Skillet Berry Cobbler

An old recipe from a favorite cookbook of mine that I acquired long ago when my love of cooking on my own started. When relooking at the book I realized I never tried this recipe so here it is…. it has simple shortcuts but amazingly it turned out scrumptious! Even better with a little pure…

Steamed Mussels with Garlic Broth❤

A Special treat one evening with my Darling to celebrate his day off❤   Lg. Bag of fresh Mussels, cleaned and rinsed well 4  to 6 large cloves of garlic, chopped extra virgin olive oil 2 cups of chicken broth 4 chopped fresh ripe Roma tomatoes with there juice or 1 can Italian diced tomatoes…

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤ Happy Anniversary my Darling

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and a extra special Happy Anniversay to my dear Husband!❤ It’s been a glorious 36 years with the love of my life, through both good & bad, young & old, even now and then it’s been an adventure we’ll never forget. May we celebrate many more days together and Please…

Homemade Focaccia

Just a simple rustic bread that’s wonderfully crusty with lots of nooks & crannies to hold the olive oil which makes it just amazing! Serve it as a side to a great pasta dish… slice it for a delicious sandwich or just eat it plain with alittle sautéd spinach, onion and tuna, as I did….

Oven Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Don’t know if you watched the Super Bowl last evening but if you live here in the Buffalo area it’s all about the “Chicken Wings” during such an event, so instead of ordering out for the fried version I decided to cook my own!! The inspiration for this  idea came from the Italian pizzeria where…

Breaded Beef Sirloin Tip Cube Steak

This is another simple old time recipe that’s inexpensive and delicious! It makes me think of oh so many years ago when my family owned a small but quaint grocery store here in western NY and my dad was its butcher. We had this dish and all sorts of others with meats, chicken, fish and cheese…

Hearty Chicken Soup with Pepe Pasta

On a cold wintry day their is nothing like a bowl of warm delicious chicken soup, so today that’s what I made… I’ve been remembering, as a young girl, smelling that wonderful smell of the bubbling chicken downstairs as my mother prepared her soup for our dinner that evening. Even as a young mother when…

Mascarpone Pasta with Spinach❤

After a long week away and little time for myself I came home and decided to put together a quick pasta dish that’s easy and delicious just for me to sit and enjoy while I watch my favorite show. Put lots of cheese on it, have a glass of wine and start the fireplace, it’s yummy😍…

Bucatini Puttanesca

I cannot begin to tell you how delicious this dish was ❤ It’s a very basic sauce with intense flavor and a spicy bite! The actual pasta has always been a favorite of mine because it’s thick & hallow but when tender it is so prefect for grabbing up any simply delectable sauce. So for…

Greek Skillet Chicken

  This is a repost from last yr but I just wanted to share it again because its just another simple but delicious dish you’ll love❤ This past Holiday while staying at my daughters we did a international week and made this and other simple recipes for all culinary tastes….Italian, Mexican, Greek, Chinese and really…

Taco Bake

An simple dinner for after the Holidays! Its full of comfort and warmth with its creamy but spicy tastes…. Happy New Year everyone!!! Starting this year simply and delicious❤   1 lb ground turkey 1 tablesp olive oil 1 can Campbell’s condensed tomato soup 1 cup chunky salsa with beans 1/2 cup milk 8 small…

‘Tis the Season 🎄

It’s Holiday time and it has always been a very special time for me! Each year I get out my wonderfully old antique pizzelle iron that once was my dear grandmother’s, she gave it to me when I was first married so that I could continue to make her cookies…the most delicious thin crispy pizzelles…

Potato Leek Soup🍵

As you can see from reading my blog, I love making soup and this is just another deliciously smooth & creamy one! It was wonderful on this cold December day “just hits the right spot” as my husband says. Try it and enjoy its simplicity! Recipe: 2 tablespoons butter, or more if needed 2 tablespoons olive oil…

Olive & Artichoke Bruschetta

Just a little delicious something to serve before dinner!! Serve it hot while cheese is gooey with a cocktail and good conversation❤️ 1 baguette, thick sliced 1 ball of fresh mozzerella, sliced 1 lg. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped 1 sm. jar roasted red peppers, drained & chopped Kalamata & Pimento stuffed green…

Creamy Honey Apple Pumpkin Soup

Just had to try making this soup! I’ve enjoyed many versions of pumpkin soup because it’s one of my favorite flavors but mixed with the spices, the apples and the sweetness of the honey it makes this soup spectacular❤️ Drizzle a little pumpkin seed oil on top and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds and you’ve…

Holiday Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Spicy Sausage & Greens

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My oldest daughter was here with the joys of my life, Bryce & Paige and we had a lovely turkey dinner with my son-in-law’s parents at their home. We did miss my youngest daughter but soon we will be out to California to visit her and her family (Chris…

Baked Rigatoni with Beef, Spinach & Ricotta

Really is Just as delicious as it looks! ❤️ My husband loves leftovers so we added a little extra sauce when reheating it up, it was just as yummy! This recipe makes a lot so plan it for a big gathering and Enjoy it all!! Recipe: 1 lb rigatoni pasta 1 lb ground beef 4cups…

Grandma’s Pasta and Zucchini❤️

This is one of those dishes I watched my grandmother make over and over again with all that Zucchini that she harvested from her garden….It for certain has became a favorite comfort food for me throughout my whole life!  There is no real recipe for it and it may come out alittle different everytime but…

Stuffed Acorn Squash

The smells coming from the oven while the squash is cooking are wonderful! It’s an amazingly delicious fall dish and beautiful on the plate! Honestly you can stuff the squash with whatever you love or just eat it roasted plain with a little butter, salt, pepper & brown sugar but no matter how you enjoy…