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…

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…