garden veggie favors … this is what came…

Southern Sausage Gravy and Biscuit Casserole ❤️

Usually being a little Italian pasta girl I’m always looking for different ways to combine foods with that delectable carb. and so far I think I’ve got it down pretty well… But I do have lots of other carb. loves and so many years ago when I lived down south in North Carolina I truly did…

Fresh Basil Chicken Salad

Those of you who know me, know that I love rotisserie chicken and the simplicity of having a ready made meal quickly when time is short and everyone is hungry☺️ But there is so much more you can do with the chicken…casseroles, sandwiches, soups & salads just to name a few. So since this year I have an…

Mimi is visiting again!!❤️

Once again I’m in my happy place….visiting with my grandchildren!!! Bryce (almost 4, as he says!) and Paige (1 1/2). I have been cooking but mostly I’ve been swimming, having jewelry parties, tea parties & so many dance parties that I can’t count, playing trains& cars, swinging, riding bikes, watching movies & music videos, even reading some…