Lemon Jello “no bake” Cheesecake

Light, creamy and refreshing ….really is perfect for a spring & summer dessert 🌷 RECIPE: 2 sm. boxes of lemon jello mix juice of 1/2 fresh lemon 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 1/2 cups cold water 1 cup sugar 2  8oz. Pkgs cream cheese, softened 1 teasp vanilla 1  8oz container of cool whip…

Potato Leek Cream Soup

A delicious start to a dinner…it was our first course at Easter dinner💕 RECIPE: approx. 2 lbs of waxy potatoes, peeled and cleaned 2 med. Stalks of leeks, mostly white part, cleaned and sliced into thin rings 1 stick butter 3 to 4 tablesp flour 2 cups half & half (plus more if needed) 2…

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting!

This is the moistest Carrot cake you’ll ever eat, it’s so delicious ! Happy Easter🐇🐣 RECIPE: CAKE: 3 cups shredded carrots 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, well drained 2 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 4 lg. Eggs 1 teasp vanilla 2 cups flour 2 teasp baking soda 2 teasp cinnamon 1/2 teasp nutmeg…

Spicy Italian Drunken Noodles

A spicy dish that you will love!❤️ RECIPE: 3 tablesp Olive oil 1 lb spicy Italian sausage or chorizo sausage 1 lg. Onion, sliced thinly 3 to 4 garlic cloves, diced 1/2 teasp garlic powder 1/2 teasp onion powder 2 teasp Italian seasonings 2 tablesp flat leaf parsley, chopped salt and pepper to taste 1…

Simple Homemade “Sloppy Joes”

Visiting my new little Grandaughter and we needed a simple quick meal!❤️ Easy and healthy! RECIPE: 1 1/2 lbs of lean ground beef 2 tablesp olive oil 1 med. onion – diced small 1 carrot – diced small 1 bell pepper – diced small 1 pack sloppy joe seasoning mix 1 can diced tomatoes with…

Mashed Potato Lasagna

One of my old roommates used to love to eat my cooking and bought me a cookbook long ago as a gift, this was one of her favorite recipes in it and I think of her every time I use the book. Thank you Sherri❤️ RECIPE: 9 lasagna noodles 4 to 5 cups of mashed…

Aunt Mamie’s Sweet Easter Bread

This is My Dear Aunt Mamie’s recipe,she was one in a million, I can still see her tiny self with my Grandmother in the kitchen kneading the dough for this special sweet Italian Easter Bread (“Chamal” as they called it) . I make it every year and think of her and all her knick knacks, her…

For my new little baby Granddaughter❤️

I took a day off from actual cooking to make this diaper Cake for my daughter and my new darling Granddaughter coming very soon! I do love making these cakes and have made several for family and friends but it’s back to my favorite pastime now …..Food❤️ Thank you all for visiting!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

A new take on Corned Beef and Cabbage…..Soup!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day🍀 Recipe: 3 tablesp Butter 1 medium onion – chopped 3 Stalks of celery – chopped 3 medium carrots – chopped Heaping 1/2 teasp. ground allspice 1  14oz can of petite diced tomatoes or 4 fresh chopped plum tomatoes 4 cups chopped green cabbage…

Beef Osso Buco with Ragu and Homemade Pasta

This recipe is tradionally made with veal shanks but thought I’d try it with beef this time , so amazing❤️ Recipe: 4 tablesp olive oil 2 tablesp butter 3 to 4 cross cuts of beef shank with the bones in 1 small onion – chopped 2 stalks of celery – chopped 2 carrots – chopped…

Filled Pasta with Sausage & Tomatoes, Basil in Avocado Cheese sauce

Easy simple and tasty❤️ RECIPE: 1 package of filled pasta, homemade or frozen (either small cheese ravioli or small potato pierogi) 1 package turkey smoked sausage, sliced 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1/2 cup of torn Basil 1 lg. Ripe Avocado 2 heaping tablesp of ricotta cheese salt, pepper and garlic powder to…

Mom’s Zucchini Pie

My mom made this pie when I was a teen and I always found it to be comfort food,I hope you like it as much as I do❤️ RECIPE: 3 small zucchini – sliced and cut into small chunks 1 med. onion- diced 4 eggs 1 cup of Bisquick (add more Bisquick 1/4 cup at…

Grandma’s Rustic Pasta Fagioli

My favorite as a child and even now❤️ RECIPE: In large stock pot add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 lg. pork hock or 2 small ones….Brown on all sides. Sauté these veggies in pot once pork is browned (you will need to add a little water to pot at this time to…

Lemony Pasta with Garlic, Shallots and Parmesan

Simple and easy❤️ Perfect Lenten meal! RECIPE: 1/2 lb of thin spaghetti 3 tablesp extra virgin olive oil 3 tablesp Butter 2 Shallots,chopped 3 lg. cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 1 lg. Lemon, zested and juiced salt and pepper to taste Grated Parmesan cheese Red pepper flakes (optional) Lemon zest and basil as a garnish…

Spinach Gnocchi with Eggplant and Sausage Marinara

This recipe is alittle different but fits right in with my love of Gnocchi! Please Enjoy❤️ RECIPE: GNOCCHI 1 1/2 lbs of fresh spinach leaves,steamed, chopped, very well drained 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmigiana reggiano cheese 2 eggs 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup flour salt and pepper…

My Family’s famous “Hang” dried Sausage❤️

This special sausage has been a tradition in my Italian family for decades starting with my grandfather Guido, to my Dad, to my younger brother Glenn Guido❤️ I so look forward to it every year and dream about eating it in the spring. My childhood memories of our long ago small grocery store are rich…

Whole Milk Ricotta Gnocchi

Easy and so delicious ❤️ Recipe: Equal amts of flour and Whole milk Ricotta cheese (use the large container of ricotta and use that container and fill it with equal amts of flour) In medium bowl mix together cheese and flour slowly till soft dough ball forms. Turn ball onto floured counter and knead till…

Grandma Lena’s Spinach Pizza

In honor of International Women’s Day today I want to dedicate this post to my Dear Grandma Lena, my Mom and my sister Michele…through the years we all have made grandma’s delicious stuffed pizza bread together and separately, it happens to be one of our family favorites. Everytime we make it the memories of my…

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

A deliciously simple version of Chinese Lo Mein❤️ RECIPE: 8oz Lo mein noodles 2 tables olive oil 2 cloves garlic,minced 2 cups cremini mushrooms,sliced 1 bell pepper (red,yellow or orange), julienned 1 carrot,julienned 1/2 cup snow peas 3 cups baby spinach FOR THE SAUCE: 2 tables soy sauce(more or less to your taste) 2 teasp…